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Toshiba TDP ET20U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Toshiba TDP ET20U. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and usability. The size and design are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price.

image quality, design, size, usability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba TDP ET20U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Toshiba TDP ET20U from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the image quality. The size is also appreciated.

size, image quality

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This summary is based on the products: TOSHIBA TDP-ET20U DVD ProjectorTOSHIBA TDP-ET20U DVD Projector

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : staff (

Toshiba TDP-ET20 review


A big image from a short distance

Good short throw performance ; Impressive speaker output

Flakey surround sound performance ; Disappointing resolution

Has some distinct positives but poor resolution and a variety of sound niggles let it down

Apr, 2007

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Toshiba TDP-ET20 review


The most stylish projector here, Toshiba's TDP-ET20 is smooth, egg shaped and finished in metallic black.

Mar, 2007

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Toshiba TDP-ET20


Most projectors need to be a long way from the screen to deliver massive pictures, but not this DLP model from Toshiba. It uses an ultra short-focus lens to generate a 2.5m (100in) image when placed just 1.3m from the screen

Good short throw performance, Impressive speaker output

Flakey surround sound performance, Disappointing resolution

Has some distinct positives but poor resolution and a variety of sound niggles let it down

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Toshiba TDP-ET20U Multimedia DVD Projector


The Toshiba TDP-ET20U projector works well for standard-definition TV and includes its own DVD player.

Native widescreen format with 480p resolution. Includes DVD player and audio system. Short throw.

DLP rainbow effect. Does relatively better with standard video than with DVDs. Mediocre audio quality.

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Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (

Colors are muted


All-in-one DVD player and projector provides convenient home-theater-in-box.

Eye-catching design, Can position close to screen or wall

Colors are muted

Dec, 2006

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Toshiba TDP-ET20


Optoma did this before, but the Toshiba is a better performer – it's a clever idea, and well-executed

Sep, 2008

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Toshiba TDP-ET20


Very cool

Bright - lots of lumens for use in family rooms, etc., without having to fully darken the room ; Very good warranty ; Cool looking unit ; Sits very close to the screen ; Feels like excellent build quality ; Excellent selection of inputs ; Internal DVD...

Lack of color temperature controls, and the projector's preset modes are all too "cool" for ideal movie watching ; Remote control has button crowding, especially the DVD transport controls

Fun product. The kids will love it. This is a bonus room hit, just picture your kids - or you, spending even more time - watching TV, playing video games, watching movies, on a screen or wall that dwarfs the largest plasma displays or big screen TVs

Mar, 2007

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Toshiba TDP-ET20 in Review


ET20 design of the futuristic and coated with the black shiny look like a helmet of Darth Vader. This projector has a DVD player and integrated speakers, as the place that can be hidden in the bottom row over the controls. Built-in DVD player can read...

Good design, feature complete enough

DVD player hidden location, cooling fan is still audible

Nov, 2008

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For those of you who never watch the movie Star Wars, the design of the futuristic ET20 and coated with the black shiny look like a helmet of Darth Vader. This projector is made as the all-in-one home cinema system that is suitable for rooms that are...

Easy Carry


Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Compact and portable, the Toshiba TDP ET20 home cinema projector offers awe-inspiring pictures to suit any room size. This is super screen home cinema in your home, with a heart-of-the-action experience, edge-of-the-seat excitement, white-knuckle tension and breathtaking visual impact. Take a step closer to the cinema experience in your home with a stunning-quality projected image. A projector may be compact, discreet and portable, but it offers the potential for a larger image size than any conventional TV. A projector gives you maximum home cinema experience. You can place the projector on a coffee table between you and the screen for a completely unobstructed view. A compact high-end amplifier and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system are built into the projection unit, keeping your home cinema system totally compact and portable. The ET20 is the definitive 'plug-and-play' one stop home entertainment system. Not simply a projector, the ET20 also features an integral DVD player, amplifier, sub woofer and 5 speaker Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system.


Display diagonal:1.4


Bulb power:230
Service life of lamp:3000

Lens System


Other features

Analogue video signal:NTSC/PAL/SECAM
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Audio input:1x mini jack, 1 x coaxial
Digital keystone correction:Vertical +/- 40°, Horizontal +/- 30°
Dimensions (WxDxH):343.5 x 321.6 x 155.3 / 344 x 322 x 155
I/O ports:1 x RGB (D-sub 15pin), composite video, S-video, component video 3 x RCA, audio (mini jack), SPDIF coaxial
Lens system:F = 2.4 / f = 7.56 mm
Objective picture size:0.65
Output:SPDIF coaxial
Power requirements:100 - 240V; 50-60Hz / AC100-240V, 50 / 60Hz
Resolution:409.920 / 854 x 480
Video in:2 x RCA, 1x S-Video, 1x HDMI


Horizontal scan range:15 - 82
Noise Level:34
Vertical scan range:15 - 85 / 50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):420


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1 / 2500:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:±30
Keystone correction, vertical:±40
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection distance:0.2 - 1.6 / 0.34 - 1.81
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1100 / 1200
Projector native resolution:WVGA (854x480)
Screen size compatibility:21.8 - 86.4

Weight & Dimensions