FOCUS Enhancements, Inc., a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, today announced that it is now shipping the new low-cost member of its award winning CenterStage family, the CS-HD. The CenterStage CS-HD brings the sharpest and best quality video to front or rear-projection, plasma, CRT, and LCD displays used in today’s home theaters. It accepts interlaced or progressive analog for processing and scaling to HDTV formats.

"Digital Television (DTV) continues to extend the market towards lower cost retail-ready video processors, fueling our plan to offer products that fully support this transition," said Michael Conway, vice president of marketing at FOCUS Enhancements. "We are now shipping the CenterStage CS-HD in response to the increased demand from retailers and our distribution channels for a video processing solution that offers the best in price and performance."

About the CenterStage CS-HD:

CenterStage CS-HD is a high-resolution video processor that offers exceptional image quality, flexibility, features, and the latest in scaling technology. It accepts composite, S-Video, YPrPb, RGB, 480/576p and scales these inputs to 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p as required by today's DTV-compatible LCD/DLP/ D-ILA projectors, high-resolution plasma panels, and CRT/ LCD monitors. Outputs include: DVI, RGB or Component, 12-volt screen trigger, and a HDTV pass-through. All CenterStage models have full input and output geometric adjustments; 4:3, 16:9, and anamorphic aspect ratios, and support 3:2 pull down detection and correction for viewing film-based sources. Picture adjustments include contrast, brightness, saturation, sharpness and hue. Control choices include infrared remote or front panel backlit switches.

The CenterStage CS-HD is available through the FOCUS Enhancements worldwide distribution network at a U.S. suggested retail price of $995. It has a two-year limited warranty and is shipped with a remote control. Additional information can be found on the FOCUS website at

About FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.

FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ SC: FCSE) is a leading designer of advanced, proprietary video technology for the rapidly converging computer and television industries. Headquartered in Campbell, CA, FOCUS Enhancements designs, develops, and markets video solutions in two distinct markets: advanced, proprietary video scan-conversion ICs (integrated circuits) and affordable, high quality, digital-video conversion and video production equipment. Semiconductor products include designs for PCs, Game Cards, Internet TV, set-top boxes, Internet appliances, and interactive TV applications, and they are sold globally through distributors to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). FOCUS’ complete line of video presentation and video production devices are sold globally through resellers to the broadcast, education, cable, business, industrial, presentation, Internet, gaming, home video production and Home Theater markets. More information on FOCUS Enhancements may be obtained from the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the FOCUS Enhancements home page at