Thursday, March 09, 2006

Toshiba et20 All-in-one DLP Projector

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Toshiba, following Optoma, Epson, and Cinego, has announced at CeBIT a DLP Projector that has a built-in DVD player and 5.1 surround sound. et20, while being inexpensive at $1900, runs on Realta HQV, one of the best video processor chips on the market. Realta HQV has a very good performance on 3:2 pull down, deinterlacing standard and high-definition signals ( 1080i ). Although, the price is a little higher than its competitors, the premium is worth paying just for the HQV chip.
The optics is designed for people with small rooms so they can still take advantage of the projector. Very short throw lens that can do 84 inch in diagonal just from 3 feet. That is pretty impressive and convenient at the same time. You would not want to hear the noise and feel the heat of this projector sitting on your coffee table.
Unfortunately the press release does not mention what kind of DMD chip is used in the projector. I can assume an 858x480, at the same time I will not remove the possibility of an XGA chip.
et20 will be available in Europe in April.

Source: TMCNet

Posted by Mike at 3:09 PM
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