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Epson VS340 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Jul 2015
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The affordable VS340 portable projector includes essential business features and a higher resolution ideal for advanced presentations. Featuring a travel-friendly design and easy setup, this... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This Epson projector received an expert rating of 70% from PC Mag.

Epson Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 614 expert and user reviews for Epson multimedia projectors and found that on average Epson has good reviews. We also found that Epson has good reviews specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range.

Robust

One Epson VS340 owner said in their reviews that the product was well made.

Good Product Quality

One person concluded that the Epson VS340 was good quality.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the VS340, the Epson VS340 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the DX813, or the DU978-WT both from Vivitek or the Epson 1264 ($504.99).

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1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Epson VS340 is 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). That's over three times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). Across all data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VS340 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Light

The Epson VS340 is one of the lighter projectors of a similar age and spec to the VS340 (only 2.4 kilograms) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The weights of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VS340 range from 2.3g to 4kg, and the average weight is 2.6kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One Epson VS340 owner considered that it did not have good picture quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Our testing showed mediocre image quality and a feeble soun” in their review of the Epson VS340.

Does Not Support 3D

The Epson VS340 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the VS340 also do not support 3D.

Other projectors which also support 3D that you might want to consider include the DH558 ($770.35), the DH976-WT, or the DX813 all from Vivitek which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than a year ago, the Epson VS340 does not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at include the 1264 ($504.99), or the 1284 ($794.03) both from Epson or the Vivitek DH913 ($1,099.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Epson VS340 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the VS340 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the EB-W31, the EB-U04, or the EB-W32 all from Epson which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS340 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VS340. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VS340 is 2,000 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 5,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the VS345 ($314.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the EB-S04 (3,000 ANSI lumens) both from Epson or the Vivitek DH558 ($770.35) (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Only XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson VS340 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is in fact the worst resolution across all projectors of a comparable type and age to the VS340.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of data projector.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The Epson VS340 has a very low RMS rated power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than a year ago. 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the VS340 have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 20W.

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Very Low Number of Colours

15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the VS340 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M. With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Epson VS340 has one of the lower numbers of colours amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Epson VS340 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VS340. Across all the similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the VS340 the noise levels range from 29dB to 39dB.

We compared all the other 37dB noise level data projectors to this projector and we think the EB-U04, and the VS345 ($314.99) both from Epson which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Dim White Light Output

Across all the data projectors that came out more than a year ago the white light outputs range from 2,800 ANSI lumens to 3,300 ANSI lumens. The Epson VS340 has a fairly dim white light output (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VS340.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

With a colour light output of only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS340 has a fairly dim colour light output compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VS340 the colour light outputs range from 2,800 ANSI lumens to 3,300 ANSI lumens.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance (tele)
Projection Distance (wide)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

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10 November 2015

The Epson VS340 XGA 3LCD Data Projector is a capable budget model that provides portability, solid data- and video-image quality, and a good selection of ports...

Inexpensive
Portable
Good range of ports for a budget projector
USB plug and play
Long lamp life
Lacks carrying case
No 3D capability
Soft audio in testing

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers epson v11h717220
Barcodes 00010343922624

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