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Toshiba Announces SVGA, DCDi Video Technology Projector

2000 ANSI lumens, $2,999 (December 18, 2001)
Toshiba Imaging Systems introduced its TDP-S3, an economically priced, ultra high-brightness digital projector for users who want to deliver powerful, attention-grabbing multimedia presentations in a variety of environments.

At less than six pounds, the TDP-S3 is light enough for the frequent traveler to take along in an overnight tote or notebook computer bag, yet with its 2000 ANSI lumen brightness and optional expansion module for upgraded connectivity, it also meets the requirements for ceiling installation in conference and class rooms, auditoriums and training facilities.

The TDP-S3 is suited for shared use between group members and departments, and sports an impressive list of attributes that will make every presentation a success. Outstanding new features include: Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing technology for maximum visual impact in a small footprint; variable brightness settings (2000 or 1600 lumens); quiet operation (>39dB); Digital Keystone Correction; Native SVGA (800 x 600) resolution; 400:1 contrast ratio; a built-in 3-Watt audio system; a wireless remote; and Faroudja(TM) DCDi (Directional Correlational De-Interlacing) technology for the highest resolution picture with smooth and natural edges offering the ultimate in accuracy and detail.

Continuing to provide IT professionals with options to enhance their presentations, Toshiba built into the TDP-S3 the compatibility to employ an optional snap-on expansion module that converts it from a lightweight portable unit to a conference room powerhouse with the advanced connectivity needed to create exciting multimedia presentations using DVD players, HDTV, camcorders, digital photography and gaming consoles. This revolutionary concept allows an IT department to instantly upgrade their presentation technology for far less than purchasing a new projector, a benefit that translates into a longer service for the projector and higher investment return. Cost of the expansion module is $499 (U.S).

Without the module, the user-friendly TDP-S3 offers data compatibility with VGA, SVGA, Macintosh and 1080i/720p HDTV, as well as video compatibility with NTSC, PAL, SECAM, PAL-M and PAL-N signals. However, by simply snapping-on the expansion module, presenters are given an immediate gateway to explore a wider spectrum of data, video and control options, including dual computer input and RS-232 for integration systems.

Like all Toshiba products, learning to use the TDP-S3 is simple and trouble-free. The M1-DA analog connector with USB assures compatibility with Windows and Macintosh PCs, while the manual zoom lens, digital keystone correction (+/- 20 degrees) and secure elevator foot makes it easy the get the best image size, focus and position every time. For greater versatility, there are front/rear and ceiling/desktop projection methods.

Toshiba backs the TDP-S3 projector with an exclusive two-year warranty on parts and labor, as well as a 90-day warranty on the 270-Watt SHP, 2000-hour lamp. The TDP-S3 ships standard with the following accessories: analog cable; video cables, feature-rich remote control; power cord; and carrying case. It is available through the web site or by calling 1-800-316-0920. The estimated street price is $2,999.

For more information, U.S. customers call 1-800-288-1354. Fax, 1-800-470-9390. Or visit Toshiba on the Web at

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