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Toshiba Upgrades Lineup of State-Of-The-Art Front Projectors for Home Theater

Press Release  |  May 8, 2003

New MT-500 DLP widescreen projector offers superior technology and amazing picture quality

HILTON HEAD, S.C., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba, a leader in advanced digital display and home theater technology, announced today the introduction of a new enhanced definition front projector for large screen home theater. The MT-500, currently on display at the company's Dealer Line Show, offers a true home theater experience with a native 16:9 wide screen format and 576p resolution for truly stunning picture quality.

"Toshiba has created yet another world-class projector that creates the ultimate DVD home theater," said Scott Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing at Toshiba. "Building on the success of our flagship MT8 model, our new 576p model creates images that are clearly sharper than competitive 480p models."

The MT-500 combines a high precision lens system and a 1024 x 576p TI DMD chip to achieves a contrast ratio of 2000:1 for sharp images with the deepest possible blacks. Full user adjustments available in the MT-500 include Keystone Correction, Gamma Control, Sharpness Control, preset and user definable Color Temperature Controls, Memory Settings by Input, and RS232C control. This along with Independent Color Control provides the utmost flexibility in projector set-up. The projector also features input capability of 480i/480p/720p and 1080i along with a full complement of inputs for home theater system connectivity including 2 ColorStream component video inputs, DVI-HDTV, RGB, S-Video, Composite Video, and RS232.

The Toshiba MT-500 will be available in June with an MSRP of $3,999.99.

About Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc.
Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc. is an independent operating company, owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in high technology products with subsidiaries worldwide. Toshiba America Consumer Products is a pioneer in DVD technology and a leading manufacturer of a full line of home entertainment products, including televisions, home theater projectors, combination products and portable devices. Toshiba America Consumer Products is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with production facilities in Lebanon, Tennessee. For additional information please visit