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Epson EB-S31

79

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Epson EB-S31

£249.99
Epson EB-S31
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A very economical to run and top-value moderate noise level SVGA projector, with good features
37dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 15000:1 No Oct 2015
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Epson EB-S31 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Epson EB-S31 number 415 across all projectors.
97
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£49 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only £49 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 17% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Longer than average service life of lamp
15 years worth of entertainment
High-quality, bright images
The big picture
Everything included for fuss-free installation
Eco-friendly features
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

Epson EB-S31 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Epson Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,595 user and expert reviews (including 472 verified purchases) for Epson projectors and found that on average Epson has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Astoundingly Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £249.99 it is cheaper than 96% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Epson EB-S31 and the United Kingdom price of £249.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $717.38 (£996.80).

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Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The EB-S31 is one of the cheaper to run data projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the EB-S31 is only £49.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since October 2015.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Epson EB-S31 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Epson EB-S31 of 37dB is in the loudest 18% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Epson EB-S31's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is higher than 71% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Epson EB-S31 of 3,300 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 48% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The Epson EB-S31's service life of lamp of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 24% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson EB-S31 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson EB-S31 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Epson EB-S31 of only 200W is in the smallest 18% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson EB-S31 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Not HD-Ready

The Epson EB-S31 is not HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are also not HD-Ready.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Epson EB-S31 has a carrying case, unlike 82% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

epson epsons31projectora06uf, epson elebvf4u6vhba2, listing v11h719041, epson v11h719040, epson v11h719041, epson 800x600

Barcodes:

02520101501124, 04053162982321, 05026686192506, 08715946552170, 08715946552187

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