Movie Theater Video for the Masses

Toshiba TDP MT 200

TechnologyDLP, 1 Darkchip 2 DMD panel, 16/9 WVGA 854x480
Video standardsNTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM
Video format480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
PC compatibility640x480 to SXGA 1280x1024
Brightness750/600 ANSI lumens
Contrast ratio2500:1
Fan noise29 db in economy mode
Lamp life2,000/ 3,000 hours in economy mode

This DLP model is based on the new Texas Instruments DarkChip 2 chipset. It's supposed to improve the contrast ratio and black density. Texas Instruments also supplies the True Vision video processor, which eliminates video noise and improves overall image quality.

Handsome Is

The Toshiba MT 200 was shipped in a black carrying case which also holds the video cables (S-Video and 3-meter RCA composite), a power cable and the little remote control. The build quality of the product is excellent. The tasteful white pearl-like shell is very nicely set off by chromed buttons, giving the projector a look that's both restrained and modern. The navigation arrows are surrounded by a slight greenish halo of light that softly lights the buttons for operating the unit in semi-darkness. The luminous ring also serves as a pilot for lamp heating, fan operation and temperature. Under the projector are the usual feet - three on this model. They all have rubber pads to avoid slippage.