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Mitsubishi Announces 1080p Projector Featuring Silicon Optix HQX Video Processing

San Jose, CA–(Sept. 06, 2007)–Silicon Optix, the leader in advanced video processors, announced today that Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. has raised the bar once again for price/performance with the introduction of its new HC6000 1080p projector. The HC6000 features the latest LCD technology and integrated Reon-VX HQV video processing from Silicon Optix for under $4000.

“Our HC5000 received amazing recognition and accolades in the press. One of the factors behind this success was the Silicon Optix HQV processing engine. It only made sense for us to continue on with this reference-class video processing in the HC6000,” said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division.

Silicon Optix Emmy award winning HQV processing delivers the sharpest and most detailed HD images possible by utilizing features such true 1080i-to-1080p HD deinterlacing and a sophisticated multidirectional diagonal filter that ensures video free from jagged edges. HQV also does an incredible job of making SD material approach HD quality by employing advanced scaling, per-pixel detail enhancement and noise reduction technology that removes noise and artefacts caused by compression.

Mitsubishi has improved its HC6000’s auto iris function for quicker black to light imaging, and increased its contrast ratio to 13,000:1. This combination allows for dynamic and seamless transitions between light and dark scenes and sharper overall details in dark areas, even in fast action spaceship scenes or classic film noir.

The projector’s 3LCD technology delivers outstanding color, amazing detail and road-tested reliability. Using an advanced, three-panel design, Mitsubishi’s HC6000 produces both rich and vibrant colors with extraordinary detail for outstanding picture quality.

“Mitsubishi is breaking new ground by delivering 1080p projection along with HQV processing for under $4000,” said Jim Mannos, President and CEO, Silicon Optix. “We are delighted to be working with one of the true experts in projection.”

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Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The suggested price of Mitsubishi’s new HC6000 is under $4000 and will be available in October through authorized Mitsubishi dealers. The projector comes with Mitsubishi’s two-year limited warranty on parts and labor plus a 90-day limited warranty on the lamp.

For more information on HQV processing, please go to http://www.HQV.com.

About Silicon Optix
Silicon Optix is a leader in high-performance video processing and unique and proprietary geometry processing IC solutions delivering Hollywood Quality Video (HQV). Silicon Optix ICs can be found in top-tier consumer-electronics products such as high-resolution displays, premium DVD players, ultra-thin RPTVs, and front projectors. Teranex, a division of Silicon Optix, is a leader in programmable video processing systems-level solutions for the professional broadcast and postproduction markets. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices around the world. For more information, visit www.siliconoptix.com, www.terenex.com, and www.hqv.com.

About Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Presentation Products Division
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division markets an extensive line of professional presentation, front-projection high definition home entertainment, and rear-projection video wall cube display systems and digital signage monitors that are designed with DLP or LCD technology, and is known for its award-winning, high-quality, accurate color reproduction technology. Products are sold through authorized distributors, resellers, retailers and system integrators throughout the United States and Mexico. Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America is located at 9351 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, Calif., 92618. For more information, please call 888-307-0312 or visit http://www.mitsubishi-hometheater.com

Emmy is a registered trademark of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS/NATAS); DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.

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