Vivitek Raises Bar and Lowers Price with Sub-$1,000 1080p Home Theater Projector

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Y’know I really hate press releases like this… it’s like false advertising, at least it is in my opinion.. it says Sub-$1000 1080P projector… guess how much it is? $999… sure it’s below $1000, what? A whole dollar under $100! WOW what a deal….but seriously it’s not really, especially if you consider tax that we all must pay..

Vivitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of environmentally innovative visual display and presentation products, today announced the launch of its sub-$1,000 1080p home theater projector, the H1080FD. The Vivitek H1080FD is a high-performance, digital projector that fits into any home theater-based environment. It will be available through authorized retailers and key e-tailers for an MSRP of $999 in August 2009.

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The Vivitek H1080FD home theater projector features native 1080p (1920×1080) resolution, 1800 lumens of brightness and a contrast ratio of 5000:1. It is designed for high-impact picture quality, and is unmatched in functionality and performance in this price category.

“Today’s consumers are looking for quality and value with their electronics purchases. The Vivitek H1080FD home theater projector is able to deliver amazing images and performance at an amazing price point,” said Christopher Yang, Sr. Product Manager at Vivitek. “We’re pleased to introduce a true 1080p home theater projector that the general consumer can enjoy. By combining the latest digital technologies in a portable and economical package, people can enjoy amazing HD content without compromises.”

The Vivitek H1080FD has a variety of I/O ports including: HDMI (x2), Composite Video, S-Video, Component Video, RS-232c and a 12v Trigger. It incorporates a DLP® chipset from Texas Instruments to ensure the digital images don’t fade or degrade over time. With 3000 hours of lamp life (standard) and noise level of 29dB, the Vivitek H1080FD is an ideal home theater projector for the mass consumer. The projector is designed to enable cool and efficient operation and keep the projector running at top energy efficient levels.

Pricing/Availability/Warranty

The H1080FD home theater projector will be available in August 2009 through authorized Vivitek retailers, dealers and distributors. The H1080FD has an MSRP of $999. The projector carries a one (1)-year limited warranty on parts and labor and a 90-day lamp warranty.

About Vivitek Corporation

Vivitek manufactures an extensive line of visual display and presentation products including projectors and digital signage displays. The company’s line of digital projection and display devices incorporates the latest innovations and technologies to deliver superior products for it partners, customers and channels. Vivitek products are sold through authorized dealers, distributors, retailers and system integrators. Vivitek believes in the active responsibility in both its manufacturing and business processes and programs. For more information, visit www.vivitekcorp.com.

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