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Las Vegas, NV—Mar 13, 2006

Panasonic Announces New Wide Screen 1-Chip DLP™ Based Projectors for Viewing of Movie Pre-Shows

Here at ShoWest, Panasonic introduced the new PT-DW5000 and its selectable lens (without lens) version PT-DW5000L, two widescreen one-chip mid-to-large venue DLP™ projectors ideal for projection interstitial materials including movie trailers and commercials.  The PT-DW5000 and PT-DW5000L will be available in June, 2006.

With a high brightness of 4,500 lumens and a WXGA (1280 x 768) resolution, these compact projectors are highly suited for mid-to-large size venues including the confines of the movie theater booth. The benefits of long-life DLPTM, a Texas Instruments’ technology, make these projectors ideal for demanding non-stop 24/7 applications.

The PT-DW5000 and PT-DW5000L are equipped with new Texas Instruments’ high-contrast, one-chip DLPTM subsystem and Panasonic completely-sealed, dust-proof, liquid-cooled optics. New Panasonic-exclusive optical technologies deliver an impressive contrast ratio of over 1600:1 and high uniformity in color and brightness.

The PT-DW5000 and PT-DW5000L are equipped with high-speed digital signal processing with 16-bit color depth for wider dynamic range and more film-like images, dynamic sharpness control, and progressive cinema scan (3/2 pull down) capabilities that combine to produce rich, detailed blacks and to masterfully reproduce 24 frames-per-second film-based video.

The unit’s lens-centered design provides flexibility in system design, which eliminates the need for any special considerations when planning their installations. The projectors incorporate Panasonic's BriteOptic™ multi-lamp system that delivers the reliability and power of two, new high-intensity 300W UHM lamps through a high-precision prism. The lamp auto-changer alternates lamp operation to permit extended 24/7 use, and allows operation to continue without interruption even if one lamp burns out.

Setup of the PT-DW5000 and DW5000L is easy with one-touch auto-setup, motorized vertical and manual horizontal lens shift and Digital Keystone Correction.

For exceptional connection flexibility, the projectors offer a full array of inputs, including DVI, two computer (RGB) and three video (component, composite and S-Video). In addition, the PT-DW5000s have a wired LAN connector, RS-232C and external remote terminals.

When connected to a wired LAN, a user can operate a PT-DW5000 or PT-DW5000L remotely, check their status using a web browser on a networked PC. The projectors can send e-mail messages to notify a user when the units’ operating condition changes or a lamp needs replacing. The wired LAN connection drives down support costs and minimizes downtime.

Designed for quiet operation as low as 29dB (low power mode), the units are HDTV-ready, and can automatically synchronize to display 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480/576i video in 16:9 wide aspect ratio. The Direct Power Off function utilizes a built-in capacitor to keep the projectors’ fan running to cool down the unit even when the power is turned off. The PT-DW5000/L offer a host of security features to prevent unauthorized use, including password protection, operation key lock function, Kensington lock and a security chain opening.

The PT-DW5000 series uses a bayonet-type lens system, so lenses can be attached and detached with one-touch ease. The units can project on screens from 50” to 600”, and are (take out ONLY) less than 7 inches(178mm) high and weigh only 32 pounds(14.5kg). The projectors’ top panel is removable, which makes it easy to change (take out ITS) color or add a logo or graphic. Other standard benefits include: multiple terminals including DVI-D (HDCP compliant) selectable nine-language on-screen menu; easy lens and dust filter replacement.

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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