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TOSHIBA’S HOME THEATER FRONT PROJECTOR LINE BOASTS WIDE ARRAY OF DLP™ MODELSThe new high-definition TDPMT700 joins the line of powerful and practical Toshiba DLP home theater front projectors
"Our new home theater front projector line-up features a DLP model for every need," said Scott Ramirez, Toshiba America Consumer Products VP, Marketing. "The MT200 is the ideal model for the consumer concentrating on DVD reproduction. The MT700 is perfect for the customer who wants true HD in a media room or multi-purpose space. And, the MT800 is the only choice for the consumer that is building a no-compromise home theater. We have utilized our extensive experience in TV engineering and design to create a range of models that optimize DLP technology, and provide the high-quality Toshiba home theater experience our consumers have come to expect."
The new, affordable TDPMT700 features Texas Instruments' HD2+ DLP chip with 1280 x 720 pixels for true 720p High Definition images, a six segment 5x Color Wheel and Faroudja™ processing for high video quality reproduction. The MT700 offers a 2000:1 contrast ratio and 1000 ANSI Lumens brightness. The unit comes equipped with an HDMI™ Input, two Component Video Inputs, an RS-232 Control and a D-Sub 15 Input.
The MT800 HD projector is geared toward the high-end home theater enthusiast. This DLP powered model features the HD2+ DLP chip with 1280 x 720 pixels for true 16:9 high-definition images (accepting signals up to 1080p).
The MT800 DLP engine also features 10-Bit Color Depth, with a 7-Segment Color Wheel that includes a neutral density green segment for smoother, more natural images. The chip itself also has been improved by filling in the small indentations, or "Via's," in the mirrors for further increased brightness and contrast. The MT800 incorporates an improved high-focus lens system from renowned German manufacturer Carl Zeiss. In addition, it includes the Faroudja™ DCDI+ de-interlacer/scaler with 3:2 pull down conversion. The results are dramatic, including a significantly cleaner image, and an improved contrast ratio of 2200:1, at 1100 ANSI lumens.
The MT800 boasts precise feature control and functional design expected from Toshiba products. In addition to horizontal and vertical keystone adjustment, full user adjustments include gamma control, sharpness control, user definable color, temperature control (standard at 6500K), memory settings by input and discrete IR codes. The projector features a complement of inputs for home theater system connectivity with two sets of ColorStream® HD high-resolution component video inputs, DVI (M1-DA) with HDCP, RS232C port, IR input port, and a 12V screen trigger port.
Toshiba's line also includes the new TDPMT200 DLP home theater front projector, featuring a native 16:9 480p resolution Texas Instruments DLP chip, with 2000:1 contrast ratio for an improved, high quality image. This unit includes digital keystone correction and a user friendly on screen menu. Connectivity includes DVI with HDCP to accept full HD signals. This new projector is optimized for DVD viewing, and provides a cost effective approach to quality home theater.
Suggested retail pricing information and availability:
- TDPMT800 ($6,999.99, Available now)
- TDPMT700 ($3,499.99, March 2005)
- TDPMT200 ($1,799.99, Available now)
About Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C.
Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is a limited liability 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, L.L.C. is a pioneer in DVD and DVD Recorder technology and a leading manufacturer of a full line of home entertainment products, including flat panel TV, rear and front projection and direct view televisions, home theater projectors, combination products and portable devices. Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with production facilities in Lebanon, Tennessee. For additional information please visit tacp.toshiba.com.
DLP is a trademark of Texas Instruments Inc.
Carl Zeiss is a trademark of Carl Zeiss, Inc.
DCDI+ is a trademark of Faroudja Laboratories, Inc. A division of Genesis Microchip, Inc.