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BenQ Now Shipping Its Popular Plasma Displays With Built-in TV Tuner

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04-14-2003
City of Industry, CA (April 14, 2003) - BenQ, an industry leader in digital lifestyle devices, now offers it plasma display, the PDP 46W1, with built-in TV tuners. Previously, a separate option, the TV tuner allows the BenQ plasma display the full capabilities to function as both a presentation display and television set.

The BenQ PDP 46W1 plasma display has long been a popular product to add to any multimedia system, and now with the built-in TV tuner, its versatility is limitless. Instead of just being used for commercial applications, consumers can use their plasmas as true television sets with HDTV compatible functionality.

"With the addition of the built-in TV tuner, the BenQ plasma display can now be the centerpiece of a home theater system," said Stephanie Wang, product manager of the Digital Media division at BenQ. "By adding the TV tuner to our plasma display, the display is no longer just for presentations and industrial functions. The television tuner makes the BenQ plasma display into a true plasma television."

BenQ PDP 46W1
The BenQ PDP 46W1 is a 46-inch, 16:9 wide-format display screen with a brightness of 700-cd/m2, a WVGA resolution of 852 x 480 (it can support up to XGA 1024 x 768) and an 850:1 contrast ratio. It features 3D Comb Filter application, 3-2 pull-down recovery, de-interlacing, low gray level correction and BenQ's unique dynamic white balance connection.

The BenQ PDP 46W1 is HDTV compatible and uses the latest digital imaging technology featuring BenQ's proprietary Digital Signal Processing technology. The plasma also provides a user-setting image that automatically protects the plasma from burning in images from a static picture. Weighing 78 pounds (without its stand) and only 4.2-inches thick, it can be hung anywhere.

The BenQ PDP 46W1 Plasma Display with the built-in TV tuner is available now, and has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $5,995.

BenQ offers a full one-year warranty on all of its plasma display products and provides unlimited online technical support, as well as, one-year toll-free technical phone support.


About BenQ
BenQ is an industry leader in networking lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas. BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has 15,305 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan, China and the U.S., and has more than 2,000 research and development employees. BenQ has amassed 1,225 global patents. For more information about BenQ, please visit our Web site at www.BenQ.com.