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ViewSonic projectors brighten options for home theater enthusiasts

ViewSonic projectors brighten options for home theater enthusiasts

ViewSonic Corporation, a worldwide Visual Technologies leader, today unveiled upgrades to the PJ500 and PJ550, two of its most popular portable projectors at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association Expo. With the addition of 300 lumens, the PJ501 and PJ551 are designed not only to meet the stringent requirements of business professionals, but to also deliver the versatility and ease of use demanded by home theater enthusiasts.

With estimated street prices of $1795 and $2195 respectively, the PJ501 and PJ551 are affordable alternatives to stationary, bulky and expensive big-screen TVs. Weighing just five pounds each, and rated at 1500 lumens of brightness, both offer compatibility, ease of use and excellent image quality in a lightweight, mobile form factor. The PJ501 and PJ551 offer consumers a source of entertainment that can be used with video and TV signals, including HDTV, as well as with PCs and laptops for games, web surfing and digital photography.

"These latest ViewSonic offerings are meeting demands for brighter, higher quality presentation products at more affordable prices, while providing the tools home theater enthusiasts and mobile professionals require," said Jennifer Feldman, product manager, Digital Display Products, ViewSonic.

The ViewSonic PJ501 and PJ551 will be available through retail outlets, including CompUSA, along with mail order and PC reseller channels beginning in Oct. 1, 2002. Both projectors are sold with an industry exclusive support program of one-year limited projector lamp warranty, a three-year limited product warranty and one year of Express Exchange service at no additional charge, along with 24/7 technical support.

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Shayda Fraser contributes and publishes news editorial to  An online look at projectors, home theatre and accessories; such as digital, video, screens and slides.

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