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Optoma Debuts Breakthrough, Ultra Slim 50-inch

Industry-leading plasma HDTV, SP50A, offers stylish design and rich levels of image quality with a 3000:1 contrast ratio and 1366 X 768 progressive scan resolution

LAS VEGAS, CES, Jan. 6, 2005 — Redefining the home theater experience, Optoma Technology, Inc. introduced its ultra-slim, ultra-stylish, high performance 50-inch High Definition (HD) plasma TV at the 2005 CES. With the introduction of several pioneering solutions for home theater aficionados, including digital projectors, plasma and rear projection TVs, and video scalers, Optoma is sure to make a big splash at the show. The SP50A is available now at $5,999. Optoma is exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (January 6-9, 2005), at the Optoma booth located in the South Hall section 1, #20538.

Optoma’s SP50A 50-inch plasma offers the premier in HDTV compatibility at 1080p through the digital connectivity of DVI (Digital Visual Interface) with HDCP. The SP50A is a slim 4-inches in depth, providing a stunning and dramatic visual enrichment to any living room.

“The Optoma SP50A continues our tradition of bringing first-to-market, industry leading, feature-rich, and stylish solutions for home theater connoisseurs,” said Harvey Horrocks of Optoma Technology. “The SP50A is HDTV ready right-out-of-the-box and is the ideal plasma for enjoying DVDs, high definition TV, and sporting events — transforming the living room into a virtual stadium with front row seats for the best view of all the action.”

With breakthrough plasma display technology, the Optoma SP50A plasma television delivers unparalleled clarity, contrast, and 16.77 million colors. The stunning image quality is further enhanced with pure digital signal processing from source to screen, delivering a massive 1366 X 768 progressive scan resolution eliminating image distortion. It also offers an astonishing native 16:9 widescreen format for 480p, 720p 1080i, and 1080p signals.

The Optoma SP50A plasma supports a variety of computer and video inputs as well as PIP and POP functions for videoconferencing and other applications as well as RS-232 for communication with professional control systems. It provides multiple connectors (DVI-D, HDCP, Component Video, Composite, S-Video, RF, VGA/YPbPr), to ensure compatibility with all current and future digital devices.

Native Resolution: 1366 X 768
Brightness: 400 Nits
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (typical)
Screen Size: 50 inch Diagonal
Displayable Colors: 16.77 millions colors
TV Tuner: 181 Channels
Video Compatibility: NTSC 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Computer Compatibility: VGA, SVGA (800 x 600), XGA (1,024 x 768), 1,280 x 720,
SXGA (1,280 x 1,024), UXGA (1,600 X 1,200)
I/O Ports (Input): D-Sub 15-pin RGB/ YPbPr, Component Video, Component
Video (480i), RCA Audio L/R, DVI-D with HDCP, Mini-Jack
PC Audio, S-Video, Composite Video, RF Antenna
I/O Ports (Output): RCA and Amplified
Audio L/R out (8W + 8W)
Resolution: UXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA
Multimedia Audio: MTS Stereo / SAP (applied to NTSC only)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 47.9 x 30.1 x 3.9 inches
Limited Warranty: One year limited parts and labor
For additional Optoma information and to view product photos, please visit

About Optoma Technology, Inc.
Optoma Technology, Inc. is an award-winning developer of projection and digital display products for business and home. The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobile users, fixed installations and home theaters, HDTVs, LCD flat panel monitors and plasma displays. Optoma products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are bright, crystal clear, and finely tuned for tone and color. Optoma’s award-winning products are sold through the company’s global network of pro AV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers, and Internet resellers. Optoma’s worldwide headquarters is located in Milpitas, California. For more information about Optoma please call 888-942-2929 or visit

© 2005 Optoma Technology, Inc. Optoma names and logos are registered trademarks of Optoma Technology, Inc. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies and are hereby recognized.

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