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12 Reasons For
Good Expert Reviews
This data projector received a score of 80% from expert review website PC Mag.
Epson Projectors Have Good Reviews
We checked 735 owner and expert reviews for Epson multimedia projectors and found that on average Epson has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Epson has good ratings specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Good Product Quality
A few Epson VS345 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned “The Epson VS345 WXGA 3LCD Projector ($459.99) is a low-price yet capable model, with good image quality for both data” . Pcmag.com also wrote “The Epson VS345 provides good data- and video-image quality for a low-priced WXGA projector”. Pc Mag scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on PC Mag “Good video- and data-image quality in our tests”.
Good Picture Quality
One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.
One Epson VS345 owner said in their reviews that it was well made. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “A solid selection of ports” in their review of the Epson VS345.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Epson VS345 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VS345 also have a built-in speaker.
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1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Epson VS345 is 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). That's over three times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1152 x 864 (XGA+) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). The best resolution of all comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the VS345 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 800 x 600 (SVGA).
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of this type and age is 3,500h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 8,400h. At 10,000 hours, the Epson VS345 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VS345.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Epson VS345 is a two USB 2.0 port data projector.
Fairly Long Lamp Service Life
The average lamp service life of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VS345 is 4,500h, and the lamp service lives range from 2,500h to 7,000h. The Epson VS345 has a quite long lamp service life (5,000 hours) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VS345.
100V AC Input Voltage
This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.
Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VS345 the weights range from 1.5kg to 4kg. With a weight of only 2.4 kilograms, the Epson VS345 is one of the lighter 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VS345 amongst projectors of this age.
9 Reasons Against
Inferior Sound Quality
One person who bought it mentioned that it did not have good sound quality.
Inferior Technical Features
One Epson VS345 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it did not have good features. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “It doesn't have the range of features and the powerful sound system of the Editors' Choice Eps” in their review of the Epson VS345.
Poor 3D Picture Quality
One Epson VS345 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this projector did not have a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned “Can't project 3D content” in their Epson VS345 review however despite that they still scored it 80 out of 100.
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The Epson VS345 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year also do not support 3D image projection.
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Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The Epson VS345 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the VS345 also do not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year do not support WiFi connectivity. The Epson VS345 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Fairly Loud Noise Level
Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and type the noise levels range from 29dB to 39dB. The Epson VS345 has a fairly loud noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.
Quite Dim Colour Light Output
The dimmest colour light output of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago is 2,800 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 3,300 ANSI lumens. With a colour light output of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS345 has one of the dimmer colour light outputs amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
Quite Dim White Light Output
Across all the projectors that were released more than a year ago the white light outputs range from 2,800 ANSI lumens to 3,300 ANSI lumens, and the average white light output is 3,100 ANSI lumens. With a white light output of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS345 has one of the dimmer white light outputs amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the Epson VS345
Released Over a Year Ago
This data projector was released over a year ago.
WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS345 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago.
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Native Projector Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
3,000 ANSI lumens
White Light Output
3,000 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
Tele Projection Distance
9 - 9
Wide Projection Distance
0.9 - 0.9
0.9 - 9
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.58 - 1.72
Focal Length Range
16.9 - 20.28
1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1440 x 900, 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
Analog Signal Format System
SECAM, NTSC, PAL, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N
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