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Epson EB-U04 vs Epson EB-W31

Epson EB-U04 vs Epson EB-W31

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Epson EB-U04
Epson EB-W31

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Full HD Edit
The Epson EB-U04 supports full HD, whereas the Epson EB-W31 does not support full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Available from 2 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.
2% cheaper to run
The Epson EB-U04 only costs £88.77 to run over five years but the Epson EB-W31 costs £90.69 to run (2% more). Read more
5 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).
Wi-Fi Edit
The Epson EB-W31 supports Wi-Fi, however the Epson EB-U04 does not support Wi-Fi. Read more

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

1dB quieter noise level Edit
The Epson EB-W31 has a noise level of 37dB, but the Epson EB-U04 is a 38dB noise level projector (1dB louder). 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.

£155 cheaper
The Epson EB-W31 costs £315.30, whereas the Epson EB-U04 is £469.99.
More popular
The Epson EB-W31 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 11774 by sales volume in our projectors, but the Epson EB-U04 ranks No. 272100.

Reasons Against

5 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).
A little louder noise level Edit
The Epson EB-U04 has a noise level of 38dB, however the Epson EB-W31 is a 37dB noise level projector (1dB 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.

£155 more expensive
The Epson EB-U04 is more expensive than the Epson EB-W31 by £154.69.
One month older
The Epson EB-U04 is older than the Epson EB-W31 by one month.
Worse selling
The Epson EB-U04 ranks No. 272100 by sales volume, however the Epson EB-W31 ranks No. 11774.
3 Reasons Against
Does not support full HD Edit
The Epson EB-W31 does not support full HD, but the Epson EB-U04 supports full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Not as many stockists
Only 19 shops sells the Epson EB-W31, however 21 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.
2% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Epson EB-W31 are £90.69 which is £1.92 more than the Epson EB-U04. Show assumptions.

Awards

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Date Released

20 months Ago 19 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.77
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 88.77
Purchase price £ 469.99
Total cost of ownership £ 558.76
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.77
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.92
Total running cost £ 90.69
Purchase price £ 315.30
Total cost of ownership £ 405.99
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.44T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 (typical)
 15000:1
 15000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-30 - 30 -30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-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
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
2,100 ANSI lumens 2,240 ANSI lumens
BEST
Colours
1.07M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
Projection Distance (tele)
2.17 - 2.17 1.68 - 2.02
Projection Distance (wide)
1.8 - 1.8 1.68 - 2.02
Projection Distance
1.8 - 2.17 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300 33 - 320
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
10,000h 10,000h
Bulb Power
200W 200W
Service Life of Lamp
5,000h 5,000h

Lens System

Offset
10% 10%
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.5 - 1.71 1.58 - 1.72
Focal Length Range (f-F)
20.42 - 24.5 16.9 - 20.28
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Video Colour Modes
 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

DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 1
Composite Video in
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 Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
38dB 37dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
32dB 28dB
BEST
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 85
Password Protection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Password protection

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W
BEST
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
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.26W
Power Consumption (typical)
277W 277W
Power Consumption (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
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80 20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 60 -10 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 5 - 35

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.6kg 2.4kg
BEST
Height
77mm 77mm
Depth
244mm 234mm
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
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 VGA
BEST
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