updated 09:45 am EDT, Tue September 18, 2007
Toshiba PX10U Projector
Toshiba on Tuesday shipped out the TDP-PX10U, one of its lightest projectors yet but also a model capable of driving a home theater as well as a presentation. Weighing in at 2.9 pounds and about 2.6 inches thick, the DLP-based unit is light and slim enough to fit in a briefcase but still outputs a native 1024x768 resolution with scaling support for HD signals up to 1080i. Image quality also withstands the rigors of less than ideal conditions with a relatively bright 2,200-lumen light source and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Small size is no obstacle and images up to 300 inches are possible with the right distance. A small 35-inch image is possible from as close as 5.3 feet
In presentations, the PX10U can also run completely computer-free by plugging in a USB flash or hard drive. Video input from outside computer or HD sources is provided through a single VGA port, with analog video supplied by RCA or S-video connections. With a two-watt built-in speaker, the PX10U is set to launch today for $999 through Toshiba and other channels.