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Toshiba TDPMT700

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Thread Starter 
Anyone know anything about the Toshiba TDPMT700 front projector? It seems like it's coming in under the radar thanx to the popularity of the Panasonic AE700U. I for one held of my purchase of the 700 because of the buzz it's getting from CES held in early January.
post #2 of 2952
I'm in the same boat, held off a purchase of the Sharp to check out the Toshiba. I'm hoping reports start coming soon.
post #3 of 2952
Not sure if its coming in under the radar as its already been mentioned a couple of times on AVS. It will, like the Benq PE7700, be one of the first Po Folks 720P DLP projectors. I think it or the Benq is suppose to be out next month or in April, but I do not have the official Toshiba announcement in front of me to refer to.
post #4 of 2952
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I highly doubt its like the Infocus 7700 due to the specs I've seen so far, still I'm hoping its as good as I've read because if this is the case I'm not purchasing the Panny 700.
post #5 of 2952
what are the supposed specs on the 7700? i too have been close to pulling the trigger on the panny 700...but haven't yet.

i've heard six-segment, 5x speed color wheel, and has ratings of 1000 ANSI lumens and 2000:1 contrast and HDMI.
post #6 of 2952
Well, its been three more weeksn any any new information?
post #7 of 2952
Quote:
Originally posted by broadwayblue
what are the supposed specs on the 7700? i too have been close to pulling the trigger on the panny 700...but haven't yet.

i've heard six-segment, 5x speed color wheel, and has ratings of 1000 ANSI lumens and 2000:1 contrast and HDMI.

Hi, you can find the official spec sheet from BenQ on the 7700 in the link below

Link about 7700 (swedish)
http://www.component.se/forum/index.php?showtopic=2269

Spec from BenQ (english)
http://www.component.se/docs/product...e7700_0217.doc

cheers

/Par

edit: added direct link to sheet
post #8 of 2952
I just called Toshiba and they don't even have the MT700 in their system.
post #9 of 2952
I saw a pre-sample of MT700 already a couple of weeks ago - it was not performing well at the time. I hope to get at productionsample for review before end of March.

If I remember I will post impressions in this thread

cheers

/Par

edit:clarifications
post #10 of 2952
If price is your primary consideration this is your projector, It can retail for less than 2700.
post #11 of 2952
Wow, froogle "TDPMT700" gives two results already. Out of stock of course but it's encouraging.
post #12 of 2952
Thread Starter 
Due to the fact that panny just added a 200.00 rebate if you purchase before May 1, 2005 the latest dlp's will have to have a nice price drop for me to cinsider a purchase of a thousand dollars more. I just don't see the value there because everyone knows as soon as the 1080p projectors come down in price we will all want to upgrade. Who can't deal with the panny for a year and a half or so? I know it will make me wait easily.
post #13 of 2952
Brochure courtesy of Toshiba Canada

I'm not sure I like the fratboy image they're giving of the MT700 potential buyers...
post #14 of 2952
Thread Starter 
Yeah it does make it look like a toy for kids rather then a serious home theater product.
post #15 of 2952
The Toshiba brochure posted above has the CR at 2500:1. I seem to remember that during CES the press release was for 2000:1 while the Benq PE7700 claimed 2500:1. I guess Toshiba decided to match Benq's claimed CR.
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Looks like 4X color wheel- not what I expected
post #17 of 2952
I read on a previous post that it was switchable between 4x and 5x.
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Curious, what reason for offering a switchable CW speed?
post #19 of 2952
Doesn't the toshiba use faroudja?
post #20 of 2952
Quote:


Originally posted by TheFerret
Curious, what reason for offering a switchable CW speed?

Faster CW - less rainbows, more posterization / banding / false countours / motion dithering / whatever

Slower CW - more rainbows, less posterization / banding / etc etc

You choose your poison.

Already implemented on the Mitsubishi HC2000.

Quote:


Doesn't the toshiba use faroudja?

Yeah it does, and it is indeed mentioned on the brochure.
post #21 of 2952
Also, 6X x PAL 50 Hz = 300 Hz, 5x x 60 Hz = 300 Hz; this is what the NEC HT1000 did
post #22 of 2952
Jeffcom or Grubert, where (URL?) did you read that it was 4x or selectable? thx.
post #23 of 2952
quack724

Go to Grubert's post at 5:35am today and click his link for the brochure.

On the spec sheet see "color wheel RGBRGB X4" This is a six segment color wheel, four speed.

Not heard about selectable speed. Hope there is. Need 5x to minimize rainbows.
post #24 of 2952
Jeffcom, thanks..I see it. hmm...is that why it's MSRP is lower than the Sharp XV-Z2000? I was told the Sharp has a 5x.
post #25 of 2952
Quote:


Originally posted by quack724
Jeffcom or Grubert, where (URL?) did you read that it was 4x or selectable? thx.

I read it back in September '04 on the first thread on this projector: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=446554

Quote:


Wheel RGBRGB x4 / x5, user can swith mode
post #26 of 2952
Quack 724
You raise a good question. I too thought the Z2000 has 5x wheel. Also figured the BenQ7700 and Toshiba MT-700 are to compete head to head- at a better price point, as these models are coming out 6-12 months later.

Beginning to see that there may or may not be some substantial differences between these three PJ's. Anybody know what CW speed is on the Sharp? Not found on Sharp's own literature I got at Cedia!!

Thanks Grubert for the above link. Am also interested as to what silicon chipset Sharp put in the Z2000. I sure hope the selectable CW is a reality.
post #27 of 2952
Could someone who has the MT700 brochure post it here or host it? The link doesn't seem to work for me at the moment.

I can host it as well if someone emails it to me. zmetz@cableone.net

I'm dying to know what the throw will be on this unit. Does the brochure mention it, or has it been posted anywhere?
post #28 of 2952
Missed the Swedish link. It has the throw info for the Benq 7700: 100" at 9.8. Assuming that 100" is diagonal then this would roughly match the Benq 8700 throw.

This is awesome because I have a small room and would love to push this right to the edge of SDE .

I think this is the one for me... mmmm.

Any idea of the throw for the MT700?


Anyone lurkers out there worried about 4x vs. 5x should try to find a 4805 to look at. I too was scared of rainbows. Not a problem on my 4805 for me, even shooting on a 60" wide screen with no ND filter. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones who's not too rainbow aware.

After being tempted by the H77 deal and reading about their clayface problems, I personally will take less posterization.
post #29 of 2952
Here's a thread with the MT700 brochure: MT700

Looks like a very similar throw to the 7700.

I like the dorm guy target market. Those fools want a huge screen for their video games, which made the throw short. That'll be great for my Xbox/Xbox 360.

Hmmm, now where'd I put my keg and my grunge knit cap...
post #30 of 2952
Thread Starter 
Wow so much antisapation. I feel like this is the final two minutes in a football game and we need to go 99 yards for the winning score. So intense are these forums the past few days that I'm losing sleep LOL. I'm tired of waiting!
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