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40

Overall Score

3M X66

A 3 year old and poor value for money 400:1 1024 x 768 projector
400 XGA (1024x768) No 36dB Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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3M X66 Review

With low running costs and at over 3 years old, we have scored the 3M X66 as follows for Summary.
17
Poor
44
Average Features
46
3 Years Old
59
£74 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

Sony multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £74 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,849 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Quite low contrast ratio (typical)
Very short service life of lamp

3M X66 In-Depth Analysis

Features

1024 X 768 Resolution

The 3M X66 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most data projectors. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Average Noise Level

The 3M X66's noise level of 36dB is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 66% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The 3M X66's contrast ratio (typical) of only 400 is in the lowest 2% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the 3M X66 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 40% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all multimedia projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h. The 3M X66's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is in the shortest 8% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The 3M X66 has a built-in speaker. 75% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The 3M X66 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb power of the 3M X66 of only 200W is in the smallest 23% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Carrying Case

The 3M X66 has a carrying case. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the 3M X66 does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released in July 2014.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The X66 has an average running cost of £74 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,849 data projectors.

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