Philips Invites Consumers to `Get It, Experience It and Keep It’ With New Line of 2001 Consumer Electronics

Philips Invites Consumers to `Get It, Experience It and Keep It’ With New Line of 2001 Consumer Electronics

Business Editors

CES 2001

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 5, 2001

CES 2001 Showcases Philips’ Excellence in Display Solutions,

Optical Storage and Internet Innovation

Philips (NYSE: PHG) today unveiled its 2001 consumer electronics product line showcasing cutting-edge TV, audio, video, PC peripherals and digital broadcasting products at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), being held from January 6 – 9 in Las Vegas.

Visitors to the show will be able to experience these innovations first-hand at the Philips booth (no. 1326) in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Among the products being showcased are the much acclaimed DVD-Video Recorder and Super Audio CD — two pioneering innovations that have further reinforced Philips’ position as one of the global leaders in video and audio technology. Visitors also can see the latest models in Philips’ signature line-up of digital widescreen televisions, audio CD-recorders, home cinema systems, stylish LCD monitors, PC cameras and digital set-top boxes.

“Philips’ 2001 product line has something for everyone, from the most advanced audio and DVD technologies, to products that create and enhance the home cinema experience,” stated Guy Demuynck, Executive Vice President Royal Philips Electronics and CEO, Philips Consumer Electronics Mainstream. “Whether at home or on-the-go, consumers have more options than ever before to immerse themselves in the Philips experience. We are committed to providing our customers with cutting-edge technologies and trend-setting designs that differentiate us in the industry, and we believe our 2001 products will continue to demonstrate this dedication.”

DVD-Video Recorder

Developed from the start to be compatible with both existing and future DVD-Video and DVD-ROM equipment, the Philips’ DVD-Video Recorder, DVDR1000, is based on DVD+RW technology. This means that consumers can create their own DVD and play the bare disc back on both existing and future DVD-Video and DVD-ROM equipment. Experts estimate that there will be an installed base of more than 170 million DVD-Video and DVD-ROM players by the end of next year.

Looking for Superior Sound: Super Audio CD

Taking sound to the next level, Philips is introducing the world’s first multichannel Super Audio CD (SACD) player, SACD1000, which includes DVD-Video functionality, allowing consumers to experience the best sound and vision in their home. The Philips SACD1000 multichannel player delivers a superior sound experience through its use of DSD (Direct Stream Digital) technology, which captures the emotion and every nuance of a recorded performance. This technology is coupled with the best A/V components available today.

Access the World’s Radio Stations with Philips Internet Radio Shelf System

The FW-i1000 Internet Radio Mini Shelf System is the first true audio convergence product, combining the Internet with a well-established audio product, a CD mini shelf system. Used with a broadband connection, the innovative new FW-i1000 brings uninterrupted streaming digital audio from the Internet, allowing consumers access to more than 1,000 of the world’s best radio stations.

The Ultimate Home Theater Enthusiast Toy – Pronto Pro

Philips is adding a color touch-screen addition to its line-up of Pronto advanced remote controls. The TSU6000 displays 256 high-resolution colors, has 8 MB of memory and is IR/RF-capable. Together with the recently-launched Pronto TSU2000, the TSU6000 will allow consumers even more control and customization of their entire home theater system with one remote.

Digital Widescreen: Bringing the Movie Theater to Your Living Room

Philips offers an array of direct view digital widescreen televisions that range from a 30″ HDTV monitor to the 64″ rear projection HDTV television. The family includes Philips 55″ and 60″ HDTV monitors which offer a sharp picture, excellent sound and an array of home cinema features.

ToUcam PC Cameras Built for Performance

Philips will feature two models in its new line of stylish, high-performance, affordable ToUcam PC cameras: the ToUcam XS and ToUcam Pro. All ToUcam models boast a stylish, compact design that easily attach to CRT and LCD monitors as well as laptop computers. In addition, the new ToUcams include an impressive software bundle that includes virtual reality interactive games, video e-mail, video conferencing, photo editing and Webcast options.

150X – 15″ Flat Panel Monitor Perfect for Status Seekers

The 150X LCD monitor merges Philips most innovative design with its highest performance and is a symbol of today’s convergence of technology with lifestyles. The Philips 150X offers the quality features of the Philips LCD monitor series with an innovative design that will appeal to users seeking high-end status technology products. It is the first Philips LCD monitor to offer variable positioning and height adjustability. Inspired by modern trends in office interior and furniture design, the 150X LCD monitor features a sophisticated off-black and warm silver color scheme with optional slide-in cosmetic panels in a variety of accent colors and finishes that help the monitor blend into its surroundings.

cBright Series Projectors – Compact, Stylish High-Performance Projectors

Philips cBright projectors are ultra silent, up to 20 percent brighter and almost 30 percent lighter than previous models. The new cBright XGA/SVGA Multimedia Projector Series includes the cBright XG1 Impact (1500 ANSI Lumens), the cBright XG1 (1100 ANSI Lumens) and the cBright SV1 (1400 ANSI Lumens). At the heart of the cBright Series is the new and innovative 200W UHP lamp, which produces pin-sharp images and excellent pictures. Even in normal daylight conditions there’s no need for lighting adjustments. At just 7.9 lbs., the projectors are more than 3 lbs. lighter than previous models.

About Philips

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe’s largest, with sales of $33.5 billion (EUR 31.5 billion) in 1999. It is a global leader in color television sets, lighting, electric shavers, color picture tubes for televisions and monitors, and one-chip TV products. Its 239,370 employees in more than 60 countries are active in the areas of lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances, components, semiconductors and medical systems. Philips is quoted on the NYSE (symbol: PHG), London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and other stock exchanges. News from Philips is located at www.news.philips.com

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