Epson EB-X31 vs Optoma S312

Epson EB-X31
Optoma S312

Top Prices

Argos
Standard delivery: £3.95
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Currys
FREE Standard delivery
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PC World
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (20 available)
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
30% longer service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Epson EB-X31 is a 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector. That's 3,000h longer than the Optoma S312 (7,000h).
5% bigger lamp power Edit
The Epson EB-X31 is a 200W lamp power projector. That's 10W bigger than the Optoma S312 (190W).
Narrower Edit
The Epson EB-X31 has a width of 297mm. That's 18mm narrower than the Optoma S312 (315mm).
£68 cheaper
The Epson EB-X31 is £68.44 cheaper than the Optoma S312.
Available from 24 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
5 Reasons For
107% bigger offset Edit
The Optoma S312 has an offset of 115%, but the Epson EB-X31 is only an 8% offset projector (107% smaller).
Quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma S312 is a 29dB noise level projector. That's 8dB quieter than the Epson EB-X31 (29dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Lower power consumption in economy mode Edit
Optoma S312 is 191W power consumption (in economy mode). That's 16W lower than the Epson EB-X31 (191W).
A bit lighter Edit
The Optoma S312 is a 2.4kg heavy projector, whereas the Epson EB-X31 is a 2.4kg heavy projector (50g heavier).
Cheaper to run by £14.89
Over five years the Optoma S312 is £14.89 cheaper to run than the Epson EB-X31. Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
14x smaller offset Edit
The Epson EB-X31 is an 8% offset projector. That's 107% smaller than the Optoma S312 (115%).
8dB louder noise level Edit
The Epson EB-X31 has a noise level of 37dB, whereas the Optoma S312 is a 29dB noise level projector (8dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

16W higher power consumption in economy mode Edit
Epson EB-X31 is 207W power consumption (in economy mode), but the Optoma S312 is a 191W power consumption (in economy mode) projector (16W lower).
Heavier Edit
The Epson EB-X31 is a 2.4kg heavy projector. That's 50g heavier than the Optoma S312 (2.4kg).
20% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Epson EB-X31 are £90.69 which is £14.89 more than the Optoma S312. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
3,000h shorter service life of lamp in economic mode Edit
The Optoma S312 has a service life of lamp in economic mode of 7,000h, however the Epson EB-X31 is a 10,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (3,000h longer).
10W smaller lamp power Edit
The Optoma S312 has a lamp power of 190W, however the Epson EB-X31 is a 200W lamp power projector (10W bigger).
A little wider Edit
The Optoma S312 has a width of 315mm, however the Epson EB-X31 is a 297mm wide projector (18mm narrower).
More expensive by £68
The Optoma S312 is £68.44 more expensive than the Epson EB-X31.
Fewer sellers
The Optoma S312 is only stocked by 2 stores, but the Epson EB-X31 is stocked by 26 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by one month
The Optoma S312 is one month older than the Epson EB-X31.

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Date Released

14 months Ago 16 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.77
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.92
Total running cost £ 90.69
Purchase price £ 279.99
Total cost of ownership £ 370.68
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 72.11
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 75.80
Purchase price £ 348.43
Total cost of ownership £ 424.23
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

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.
0.38T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 15000:1
BEST
 15000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
BEST
 XGA (1024x768)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
Horizontal Keystone Correction
- 30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Keystone Correction
- 30 - 30 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
0.55" 0.55"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 80%
Colour Light Output
3,200 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output
3,200 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness in Economy Mode
2,240 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,073.4M
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
BEST
 1.2:1
Tele Projection Distance
2.17 - 2.17 Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Projection Distance
1.8 - 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
1.8 - 2.17 1 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300 22.9 - 300
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
10,000h
BEST
7,000h
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Lamp Power
200W
BEST
190W
Lamp Service Life
5,000h 5,000h

Lens System

Offset
8% 115%
BEST
Aperture Range
1.58 - 1.72 2.41 - 2.55
Focal Length Range
16.9 - 20.28 21.8 - 23.98
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D Image Projection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D image projection
Video Colour Mode
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Blackboard
 Presentation
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Blackboard
 Presentation
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
3D Format
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC audio input
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
AC Power in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC power in

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 29dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
28dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 85
On Screen Display Language
 ALB
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 ALB
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
2W 2W
Built-In Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
0.26W
BEST
0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
277W 225W
BEST
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
207W 191W
BEST
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operational Range
20 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg 2.4kg
BEST
Height
77mm
BEST
102mm
Depth
234mm 224mm
BEST
Width
297mm
BEST
315mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 VGA
 AC
 UTP
 USB
 VGA
 AC
 UTP

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 20000:1
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