Kreisen Brings Superior HDMI Technology
to the Mainstream
San Jose, CA -June 30, 2005-Kreisen (www.kreisen.com
), the manufacturers
of quality affordable high definition television displays, today announced
that it has added HDMI(High Definition Multimedia Interface) and HDCP
(High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) support to its entire line of
high definition TVs. HDMI, the only uncompressed, all-digital interface
for audio and video, brings consumers the highest quality home theater
experience. HDMI support has previously been limited to the highest-end
models, but Kreisen, breaking new ground, now incorporates it into their
mainstream HD LCD TVs, with a line of 27- to 40-inch models.
"We're proud to add HDMI inputs and HDCP support to our entire line of
HDTVs," said Samson Lee, CEO of Kreisen. "HDMI clearly will become the
standard digital interface for the consumer home theatre market in the
very near future, but we want to make this superior technology available
today for televisions on both ends of the price and size spectrum. This is
just another example of our deep commitment to make high-quality home
theatre experience accessible to more consumers."
HDMI technology was developed to meet the growing demand for
high-definition audio and video. It can transmit up to 5 Gbps of
uncompressed high definition video and multi-channel audio through the
same cable. It is the only industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital
interface for audio and video. HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection) creates a secure protection between two digital devices via
authentication procedures to prevent the capturing and copying of data.
HDMI offers consumers superior performance and ease of use. The technology
addresses what has been a weak link in high definition content delivery-
many devices still use analog interfaces to deliver digital signals. As a
digital interface, HDMI preserves the integrity of the digital signal and
provides the highest quality transmission from device to device. In
addition, it greatly simplifies home theater wiring by using a single
cable for both audio and video.
According to market analysts at In-Stat, approximately 3 million digital
TV sets were equipped with HDMI interfaces in 2004 (an 18% market share);
they expect these numbers to rise to 20 million sets (or 42% market share)
in 2006. Kreisen is pushing head of the industry by adding HDMI inputs and
HDCP support this summer across its entire line of HD LCDs, and not just
limiting them to the higher end models.