Radioshack announces portable projector DVD system


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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RadioShack Corporation
(NYSE: RSH) today announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las
Vegas it will be offering a new plug-and-play portable home projector DVD
theater system that enables people to easily and quickly transform virtually
any room of their home into a big-screen experience. The system projects a
rich video and robust stereo sound for DVD movies, and it can even be attached
to any cable or satellite TV system or gaming console for a versatile
multimedia wide-screen experience.

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The Cinego D-1000 all-in-one home theater -- selected as a CES Best of
Innovations 2005 Honoree -- combines Digital Light Processing (DLP) from Texas
Instruments, an integrated DVD player and a high-quality sound system into one
compact, affordable package. This small, but larger-than-life portable
theater was made possible through RadioShack's ongoing initiative to identify,
develop and market innovative technologies and products that are at the
initial stages of adoption.
The Cinego D-1000 will be sold exclusively at select RadioShack stores in
early 2005 with a MSRP of $1,249.99. In addition, several accessories will be
offered to enhance the home theater experience, including easy-to-store roll-
up projection screens ranging from 55-inches to as large as 106-inches, which
eliminate the need for open wall space or a built-in screen.
"DLP technology enables the Cinego D-1000 projector to deliver clearer and
crisper images at prices that are more affordable than other technologies and
in a much smaller package size than previous projectors," said Don Carroll,
senior vice president and chief marketing officer for RadioShack. "That's why
this will quickly become the standard of excellence for the in-home theater
experience. After all, it doesn't get much easier than placing a projector on
a coffee table or shelf, plugging it in, loading a DVD movie or connecting it
to the TV or gaming console and enjoying the bigger-than-life images projected
in vivid colors and tones.
"This will prove to be another case-in-point of how RadioShack can take a
remarkable new technology, combine it with an attractive design, leverage our
manufacturing relationships, and then create a market for the product through
our unmatched asset base of 7,000 stores and 35,000 knowledgeable sales
associates," he said. "It's really a great example of how we are developing
collaborative relationships with technology leaders, product designers and
manufacturing resources to bring easy and affordable consumer electronic
solutions to customers."

Technical Specifications:
  • Comes with: instant theater DLP big screen projector; built-in DVD player; 5.1 Dolby digital audio out with powered subwoofer (with cable); S-video, composite and component video adapters; remote control; user manual; and quick-start guide
  • Resolution: 854 x 480
  • Image Contrast: 1500:1
  • Color Reproduction: 16.7 million
  • Wheel: Six segment RGBRGB color wheel
  • Light Source: Zeiss D9 home optical engine using single chip DLP technology from Texas Instruments
  • Lamp Life: Performance mode -- 2,000 hours minimum; Economy mode -- 3,000 hours minimum
  • Lens: Focal ration - f/2.6
  • Projected Image Size: Adjustable from 27 inches to 100 inches (diagonal)
  • Remote Control: Wireless remote to control functionality of audio, projector and DVD player
  • Video Inputs: S-video, component, composite
  • Audio Outputs: 3 mm, PCM, sub-woofer out connector
  • Engine: 480p (854 x 480) resolution and DDP 2000 chipset
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) / Weight: 11.8 x 10.4 x 4.1 inches / 7.5 pounds
  • Warranty: Two-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use; lamp warranty of 90 days or 500 hours
  • Cost: $1,249.99 with tilt platform; $1,299.99 with platform and 55-inch diagonal screen
  • Optional Accessories: 55, 92 and 106-inch diagonal screens, tilting platform, soft and hard carrying cases, NTSC tuner, HD tuner and lamps