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DisplaySearch and Insight Media To Host HDTV Forum

HDTV Forum 2004 to bring entire TV food chain together (July 06, 2004)

DisplaySearch -- the worldwide leader in flat panel display (FPD) market research and consulting -- and Insight Media -- the leading source for information on the microdisplay industry, are bringing together the entire TV food chain at its upcoming three-day conference, HDTV Forum 2004, including representatives from TV and cable networks, government agencies, satellite and cable providers, retailers, distributors, TV brands, TV OEMs, panel/tube/engine manufacturers and IC manufacturers.

By bringing together the entire TV food chain, this event represents a convenient and affordable way for customers and suppliers to meet, as well as a chance for suppliers to meet their customers' customers and vice versa.

In addition, this forum will create broad awareness regarding critical trends in the industry, such as the migration to HDTV worldwide, roadblocks to rapidly expanding HDTV programming, customer awareness of HDTV, retail vs. direct, IT vs. CE, how TV brands position their different TV technologies, how fast flat panel and microdisplay rear projection prices will fall, which technology will win by size by region, and more.

The much-anticipated event, boasting 17 sessions and over 70 speakers, will take place on August 24-26 at the Westin Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

DAY 1 - Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Session 1 - Global HDTV Policy
Session 2 - Expanding HDTV Programming
-- Keynote - Bryan Burns, Vice President, Strategic Business
Planning & Development, ESPN HD
Session 3 - Challenges in HD Content Creation
Session 4 - HDTV in Retail: Lessons from the Channel
Session 5 - HDTV Delivery: Cable, Satellite or Terrestrial

DAY 2 - Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Session 6 - Keynote - An exciting announcement will come shortly
Session 7 - TV Manufacturers' HDTV Market Outlook
Session 8 - Rear Projection HDTV: LCD, DLP, LCOS or CRT?
Session 9 - Plasma TVs: Can They Meet the Challenge?
Session 10 - LCD TVs: Will They Take Over?

DAY 3 - Thursday, August 26, 2004
Session 11 - Front Projection TVs: Niche or Mainstream?
Session 12 - Projection Supply Chain: Can It Keep Up?
Session 13 - Will the CRT Survive in the HDTV Era?
Session 14 - Quantifying and Comparing TV Performance

Session 15 - Display Electronics: Taking Advantage of a Huge
Market Opportunity
Session 16 - Impact of HDTV on Recordable Media
Session 17 - Wireless TVs, Media Centers and the Networked Home

For a full conference agenda, please visit:

Speakers from the following companies are already confirmed: 16x9 Productions, Akai, Brillian, Discovery HD Theater & VOD, Dell, DisplaySearch, ESPN HD, European Commission, Genesis Microchip, HDNet, HD Vision Studios, Hollywood Digital Imaging, Indiana University, InFocus Corporation, Insight Media, Joe Kane Productions, LG.Philips LCD, Mitsubishi, National Semiconductor, Oplus Technologies, Pacific Growth Equities, Pixelworks, Roku, Runco International, Samsung SDI, Samsung Electronics, Sharp, Silicon Image, Silicon Optix, Sony Electronics, Texas Instruments, TiVo, The WB Television Network, VOOM/Rainbow DNS, Warner Bros. and Zoran.

Corporate sponsors of the event include LG.Philips LCD, Samsung LCD Business, Texas Instruments, Zoran, InFocus and Brillian. The event is also supported by CustomRetailer, Dealerscope, HDTV Magazine, HighDef Magazine, Home Toys, Residential Systems, USDC and Widescreen Review.

Reserve Your Room By July 15 and Enter a Chance to Win 3 Nights in the "Western White House." Register online for only $1,395 at and make your reservations directly with the Westin Century Plaza by calling 310-277-2000. After July 15th, the conference registration increases to $1,495.

To sign up as an attendee, exhibitor or sponsor, please visit or contact Chris Chinnock, 203-831-8404, [email protected] for more information.

About DisplaySearch
DisplaySearch is the worldwide leader in market research and consulting for the flat panel display (FPD) industry. Founded in 1996, DisplaySearch serves a growing multinational client base, with an extensive array of market intelligence reports, advisory services, and global business conferences. The firm surveys the entire display industry food chain, including component and equipment manufacturers, display producers, OEMs, distributors and retailers. From this comprehensive vantage point, DisplaySearch prepares a valued suite of market forecasts, technology assessments, studies and analyses, and produces influential industry events worldwide. The firm serves more than 1000 clients in over 30 countries, and is comprised of a core team of 19 analysts, located in Japan, Korea, North America and Taiwan. DisplaySearch is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with regional operations in Chicago, Houston, Richmond, San Jose, Seoul, Taipei, Tempe, and Tokyo, and the company is on the web at

About Insight Media
Insight Media ( is a full-service market research company specializing in microdisplay-based products in the projection and near-to-eye segments. It tracks the full supply chain, finished products and distribution of these microdisplay-based products through its various newsletters, technology reports, forecasts, conferences and custom consulting activities. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, Insight Media has a core of 8 analysts and associates to cover the microdisplay industry in a comprehensive manner.


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