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Sony VPLFH31 Projector

2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 37dB 4,300 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
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The VPL-FH31 is designed to fit smoothly into almost any environment where a high-quality projector is required. Its brightness, zoom and throw range, coupled with its wide lens shift range, mean... More
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Sony Professional_ VPL-FH36/VPL-FH31 introduction
Introduction to the Sony Professional VPL-FH36 & VPL-FH31

7 Reasons For

Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Sony is one of the best projector manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the VPLFH31 which do not support full HD, the VPLFH31 supports full HD.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the VPLFH31 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution amongst all multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

The worst resolution across similar types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The VPLFH31 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the VPLFH31.

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best supported resolution across all multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPLFH31 range from 0.45" to 0.8". The VPLFH31 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.76 inches) amongst projectors of this age.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Resolution

The VPLFH31 has a maximum native resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the native resolution of a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common native resolution. The best native resolution of all comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPLFH31 is 1080p (1920x1080) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £129.36

In the last 39 days the VPLFH31 has increased in price by £129.36.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony VPLFH31 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors of this age and spec which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support 3D

The VPLFH31 does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPLFH31 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPLFH31 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only One BNC Input Ports

The VPLFH31 is a one BNC input ports data projector.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VPLFH31

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the VPLFH31 will cost £131 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 87 projectors of this age and type.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This 2000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the VPLFH31 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the VPLFH31.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,300 ANSI lumens, the Sony VPLFH31 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) Out
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included

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Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £128.19
Electricity cost when on standby £2.21
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kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £130.40
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony VPLFH31uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.65T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplfh31, sony p166153, sony p166153p, sony 9rmfza00, sony 9rmfzs00, sony 1920x1200
Barcodes 00027242277472, 00027242859678, 00099800069444, 00272428596780, 00998000694445, 04053162599222, 04905524903997, 05053959429182, 05054629640036

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