Epson EB-W31 vs Epson EB-W32 vs Viewsonic PJD5555
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Epson EB-W31

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Epson EB-W31

$856.41
$271.42
Our Verdict:
A good spec and very economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector
78
Features
Good Features
92
Running Costs
$42 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good
37dB 1280 X 800 15000:1 No Sep 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2015
Epson EB-W32

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and phenomenally economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector
78
Features
Good Features
98
Running Costs
$5 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1280 X 800 15000:1 No Sep 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2015
Viewsonic PJD5555

89

Overall Score

89

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and bargain price moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with very good features and very low running costs
97
Reviews
20 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Running Costs
$54 Over 5 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 1280 X 800 22000:1 Yes May 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 22000:1
3D Yes
Release Date May 2015
Epson EB-W31

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Epson EB-W31

$856.41
$271.42
Our Verdict:
A good spec and very economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector
78
Features
Good Features
92
Running Costs
$42 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good
37dB 1280 X 800 15000:1 No Sep 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2015
Epson EB-W32

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and phenomenally economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector
78
Features
Good Features
98
Running Costs
$5 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1280 X 800 15000:1 No Sep 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 15000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2015
Viewsonic PJD5555

89

Overall Score

89

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and bargain price moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with very good features and very low running costs
97
Reviews
20 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Running Costs
$54 Over 5 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
32dB 1280 X 800 22000:1 Yes May 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 32dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio 22000:1
3D Yes
Release Date May 2015

Top Prices

Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
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EPSON projector EB-W31 3200lm WXGA 2.4kg(Japan Import-No Warranty)
$856.41
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ViewSonic PJD5555W 3300 Lumens WXGA HDMI Projector
$429.99
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ViewSonic PJD5555W WXGA DLP Projector, 3300 Lumens, HDMI and Ezapor GM60 Multimedia Mini LED Projector 800x480 800 Lumen Private Cinema Bundle
$515.05
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Viewsonic PJD5555W 3D Ready DLP Projector - 720p - HDTV - 16:10
$436.94
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ViewSonic PJD5555W WXGA DLP Projector, 3300 Lumens, HDMI (Brand new, unopened) - on
$481.95
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ViewSonic PJD5555W 3300 Lumens WXGA HDMI Projector (Brand new, unopened)
$488.86
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ViewSonic PJD5555W 3300 Lumens WXGA HDMI Projector WXGA + 3300 Lumens (Brand new, unopened)
$530.80
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ViewSonic LightStream PJD5555W WXGA 3D DLP Projector, 1280x800, 3300 Lumens
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$659.00
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Reasons For

Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
3 Reasons For
10W Bigger Bulb Power
The Epson EB-W31 is a 200W lamp power projector (as does the Epson EB-W32), whereas the Viewsonic PJD5555 is only a 190W lamp power projector (10W smaller).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Wi-Fi
The Epson EB-W31 supports Wi-Fi, and so does the Epson EB-W32, however the Viewsonic PJD5555 does not support Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

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Better Brand
Epson projectors have an average rating of 90.5%, however Viewsonic has an average rating of 88.7%.
4 Reasons For
Bigger Bulb Power
The Epson EB-W32 has a bulb power of 200W, and so does the Epson EB-W31. That's 10W bigger than the Viewsonic PJD5555 (190W).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Wi-Fi
The Epson EB-W32 supports Wi-Fi (as does the Epson EB-W31), but the Viewsonic PJD5555 does not support Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

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Cheaper to Run by $49 Over Five Years
The Epson EB-W32 only costs $5 to run over five years however the Epson EB-W31 costs $42 to run (699% more) and the Viewsonic PJD5555 costs $55 to run (943% more).
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Better Brand
Epson projectors have an average rating of 90.5%, but Viewsonic has an average rating of 88.7%.
4 Reasons For
5dB Quieter Noise Level
The Viewsonic PJD5555 is a 32dB projector. That's 5dB quieter than the Epson EB-W31 and the Epson EB-W32 (37dB).

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.

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3D
The Viewsonic PJD5555 supports 3D, however the Epson EB-W31 and the Epson EB-W32 do not support 3D.

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

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Cheaper by $426
The Viewsonic PJD5555 is $426.42 cheaper than the Epson EB-W31.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
4 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
The Epson EB-W31 is a 37dB projector, and so does the Epson EB-W32. That's 5dB louder than the Viewsonic PJD5555 (32dB).

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.

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More Expensive by $426
The Epson EB-W31 is $426 more expensive than the Viewsonic PJD5555.
Not As Many Stockists
The Epson EB-W31 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Viewsonic PJD5555 is stocked by 5 sellers.
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
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Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $37
The Epson EB-W31 costs $42 to run which is $37 more than the Epson EB-W32 over five years. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
5dB Louder Noise Level
The Epson EB-W32 has a noise level of 37dB (as does the Epson EB-W31), whereas the Viewsonic PJD5555 is a 32dB projector (5dB quieter).

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.

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4 Reasons Against
A Bit Smaller Bulb Power
The Viewsonic PJD5555 has a bulb power of 190W, however the Epson EB-W31 and the Epson EB-W32 are both 200W lamp power projectors (10W bigger).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Older by Four Months
The Viewsonic PJD5555 is four months older than the Epson EB-W31 and four months older than the Epson EB-W32.
$49 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
The running costs of the Viewsonic PJD5555 are $55 which is $13 more than the Epson EB-W31 and $49 more than the Epson EB-W32 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse Brand
Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of only 88.7%, but Epson has an average rating of 90.5%.

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
No reviews found No reviews found
Best
5 stars
17 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Epson has a better average brand rating than Viewsonic. The average brand rating for Epson is 90.46% based on 2,861 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Viewsonic is 88.66% based on 1,027 reviews.
Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Epson

90

90

Based on 2,861 reviews
Epson

90

90

Based on 2,861 reviews
Viewsonic

89

89

Based on 1,027 reviews

Date Released

Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
30 months old 29 months old Best 34 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

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.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

3D

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Best
No
Best
No
Yes

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Best
Yes
Best
Yes
No

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Epson EB-W31
Epson
EB-W31
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2
Epson EB-W32
Epson
EB-W32
1 trees 0.031 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Viewsonic PJD5555
Viewsonic
PJD5555
8 trees 0.32 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Noise Level 37dB 37dB 32dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 28dB 28dB 28dB
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Projector Native Resolution
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
1280 x 800
 1280 x 800
Contrast Ratio
22000:1
 22000:1
22000:1
 22000:1
22000:1
 22000:1
Projector Brightness 3,200 ANSI Lumens 3,200 ANSI Lumens 3,200 ANSI Lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size 0.59" 0.59" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 130%
Colour Light Output Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode) 2,240 ANSI Lumens 2,240 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Zoom Ratio
1.2:1
 1.2:1
1.2:1
 1.2:1
1.2:1
 1.2:1
Projection Distance (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Lamps Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Lamp Unknown - Click to provide data 1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 10,000h 10,000h 10,000h
Bulb Power 200W
BEST
200W
BEST
190W
Service Life of Lamp 5,000h 5,000h 5,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Optical Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1.2x
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset 10% 10% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Video Colour Modes
sRGB Cinema
Dynamic Blackboard
Presentation
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Blackboard
 Presentation
sRGB Cinema
Dynamic Blackboard
Presentation
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Blackboard
 Presentation
sRGB Cinema
Dynamic Blackboard
Presentation
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Blackboard
 Presentation
Video Processing 10 Bit Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
RS-232 Port Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Inputs 1 1 1
Audio (L,R) in 1 1 1
Composite Video in 1 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2
BEST
2
BEST
1
HDMI Port 1 1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 1 3
BEST
 
 
 
Multimedia Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
RMS Rated Power 2W 2W 2W
Built-In Speaker 1 1 1
 
 
 
Power Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Power Consumption (standby) 0.26W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical) 277W
BEST
27W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 207W 207W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 265W
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 3.4kg
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 330mm
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 217mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 408mm
Weight 2.4kg 2.4kg 2.1kg
BEST
Height 77mm 77mm 103.7mm
Depth 234mm 234mm 228mm
Width 297mm 297mm 316mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Epson EB-W31 Epson EB-W32 Viewsonic PJD5555
Cables Included
AC USB
 AC
 USB
AC USB
 AC
 USB
AC USB
 AC
 USB

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