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is toshiba mt 500 an infocus ?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by rickyd, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. rickyd

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    Hi
    could any of you knowlegeable guys tell me if the mt 500 is a clone of a infocus projector? and if so which one.
    Thanks
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    Hi there, The Toshiba TDP-MT500 is NOT a clone of any Infocus projectors but is purely a Toshiba model. The Toshiba Infocus clones are the Toshiba TDP-MT8U ( based on the Infocus Screenplay 7200) and the older Toshiba TDP-MT5U (based on the Infocus Screenplay 110)

    Hope this helps,
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    Thanks danny
    I was offered the tosh for £1,200 and told it was an high end infocus!!
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    No, it's not an Infocus. But saying that, it is a superb projector. If it's not too old, say a few months, then I would definately consider it for that price. Take a look at this review and see what you think:
    http://www.projectorcentral.com/toshiba_mt500.htm

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    Maybe you could know the seller down when you tell them that it is definately NOT an Infocus !!! Offer a grand or £1100.
     
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    The new price for one of these ranges from about £1650-£1800 so if it's fairly new and has transferable warranty, £1200 isnt too bad.
     
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    Hi
    The price is for a brand new one!! www.tunedin.co.uk
    Do you think that its better than the infocus 4805?
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    Yes, I would say it is better than the 4805. It has a higher resolution, equal contrast, a better 6 segement 5x speed colour wheel as opposed the 4805's 6 segment 4 speed colour wheel so should reduce any risk of rainbows. A point worth keeping in mind though is that it should be ceiling mounted or used on a coffee table, NOT on a rear shelf as it is 12 inches deep and the exhaust( which dissipates the heat) exits out of the rear so needs plenty of space behind it which makes a wall mounted rear shelf a no-no !
    The 4805 is fantastic for the money ( I actually own one) but the Toshiba is much more money normally and offers slightly better specs. £1200 for a brand new one is a bargain ! £100 cheaper than the 4805.
     

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