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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 Professional_ VPL-FH36/VPL-FH31 introduction
Introduction to the Sony Professional VPL-FH36 & VPL-FH31

7 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Multimedia projectors from Sony have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 10% of all projector brands that we have analysed.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPLFH31 which do not support full HD, the Sony VPLFH31 supports full HD.

Other data projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon WUX400ST[plb_2983475_price] which has better reviews.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The VPLFH31 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution across all similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPLFH31.

Across similar types of multimedia projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Sony VPLFH31 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all projectors of a similar type and age to the VPLFH31.

Across comparable types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of data projectors of this age and spec range from 0.45" to 0.8". At 0.76 inches, the VPLFH31 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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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 common native resolution. Across all data projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPLFH31 the worst native resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is 1080p (1920x1080).

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPLFH31 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VPLFH31.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Canon WUX400ST[plb_2983475_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

The VPLFH31 does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The Sony VPLFH31 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Only One BNC Input Ports

The Sony VPLFH31 is a one BNC input ports projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPLFH31 have between one and four BNC input portss.

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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 Sony VPLFH31 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPLFH31.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,300 ANSI lumens, the VPLFH31 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) Out
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $96.26
Electricity cost when on standby $1.66
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Total running cost over 5 years $97.92
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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

Barcodes 00027242277472, 00027242859678, 00272428596780, 00998000694445, 04053162599222, 04905524903997

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