Toshiba TLP-T50MU User Reviews
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we purchased 2 models for classroom use and the same problems have occured to both. i reccommend you DO NOT purchase this model.
Any Problems: All seemed ok at first but after approx 12 months the image became VERY dull and cannot be fixed even with a new lamp or a clean & service by supplier and of course it's out of the warranty period! Now we can just see the image with all blinds down & lights off.
It may be the first projector I own, but I am accustomed to using them at my university, and this projector stand up there with the best of the new ones (from 2004). I dont only use it for presentations however, I also use it to watch movies at home, and it isnt bad in there either, featuring all the things I want plus good resolution!
Any Problems: Its only drawback is its noiselevel, which isnt higher than most others, but it is slightly higher than I would like when watching movies with quiet sections (e.g. horror or drama).
Big improvement in image quality over my previous TLP-550 (this unit would not operate in 1080i50 mode - Toshiba Australia replaced the unit with the T50MU to fix the problem). The T50 has two downsides (not major) the first being the menu system - the 550 allowed you to swap between inputs ie S-VHS & Component Video without going through a series of menu steps. The second problem being that the "Thru" mode option that was available on all input modes of the 550 is now only available on the T50 in the RGB mode. Apart from these problems the unit is definitively a very could choice for those wishing to run 1080i HDTV - on a 300cm screen the quality is excellent with no noticable pixelation, ghosting, colouring etc.
Any Problems: Make sure you use good quality 75 ohm video cables to feed the Component Video input - the unit has such good resolution that any cable mismatch is noticable in the form of ghosting on high contrast images.
I had an infocus 290 before this projector. So I am not well versed and have only had two projectors. I like this projector, I was holding for the Sony HS10 (until I found out I would need an adapter that didn't exist yet to plug in a pc). I got this Tosh for ~2200$ and am quite happy. At 15 feet I can make the screen almost 5 feet tall by 8 feet wide and at that distance I do not notice any screen door at all. It does 1024x768 native but "emulates" upto 1600x1200 which looks ok to me, I can not tell what this emulation is but it looks nice. The color seems decent and the case seems to be fairly rugged. It is incredibly light weight compared to other projectors I have seen around work. I use it mostly for power point presentations and a game here or there. I love it and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Any Problems: It does seem to need to be free and clear of other objects so that it can breathe. It gets quite hot and will help to heat the room it is in. This really is not any different that any other projector though.