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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 Projectors for all reviews. Views about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The size and design are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors 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 Projectors on People are impressed by the image quality. The size is also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

May, 2018

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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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

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

Expert review by (

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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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

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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

Toshiba's TDP-ET20U is the optimum projector for users who expect and demand connectivity flexibility, usage versatility and performance at a tremendous value. With an integrated DVD player and 5.1-channel Dolby Pro Logic surround sound for true cinema sound quality, the TDP-ET20U delivers all the big screen drama, sound and excitement with "extreme short projection" capabilities. The TDP-ET20U can project up to a 100-inch screen image from just 3.9 feet away (screen sold separately). Ideal for movie nights, sports events, video games, digital photos and business presentations, the TDP-ET20U all-in-one projector is a complete solution for mobile professionals, teachers, businesses, and home entertainment. Other features unique to the TDP-ET20U are its sharp and clear display with 1100 Lumens brightness, 2000:1 high contrast ratio, and widescreen format with adjustable aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3. Toshiba's TDP-ET20U integrates the data, video and audio features necessary for flexible use such as business presentations, DVD movies, video games or viewing digital photos. The projector comes packaged in a sleek, black piano finish casing with one computer input (one RGB 15-pin), one video input for composite, one S-video, three component video via 3 x RCA, and one HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port. The TDP-ET20U offers simple, user-friendly input and output connectors on the front of the projector that replaces the maze of cabling behind the entertainment center.


Display Diagonal:0.55

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):420


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):13.5 x 12.7 x 6.1 / 13.5 x 12.7 x 6.11
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:25.6
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


Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 82
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 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in: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 colors:16.78 million colors
Objective projection distance:13.4 - 71.3 / 7.87 - 63
Projection distance:13.4 - 71.3 / 7.87 - 63
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1100 / 1200
Projector native resolution:WVGA (854x480)
Screen size compatibility:0.86 - 3.4

Weight & Dimensions