TDP-ET20U Features ‘Extreme Short Projection,’ DVD Player, 5.1-channel Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound for $1,399
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the TDP-ET20U DLP (digital light processing) mobile multimedia DVD projector, Toshiba’s first all-in-one multimedia DVD projector featuring “extreme short projection” for home entertainment, business or academic settings with an estimated single unit price of $1,399.
Ideal for movie nights, sporting events, video games, regular TV viewing as well as classroom and business presentations, the TDP-ET20U displays up to a 100-inch diagonal screen image from just 3.9 feet away for an unobstructed viewing experience whether placed on a desk, coffee table or classroom A/V cart.
The integrated DVD player allows users to play movies directly from the projector, and 5.1-channel Dolby Pro Logic surround sound provides cinema-like quality sound. Unique to all-in-one projectors, an RGB port is included for easy connection to a PC. An HDMI port is also included, providing an interface between any audio/video source such as a set-top box for cable TV viewing, digital television (DTV), or a PC as well.
The projector comes packaged in a sleek, black piano finish casing. All input and output connectors are conveniently located on the front of the projector, avoiding a maze of cabling behind the unit and away from viewers’ reach.
“The TDP-ET20U all-in-one projector is a complete solution for mobile professionals, teachers, businesses and home entertainment,” said Sam Malik, director of projector sales and marketing, Toshiba Digital Products Division. “It is the perfect projector for those ‘prosumers’ who want a lightweight, portable multimedia projector for work that they can take home on the weekend.”
“The ‘instant theater’ projector market is becoming increasingly popular, and with its modern design, ‘extreme short throw’ technology and multiple ports, the TDP-ET20U should have wide appeal for home entertainment as well as professional presentations,” said Paul Martin, editor in chief of TFCinfo, a leading industry tracking firm for the audiovisual industry.
Weighing 10.6 pounds, the compact TDP-ET20U offers 1,100 lumens, a 2000:1 high contrast ratio, and widescreen format with adjustable aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3. Additional ports include an S-video, composite video and component video via three RCA jacks.
Whether it sits on the coffee table in the family room, on the conference room table or in the classroom, the TDP-ET20U assures the best results by projecting the image upward at a 130-degree angle. The TDP-ET20U also features a plus or minus 40-degree vertical and 30-degree horizontal digital keystone correction that projects a square image.
The Toshiba TDP-ET20U will be available to purchase at retail stores in September and is currently available to order through Toshiba’s authorized distributors, VARs, mail-order outlets and www.ToshibaDirect.com.