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Vivitek DX831

$599.99
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) Projector
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 39dB Jan 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Vivitek DX831 Review

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Poor
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6 Great Features
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18 Months Old
36
£136 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
33
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 33?

At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £136 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 9% of all 45 recently released similar spec multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Fairly bright projector brightness
Only XGA (1024x768) resolution
Does not have a DVI port

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. There was a cheaper price of $699.99 on eBay 27 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 62% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Vivitek DX831 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Vivitek Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Vivitek multimedia projectors are rated 78%, which is in the top 62% of all multimedia projector brands that we have looked at. 100% of those that bought a Vivitek multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Vivitek DX831 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,500 ANSI lumens, the Vivitek DX831 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors. The average projector brightness of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector is 3,400 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The Vivitek DX831 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The worst resolution of all new 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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HD-Ready

The Vivitek DX831 is HD-Ready. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also are HD-Ready.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Vivitek DX831 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other latest 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector, the Vivitek DX831 does not have a DVI port.

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Ceiling Mountable

The Vivitek DX831 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other new multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Vivitek DX831 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 29dB to 39dB. At 39 decibels, the Vivitek DX831 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Vivitek DX831 does not support full HD. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector do support full HD.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This data projector has been on the market since January 2016.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the DX831 is £136 based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 45 recently released similar spec multimedia projectors.

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Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by $250 (42%)

There was a cheaper price of $699.99 on eBay 27 days ago.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Vivitek DX831 and the United States price of $599.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £839.08 ($839.08).

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Vivitek DX831 Review Sources

To prepare this Vivitek DX831 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,250 product attributes, 16,064 projector reviews and 2,516,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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