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Toshiba's design gem based on new home cinema concept

  • 26 November, 2003 10:10

<p>Toshiba releases the ET1</p>
<p>Sydney, 26 November 2003 - Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited, Information Systems Division (ISD), presents its latest entertainment projector, the ET1, an exceptional design- based Toshiba home cinema concept. Its round, flat shape resembles a miniature UFO rather than a classic projector, which makes the ET1 a unique home cinema device in terms of design. This model is characterised by its leading-edge design and a multitude of home cinema functions.</p>
<p>New home cinema concept</p>
<p>Apart from its modern, futuristic look, this product also features many functions for great home cinema enjoyment. The Faroudja DCDi™ video scaler, which is integrated in this product, provides excellent image quality. The video scaler doubles the number of image lines displayed in interlaced video, making the image appear considerably sharper.</p>
<p>Sports and action film fans can now enjoy quick moving images that appear even more realistic and flicker-free as there are three different video modes – standard, movie and game – to ensure the optimum display of images.</p>
<p>High-performance 5 watt stereo loudspeakers are integrated for enhanced sound quality. In addition, the user can choose between two audio modes – normal stereo and surround.</p>
<p>With its integrated silent fan (28 dB), the Toshiba projector, in its white home cinema housing, is a silent companion for home cinema buffs.</p>
<p>The ability to change the projector’s brightness from normal to eco mode protects the lamp and increases lamp durability. Offering real 16:9 cinema format presentation, a contrast ratio of 600:1, the ET1 can be considered a projector that meets the demands on real home cinema enjoyment.</p>
<p>Toshiba ET1 – Key Facts</p>
<p>Resolution: Wide Panel 858 x 480</p>
<p>Format: 16:9</p>
<p>Technology: 0.54” LCD panels (16:9)</p>
<p>Contrast ratio: 600:1</p>
<p>Throw distance: 0.75 (very small!) – 2.5 metres</p>
<p>Integrated loudspeakers (2 x 5W)</p>
<p>Faroudja DCDi™ video scaler</p>
<p>Digital keystone correction vertical</p>
<p>SCART input</p>
<p>Manual focus, F=2.3, digital zoom</p>
<p>Dimensions: 32.0 x 13.1 x 32.0 cm (w x h x d) incl. base</p>
<p>Price: $2,699 inc. GST (RRP)</p>
<p>User-Friendly Plug &amp; Play Features</p>
<p>The ET1 has the ability to recognize other connected devices, such as DVD players, digital cameras, play consoles, TVs or video cameras automatically, ensuring maximum ease of use.</p>
<p>The user can also use the remote control to switch between the conventional 4:3 television and 16:9 big screen format to select the desired image size.</p>
<p>Thanks to the wide angle lens that ensures throw distances of only 0.75 metres, presentations or movies in almost any small room become possible. The user can set up this projector in almost any location.</p>
<p>The ET1 uses the keystone correction feature to automatically readjust tilted images thrown on walls or distorted images by press of a key.</p>
<p>The ET1 processes all conventional video signals, such as PAL , NTSC and SECAM and can be connected to a PC ,Macintosh Computer, HDTV set-top box or gaming console.</p>
<p>Availability, price</p>
<p>The Toshiba ET1 will be available as of November from Toshiba Authorised Resellers and Specialist AV resellers for $3499 inc. GST (RRP).</p>
<p>Technology
3 x 0.54” LCD</p>
<p>Format
16:9, switchable to 4:3</p>
<p>Resolution
Wide Panel 858 x 480</p>
<p>Color display
16.7 m colors simultaneously</p>
<p>Contrast ratio
600:1</p>
<p>Lamp; durability
130 W lamp; up to 2,000 operating hours/3,000 operating hours in Eco mode</p>
<p>Computer formats
VGA, SVGA/XGA compressed</p>
<p>Horizontal / Vertical frequency
15-93 KHz/ 50-85 KHz</p>
<p>Video compatibility
PAL, SECAM, NTSC, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i,</p>
<p>Video mode
16:9/4:3, Standard/Movie/Game</p>
<p>Lens
Manual focus, F=2, 3, digital zoom</p>
<p>Keystone correction
Vertical</p>
<p>Throw distance
0.75 – 2.5 m</p>
<p>Diagonal image size
0.76 – 3.0 m</p>
<p>Inputs
RGB (D-sub15 x 1), Component (YPbPr) Video, S-Video, Composite Video (RCA x 1), SCART, Audio (RCA x 2 (L/R)</p>
<p>Extras
Faroudja video scaler, Eco mode</p>
<p>Integrated loudspeaker
5W + 5W</p>
<p>Audio mode
Normal Stereo/Surround</p>
<p>Fan noise
Very silent, only 28 dB in Eco Mode</p>
<p>Power supply
AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz</p>
<p>Weight
3.5 kg</p>
<p>Dimensions (w x h x d)
32.0 x 13.1 x 32.0 cm (w x h x d) incl. base</p>
<p>Accessories: Remote control, adapter for YPbPr, SCART adapter, power supply cable, operating manual</p>
<p>If would like any further information or would like to arrange a product review, please contact Caroline Hendra or Sally Robinson at Howorth Communications on (02) 9904 4533 or email pr@howorth.com.au.</p>

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