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Epson VS340 Projector

£348.50
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Jul 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £93.26 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Robust
Inferior picture quality
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This projector received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review site PC Mag.

Epson Has Good Projector Reviews

Based on 886 owner and expert reviews (including 53 verified purchases), Epson has good ratings for its data projectors. Epson also has good ratings specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range. 98% of those that bought a Epson multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Cheap

Two customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was cheap. Pc Mag said on PC Mag two years ago “Good range of ports for a budget projector”. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The Epson VS340 XGA 3LCD Data Projector is a capable budget model that provides portability, solid data-”.


Inferior Picture Quality

One customer considered that it did not have good picture quality. Pcmag.com said “Our testing showed mediocre image quality and a feeble soun”.

Does Not Have a Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who bought it considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag wrote “No 3D capability” in their review of this projector.

Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

One Epson VS340 reviewer who purchased it thought it did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Soft audio in testing” in their review of this projector.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the VS340 is £94 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 41 projectors of a comparable spec and age.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since July 2015.


Design

Robust

One Epson VS340 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One person said that this projector was good quality.

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson VS340 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year also are ceiling mountable.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Epson VS340 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the EB-W04 (£359.99), or the EB-X31 both from Epson or the Infocus IN118HDXC (£354.99) which all of have better reviews.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Epson VS340 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 37dB noise level projectors currently available including the Epson VS240 (£292.96) which is cheaper; or the EH-TW570 (£431.73), or the VS345 (£374.09) both from Epson and both of which have better reviews.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Epson VS340 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that were released one year ago the projector brightnesses range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Epson VS240 (£292.96) (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper); or the VS345 (£374.09) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the EB-W04 (£359.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Epson.

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Only XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Epson VS340 is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Similar spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson VS340 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector do support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the Infocus IN118HDXC (£354.99) which also has a higher rating.

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HD-Ready

The Epson VS340 is HD-Ready. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also are HD-Ready.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Epson VS340 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00010343922624

Epson VS340 Review Sources

To prepare this Epson VS340 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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