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Las Vegas, Nv—Mar 13, 2006

Panasonic Announces Development of 1080P 3-Chip DLP™ Based Projector for Cinema Applications

Here at ShoWest, Panasonic announced the development of a full resolution 1080p projector for cinema applications that is planned to be delivered by the fourth quarter of this year.

The widescreen new projector features a new Texas Instruments’ 3-chip DLP™ imager that produces 10,000 lumens of brightness and full 1920 x 1080 resolution. The projector delivers a theater-quality 4000:1 contrast ratio with Panasonic’s exclusive Dynamic Iris, which switches the aperture according to the input signal. Panasonic’s Dynamic Iris technology quickly fine tunes the lamp output with exceptional speed, resulting in highly accurate real-time control of the projector light output.

Mr. Katsuaki Shimaoka, Director of Panasonic Projector Business unit, said, “We have the experience of supplying more than 1,200 DLPTM projectors to cinema theaters all over the world. Providing this full resolution HD projector will strengthen our 3-Chip DLPTM lineup and accelerate the change from analog to digital prints in the cinema industry, as well as accelerate the production of digital films.”

The new projector is equipped with improved dust-proof, sealed, liquid-cooled optics and a new rugged yet small and compact chassis. It also features improved color processing with a 10-bit scaling engine and a powerful 3-D color management system. To assure continuous operation even if one lamp burns out, the new projector offers the security of Panasonic's BriteOptic™ multi-lamp system. This advanced system utilizes high-power, cost-saving UHP lamps and a high-precision prism.

Standard features on the new projector include a horizontal/vertical lens shift, a DVI input with HDCP, and LAN control with standard PJ link protocol, thereby enabling network administrators to centrally monitor the projector via LAN-based remote control over a Web browser. Options will include SD-SDI and HD-SDI input boards.

For more information on Panasonic’s complete line of projectors, visit www.panasonic.com/projectors or phone 1-800-528-8601.
About Panasonic: The Matsushita group of companies (otherwise known as Panasonic) is a most comprehensive worldwide electric and electronic product manufacturer whose products range from electronic components to consumer electronic products, home appliances, factory automation equipment, and information & communications equipments. With this extensive line of products along with the companywide commitment for superior quality image, Matsushita is able to support the technology of digital cinema from start to end—production to reproduction. The projector production at Matsushita started in 1975 with the introduction of 3CRT projectors, and later moved on to digital projectors from 1995. Now, the company offers a full lineup of premium quality projectors from home cinema to wireless portable projectors, all the way to large venue cinema installation models, which are already employed in many theaters worldwide. Panasonic Directory page About Panasonic Projector Systems: Panasonic Projector Systems Company is a prominent supplier of projectors and presentation systems in the United States. It is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE:MC) of Japan, and the hub of its U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic Projector Systems Directory page
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