3M MP8650 Projector Review

True SVGA resolution and 1,000 lumens aren’t the only reasons the 3M MP8650 Multimedia Projector is a more powerful choice for your multimedia presentations. It also offers all-in-one compatibility, easy setup, “plug and play” simplicity and outstanding reliability, service and support. Everything you’d expect from 3M, the power brand in electronic projection.



  • 1,000 ANSI lumens of brightness delivers brilliant images, even in fully lit rooms, auditoriums and large conference settings
  • True SVGA (800 x 600 pixel) resolution matches that of today’s SVGA notebooks and desktop computers, so your presentation looks as good to your audience as it did to you when you created it
  • Active-matrix TFT LCD technology for high quality, true-color images
  • Four input channels allow simultaneous connection of up to two computer and two video sources, with easy switching between them
  • IBM/PC and Macintosh compatible (SVGA, VGA)
  • Built-in video (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, S-VHS)
  • VirtualMouse remote with power zoom and power focus lets you access all the controls of the projector, keeping you in command from almost anywhere in the room
  • Monitor loop-through allows you to simultaneously watch your desktop monitor while the audience views the big screen
  • Built-in speaker
  • Audio output allows you to hook up external speakers, and you can control the volume with the remote
  • Can also be ceiling-mounted or set up for rear projection

Technical Specifications:


  • LCD Type: (3) 3.2″ Active-matrix TFT panels
  • Resolution: 800 (w) x 600 (h) pixels (SVGA)
  • Colors: 16.7 million (maximum)
  • Contrast Ratio: 150:1 (typical)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.3:1
  • Zoom Lens: 1:1.6
  • Screen Size: 20″ (minimum) to 300″ (maximum) diagonal
  • Horizontal Scan: 15-50 kHz
  • Vertical Scan: 56-85 Hz
  • Input Terminals:

    S-Video: (2) Mini DIN 4-pin
    Video: (2) RCA jack
    Audio: (2) RCA jack
    RGB: (2)Mini-D-sub 15-pin

  • Lamp Type: 350 W, DC metal halide
  • Lamp Life: 1,000 hours (typical)
  • Dimensions: 28.1 cm (Il.l”)w x 35.6 cm (14″)h x 48.6 cm (19.1″)d
  • Weight: 14 kg (31 Ibs.)
  • Operating Temperature: O°C (32°F) to 35°C (95°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C (-4°F) to 60°C (140°F)
  • Power Consumption: 475 watts (maximum)
  • Power Supply: AC 90-132 VAC
  • Regulatory Approvals: FCC Part 15, Class A
  • Warranty: One-year limited warranty on parts and labour. See warranty for details.
  • Output Terminals:

    Audio: (2) RCA jack
    RGB: (1)Mini-D-sub 15-pin

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