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Norcent Named Official Television Electronics Partner for 2005 Game Live on XBOX College Tour

Norcent’s 27″ LCD TVs and 42″ Plasma TVs to showcase this year’s hottest new video and PC games to college students

San Dimas, CALIF. — June 14, 2005 — Norcent, a leading supplier of consumer electronics, has been named the “Official Television Electronics Partner” for the 2005 Game Live on XBOX College Tour. Game Live Events is using Norcent’s 27″ LT-2720 LCD TVs and 42″ PT-4231 Plasma TVs exclusively to showcase this year’s hottest video and PC games during the nationwide tour. More than 20 titles, including beta versions of new games, will be featured on a state-of-the-art, interactive ‘GamePort’ at college campuses across the country, allowing more than 50,000 students to view and play the new games on Norcent TVs.

The tour, sponsored by XBOX and Mountain Dew, had a successful spring visiting 25 colleges from March 5th through April 28th and will continue this fall from September 17th through October 22nd at 25 more colleges. College students are given the opportunity to try out unreleased games from leading gaming companies.

“We are thrilled to be participating in Game Live’s 2005 Tour,” said Jennifer Long, Norcent’s CEO. “Playing exciting new game titles on our LCD and Plasma TVs allows a large but unique audience to experience for themselves the amazing color, detail and sound Norcent’s technology enables. Our LDC TVs are perfect for gaming enthusiasts seeking eye-popping detail and color that puts them in the middle of the action.”

Norcent’s LT-2720 brings gaming to life
Norcent’s HD-ready LCD TVs deliver rich colors and sharper contrast for breathtaking, life-like action and detail. The LT-2720 offers 1280×720 maximum resolution with 600:1 contrast ratio for amazing picture quality. Component video input delivers sharp color reproduction from video sources. The model also features simulated surround sound, creating a realistic cinematic experience that’s ideal for gaming enthusiasts. With its ultra-thin, lightweight design, the LT-2720 saves space and can be used in wall-mounted applications.

PT-4231 Plasma TV for a wide screen experience
Norcent’s PT-4231 42-inch widescreen (16:9) plasma TV delivers the visual excitement of plasma TV at an affordable price. With a screen resolution of 852 x 480 and brightness of 700 cd/m, the full-featured PT-4231 displays crisp, distinct images with true, clear colors. The PT-4231 has a built-in NTSC tuner and is compatible with major digital TV signals, including 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. This model also offers flexible input and connectivity options, including DVI, Component, S-video and Composite, as well as D-sub for PC connectivity. Picture-in-picture (PIP) functionality lets viewers watch two video sources simultaneously. Additionally, built-in speakers provide lifelike BBE high-fidelity surround sound, further enhancing the cinematic experience.

“For gaming enthusiasts, picture and sound quality are important aspects of the gaming experience,” said Antonia Capretta of Game Live Events. “The more realistic the experience, the more the game draws them in. Norcent’s LT-2720 brings the images and action to life, giving gamers the exciting game-playing experience they crave.”

For more information about Norcent’s family of LCD and Plasma televisions, visit http://www.norcent.net/main/products.asp

About Game Live Events
Game Live Events, based in Sausalito, California, is the country’s most established producer of video game events. Game Live Events’ state-of-the-art Gameport Touring System features 40+ screens for XBOX and PC game capability that enables consumers to preview top-rated video games and PC game titles. Since 2001, Game Live has presented over 150 national events. Game Live also produces special event presentations for game industry companies.

About Norcent
Norcent is a worldwide, award-winning consumer electronics manufacturer dedicated to bringing the latest in high-tech digital technology to the mainstream consumer market. The company’s key investments in technology partners along with its ability to leverage the most competitive ISO certified manufacturing facilities and dedicated distribution support throughout the Americas allows it to provide cutting-edge digital products to consumers at the best overall value. For more information please visit www.norcent.net or send an email to info@norcent.net.

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Norcent is a trademark of Norcent Technology, Inc. All other products or services mentioned are the trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks or registered service marks of their respective owners.

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Susan van Barneveld
Antarra Communications
(714) 891-3660
svanbarn@antarra.com

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