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3M MP225a Pico Projector Review

A deplorably designed pico projector.

March 25, 2012
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Input Ports

Just one proprietary port here, with a couple of possible interchangeable adapters. There is only one included cord with the MP225A, a connection to Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, or iPod. The other cord is sold separately, and can connect to a VGA source, a much more versatile connection that can be adapted into AV and DVI hookups. These adaptations will require more cords however, so you will need to purchase two separate connectors if you are trying to work with an Apple laptop.

Input Ports Callout

All the ports are listed below.

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Placement

The placement of the singular port is on the back. We wouldn't want to see this port located anywhere else, so uh, good job?

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Menus & Manual

There is no menu system on the MP225A. This makes setup incredibly easy because there are no settings to manipulate even if you wanted to. You will rely on the interface of the connected device to operate this projector.

The manual does not cover much, less functionality and more proper disposal and warnings. Functionality is rather limited and simple, so the manual is more of a formality than anything else.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity & Media
  9. Power, Noise & Heat
  10. Optoma Pico PK320 Comparison
  11. Aiptek PocketCinema V50 Comparison
  12. AAXA Technologies P4 Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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