Sensory Science Introduces New High Definition Video Processor From California Audio Labs

- Cal Audio Introduces High Performance Solution to Video Processing And

Switching

- CL-2500 VP Brings New Level of Video Performance and Flexibility To

Home Theater



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sensory Science Corporation

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensory Science Corporation
 (Amex:   VCR) today announced it is introducing the new CL-2500 Video Processor
 from California Audio Labs, a videophile-quality home theater component
 functioning as both an HDTV-ready video switcher as well as video processor,
 raising the standard in home theater performance and operation.
     The new Cal Audio CL-2500 VP, which replaces the CL-2500 Video Switch,
 contains the ability to de-interlace and line double, triple, or quadruple any
 NTSC video input source using its integrated scaling technology.  As an
 example, the CL-2500 VP can output a conventional 480i DVD at 480p, 720p, or
 960p, in either 4:3 or 16:9 formats, for maximum versatility.
     When used as a video switch, the CL-2500 VP provides direct signal pass
 through of all video sources, including 1080i (HDTV), with no format
 conversion or scaling.  The CL-2500 VP also boasts 100MHz of video bandwidth
 for maximum performance in handling the high scan rate video signals of any of
 todays and tomorrows planned digital television signals.  This is achieved by
 optimizing the signal paths between inputs and outputs, using BNC connections
 and passive analog switching, dual power supplies, independent transformers,
 and a filtered IEC AC line connector.
     Targeted toward the growing high-definition TV market, the CL-2500 VP
 supports all popular TV brands, as well as plasma screens and multi-sync
 computer monitors.  This unique component provides a memorable viewing
 experience from virtually any source material, improving images from VCRs,
 DVDs, satellite receivers, digital still cameras, digital or analog camcorders
 and cable boxes, while supporting advanced extended definition and high
 definition television signals from HDTV set top boxes.  The CL-2500 VP is also
 perfect for corporate conference room environments and custom home theater
 installations.
     "The introduction of the new video processor to the CL-2500 Series system
 provides home theater enthusiasts with unprecedented scalability, creating
 uncompromising video quality that should satisfy even the most highly
 discerning eyes," said Paul Fredrickson, Sensory Science's executive vice
 president of marketing.  "We've engineered the new CL-2500 VP to work
 seamlessly with virtually all home theater systems, benefiting both dealers
 and members of the custom installer community.  When used as part of the Cal
 CL-2500 Series system, we firmly believe that videophiles now have the
 complete home theater package."
     This revolutionary new home theater component complements the entire
 CL-2500 Series system, which in addition to the CL-2500 VP is comprised of:
 
     --  The CL-2500 SSP audiophile-quality surround sound processor and
         controller
     --  The CL-2500 MCA five-channel 500-watt per channel amplifier featuring
         Cal's revolutionary zero voltage transition power supply, and
     --  The CL-2500 DVD, which can up-sample any audio CD to playback at
         88.2 or 96k to further enhance audio quality
 
     CALNET RS-232 Interfacing Provides Seamless Communications Throughout
 CL-2500 Series System
     The Cal Audio CL-2500 VP is equipped with the CALNET RS-232 serial
 interface for compatibility with today's growing base of home networking
 products, such as Panja and Crestron systems, as well as allowing for instant
 two-way communications between all CL-2500 Series components.
     Each of the CL-2500 Series components is designed to work within other
 systems, however when networked together the components achieve an
 unparalleled simplicity of operation.  Sensory Science continues to be a
 pioneer in the development of networked consumer electronic devices in the
 home.
 
     CL-2500 VP Boasts State-of-the-Art Silicon Using Genesis Microchips
     The Cal Audio CL-2500 VP uses a feature-packed chipset from Genesis
 Microchip, consisting of highly integrated IC's for television, DVD, and home
 theater applications.  The chipset offers advanced vertical-temporal video
 de-interlacing and an advanced image scaling engine, as well as an adaptive
 film mode capability.  The chipset also enables gamma correction via
 programmable 10-bit video lookup tables, and a built-in display controller and
 color space converter.
     The CL-2500 Series system's software enables complete programming from a
 laptop or PC, as well as with the simple turn of a dial.  The CL-2500 SSP,
 which acts to control the entire system, is operated by a Cal Audio-customized
 version of the Philips Pronto remote control, which offers virtually unlimited
 versatility and LCD touch screen operation through custom programming on the
 Windows CE platform.  The CL 2500 SSP can also fully control all Cal Audio
 legacy source components, such as single CD players and multiple CD changers,
 DVD players and even active channels of the CL 2500 multi-channel amplifier.
     A host of video sources and other components can be connected to the
 CL-2500 VP; the unit sports two component inputs, seven S-video or composite
 inputs, an RGBVH output and two different zone outputs.
     In addition to the release of the Cal Audio Video Processor, Sensory
 Science is offering existing owners of the CL-2500 system a CD-rom that
 updates the communication path to the CL-2500 SSP, as well as a software
 update for the Pronto remote control and new users guides for both the Pronto
 and the CL-2500 SSP.
 
     The new CL-2500 VP retails for $2,500 and is shipping now to Sensory
 Science's network of more than 450 high-end A/V retailers throughout the
 United States.
 
     About Sensory Science
     Sensory Science (formerly Go-Video) is a digital entertainment products
 company specializing in developing and marketing innovative digital audio and
 video products, including digital televisions, Internet media players, DVD
 players, and high-end home theater components for the digital living room.
 The company holds patents on the Dual-Deck VCR as well as other electronics
 products and systems, and is expanding into new product categories to take
 advantage of the transition from analog to digital technologies.  Sensory
 Science also markets its products under the Go-Video, California Audio Labs,
 rave:mp, and Loewe brand names.  For additional information on Sensory Science
 on the Internet, visit www.sensoryscience.com.  On February 1st, Sensory
 Science announced that it had agreed to merge with Santa Clara,
 California-based SONICblue, Inc.  The transaction is pending Sensory Science
 shareholder approval.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements, usually containing
 the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," or "will," that involve a
 number of risks and uncertainties.  Among the factors that could cause actual
 results to differ materially from those expected are the following:  business
 conditions and general economic conditions; competitive factors, such as
 pricing and marketing efforts of rival companies; ability to obtain
 shareholder approval for the proposed merger; the ability to close the
 proposed merger; the ability to integrate the company and its technology
 following the acquisition; timing of product introductions; ability of
 contract manufacturers to meet product price objectives and delivery
 schedules; the effectiveness of the company's reorganization initiatives in
 reducing costs and increasing efficiency; legislative, regulatory, and
 industry initiatives that may affect planned or actual product features and
 marketing methods; and the pace and success of product research and
 development.  For more information on the potential factors that could affect
 the company's financial results, please review the company's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's annual report on
 Form 10-K, including exhibit 99.1, the company's quarterly reports on Form
 10-Q, and the company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Sensory Science Corporation
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensory Science Corporation
 (Amex:   VCR) today announced it is introducing the new CL-2500 Video Processor
 from California Audio Labs, a videophile-quality home theater component
 functioning as both an HDTV-ready video switcher as well as video processor,
 raising the standard in home theater performance and operation.
     The new Cal Audio CL-2500 VP, which replaces the CL-2500 Video Switch,
 contains the ability to de-interlace and line double, triple, or quadruple any
 NTSC video input source using its integrated scaling technology.  As an
 example, the CL-2500 VP can output a conventional 480i DVD at 480p, 720p, or
 960p, in either 4:3 or 16:9 formats, for maximum versatility.
     When used as a video switch, the CL-2500 VP provides direct signal pass
 through of all video sources, including 1080i (HDTV), with no format
 conversion or scaling.  The CL-2500 VP also boasts 100MHz of video bandwidth
 for maximum performance in handling the high scan rate video signals of any of
 todays and tomorrows planned digital television signals.  This is achieved by
 optimizing the signal paths between inputs and outputs, using BNC connections
 and passive analog switching, dual power supplies, independent transformers,
 and a filtered IEC AC line connector.
     Targeted toward the growing high-definition TV market, the CL-2500 VP
 supports all popular TV brands, as well as plasma screens and multi-sync
 computer monitors.  This unique component provides a memorable viewing
 experience from virtually any source material, improving images from VCRs,
 DVDs, satellite receivers, digital still cameras, digital or analog camcorders
 and cable boxes, while supporting advanced extended definition and high
 definition television signals from HDTV set top boxes.  The CL-2500 VP is also
 perfect for corporate conference room environments and custom home theater
 installations.
     "The introduction of the new video processor to the CL-2500 Series system
 provides home theater enthusiasts with unprecedented scalability, creating
 uncompromising video quality that should satisfy even the most highly
 discerning eyes," said Paul Fredrickson, Sensory Science's executive vice
 president of marketing.  "We've engineered the new CL-2500 VP to work
 seamlessly with virtually all home theater systems, benefiting both dealers
 and members of the custom installer community.  When used as part of the Cal
 CL-2500 Series system, we firmly believe that videophiles now have the
 complete home theater package."
     This revolutionary new home theater component complements the entire
 CL-2500 Series system, which in addition to the CL-2500 VP is comprised of:
 
     --  The CL-2500 SSP audiophile-quality surround sound processor and
         controller
     --  The CL-2500 MCA five-channel 500-watt per channel amplifier featuring
         Cal's revolutionary zero voltage transition power supply, and
     --  The CL-2500 DVD, which can up-sample any audio CD to playback at
         88.2 or 96k to further enhance audio quality
 
     CALNET RS-232 Interfacing Provides Seamless Communications Throughout
 CL-2500 Series System
     The Cal Audio CL-2500 VP is equipped with the CALNET RS-232 serial
 interface for compatibility with today's growing base of home networking
 products, such as Panja and Crestron systems, as well as allowing for instant
 two-way communications between all CL-2500 Series components.
     Each of the CL-2500 Series components is designed to work within other
 systems, however when networked together the components achieve an
 unparalleled simplicity of operation.  Sensory Science continues to be a
 pioneer in the development of networked consumer electronic devices in the
 home.
 
     CL-2500 VP Boasts State-of-the-Art Silicon Using Genesis Microchips
     The Cal Audio CL-2500 VP uses a feature-packed chipset from Genesis
 Microchip, consisting of highly integrated IC's for television, DVD, and home
 theater applications.  The chipset offers advanced vertical-temporal video
 de-interlacing and an advanced image scaling engine, as well as an adaptive
 film mode capability.  The chipset also enables gamma correction via
 programmable 10-bit video lookup tables, and a built-in display controller and
 color space converter.
     The CL-2500 Series system's software enables complete programming from a
 laptop or PC, as well as with the simple turn of a dial.  The CL-2500 SSP,
 which acts to control the entire system, is operated by a Cal Audio-customized
 version of the Philips Pronto remote control, which offers virtually unlimited
 versatility and LCD touch screen operation through custom programming on the
 Windows CE platform.  The CL 2500 SSP can also fully control all Cal Audio
 legacy source components, such as single CD players and multiple CD changers,
 DVD players and even active channels of the CL 2500 multi-channel amplifier.
     A host of video sources and other components can be connected to the
 CL-2500 VP; the unit sports two component inputs, seven S-video or composite
 inputs, an RGBVH output and two different zone outputs.
     In addition to the release of the Cal Audio Video Processor, Sensory
 Science is offering existing owners of the CL-2500 system a CD-rom that
 updates the communication path to the CL-2500 SSP, as well as a software
 update for the Pronto remote control and new users guides for both the Pronto
 and the CL-2500 SSP.
 
     The new CL-2500 VP retails for $2,500 and is shipping now to Sensory
 Science's network of more than 450 high-end A/V retailers throughout the
 United States.
 
     About Sensory Science
     Sensory Science (formerly Go-Video) is a digital entertainment products
 company specializing in developing and marketing innovative digital audio and
 video products, including digital televisions, Internet media players, DVD
 players, and high-end home theater components for the digital living room.
 The company holds patents on the Dual-Deck VCR as well as other electronics
 products and systems, and is expanding into new product categories to take
 advantage of the transition from analog to digital technologies.  Sensory
 Science also markets its products under the Go-Video, California Audio Labs,
 rave:mp, and Loewe brand names.  For additional information on Sensory Science
 on the Internet, visit www.sensoryscience.com.  On February 1st, Sensory
 Science announced that it had agreed to merge with Santa Clara,
 California-based SONICblue, Inc.  The transaction is pending Sensory Science
 shareholder approval.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements, usually containing
 the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," or "will," that involve a
 number of risks and uncertainties.  Among the factors that could cause actual
 results to differ materially from those expected are the following:  business
 conditions and general economic conditions; competitive factors, such as
 pricing and marketing efforts of rival companies; ability to obtain
 shareholder approval for the proposed merger; the ability to close the
 proposed merger; the ability to integrate the company and its technology
 following the acquisition; timing of product introductions; ability of
 contract manufacturers to meet product price objectives and delivery
 schedules; the effectiveness of the company's reorganization initiatives in
 reducing costs and increasing efficiency; legislative, regulatory, and
 industry initiatives that may affect planned or actual product features and
 marketing methods; and the pace and success of product research and
 development.  For more information on the potential factors that could affect
 the company's financial results, please review the company's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's annual report on
 Form 10-K, including exhibit 99.1, the company's quarterly reports on Form
 10-Q, and the company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
 SOURCE  Sensory Science Corporation