Toshiba Digital Products in Irvine updated its “Extreme Short Projection” projector today with the TDP-EX20U. Like its ET20U predecessor, the new one needs just three feet of space to project a 60-inch image on the wall or screen.
It’s very different from the model I tested earlier this year. The rounded ET20 projector was a multimedia machine with built-in DVD player and space-age looking ports. Also, its claim was that it needed 3.9 feet to project 100 inches (which was TRUE in my test).
The new one seems more like a business machine.
Notable feature: Built-in Wi-Fi so users can connect their laptop’s PowerPoint presentation with the projector and not worry about whether there is a spare S-Video cable (there is an S-Video port).
It also is Windows Vista compatible. It’s quiet — “only 28 decibels (dB), or quieter than a soft conversation.” There’s password protection so not just anyone can crash the wireless signal. Digital zoom. And there’s a USB port to plug in a thumb drive that has a PowerPoint. Read up on the new EX20U HERE.
And in the trend to go eco, Toshiba offers its green statement: Toshiba has set an environmental goal to double its ecological efficiency by 2010, while currently manufacturing its products to meet the Restriction on Hazardous Substance standard (RoHS). All Toshiba projectors are RoHS-compatible, reducing harmful environmental effects by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.
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Toshiba TDP-EX20U projector specifications:
Model TDP-EX20U Shape 0.55″ DMD DLP
Display Technology No. of Pixels 1024 x 768 Standard Lens Fixed Zoom/Manual Focus
Projection Lens F/f (mm) F = 2.6, f = 8.37
Throw Ratio 0.74
Aspect Ratio 4:3 (16:9 switchable)
Light Source 275W (220W in low mode)
Brightness 2300 ANSI lumens
Native Resolution XGA 1024 x 768
Built-in Wireless Technology IEEE 802.11b/g
Color Reproduction Full 16.7 Million Colors
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
Projection Screen Size (Diagonal) 40 – 100 inches
Projection Distance 1.9 feet – 4.9 feet
Optical Offset 130 percent Horizontal (kHZ) 15 – 120kHz
Compatible Scanning Frequency Vertical (Hz) 50 – 150Hz RGB 2 x D-sub 15 (dual use for Computer 1/2 input & Component Video) Video 1x S-video; 1x RCA for Composite Video RGB Audio 1 x stereo mini-jack
Input Terminal Video Audio 2x RCA (L/R) Video NTSC, PAL, SECAM Color Difference HDTV/DTV (480p/480i/576i/576p/720p/1080i), DVD
Input Signal Format RGB VGA, SVGA, XGA (native), WXGA SXGA, UXGA (compressed) Audio 1x stereo mini-jack (variable output level)
Output Terminal RGB 1x D-sub 15 terminal
RS-232 1x D-sub 9-pin RJ-45 1x RJ-45 networking terminal (Windows Vista® network capable)
Other Terminal USB 1x USB port
Picture Color Enhancer DLP ® Brilliant Color TM + Toshiba Natural Color Enhancer4
Keystone Correction Auto Vertical +/- 18 degrees
Auto Set Yes
Noise Level 33dB (28dB in low mode)
Internal Speaker 1-Watt Monaural
External Dimensions (W x H x D) 13.3″ x 5.2 ” x 10.5″
Weight 9.2 lbs.
Power Consumption 385W
Power Source 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Service Replacement Lamp TLP-LW15
Limited Warranty Two years parts and labor, 90-days on lamp
Box Contents Mouse remote control with laser pointer
Mouse IR receiver
Soft Carrying Bag