The VPL-FH31 is designed to fit smoothly into almost any environment where a high-quality projector is required. Its brightness, zoom and throw range, coupled with its wide lens shift range, mean...
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Sony Data Projectors Have Good Reviews
Projectors from Sony have an average rating of 89 out of 100, which is in the top 16% of all projector brands that we have analysed.
Price Has Dropped by £164.82
In the last 53 days the price of the VPLFH31 has dropped by £164.82.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Sony VPLFH31 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPLFH31 do not support Full HD projection.
We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Infocus IN5316HDA (£1,729.97).
WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution
The VPLFH31 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).
This projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution across all multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the VPLFH31.
The worst resolution across similar types of projector is XGA (1024x768).
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution
The Sony VPLFH31 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).
A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution amongst all data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPLFH31.
Amongst similar types of multimedia projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).
Fairly Big Matrix Size
The VPLFH31 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.76 inches) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPLFH31 the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 55".
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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Resolution
The VPLFH31 has a maximum native resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the native resolution of the most common native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years the best native resolution is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).
100 - 240V AC Input Voltage
This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VPLFH31 have a built-in speaker, however the Sony VPLFH31 does not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at including the Infocus IN5316HDA (£1,729.97).
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Sony VPLFH31 does not support 3D image projection.
Other data projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to consider include the Infocus IN5316HDA (£1,729.97).
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The VPLFH31 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Only One BNC Input Port
Most projectors of a similar type and age to the VPLFH31 have between one and four BNC input ports, including the VPLFH31 which has one BNC input port.
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Across all the projectors of a similar type and age to the VPLFH31 the weights range from 370g to 23kg, and the average weight is 6.3kg. With a weight of 8.3 kilograms, the VPLFH31 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.
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Running Costs Are OK
Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the VPLFH31 will cost £131 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 83 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This data projector has been on the market for over four years.
Average Noise Level
At 37 decibels, the VPLFH31 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.
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Average Projector Brightness
At 4,300 ANSI lumens, the VPLFH31 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.
Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Infocus IN5316HDA (£1,729.97) (5,000 ANSI lumens).
Native Projector Resolution
4,300 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30
Brightness in Economy Mode
3,400 ANSI lumens
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
40 - 600
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Vertical Lens Shift Range
0 - 60
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-32 - 32
3D Image Projection
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
BNC Input Port
Component Video in Port
Audio Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
47 - 93
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, PER, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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