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Epson VS345 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2015
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The affordable VS345 portable projector includes essential business features and enhanced resolution for HD-quality presentations and video. Featuring a compact design and easy setup, this... More
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12 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site PC Mag scored this data projector 80 out of 100.

Good Brand

On average Epson 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings as do all projectors manufactured by Epson.

Good Product Quality

A few Epson VS345 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned “The Epson VS345 WXGA 3LCD Projector ($459.99) is a low-price yet capable model, with good image quality for both data” . Pcmag.com also wrote “The Epson VS345 provides good data- and video-image quality for a low-priced WXGA projector”. Pc Mag scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on PC Mag “Good video- and data-image quality in our tests”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Robust

One Epson VS345 owner said in their reviews that it was well made. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “A solid selection of ports” in their review of the Epson VS345.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VS345, the Epson VS345 has a built-in speaker.

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1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Graphics Resolution

The Epson VS345 supports a maximum resolution of 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). That's over three times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1152 x 864 (XGA+) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). Across all data projectors of a similar age and type to the VS345 the resolution ranges from 800 x 600 (SVGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VS345 range from 3,500h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 8,400h. At 10,000 hours, the Epson VS345 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VS345.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the VS345 only have one USB 2.0 port, however the Epson VS345 has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of projectors of a similar type and age to the VS345 is 2,500h and the longest is 7,000h. The Epson VS345 has one of the longer lamp service lives (5,000 hours) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of this spec and age.

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Light

The Epson VS345 is fairly light (only 2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the VS345. The weights of multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the VS345 range from 1.5kg to 4kg, and the average weight is 2.7kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One person who bought it mentioned that it did not have good sound quality.

Inferior Technical Features

One Epson VS345 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it did not have good features. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “It doesn't have the range of features and the powerful sound system of the Editors' Choice Eps” in their review of the Epson VS345.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Epson VS345 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this projector did not have a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned “Can't project 3D content” in their Epson VS345 review however despite that they still scored it 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most projectors of this type and age do not support 3D image projection. The Epson VS345 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Epson VS345 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the VS345 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Epson VS345 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VS345 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VS345 the noise levels range from 29dB to 39dB. At 37 decibels, the Epson VS345 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VS345.

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Quite Dim Colour Light Output

The average colour light output of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VS345 is 3,100 ANSI lumens, and the colour light outputs range from 2,800 ANSI lumens to 3,300 ANSI lumens. With a colour light output of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS345 has one of the dimmer colour light outputs amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Dim White Light Output

At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS345 has a quite dim white light output compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the VS345. Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the VS345 the white light outputs range from 2,800 ANSI lumens to 3,300 ANSI lumens.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Epson VS345

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VS345 is £94, which is typical compared to the other 25 projectors that have been around for more than a year.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Epson VS345 has a relatively standard projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the VS345.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Input
D-Sub PC in Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Voltage Tolerance
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(1)
10 November 2015

The Epson VS345 provides good data- and video-image quality for a low-priced WXGA projector...

Inexpensive
USB plug and play
Long lamp life for an LCD projector
Good video- and data-image quality in our tests
Can't project 3D content
Soft audio in testing
Lacks carrying case

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 24 November 2015 by Moxie
Moxie would recommend the Epson VS345 WXGA 3LCD Projector (Verified Purchase)

Great color, brilliant projected light, easy to use menu, compact body. No complaints with this projector. It's just perfect for what I need...

Durable
Easily Viewed
Lightweight

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Electricity cost when switched on £93.26
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Total running cost over 5 years £93.26
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers v11h718220, epson v11h718220, epson vs345wxga3lc, visipax v11h718220, epson vs345wxga3lcd, visipax prv11h718220, epson vs345wxga3lcdp, epson vs345wxga3lcdpr, epson vs345wxga3lcdpro, epson vs345wxga3lcdproj, epson america v11h718220, epson vs345wxga3lcdproje, epson vs345wxga3lcdprojec, epson vs345wxga3lcdproject, epson vs345wxga3lcdprojecto, epson vs345wxga3lcdprojector, epson vs345projectorv11h718220
Barcodes 00010343922631, 00779184176381, 00842024459026

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