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3M X46

3M X46 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
The 3M Digital Projector X46 features 4,000 lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio for exceptional picture quality. Backed by the 3M brand for superior performance and reliability, the... More
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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 3M X46 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite 935W[plb_1875522_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The 3M X46 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a similar age and type to the X46. Across all multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of data projectors of a similar type and age to the X46 range from 1W to 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.8W. At 16 Watts, the 3M X46 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the X46.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of projectors of this type and age range from 2,500h to 10,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 6,000 hours, the 3M X46 has one of the longest service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the X46, the 3M X46 does not support full HD.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support full HD including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the X46, the 3M X46 does not support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this multimedia projector and we think the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 3M X46 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the X46 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Lamp Power (economic Mode)

Multimedia projectors of this age and type have lamp power (economic mode)s of between 140W and 6,000W. At only 140 Watts, the 3M X46 has a fairly dim lamp power (economic mode) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the X46.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 170W to 4,000W. At only 210 Watts, the 3M X46 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the X46.

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Very Low Vertical Synchronization (max)

The lowest vertical synchronization (max) of data projectors of a similar type and age to the X46 is 0.085kHz and the highest is 120kHz. The 3M X46 has a fairly low vertical synchronization (max) (only 0.12 kilohertz) compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the X46.

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Only One Lamps Quantity

The 3M X46 is a one lamps quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and type have between one and two lamps quantitys.

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5 Other reasons to consider the 3M X46

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the X46 is £114 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 87 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this 2000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The 3M X46 has a pretty average noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the X46.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq SP870[plb_1387494_price] (36dB), or the Sony VPLFH31[plb_1475953_price] (37dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the 3M X46 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the X46.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Networking Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £113.13
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the 3M X46uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 3m x46, 3m x46i

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