Toshiba TLP 710U
Chapter 5: The Projector that Outshined the Predecessors
|Native Resolution:||XGA (1024 x 768)|
|AVS Name:||TLP, LBP|
|Approx. Tenure:||1999 - 2003|
The Toshiba TLP 710U was the first projector that fully embraced the dual role of video and data projection. Much brighter than the Proxima DP9200 units, they became the new standard of AVS projectors and were used heavily for the next several years while the other projectors sat on the shelves.
Ten TLP 710U projectors were initially purchased at the start of 1999 with another ten units acquired at the end of the 98-99 academic year. These units replaced the Proxima LB10's and because the 2nd generation of projectors to assume the "LBP" name. Unfortunately, these projectors were also noticed by other people and the TLP 710 was frequently stolen from the classrooms. In 2001, these thefts ultimately caused AVS to change its delivery policies.
After four solid years of classroom and event support, the TLP 710U projectors were retired in 2003 and replaced with a new brand. They were immediately sold off within the next few months with most units selling for $400.00.