Toshiba Launches Affordable 4.8-Pound Mobile Projector : TDP-SP1U Projector Features 2,200 ANSI Lumens, DLP(R) BrilliantColor(TM) Technology and Value-Added Features for $719

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Building upon its leadership in the small projector category, Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the company's latest lightweight and affordable projector, the TDP-SP1U®. Priced at just $7191 (MSRP), the 4.8-pound projector features impressive color fidelity with DLP® BrilliantColor™ technology, an extended lamp life of up to 4,000 hours in economy mode and is suitable for digital home entertainment, video gaming, classroom installation and mobile business presentations.

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Priced affordably, the TDP-SP1U is versatile enough to provide users with a lightweight and substantial projector.

With a combination of portability and functionality, the TDP-SP1U projector offers an excellent value with its 2,200 ANSI lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio (full on/full off), and native SVGA 800 x 600 resolution. To further expand the projector's capabilities, the TDP-SP1U projector also includes an RS232 port for easy integration with AV network control systems in government, corporate and education markets.

"As an innovator in mobile computing technology, Toshiba has added the affordable TDP-SP1U to its lineup of award-winning projectors for consumers and business professionals who need a presentation device that can deliver impressive display technology, value-added features and a lower total cost of ownership," said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "Priced affordably, the TDP-SP1U is versatile enough to provide users with a lightweight and substantial projector."

For professional image quality often found on more expensive projectors, the affordable TDP-SP1U projector also features a rich, vibrant DLP® BrilliantColor™ display technology which utilizes up to six separate colors: red, blue, green, cyan, yellow and magenta for a wider variety of accurate, vibrant colors that won't fade over time. BrilliantColor™ display technology can enable up to a 50 percent increase in brightness.

Providing lamp life efficiency, the Toshiba TDP-SP1U projector's lamp is designed to last up to 3,000 hours in standard mode and up to 4,000 hours in economy mode. The Toshiba TDP-SP1U is also a filter-free DLP projector. This technology keeps damaging dust particles from collecting on the projectors imaging elements and therefore may reduce the cost of ownership by requiring one less part to replace, less maintenance and by extending the projector's lamp life. The projector is covered by Toshiba's two-year standard limited warranty2.

The Toshiba TDP-SP1U is currently available through Toshiba's authorized distributors, VARs, mail-order outlets and

The Toshiba TDP-SP1U projector also includes the following leading edge features:

Manual digital keystone correction; Automatic setup on a fully-loaded presentation remote to ensure worry-free, professional presentations even in the most unforgiving environments; Password protection and key-lock function to help prevent unauthorized use; HDTV/DTV compatible for connectivity to a cable or satellite set-top box for viewing high-definition television; Advanced connection options including one computer input (shared as component), composite and S-video inputs, audio in and variable output capabilities; Special monitor-out capabilities to display and view images on a monitor and screen simultaneously, allowing presenters to face their audience rather than turning around to read slides as they appear on the screen; A 2.0 watt speaker for enhanced presentations; Whisper-quiet operation of only 30 decibels (dB) (in low mode) - quieter than a soft conversation. Toshiba TDP-SP1U projector specifications:

Model           Toshiba TDP-SP1U Display Technology Panel Size 0.55" DMD DLP® Aspect Ratio 4:3 Projection Lens Standard Lens 1.1x Manual Zoom/Manual Focus F/f (mm) F = 2.4 - 2.6, f = 21.81 - 23.77mm Throw Ratio   1.95 - 2.15:1 Light Source   180W (150W in economy mode) Projection Method   Front, Rear, Ceiling Color Reproduction   Full 16.7 Million Colors Projection Screen Size (Diagonal)   23.9 – 300 inches Projection Distance   3.3 feet - 39.4 feet Projection Distance for 100" Screen (Diagonal)   13.1 feet (Wide) - 14.5 feet (Tele) Compatible Scanning Frequency Horizontal (kHZ) 31.4kHz - 68.7kHz Vertical (Hz) 56Hz - 85Hz Input Terminal RGB 1 x D-sub 15 Video 1x S-video; 1x RCA for Composite Video RGB Audio 1 x stereo mini-jack Output Terminal RGB 1 x D-sub 15 Terminal (shared with In/Out) Audio 1x Stereo mini jack (variable output level) Input Signal Format Video NTSC, PAL, SECAM Color Difference HDTV/DTV (480p/480i/576i/576p/720p/1080i), DVD RGB VGA, SVGA (true), XGA/SXGA (compressed) Other Terminal RS-232C Yes (D-sub 9pin) USB No Internal Speaker   2.0-Watt Monaural External Dimensions (W x H x D)   10.6" x 7.4" x 3.4" Power Consumption   250W Power Source   100-240V (50/60Hz) Service Replacement Lamp   TLP-LV9 Box Contents Remote control with batteries Power cord RGB cable CD-ROM User's Manual     Soft Carrying Bag Green Statement

Toshiba strongly believes in corporate social responsibility and is committed to taking certain actions to help protect the environment. Toshiba has set an environmental goal to double its ecological efficiency by 2010, while currently manufacturing its products to meet the Restriction on Hazardous Substances3 standard (RoHS). All Toshiba projectors are RoHS-compatible, reducing harmful environmental effects by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$76 billion. For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at

© 2008 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. DLP® and BrilliantColor are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

1. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price."

2. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranties are available at

3. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC, Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Toshiba requires its projector component suppliers to meet RoHS requirements and verifies its suppliers' commitment to meeting RoHS requirements by conducting component sampling inspections during the product design approval process.

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