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17" LCD from Hitachi Sets New Standard for Monitor Response Times - Almost Twice as Fast as Competitors for Smoother Computer Video, Animation and Gaming

CML174B CML174

Westwood, Mass ––  October 23, 2002 –– Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), has introduced a 17” LCD monitor that has almost twice the response time of any other flat panel monitor on the market. This rapid response time makes Hitachi’s CML174 ideal for gaming, animation, digital signage, multi-media driven applications or for general users viewing video over the World Wide Web. The CML174’s rapid response time provides significantly smoother video and motion with reduced ghosting - finally making flat panel displays a viable option for many computer video and gaming users. 

With a 12 millisecond rise and 4 millisecond fall time, the CML174 provides one of the best moving images of any LCD computer monitor. While optimized for gaming, animation and multimedia applications, all users could benefit from the improved performance.

“The average flat panel display has a pixel response time of 30 ms. Hitachi’s new CML174 responds almost twice as fast as other monitors and significantly reduces the ghosting and jagged pixel effects common in most other LCDs. At this speed the CML174 opens new vistas of experience for the flat panel viewer,” said Leslie Bishop, marketing communications manager of the Hitachi America, Ltd. monitor group. 

Users in gaming and animation can now enjoy faster motion combined with the space savings features of LCD flat panel technology. The panel features an ultra slim 16 mm bezel on each side with an auto-adjust function for quick, beautiful image adjustments. The CML174 comes with 160 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles as well as a pixel pitch of .264.

The new monitor delivers a 17” viewing area (388 x 270 mm). It provides inputs for 15-pin D-sub and DVI-D connectors for flexibility and superior images. It also delivers 260 nit brightness and a superior 400:1 contrast ratio with a prime recommended resolution of 1280x1024 at 75 or 60Hz.

The new LCD comes in an Ivory (CML174) or black (CML174B) cabinet and its brickless design uses a standard monitor power cable, eliminating the hassle of replacing or mounting the more expensive power converter. This display can be arm or wall mounted with additional third party arms and meets VESA Flat Panel Monitor Physical Mounting Interface (FPMPMI) spacing standards.

PC & Mac compatible (some Macs may require an adapter) the CML174 weighs only 11 Lbs, including the base, with a panel-only depth of 2.4”. 

The TCO ’99 or ‘95 approved CML174 complies with the world’s strictest standards for low radiation, safety ergonomics and power management. It comes with a 3 year warranty and will begin shipping to Hitachi distributors around November 8th with an MSRP of $699.00.

About Hitachi
Hitachi America, Ltd, is a leading supplier of display technology in the U.S. With numerous product awards for excellence, Hitachi displays provide superior quality at value prices to business, education, government and professional markets. For more information please contact Hitachi America digital media group customer relations at 1-800-441-4832, or via email to [email protected]. Information is also available on the World Wide Web at

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, consumer electronics and semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2001 (ended March 31, 2002) consolidated sales totaled 7,994 billion yen ($60.1 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Web site at

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