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ViewSonic Announces 55-Inch Plasma Display

ViewSonic Corp. today announced its largest HD-ready plasma product, the VPW5500.  The 55-inch flat-screen features clear screen technology that provides superior front of screenperformance with rich, vibrant images and theater quality picture clarity.

With a stylized, high gloss black console and 21 percent more viewing area than a 50-inch plasma, the VPW5500 is the ultimate home theater display.   The display’s 1366×768 native resolution, 1000 nits of brightness (typ) and 160-degree viewing angles combine to produce clear and bright images, whether viewing high-definition television (HDTV) programs, movies or photos.  Advanced digital electronics and clear screen technology further enhance the visual experience by correcting color and enhancing image quality, while progressive scan, motion adaptive de-interlacing and 3-D comb filter technology provide smooth, life-like images without jagged lines and signal noise. 

For a better and more personalized viewing experience, the VPW5500 features multiple inputs and extensive user controls. It supports most data sources and video signals, including HDTV, and ensures the highest quality connection possible with composite, component, S-video, analog RGB and DVI/HDCP inputs.   Users can simultaneously create, view and customize picture-in-picture, split-screen or full-screen windows for data, video and TV signals.  The VPW5500 is fully configurable and easily attaches to a wall, ceiling or stand.

“ViewSonic continues to extend the high resolution imaging expertise that has made it the number-one monitor display company in the United States [1],” said Mark Gersh  , senior product manager, ViewSonic. “The VPW5500 combines an elegant design with an incredibly bright, sharp and clear picture, providing consumers with a home theater display that delivers the same professional high-definition, visual experience.”

Available now for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $9999, the VPW5500 is sold through authorized ViewSonic resellers and retailers.    It is backed by a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor with onsite service.  An optional two-year extended onsite warranty is also available. ViewSonic offers toll free technical support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding U.S. holidays.  For more information or images of ViewSonic plasma displays, or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer, visit www.viewsonic.com/plasmas or call 800.888.8583.