Toshiba projector small, light and closed caption-capable

Today Toshiba announced the TLP-X100U projector. Slim and lightweight, it weighs in at 4 pounds while measuring less than 3 inches high. The affordable portable has a MSRP of $839.

For that price you get a couple of cool features, most notably the ability to view closed captioning. Perfect for throwing movies on the wall at noisy bars or parties. It also incorporates Toshiba’s “Blackboard” function which color corrects for a variety of surfaces. Users tell the machine what color the surface is (like a green “blackboard”) and the projector compensates. Certainly helpful to anybody who has ever tried to watch a movie on an odd-colored surface while everybody was talking.

Click on through for some specs…

— Display Technology: 0.63 inches 3LCD
— Aspect Ratio: 4:3
— Native Resolution: XGA 1024 x 768
— Brightness: 2,200 ANSI lumens
— Contrast Ratio: 600:1
— Projection Method: Front, rear and ceiling
— Color Reproduction: Full 16.7 million colors
— Projection Screen Size: 30-300 inches
— Projection Distance: 2.9-35.9 feet
— Input Terminal:
RGB Input 1: 1 x D-sub 15 (shared as component video)

RGB Input 2: 1 x D-sub 15 (shared by mechanical switch from RGB output)
Video: 1 x S-video; 1 x RCA for composite video
RGB Audio: 1 x stereo mini-jack
— Output Terminal:
RGB: 1 x D-sub 15-pin (shared by mechanical switch from RGB input 2)
Audio: 1 x Stereo mini-jack (variable output)
— Input Signal Format:

Color Difference: HDTV/DTV (480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p)

RGB: VGA, SVGA, XGA (native), WXGA/SXGA/UXGA (compressed)
— Other Terminal:
RS-232C: 1 x RS232 (D-sub 9-pin)
— Weight: 4.0 pounds
— Dimensions: 10.6″ W x 2.8″H x 7.4″D
— Warranty: Three-year limited warranty on parts and labor. One-year limited warranty on the lamp or 500 hours, whichever comes first.