Sony VPL-FH36 vs Sony VPLFH31

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Sony VPL-FH36
Sony VPLFH31

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPL-FH36 is a 5,200 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Sony VPLFH31 is only a 4,300 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (1 ANSI lumens dimmer).
17% bigger lamp power Edit
The Sony VPL-FH36 has a lamp power of 330WW, however the Sony VPLFH31 is only a 275WW lamp power projector (55W smaller).
Five BNC input ports Edit
The number of BNC input ports on the Sony VPL-FH36 is five, but the Sony VPLFH31 only has one BNC input port.
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports on the Sony VPL-FH36 is two, but the Sony VPLFH31 only has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
5 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 4,000hh, but the Sony VPL-FH36 is only a 3,500hh service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1h shorter).
9% quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 is a 37dBdB noise level projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Sony VPL-FH36 (37dBdB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

5dB quieter noise level in economy mode Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 is a 30dBdB noise level (in economic mode) projector, whereas the Sony VPL-FH36 is a 35dBdB noise level (in economic mode) projector (5dB louder).
Cheaper by $870
The Sony VPLFH31 costs $870 less than the Sony VPL-FH36.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A lot shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Sony VPL-FH36 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 3,500hh, however the Sony VPLFH31 is a 4,000hh service life of lamp in economic mode projector (1h longer).
8% louder noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-FH36 is a 40dBdB noise level projector. That's 3dB louder than the Sony VPLFH31 (37dBdB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Louder noise level in economy mode Edit
Sony VPL-FH36 is 35dBdB noise level (in economic mode), but the Sony VPLFH31 is a 30dBdB noise level (in economic mode) projector (5dB quieter).
More expensive by $870
The Sony VPL-FH36 is $870 more expensive than the Sony VPLFH31.
Fewer sellers
The Sony VPL-FH36 is only stocked by 3 shops, but the Sony VPLFH31 is stocked by 4 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
5 Reasons Against
25% dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 has a projector brightness of 4,300 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens, however the Sony VPL-FH36 is a 5,200 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (1 ANSI lumens brighter).
Smaller lamp power Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 has a lamp power of 275WW, but the Sony VPL-FH36 is a 330WW lamp power projector (55W bigger).
Only one BNC input port Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 is a one BNC input port projector, whereas the Sony VPL-FH36 only has five BNC input ports.
Only one VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Sony VPLFH31 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector, whereas the Sony VPL-FH36 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Older by six months
The Sony VPLFH31 is six months older than the Sony VPL-FH36.

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Projector

Contrast Ratio
 2000:1
 2000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
5,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
4,300 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
0.76" 0.76"
Brightness in Economy Mode
3,900 ANSI lumens
BEST
3,400 ANSI lumens
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
 1.6:1
Projection Distance
1.02 - 15.24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 600 40 - 600
Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
3,500h 4,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 UHP
 UHP
Lamp Power
330W
BEST
275W
Lamp Service Life
3,500h
BEST
3,000h

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.6x 1.6x
Vertical Lens Shift Range
0 - 60 0 - 60
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-32 - 32 -32 - 32
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
BNC Input Port
5
BEST
1
S-Video Input
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Audio Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2
BEST
1

Performance

Noise Level
40dB 37dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
35dB 30dB
BEST
Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,365BTU/h
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 92 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
48 - 92 47 - 93
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 ARA
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HUN
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DUT
 ARA
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HUN
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
10.4W 0.3W
BEST
Typical Power Consumption
460W 400W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operational Range
35 - 85 35 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
8.3kg 8.3kg
Height
148mm 134mm
BEST
Depth
477mm 463mm
BEST
Width
390mm 390mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
BEST
 AC
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