M1 mini Initial Setup

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Choosing a Location - Projector Orientation

Personal preference and room layout will decide the installation location. Consider the following:

  • Size and position of your screen.
  • Location of a suitable power outlet.
  • Location and distance between the projector and other equipment.
Location Description
Front Table The projector is placed near the floor in front of the screen.
Front Ceiling The projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling in front of the screen.
Rear Table[1] The projector is placed near the floor behind the screen.
Rear Ceiling[1] The projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling behind the screen.
  1. 1.0 1.1 A rear projection screen is required.

Projection Dimensions

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NOTE: (e) = Screen | (f) = Center of Lens

16:9 Image on a 16:9 Screen

(a) Screen Size (b) Projection Distance (c) Image Height Image Width
Minimum Maximum
in. cm in. m in. m in. cm in. mm
30 76.2 32.16 0.82 32.16 0.82 14.7 37.36 26.15 664
40 101.6 42.88 1.09 42.88 1.09 19.6 49.81 34.86 886
50 127 53.6 1.36 53.6 1.36 24.5 62.26 43.58 1107
60 152.4 64.32 1.63 64.32 1.63 29.4 74.72 52.29 1328
70 177.8 75.04 1.91 75.04 1.91 34.3 87.17 61.01 1550
80 203.2 85.76 2.18 85.76 2.18 39.2 99.62 69.73 1771
90 228.6 96.48 2.45 96.48 2.45 44.1 112.07 78.44 1992
100 254 107.2 2.72 107.2 2.72 49 124.53 87.16 2214
There is a 3% tolerance among these numbers due to optical component variations. It is recommended to physically test the projection size and distance before permanently installing the projector.

Top Plate Removal/Installation

The M1 mini Plus comes with different color top plates.

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To change the top plate:

  1. Remove the top plate by carefully prying up one corner and lifting the top plate off (as shown above).
  2. To install a top plate, line up the circular hole and prongs located under the top plate with the spacing and holes of the projector. Gently press the top plate into place.