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Sony VPLFH31W

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Sony VPLFH31W

$3,029.95
$2,450.00 $580 cheaper than 35 days ago
Sony VPLFH31
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A good spec but only moderate value for money moderate noise level WUXGA data projector, with average running costs
37dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Nov 2012
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Sony VPL-FH31-W WUXGA Installation Projector (White)
$2,450.00
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Sony VPL-FH31-B WUXGA Installation Projector (Black)
$2,799.00
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Sony, Vpl Fh31 Lcd Projector 4300 Lumens 1920 X 1200 Widescreen Hd 1080P "Product Category: Peripherals/Projectors"
$3,995.00
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Sony VPL-FH31 Data Projector, New in Sealed Box (Brand new, unopened)
$2,999.99
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Sony VPL-FH31-B WUXGA Installation Projector (Black) (Brand new, unopened)
$3,130.25
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Sony VPL FH31 - WUXGA 1080p LCD Projector - 4300 lumens - White - VPL-FH31 (Brand new, unopened)
$3,320.25
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NEW Sony VPLFH31/B WUXGA Installation Projector (Black) **FINANCING AVAILABLE** (Brand new, unopened)
$3,499.00
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NEW Sony VPLFH31/W WUXGA Installation Projector (White) **FINANCING AVAILABLE** (Brand new, unopened)
$3,499.00
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Sony VPL-FH31-W WUXGA Installation Projector (White) (Brand new, unopened)
$3,789.25
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Sony VPL-FH31/W WUXGA Installation Projector (White) (VPLFH31/W) (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Sony VPL-FH31 WUXGA BrightEra 3LCD Solid Installation Projector, 1920x1200, 4300 Lumens
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Sony VPLFH31 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony VPLFH31 number 693 across all projectors.
63
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$79 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $79 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Louder than average noise level

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $3,029.95 to $2,450 in the last 35 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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Sony VPLFH31 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $2,450.00 it is more expensive than 88% of projectors.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony VPLFH31 of £2,385.60 ($2,385.60) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $64.40.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The average 5 year running cost of the VPLFH31 is $79 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The VPLFH31 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPLFH31 of only 2,000 is lower than 86% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The noise level of the VPLFH31 of 37dB is louder than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 26% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPLFH31 of 4,300 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 24% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPLFH31 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 77% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPLFH31 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPLFH31 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The VPLFH31 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPLFH31 has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The VPLFH31 has a mounting brackets included, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have a mounting brackets included.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Sony VPLFH31's bulb power of 275W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 73% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The VPLFH31 is HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony 1920x1200, sony 9rmfzs00, sony p166153p, sony 9rmfza00, sony vplfh31

Barcodes:

00027242277472, 00027242859678, 00272428596780, 00998000694445, 04053162599222, 04905524903997, 05053959429182, 05054484634836, 05054533634831, 05054629640036

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