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Toshiba Announces Launch of Affordable LCD Front Projector

Press Release  |  Oct 28, 2003

Toshiba expands front projector line by introducing the ET1, an LCD Front Projector that fits consumer's lifestyle and residential needs

WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. announced today the launch of the TLP-ET1 - the latest addition to its family of front projectors. With a retail price of $1,499 (MSRP), the ET1 is designed to appeal to families who don't have space for a dedicated home theater, but still want to enjoy a high quality entertainment experience. The unique all-in-one design makes the ET1 highly portable and easy to set up. Capable of operating in TheaterWide, Movie and Game modes, the ET1 offers consumers greater viewing flexibility while still delivering a native 16:9 format for a true wide screen experience. With a 480p wide screen display, the projector also features input capability of 480i, 576i/p, 720p and 1080i.

"Toshiba has a long history of delivering award winning products specifically designed for the dedicated home theater environment," said Scott Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing at Toshiba. "With the ET1 we wanted to provide consumers with a large screen home theater experience that has greater flexibility in terms of both usage and price point."

Weighing just 7.6 pounds, this model features built-in high performance 10W stereo speakers and surround sound for reproduction of dynamic sound without connection to other audio equipment. The ET1 is a portable entertainment device perfect for the big game, home gaming, family movie night, and special occasions. With just over an eight-foot throw distance for a 100" diagonal image, there's no need for the large dedicated room often associated with home theater projectors - the ET1 is ideal for smaller rooms. The ET1 combines high quality Toshiba video circuitry with the latest Faroudja DCDI 12200 scaling chip for clean, sharp and natural images. Its new 16:9 three-chip LCD engine provides a 600:1 contrast ratio for both 16:9 and 4:3 material.

User adjustments available in the ET1 include Manual Focus, Digital Keystone Correction, Stereo Surround Sound, and more. The projector also features a full complement of A/V inputs for home theater system connectivity including ColorStream Component Video, RGB, composite video, and S-video.

About Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C.
Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. 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