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Epson VS340

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Epson VS340

£406.27
£384.84 £21 cheaper than 55 days ago
Epson VS340
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A very economical to run and top-rated moderate noise level XGA multimedia projector, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money
37dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 15000:1 No Jul 2015
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Epson VS340 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Epson VS340 number 568 across all projectors.
90
Reviews
3 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
69
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£49 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has marvellous user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 80%. Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are also excellent.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Epson projector has running costs of only £49 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 16% of all 2,068 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The VS340 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker
The affordable portable projector ideal for advanced presentations
3x brighter colors with epson
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Louder than average noise level

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £406.27 to £384.84 in the last 55 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 84% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Projector expert review site PC Mag scored this projector 70 out of 100.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 3,913 owner and expert reviews (including 997 verified purchases) for Epson data projectors and found that on average Epson has excellent reviews compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Epson projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £21 (5%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Epson VS340 and the United Kingdom price of £384.84 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $419.00 (£582.20).

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Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The VS340 is in the cheapest 16% of all 2,068 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the VS340 will cost only £49 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in July 2015.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Epson VS340 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This Epson multimedia projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all data projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The Epson VS340's noise level of 37dB is louder than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 19% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Epson VS340's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is higher than 71% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Epson VS340 of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 25% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Epson VS340 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Epson VS340 of 5,000h is longer than 72% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson VS340 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the Epson VS340 of only 200W is smaller than 79% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The Epson VS340 is HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson VS340 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

epson vs340xga3lcdprojector, visipax prv11h717220, visipax v11h717220, epson v11h717220, epson 1024x768, epson h717a

Barcodes:

00010343922624, 00779184360278

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