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., introduced the TDP-ET20U DLP(R) (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.
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(R) 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.
All input and output connectors are located on the front of the projector, avoiding a maze of cabling behind the unit and away from viewers' reach.
Weighing 10.6 pounds, the compact TDP-ET20U offers 1, 100 lumens, a 2000:1 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.
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.