Q: What is the 3M™ Mobile Projector MP300?
A: The 3M Mobile Projector MP300 is a battery operated projector and can also project images from MHL and HDMI enabled smartphones, tablets, computers and DVD Players. Additional cables may be required.
Q: What is MHL?
A: This is a new digital video and audio interface for smartphones, and other portable devices as well as TVs. MHL allows your device to send video and audio to the projector over a single cable while the projector charges your device. Additionally, you can control some or all of the features on the portable device using the projector's remote control.
Q: What is the difference between MHL™ and HDMI®?
A: Even though a display has an HDMI input, does not mean it is MHL enabled. Most MHL enabled displays such as the 3M Mobile Projector MP300 are compatible with both MHL and HDMI enabled devices. In addition to playing back video and audio from a MHL enabled device, a MHL enabled display can charge and control the device. For a list of MHL enabled devices, please refer to http://www.mhlconsortium.org/productlist.
Q: Can I turn off the projector's lamp and continue to listen to audio?
A: Yes, press the Lamp On/Off button on the remote control. Press again to turn the lamp back on.
Q: How do I clean the projector lens?
A: A cotton swab is a good tool for cleaning the lens. When cleaning the lens‚ hold the lens in place using the focus knob and then gently remove the dust and dirt. Do not use harsh chemicals such as acetone. Harsh chemicals will damage the lens and other plastic parts.
Battery and Charging
Q: How long does it take to charge the battery?
A: It takes about three hours to fully charge the battery. The projector charges faster when turned off.
Q: How long will the battery last once it is charged?
A: When the battery is brand new and fully charged‚ the battery will last up to two and a half hours in standard lamp mode and up to three and a half hours in eco lamp mode.
Q: What happens if I overcharge the battery?
A: There are protection circuits in the projector and battery that prevent over charging.
Q: If my battery is dead‚ can I use the power adapter to power the projector?
A: Yes, when the battery is dead the power adapter will power the projector.
Image and Video
Q: What is the native resolution of the projector?
A: WVGA (854×480)
Q: Does the 3M Mobile Projector MP300 have a menu system?
A: Yes. There is menu system for adjusting brightness, contrast, lamp mode, display mode, and video mode.
Q: Can the Mobile Projector MP300 project in widescreen?
A: Yes. The 3M Mobile Projector MP300 is a 16:9 projector.
Q: What else can I connect to the projector?
A: You can connect most HDMI or MHL compatible devices to the projector. Examples of these devices are smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, game consoles, and computers.
Q: What resolutions are supported by the projector?
Accessories and Replacement Parts
A: The projector supports 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p.
Q: Are there any replacement parts in the projector?
A: There are no replacement parts for the projector.
Q: Can I replace the lamp?
A: NO. The light source is a set of LEDs and cannot be replaced. The LEDs life time is 20,000 hours.