Hitachi unveils 50-inch plasma display

June 11, 2002 – Tokyo, Japan – Hitachi America Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., has introduced the CMP5000WXU, the newest addition to Hitachi’s plasma display family.

The new model joins the 42-inch CMP4121HDU, now available with a silver bezel, and the high-definition 37-inch CMP307XU, providing a complete range of plasma displays for an array of presentation requirements. Ideal for conferences and show rooms, restaurant menu boards, retail stores, and sports venues, the new product features a sleek design with a large 50-inch viewing area, and exceptional video quality, the company said.

“Overall demand for plasma displays continues to grow, and the manner in which our customers are employing them often varies. The addition of this new model will give our customers more choices in how plasmas are applied to a myriad of applications,” said Pete Denes, director of sales for Hitachi America Ltd., computer division, visual display products.

The CMP5000WXU features XGA resolution and a sharp 900:1 contrast ratio for exceptional image quality, Hitachi touted. Sophisticated color filters and high brightness ensure rich, natural colors for lifelike imaging. The 16:9 aspect ratio display is equipped with multi-scan technology to automatically adjust to VGA, S-VGA, XGA, S-XGA or UXGA resolution for enhanced brightness and contrast.

The CMP5000WXU features a slim design that is less than four inches thick. The lightweight display is mountable virtually anywhere due to its 85-pound design and a variety of installation options, the company said.

To further meet the needs of Hitachi’s customer base, the CMP5000WXU can be upgraded with an optional video card for enhanced video capabilities, Hitachi said. With the video card, the CMP5000WXU is HDTV-ready and accepts composite, component and DVI-D video inputs, as well as additional audio inputs.


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