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Planar Unveils Three New High End 1080p Projectors Exclusively for the Custom Market

The PD8150, PD8150 and PD8120 deliver superior price, performance and unique features for the specialty home theater category.

Portland, OR — October 9, 2007 — Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, today announced three new 1080p projectors at CEDIA Expo 2007. Designed exclusively for the specialty home theater market, Planar’s newest projection line fulfills the channel’s growing demand for top-quality, high-definition video displays for the next-generation of home theater enthusiasts.

“These 1080p projectors hit the sweet spot for performance and value in the specialty home theater marketplace,” said Scott Hix, vice president and general manager, Planar Systems Inc. Home Theater.”Considering Planar’s unique ambient-light-rejection Xscreen and full line of HD 1080p LCD flat panels, our projectors — with a suite of 720p solutions and now three 1080p solutions at various price and performance levels – round out one of the most formidable lineups of premium-quality video products available in the custom channel.”

“These Planar projectors offer a tremendous new option for the ultimate picture experience in the home,” said Lars Yoder, Vice President, DLP Front Projection Products at Texas Instruments. “By choosing DLP Technology with proven picture reliability, Planar has created an outstanding lineup of projectors that will deliver consumers incredible picture quality and value for years to come.”

Each of the three new Planar projectors offers high-end features and performance that deliver an authentic home theater experience as well as the versatility that custom integrators demand. In addition to delivering a full-HD 1080p experience, Planar’s sleek new projectors appeal to a new generation of progressive customers who place a premium on the smooth integration of their entertainment systems into their overall home aesthetics.

The Planar PD8150 is a 1080p DLP with Dynamic Black projector with an amazing high-gloss piano-black finish, unique industrial design, horizontal and vertical lens shift, integration connectivity, Planar customized Gennum video processing, a dark room-optimized remote designed with a low-light theaters in mind, and a centered lens for an astonishing image. It provides 1,000 Max lumens of brightness and a 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Rounding out the offering are integration-caliber performance and connectivity, including V1.3 HDMI.

Built from the same platform as the PD8150, the Planar PD8130 offers the same impressive proprietary design and features a DLP-based engine with VXP video, vertical lens shift, 10:000:1 contrast at 1,000 Max lumens and advanced connectivity, including multiple HDMI and Component inputs.

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• The PD8150 has an MSRP of $8,999 and will ship in December 2007.
• The PD8130 has an MSRP of $6,999 and will ship in December 2007.
• The PD8120 has an MSRP of $5,999 and will ship in October 2007.

Planar specialty home theater products are available exclusively through authorized Planar Specialty Home Theater Dealers.
For more information, please visit www.PlanarHomeTheater.com.

Planar Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:PLNR) is a leading provider of value-added display hardware and software for a variety of specialty display markets worldwide. Hospitals, shopping centers, banks, government agencies, transportation businesses, and home theater enthusiasts depend on Planar to provide unique display-based solutions to exacting requirements leveraging its operational excellence, technical innovation, and go-to-market capabilities. Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices, manufacturing partners, and customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.planar.com.

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
Kimberly Lancaster klancaster@castercomm.com
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