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Sony VPLFH31
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Sony VPLFH31B Projector

2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 37dB 4,300 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
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The VPL-FH31 is designed to fit smoothly into almost any environment where a high-quality projector is required. Its brightness, zoom and throw range, coupled with its wide lens shift range, mean... More
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Data projectors produced by Sony generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD Projection

The VPLFH31 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPLFH31 which do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper data projectors such as the Hitachi CP-DH300[plb_2149864_price].

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the Vivitek D5110W-WNL[plb_2358468_price], or the Optoma EH505[plb_2788150_price] is also worth considering.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPLFH31 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is in fact the best resolution across all comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector is XGA (1024x768).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The VPLFH31 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution amongst all projectors of this spec and age.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution across similar types of projector.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of projectors that are a similar age to the VPLFH31 range from 0.45" to 55", and the average matrix size is 1.7". At 0.76 inches, the VPLFH31 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPLFH31.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Resolution

The biggest native resolution of the VPLFH31 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the native resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found native resolution. Across all projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPLFH31 the native resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to 1080p (1920x1080) (best).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPLFH31 have a built-in speaker, however the VPLFH31 does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Hitachi CP-DH300[plb_2149864_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago, the VPLFH31 does not support 3D image projection.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider include the Hitachi CP-DH300[plb_2149864_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Sony VPLFH31 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only One BNC Input Port

Most projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPLFH31 have between one and four BNC input ports, including the VPLFH31 which has one BNC input port.

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Heavy

The average weight of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago is 6.4kg. With a weight of 8.3 kilograms, the VPLFH31 is one of the heavier 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPLFH31

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the VPLFH31 over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the VPLFH31 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VPLFH31.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,300 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPLFH31 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If this Sony projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Vivitek D5110W-WNL[plb_2358468_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma EH505[plb_2788150_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Audio Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $98.85
Electricity cost when on standby $1.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $100.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vplfh31, sony p166153, sony vplfh31, sony 9rmfzs00, sony p166153p, sony 9rmfza00, sony 1920x1200
Barcodes 00027242277472, 00027242859678, 00099800069444, 00272428596780, 00998000694445, 04053162599222, 04905524903997, 05053959429182, 05054484634836, 05054533634831, 05054629640036

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