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Toshiba TDP-S8U Projector

Toshiba DPD TDP-S8U

SVGA (800x600), 1800 ANSI Lumens,
4.4 lbs, $749 (MSRP)
View Specs
3.6 out of 5
3 User Ratings
Image Quality 3.3
Features 3.7
Construction 3.7
Ease of Use 3.3
Reliability 4.0
Value for Money 3.3

User Reviews

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Review by Josh B

I bought this projector about 2 weeks ago, and use it mainly for movies and video games. I was kind of skeptical at first because I bought this one for only $800, and other projectors I was looking at were all over $1500. For this price, it's actually a very nice projector, I can't complain on the image quality or anything. Good for video games as well.

Any Problems: none yet

Review by mobydisc

I purchased this projector around six months ago in mid 2006. Since that time I have been happy with it. I use it at work as a data projector and at home to watch movies, some video games and TV. Plenty of people have seen movies on my projector and the only one who has commented about the rainbow effect is me. Its noticable sometimes but doesn't worry me too much. Now I know much more about projectors than I did six months ago. I now realise this is a data projector. I will continue using it for work, I am a teacher and do a bit of IT work. I plan on buying a home theater projector in the future.

Any Problems: No problems.

Review by Todd Gilbert

Bought at a Black Friday deal for under $400 - then sold immediately afterwards due to extreme rainbow effect problems. I know that RBE is supposed to be rare - but everyone I showed this projector to commented on it. Sold it and bought a refurbished Epson Powerlite Home 10+ and haven't looked back. That Epson rocks. The epson is rated at 800:1 contrast ratio while this is rated at 2000:1. Yeah right - the black levels on the epson are SO much better - and the image overall (Besides screendoor effect) is better on the epson. If you think you may be bothered by rainbow effect stay away.

Any Problems: Very noticeable rainbow effect. Poor contrast. Very poor black-levels. Zoom is very small (not a flexible projector). Get a 16:9 native Epson Home 10+.