Syntax Groups Debuts First 42-Inch Olevia LCD TV Featuring ATSC+HDMI Digital Tuner; An Attractive Alternative to Plasma TVs

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New Syntax Olevia 42-inch LCD TV blends high quality digital technology and affordability to give consumers a compelling alternative to plasma TVs.

Syntax Groups Corporation(tm), one of the fastest-growing manufacturers of LCD TVs in North America, today announced the new 42-inch Olevia(tm) widescreen

HD built-in LCD TV, its first model to include ATSC+HDMI as well as NTSC TV tuners. Sporting Syntax’s attractive new black bezel design displaying elegance and versatility, the richly featured Olevia LT42HVi LCD TV presents consumers with a compelling alternative to similar sized plasma TVs.

“We are confident that our 42-inch Olevia LCD TV with Super-IPS and Syntax’s iDEA technology is the ideal ‘cross-over’ product for consumers who desire an affordable large format digital TV that they can enjoy for an extended number of years without the negative attributes associated with plasma TVs,” said James Li, Chief Executive Officer of Syntax Groups. “As more consumers increase their awareness of plasma’s high power consumption, heat and fan noise, plus image burn-in effects and shorter life cycle, our high value 42-inch Olevia will be their obvious choice.”

The Olevia LT42HVi is the latest model to include Syntax’s proprietary “iDEA”(Innovative Digitally Enhanced Architecture) digital video processing technology, a suite of built-in and user-selectable video/audio features delivering crisp, clear pictures with precise colors, sharp resolutions and audio synchronization through its advance digital sound processor (DSP).

Key features of the Olevia LT42HVi include:

· High-quality 42-inch widescreen Super-IPS LCD panel with 16:9 aspect ratio

1366 x 768 native resolution (WXGA)

· 8 ms response time

· 1200:1 dynamic contrast ratio

· 800 nits brightness

· 178 degrees (H) x 178 degrees (V) wide viewing angle

· ATSC/QAM tuner for receiving digital video and audio broadcasts over-the-air

· HDMI with HDCP compatibility

· HD built-in with de-interlacing up to 1080i

· Dual progressive component scan inputs with 3:2 pulldown

· User selectable audio equalizer preset modes and reverb effects

· Choice of horizontal or vertical mounted speakers

To best fit a variety of living environments, Syntax is the first manufacturer to provide users with a choice of speaker mounting positions. The Olevia LT42HVi’s two 25-watt stereo enhanced surround sound detachable speakers can be mounted either horizontally at the base of the TV, or vertically on each side, or completely removed for users who want to customize their sound system. A newly designed stand featuring a rounded footprint is detachable for users who want to wall mount the Olevia LT42HVi.

Competitively priced at $3699, the Olevia LT42HVi is scheduled for availability in June 2005. With the richest warranty in the industry, Syntax provides consumers of its Olevia LCD TVs (26+ inch units) with a unique free first year on-site service plan.

About “iDEA” Technology

Syntax’s proprietary iDEA technology, a highly integrated System-On-a-Chip, delivers an exceptional solution to digital display complexities commonly associated with color, contrast, sharpness, motion and noise. Syntax is now implementing “iDEA” technology into its Olevia LCD TVs to provide image enhancements including Dynamic Brightness and Contrast Controls, Pure Edge Enhancement, Advanced Sharpness Control, Dynamic Noise Reduction, Black Level Extender, White Peak Limiter, Flesh Tone Control, Adaptive Luma Control and an Advanced Digital Sound Processor.    

About Super-IPS

Super-IPS (Super-In-Plane-Switching) technology provides the best display performance for LCD TVs with higher color saturation, the widest viewing angles, sharpest images, best response times, and the minimum amount of color shift and distortion from any angle.

About Syntax Groups

Headquartered in Southern California, Syntax Groups Corporation (http://www.syntaxgroups.com) is a complete vertically integrated R&D, manufacturing and channel sales company of high value consumer electronics and computer technology convergence products for the post-PC era. Through its joint venture company, DigiMedia (http://www.digimedia.com.tw), formed in Taiwan with Taiwan Kolin Company (TSE:1606.TW, http://www.kolin.com.tw), Syntax Groups controls a powerful end-to-end supply chain including R&D and manufacturing of backlights for its LCD TVs, optical engines for LCoS TVs, strategic relationships with leading TFT LCD suppliers, mass production manufacturing of LCD TVs and LCoS TVs, quality control, channel sales, marketing and distribution with a solid back-end customer support program. Syntax sells its fully-featured Olevia LCD TVs through a rapidly growing channel network of national and regional retail stores in North America plus distributors and consumer-direct online partners, and internationally in Southeast Asia. To support the dramatic growth of its operations and expanding employee base of 100 people, Syntax relocated its corporate headquarters into new, larger premises located at 20480 E. Business Parkway, City of Industry, CA 91789.    

Syntax Groups Corporation and Olevia are trademarks of Syntax Groups Corporation.

Contact:

Pattie Adams

Syntax Groups Corporation

909/859-8432

pattieadams @ syntaxgroups.com

http://www.syntaxgroups.com

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