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3M MP8730 Projector

XGA Conference Room Projector


The 3M MP8730 Projector is a XGA Conference Room Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 550 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1024x768 . The internal 3LCD technology is an innovative 3-chip design that sets itself apart by delivering vibrant, true-to-life images with better color brightness and a wider color gamut. This projector was first available for purchase in January 2000 and has been by 3M. The 3M MP8730 projector was manufactured by Hitachi as the CP-X950W. This projector was also marketed as the ViewSonic PJ1000, and the Liesegang dv 300.


3M MP8730 Projector Specifications

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January 2000
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White Brightness
550 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (XGA)
Display Type
1.30" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing
Video Modes
Data Modes
MAX 1280x1024

Lamp Type
260W Metal Halide bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours
Lamp Model
EP1760  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
Powered zoom , Powered focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Throw Distance
2.4' - 56.7'
Digital Keystone

Projector Size
6.10" x 15.90" x 12.10"
18.6 lbs
Audible Noise
43.5 dB
Internal Speakers
2.0 Watts × 2
370 Watts 100V - 240V

Compare to the Competition

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ViewSonic PJ1000*
  • Resolution: 1024x768 3LCD
  • Brightness: 600 ANSI Lumens
  • Light Source: Bulb
  • Throw Distance: 12'-5" — 18'-7"
  • at Image Size: 100 "
NEC MultiSync MT1020*
  • Resolution: 1024x768 TFT LCD
  • Brightness: 600 ANSI Lumens
  • Light Source: Bulb
  • Throw Distance: 13'-1" — 16'-9"
  • at Image Size: 100 "
  • Resolution: 1024x768 3LCD
  • Brightness: 550 ANSI Lumens
  • Light Source: Bulb
NEC MultiSync MT1000*
  • Resolution: 1024x768 3LCD
  • Brightness: 450 ANSI Lumens
  • Light Source: Bulb
  • Throw Distance: 13'-1" — 16'-9"
  • at Image Size: 100 "
Epson PowerLite 7000XB*
  • Resolution: 1024x768 3LCD
  • Brightness: 650 ANSI Lumens
  • Light Source: Bulb
  • Throw Distance: 11'-0" — 14'-3"
  • at Image Size: 100 "

ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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