Anchor Bay's VP50PRO Video Processor Honored With 2007 Custom Retailer Exc!te Award

Anchor Bay today announced that its DVDO® iScan™ VP50PRO video processor has been honored with a Customer Retailer Exc!te Award for 2007.

Anchor Bay today announced that its DVDO® iScan™ VP50PRO video processor has been honored with a Customer Retailer Exc!te Award for 2007. As a home theater system component, the VP50PRO provides consumers with the best possible performance and finest image quality from high -resolution displays. This latest award is the second trip to the winner's circle this year for the VP50PRO, which was also chosen by Electronic House magazine as one of its products of the year for 2007.

Custom Retailer's Exc!te Awards pay tribute each year to products that stand out for being innovative, high -performing solutions oriented for the custom installation professional. This year the winners were selected from hundreds of nominations received and judged by the magazine's editorial staff. The impact the winning products have on the industry is felt in the installers' productivity, the dealers' profitability, the clients' satisfaction, and the industry's vitality.

"We are honored to receive the Exc!te Award from Custom Retailer for our VP50PRO and are proud that it has been recognized twice this year for its impact on the industry," said Craig Soderquist, CEO at Anchor Bay. "As the first video processor to achieve THX certification and to use HDMI 1.3 receiver/transmitter chips, the VP50PRO is truly one of a kind. When combined with our latest VRS™ (Video Reference Series™) technologies, the VP50PRO not only guarantees customers a stunning, one -of -a -kind viewing experience, but also significantly raises the bar for quality and performance in high -definition video processing."

The DVDO iScan VP50PRO marks the debut of three new Anchor Bay VRS technologies: Mosquito Noise Reduction, Fine Detail Enhancement, and Edge Enhancement. These technologies greatly improve the quality of compressed and low -resolution content coming from set -top boxes, DVRs, DVD players, IPTV systems, and other digital media devices when viewed on high -resolution/high -definition displays.

Like the award -winning VP50, the VP50PRO also features 10 -bit Precision Deinterlacing™, 10 -bit Precision Video Scaling™ up to 1080p, PReP™ (Progressive Re -Processing™), Progressive Cadence Detection, and RightRate™ technologies to maximize picture quality.

Setting a new standard in performance for customers, the VP50PRO is the first video processor to achieve THX certification. THX certification signifies that a product has been designed and tested to meet a series of rigorous performance standards defined by audio and video industry pioneer THX, thus helping customers identify high -quality video products.

The VP50PRO is also the first video processor to use HDMI 1.3 receiver/transmitter chips that allow users to connect other HDMI -compliant 1.3 devices, which support high -definition audio formats and Deep Color™ and are available on some newer sources including HD -DVD, Blu -ray, and PS3. This capability allows the VP50PRO to provide customers with years of service as new source devices with this standard begin to emerge.

For added convenience, the processor's two programmable 12 -V triggers provide seamless control over such devices as projectors, screens, lifts, drapes, anamorphic lenses, and much more. In addition, the VP50PRO offers ISFccc certification, which gives ISF calibrators the proper controls to provide their customers with optimal settings for daytime and nighttime viewing while maintaining picture accuracy regardless of the ambient light in the room.

The VP50PRO is now shipping at a suggested retail price of $3,499.

More information on Anchor Bay and the VP50PRO is available at

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About Anchor Bay
Anchor Bay designs and manufactures advanced digital semiconductor and system -level solutions for next -generation digital television and high -resolution digital video products. The company's proprietary Video Reference Series™ (VRS™) technology allows Anchor Bay to offer a wide range of advanced video processing solutions that greatly improve image quality on large -screen HDTV home theater systems and other video displays. The company's product offerings include Precision Video Scaling™, Precision Deinterlacing™, Progressive Re -Processing™ (PReP™), color correction, detail enhancement, and noise reduction solutions.

Anchor Bay makes its VRS technology available in semiconductor products for OEMs and in its award -winning DVDO® iScan™ line of video processing systems for end users. The company is dedicated to providing leading -edge video technologies that will enable current and next -generation ICs and systems to deliver reference -quality images across a wide range of displays and sources. Privately held, Anchor Bay maintains its headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif.

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