New Hitachi HDTV: 57F500

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    Got his fro over at the Spot. Anyone heard anything else...I was seriouly looking at the 57SWX20b but now...hmmm......
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    2003 International CES
    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2003--The Home Electronics Division of Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), www.hitachi.com/tv, today announced the introduction of three new digital widescreen projection televisions during the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show. Highlighted by a new 46-inch screen size, the new series emphasizes Hitachi's continued commitment to a comprehensive product line with maximum picture quality.
    "These new additions to Hitachi's top selling projection television line deliver exceptional HDTV images at an affordable price," said Bill Whalen, senior product and marketing manager for Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division. "As the home theater demand increases, Hitachi offers consumers the broadest possible range of choices."
    At the heart of Hitachi's exceptional projection and plasma picture is the company's proprietary VirtualHD(TM) video signal processing. The circuitry converts conventional signals to a user selectable high resolution 1080i or 540p signal. Included in all three new models, VirtualHD processes non-HDTV sources and increases the resolution of the incoming source material -- both horizontally and vertically -- to fully utilize the high definition capabilities of the lens and CRT. The latest version of VirtualHD creates sharper images by adapting to the amount of motion in the picture. For each new picture element, VirtualHD references 26 points in both space and time to ensure smooth, sharp images. 3-2 pulldown correction continues as a standard feature of VirtualHD.
    F500 SERIES
    Highlighted by a new 46-inch screen table top model, Hitachi's new F500 digital projection television line utilizes Hitachi's high-brightness 4-element lens system, high-brightness CRTs, high-contrast 0.52mm fine-pitch screen, high contrast protective shield, digital 4MB 3D Y/C comb filter, and red and green color purity filters to deliver stunning HDTV images. Enhanced by Hitachi's VirtualHD and the company's advanced Magic Focus(R) auto digital convergence and 117-point manual digital convergence systems, the F500 series features six aspects modes and four theater modes that allow users to easily adjust the set's best functions for different video sources. Delivering 1280 horizontal lines of resolution, the sets offer even a deeper level of fine tuning that include adjustable color temperature and selectable advanced scan velocity modulation and black level expansion.
    Other features include a three-device pre-programmed remote, easy-to-use on-screen menu, dual 181-channel tuners with auto programming, Digital Window(TM) two-tuner split-screen, Digital Window HD split-screen, Digital window picture-in picture, through-the-screen remote sensor, discrete infrared codes for input, power auto link (video input sensor), video input ID, channel ID, 3-event on/off program timer, parental locks, soft mute (50 percent and 100 percent mute) and closed caption decoder (CC). Sound features include 24-watt bass-reflex speaker system with perfect volume (auto volume level control), MTS stereo/SAP with dbx(TM), SRS(R) surround sound and BBE(R) sound enhancement.
    Equipped for the industry's transition into digital television, the F500 series features one DVI-HDTV and two sets of wideband component video inputs (1080i/720p/480p/480i). Other inputs include two antenna (RF); three rear and one front A/V; and two rear and one front S-Video input. The set's outputs include one converter box; one monitor A/V out with S-Video; and one variable audio HiFi output.
    The 57F500, 51F500 and 46F500 will be available in second quarter, 2003, and retail for $2,999.99, $2,499.99 and $2,099.99 respectively.
     

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