Indianapolis - Thomson multimedia announced a consumer digital television sweepstakes promotion timed to take advantage of its broadcast production sponsorship of FOX Network's Super Bowl XXXVI coverage in digital widescreen 480p enhanced definition TV format.
'To further enhance future widescreen TV viewing opportunities, Thomson is conducting The RCA On-Line of Scrimmage Sweepstakes, which offers consumers the opportunity to win a number of valuable home entertainment products including RCA HDTVs and DVD players or an official Super Bowl XXXVI jacket,' stated Mike O'Hara, Thomson consumer products marketing & sales executive VP.
Thomson will run a full-page ad in USA Today on February 1 announcing the sweepstakes program. Consumers are directed to www.rca.com for instructions on entering the contest, or they can enter by U.S. mail. More than 200 prizes will be awarded, including 10 RCA HDTVs, 50 RCA RC5215 DVD players and 150 official Super Bowl jackets.
The 10 grand prizewinners can choose from one of three of the following RCA HDTVs:
RCA HD65W20 65-inch (diagonal) fully integrated rear projection widescreen 16x9 HDTV (suggested retail price $3,999). The HD65W20 includes an ATSC tuner/decoder that receives high-definition and standard definition digital and analog over-the-air signals plus a built-in high-definition DIRECTv satellite receiver.
RCA P61310 (suggested retail price $3,499) 61-inch fully integrated rear projection widescreen 16x9 HDTV with built-in ATSC tuner/decoder. The P61310 includes Advanced Twin Tuner Picture-in-Picture (NTSC only), SYNCROSCAN HD Component Video Inputs, and Hi-Gain Dark-Tint Screen for improved picture brightness.
RCA F38310 (suggested retail price $2,499) 38-inch fully integrated direct-view HDTV with built-in ATSC tuner/decoder and DIRECTV satellite receiver. The industry's largest widescreen 16x9 direct-view HDTV, the F38310 includes Advanced Twin-Tuner PIP, SYNCROSCAN HD Component Video Inputs, and INVAR Shadow Mask for optimum picture performance.
Winners of the RCA On-Line of Scrimmage Sweepstakes will be chosen in a random drawing by an independent judging organization. The contest extends through Feb. 9.