Datacolor Showcases Multilingual SpyderTV for Exceptional Color Display in Worldwide Home Theater Market at CES 2006 Breakthrough Color Calibration Technology On Display in Booth 25754

Datacolor Showcases Multilingual SpyderTV for Exceptional Color Display in Worldwide Home Theater Market at CES 2006 Breakthrough Color Calibration Technology On Display in Booth 25754

LAS VEGAS, NV – Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – January 3, 2006 – Datacolor, an internationally known name in color technology, showcases its consumer-oriented product for superior color calibration, SpyderTV™, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 5 - 8, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Booth 25754, South Hall No. 2 (Ground Level).

The South Hall of CES, dedicated to the latest in home theater and home networking, provides an ideal venue for Datacolor's dynamic breakthrough product for home theater color calibration.

Now available in multiple languages and supporting NTSC, PAL/SECAM, SpyderTV ( scientifically measures contrast, brightness, color, tint, and color temperature display presets of any CRT, plasma, RPTV, LCD or DLP display screen – and does it quickly and easily. These presets are standard adjustments that operate in a multi-variant manner – and rely on that notoriously fallible instrument, the human eye, to make proper distinctions. Most people have problems with two variants, making it extremely difficult for even the most experienced installer to obtain the superior adjustments preferred for a quality outcome by eyesight alone.

With little more than a DVD player, laptop and USB port, professional installers or their staff can use awardwinning Spyder technology to accurately and easily adjust menu sliders onsite, dramatically improving picture quality according to ambient conditions. SpyderTV can be used at regular intervals for quick check-ups that ensure displays are optimally tuned or when new components are added into the system. Device independent and non-invasive, consumers also can use SpyderTV to determine optimal settings without fear of accessing areas of the display intended for professionals only. A wizard-driven software package guides the process every step of the way.

The product's R & D gurus Mark Hunter and Heath Barber, who joined Datacolor from professional home theater pioneer Milori, note that SpyderTV may become among the most essential tools in the new "connected home" because it offers a scientific finetuning process that's easy and quick. "The Datacolor SpyderTV helps installers and endusers alike to accurately improve the display on virtually any monitor, from high-end video screens to basic 36" television's, without any invasive or timeconsuming diagnostics," states Datacolor Technical Director of Home Theater Products Mark Hunter

"Consumers will see a dramatic difference in television picture, which will ensure overall satisfaction with their purchase. This is good news for the expanding home theater market," Hunter adds.

Market analysts predict that the television of the future is an increasingly interactive, multimedia hub that rapidly brings all channels of media to the consumer market, linking entertainment, communication and information technology at affordable prices. With the home theater trend converging, digital technologies are presenting new opportunities for innovation with the television as a focal point.

In a February 2005 report, Forrester Research noted that US consumers' lust for the new big, flat television sets is unabated. A significant percentage of those polled, 39%, said their next television will be a flat-panel plasma or LCD. Setting the pace for HDTV penetration to grow past 50 million American homes in the next five years1.

System Requirements

DVD player; remote control and a portable computer such as a laptop or notebook with Windows 2000 or XP operating system; and a USB port.

About Datacolor

Because color matters, leading businesses, creative professionals and consumers worldwide choose Datacolor's innovative technology solutions to consistently achieve the right color. A Swiss-held company, Datacolor's strong worldwide presence encompasses global manufacturing, operational facilities, and sales and support offices. ColorVision, the digital imaging unit of Datacolor, provides affordable, easy-to-use digital color control products to creative professionals, photographers, corporate customers and consumers around the world. For more information, visit Editorial note – (Click Here) for product images For editorial questions, please contact: Charlé-John Cafiero, CJC Strategists, (212) 674-0848. ###