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Epson VS340 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Jul 2015
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The affordable VS340 portable projector includes essential business features and a higher resolution ideal for advanced presentations. Featuring a travel-friendly design and easy setup, this... More
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Average Expert Reviews

This projector received a score of 70% from projector expert review site PC Mag.

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

15000:1 contrast ratio projectors produced by Epson have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Epson also has good ratings across its entire range.

Reasonably Priced

One customer said in their reviews that it was cheap. Pcmag.com scored this projector 4 stars and said in their review last year “The Epson VS340 XGA 3LCD Data Projector is a capable budget model that provides portability, solid data-”.

Robust

One Epson VS340 owner said in their reviews that the product was well made.

Good Product Quality

One person concluded that the Epson VS340 was good quality.

Price Has Dropped by £23.05

The VS340 has dropped in price by £23.05 in the last 3 days.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson VS340 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include the Epson VS240[plb_3043986_price] which is cheaper; or the Infocus IN118HDXC[plb_2945391_price], or the Epson EB-X31[plb_3078403_price] which has better reviews.

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1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Epson VS340 is 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). That's over three times the resolution of a 800 x 600 (SVGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of this spec and age. 800 x 600 (SVGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this data projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). Across all projectors of this spec and age the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the Epson VS340 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VS340 is 4,700h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,500h to 10,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Light

The weights of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago range from 2.3g to 4.6kg. At only 2.4 kilograms, the Epson VS340 is fairly light compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VS340.

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11 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One Epson VS340 owner considered that it did not have good picture quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Our testing showed mediocre image quality and a feeble soun” in their review of the Epson VS340.

Does Not Support 3D

The Epson VS340 does not support 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support 3D.

Other projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider include the Infocus IN118HDXC[plb_2945391_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson VS340 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the VS340 also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Infocus IN118HDXC[plb_2945391_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors of a similar spec and age to the VS340 do not support wi-Fi. The Epson VS340 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec the projector brightnesss range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS340 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the VS340.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the VS345[pl_3043985_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the EB-X31[pl_3078403_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Epson or the Epson VS240[plb_3043986_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Only XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The Epson VS340 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution across all 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than a year ago.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VS340 is 5.4W. At only 1 Watt, the Epson VS340 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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Very Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Epson VS340 has one of the lower numbers of colours amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The numbers of colours of projectors of this age and spec range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The Epson VS340 has a quite loud noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VS340. 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VS340 have noise levels of between 29dB and 39dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

There are a number of alternative 37dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Epson VS240[plb_3043986_price] or you might consider a better rated multimedia projector such as the Epson VS345[plb_3043985_price].

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Infocus IN118HDXC[plb_2945391_price] (32dB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Dim White Light Output

The Epson VS340 has one of the dimmer white light outputs (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The dimmest white light output of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago is 2,800 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 3,300 ANSI lumens, and the average white light output is 3,100 ANSI lumens.

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Very Dim Colour Light Output

The colour light outputs of comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VS340 range from 2,800 ANSI lumens to 3,300 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,100 ANSI lumens. At only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS340 has a quite dim colour light output compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the VS340.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Epson VS340

Running Costs Are OK

The VS340 has an average running cost of £94 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 29 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Specification

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Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
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Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance (tele)
Projection Distance (wide)
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Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

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10 November 2015

The Epson VS340 XGA 3LCD Data Projector is a capable budget model that provides portability, solid data- and video-image quality, and a good selection of ports...

Inexpensive
Portable
Good range of ports for a budget projector
USB plug and play
Long lamp life
Lacks carrying case
No 3D capability
Soft audio in testing

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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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