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V, Inc. Enters RPTV Category with VIZIO RP56 DLP

V, INC. ENTERS REAR PROJECTION TV CATEGORY FOR HOME THEATER ENTERTAINMENT

–Slim and affordable rear projection VIZIO TV offers DLP and DCDi technology
–Perfect Big Screen Solution for video enthusiasts and families alike

COSTA MESA, CA. — June 8, 2004 — Continuing its quick expansion within the consumer electronics market, V, Inc.?”Where Vision Meets Value”? adds a Rear Projection TV (RPTV) category to its home entertainment product lineup. The entry into the market is marked with the launch of the VIZIO RP56, a 56-inch wide-screen HD DLP Television.

The VIZIO RP56 features Texas Instruments’ Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology. This technology produces higher contrast levels, sharper images and better motion reproduction through the use of its HD2 DMD (Digital MicroMirror Device) chip. At the core of DLP chip technology are thousands of mirrors spaced less than one micron apart. By minimizing the space between the pixels in a projected image, the DLP system creates a seamless and sharp digital image at any projected size. By combining this technology with 4.0 gain screen technology, the VIZIO RP56 provides an incredible picture in a lighter, slimmer (less than 19 inches deep) cabinet perfect for today’s home theaters.

“Our VIZIO digital TV offerings continue to set new standards in HDTV value and performance,” said Michael Ritter, V Inc.’s Vice President of Marketing. “The addition of a 56″ DLP based rear projection model presents another opportunity for our company to deliver on its promise of providing the benefits of high quality, true digital technology at a great value.”

When it comes to home theater, the VIZIO RP56 is an ideal choice. It offers a native HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (720p), 1500:1 contrast ratio and features a direct digital DVI (Digital Video Interface) with HDCP (High Definition Copy Protection) for the best in direct digital reproduction. The DVI input’s color space can be selected as PC video (0-255) or HD video (16-235) so valuable black picture details are not eliminated.

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The VIZIO RP56 also offers a dual A/V tuner for PIP (picture-in-picture with audio) and POP (picture-on-picture) so you can watch and hear two of your favorite TV shows simultaneously. Any of your video streams from HDTV, DVD, VCR, SAT and cable can be displayed using PIP in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect modes.

All of today’s video formats are supported through a variety of inputs including two SD/HD component video, two composite video, two S-Video and a RF antenna. A convenient side panel houses a composite video, S-Video and PC RGB with corresponding audio inputs for quick connection to game boxes, camcorders and laptop computers. Additionally, the side panel allows connection to headphone jacks for the PIP and main screen allowing you complete flexibility for audio entertainment.

The feature packed RPTV also includes Faroudja’s DCDi (Directional Correction Deinterlacer) technology for enhancing standard definition video programming. DCDi is a motion-adaptive deinterlacer capable of identifying either video or film-based content–even with incorrectly authored DVDs. Video material’s edges are interpolated to produce smooth natural images from standard definition sources. Motion artifacts and jagged edges are virtually eliminated using the deinterlacer’s 3:2/2:2 pull down for a more fluid, flicker-free on-screen experience.

Built-in dual speakers create a 3D enhancement effect when utilizing VIVA HD3D Sound from BBE, completing the home theater package with surround audio.

In its commitment to offering the best product at the most affordable value, V, Inc. has made the VIZIO RP56 available for as low as $2999 at select retailers including Costco stores nationwide.

About V, Inc.

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V, Inc., “Where Vision Meets Value,” headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, is a leading edge digital technology company. Within months of its launch, the brand won numerous product awards from leading print and online publications. Founded by William Wang, a leader in the computer display industry, V, Inc. is bringing vision to the consumer electronics market through practical innovation. V, Inc. products offer customers the most advanced technologies at the most affordable value. Products now include the VIZIO line of plasma, LCD and DLP EDTV/HDTV displays, along with BRAVO DVD and HDTV set top solutions. For more information, please call 714-668-0588 or visit them on the web at vinc.com.

The V name and symbol are registered trademarks of V, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.

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Source: V, Inc.

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