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Toshiba TDP ET20U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Toshiba TDP ET20U. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the noise and price. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

image quality, usability, design, size

price, noise

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 81/100 = 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 and size.

size, image quality

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

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

Jul, 2015

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-ET20U Multimedia DVD Projector


When Toshiba announced the TDP-ET20U Multimedia DVD Projector ($1,399 direct), it said the unit was aimed at both business and home-theater use. But my impression from looking at its features was that the emphasis was much more on home theater. That...

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

Despite a built-in DVD player, the Toshiba TDP-ET20U is optimized for standard video—and does a relatively better job with it than with DVDs.


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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: Richard Arrowsmith (

Toshiba TDP-ET20 review


Toshiba's ET20 is a one-stop solution for watching big screen films in a small space. You need less than a metre to plug-and-play with integrated DVD player and speakers, but images are average and the sound is almost irrelevant

Convenience ; Close projection ; Futuristic design ; Ease of use ; Acceptable image quality

Downscaled images ; Noisy fan ; Insubstantial sound

Leaving sound to one side, the unit's image quality is reasonably impressive, although you can get better performance for your money if you buy a dedicated projector. Pictures from the on-board DVD player are detailed and evenly balanced with sumptuous...

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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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

Consumer review by: KrnVet (

Simple and compact


This is my first projector so don't have much a comparion, but for the price, I think it's a great value. Extremely compact and fairly easy to position. Sometimes I wish I could manipulate the image better. Only wish my place wasn't so bright... as the...

Compact and Easy to Use

Image TOO Big

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: arya2008 (

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

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.