Epson EB-U04 vs Epson EB-W31

Epson EB-U04
Epson EB-W31

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.08" bigger matrix size Edit
The Epson EB-U04 is a 0.67" matrix size projector. That's 0.08" bigger than the Epson EB-W31 (0.59").
Higher number of colours Edit
Epson EB-U04 is 1,070M colour, but the Epson EB-W31 is only a 1.07M colour projector (1,068.93M lower).
One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Epson EB-U04 is two, but the Epson EB-W31 only has one HDMI port.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
6 Reasons For
7% brighter projector brightness Edit
Epson EB-W31 is 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson EB-U04 (3,200 ANSI lumens).
140 ANSI lumens brighter brightness in economy mode Edit
The Epson EB-W31 has a brightness in economy mode of 2,240 ANSI lumens, however the Epson EB-U04 is only a 2,100 ANSI lumens brightness in economy mode projector (140 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Lighter Edit
Epson EB-W31 is 2.4kg heavy. That's 200g lighter than the Epson EB-U04 (2.4kg).
£100 cheaper
The Epson EB-W31 costs £359.97, whereas the Epson EB-U04 is £459.97.
£1,523.88 cheaper to run
The Epson EB-W31 is £1,523.88 cheaper to run than the Epson EB-U04 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Epson EB-W31 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 263871 by sales volume in our projectors, but the Epson EB-U04 ranks No. 2042059.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Epson EB-U04 has a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Epson EB-W31 (3,200 ANSI lumens).
Moderately dimmer brightness in economy mode Edit
The Epson EB-U04 has a brightness in economy mode of 2,100 ANSI lumens, whereas the Epson EB-W31 is a 2,240 ANSI lumens brightness in economy mode projector (140 ANSI lumens brighter).
8% heavier Edit
The Epson EB-U04 has a weight of 2.6kg. That's 200g heavier than the Epson EB-W31 (2.4kg).
£100 more expensive
The Epson EB-U04 is more expensive than the Epson EB-W31 by £100.
One month older
The Epson EB-U04 is older than the Epson EB-W31 by one month.
More expensive to run over five years by 1680%
The running costs over five years of the Epson EB-U04 are £1,614.57 which is £1,523.88 more than the Epson EB-W31. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Epson EB-U04 ranks No. 2042059 by sales volume, however the Epson EB-W31 ranks No. 263871.
4 Reasons Against
14% smaller matrix size Edit
The Epson EB-W31 is a 0.59" matrix size projector. That's 0.08" smaller than the Epson EB-U04 (0.59").
Nine hundred and ninety-nine times lower number of colours Edit
The Epson EB-W31 is a 1.07M colour projector, whereas the Epson EB-U04 is a 1,070M colour projector (1,068.93M higher).
One less HDMI port Edit
The Epson EB-W31 is a one HDMI port projector, whereas the Epson EB-U04 only has two HDMI ports.
Not as many stockists
Only 23 shops sells the Epson EB-W31, however 28 shops sell the Epson EB-U04. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Date Released

16 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.77
Electricity cost - standby £ 1,525.80
Total running cost £ 1,614.57
Purchase price £ 459.97
Total cost of ownership £ 2,074.54
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.77
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.92
Total running cost £ 90.69
Purchase price £ 359.97
Total cost of ownership £ 450.66
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

8.0T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 8.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
206
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 15000:1
 15000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
0.67"
BEST
0.59"
Colour Light Output
3,000 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output
3,000 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness in Economy Mode
2,100 ANSI lumens 2,240 ANSI lumens
BEST
Number of Colours
1,070M
BEST
1.07M
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
Tele Projection Distance
2.17 - 2.17 1.68 - 2.02
Wide Projection Distance
1.8 - 1.8 1.68 - 2.02
Projection Distance
1.8 - 2.17 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300 33 - 320
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
10,000h 10,000h
Lamp Power
200W 200W
Lamp Service Life
5,000h 5,000h

Lens System

Offset
10% 10%
Aperture Range
1.5 - 1.71 1.58 - 1.72
Focal Length Range
20.42 - 24.5 16.9 - 20.28
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
 3D image projection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD Projection
 Full HD projection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Colour Mode
 sRGB
 Dynamic
 Theatre
 Photo
 Presentation
 Cinema
 Blackboard
 sRGB
 Dynamic
 Theatre
 Photo
 Presentation
 Cinema
 Blackboard
Video Processing
10 bit 10 bit
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
 HD-Ready

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-A
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in
Composite Video Output Port
 Composite video output port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link (MHL)

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
WiFi Standard
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 37dB
Noise Level in Economy Mode
28dB 28dB
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 85
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Password Protection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Password protection

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
2W 2W
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Form Factor
 Portable
 Desktop
 Portable
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 White
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
207W 0.26W
BEST
Typical Power Consumption
277W 277W
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
207W 207W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000
Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operational Range
20 - 80 20 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 60 -10 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 5 - 35

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.6kg 2.4kg
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Height
77mm 77mm
Depth
244mm 234mm
BEST
Width
297mm 297mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 VGA
 VGA
BEST
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