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Sony VPLFH31

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Sony VPLFH31

£2,385.60
Sony VPLFH31
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A fully featured but 5 year old moderate noise level WUXGA projector, with OK running costs but representing only moderate value for money
37dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Nov 2012
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Just Projectors
£2,385.60
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Laptops Direct
Sony VPL-FH31 WUXGA 4300 Lumens LCD Projector
£2,388.97
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Servers Direct
Sony VPL-FH31 WUXGA 4300 Lumens LCD Projector
£2,388.97
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Debenhams Plus
Sony VPL-FH31 WUXGA 4300 Lumens LCD Projector
£2,389.00
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Appliances Direct
Sony VPL-FH31 WUXGA 4300 Lumens LCD Projector
£2,401.97
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ABS IT Services
£2,436.43
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Projectorshop24
£2,464.70
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Primo IT
£2,515.01
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PC World Business
Sony VPL-FH31 - 3LCD projector
£2,593.65
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BT Business Direct
Sony VPL-FH31 WUXGA LCD 4300 Lumens Projector
£2,594.50
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BT Shop
Sony VPL-FH31 WUXGA LCD 4300 Lumens Projector
£2,594.50
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Ivojo
£2,656.80
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Amazon UK
Sony VPL-FH31 - VPL-FH31 - 4300 Lumens WUXGA Resolution LCD Technology Install Projector 8.2kg
£2,822.57
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Amazon UK
Sony VPL-FH31 - VPL-FH31 - 4300 Lumens WUXGA Resolution LCD Technology Install Projector 8.2kg
£3,859.00
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Amazon UK
Sony VPL-FH31 - VPL-FH31 - 4300 Lumens WUXGA Resolution LCD Technology Install Projector 8.2kg
£4,129.66
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ODSI Online Digital Solutions
£3,368.94
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Sony VPL-FH31 - VPL-FH31 Installation Projector, F Series, 4300lm, WUXGA, 20... (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Laptops Direct
Laptops Direct
Paypal 6 Months
Purchase price £2,388.97. APR 0%.
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£2,388.97
£398.16*
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Laptops Direct
Laptops Direct
Paypal 12 Months
Purchase price £2,388.97. APR 0%.
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£2,388.97
£199.08*
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Appliances Direct
Appliances Direct
Paypal 6 Months
Purchase price £2,401.97. APR 0%.
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£2,401.97
£400.33*
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Appliances Direct
Paypal 12 months
Purchase price £2,401.97. APR 0%.
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£2,401.97
£200.16*
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Laptops Direct
Laptops Direct
Paypal 18 Months
Purchase price £2,388.97. APR 14.9%.
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£2,680.61
£148.92*
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Appliances Direct
Paypal 18 months
Purchase price £2,401.97. APR 14.9%.
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£2,695.20
£149.73*
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Laptops Direct
Laptops Direct
Paypal 24 Months
Purchase price £2,388.97. APR 14.9%.
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£2,777.27
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Appliances Direct
Paypal 24 months
Purchase price £2,401.97. APR 14.9%.
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£2,792.39
£116.35*
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Amazon UK
16.9% APR for 12 Months
Purchase price £2,822.57. APR 16.9%.
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£3,087.57
£257.30*
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Amazon UK
Amazon UK
7.9% APR for 48 Months
Purchase price £2,822.57. APR 7.9%.
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£3,301.19
£68.77*
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Amazon UK
Amazon UK
16.9% APR for 24 Months
Purchase price £2,822.57. APR 16.9%.
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£3,346.05
£139.42*
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Sony VPLFH31 Review

With excellent features, we have scored the Sony VPLFH31 as follows:
55
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
5 Years Old
65
Running Costs
£94 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £94 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a handheld remote control
Supports full HD

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Sony VPLFH31 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 712 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £2,385.60 it is in the most expensive 15% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Up by £26 (1%)

There was a cheaper price of £2,359.97 at Laptops Direct 78 days ago.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPLFH31 and the United Kingdom price of £2,385.60 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,450.00 (£3,397.91).

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The VPLFH31 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the VPLFH31 will cost £94 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Sony released the VPLFH31 in November 2012.

Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The VPLFH31 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the VPLFH31 of only 2,000 is lower than 86% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The noise level of the VPLFH31 of 37dB is louder than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 26% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the VPLFH31 of 4,300 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 24% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPLFH31 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 77% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the VPLFH31 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPLFH31 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The VPLFH31 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The VPLFH31 has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The VPLFH31 has a mounting brackets included, unlike 96% of projectors which do not have a mounting brackets included.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Sony VPLFH31's bulb power of 275W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 73% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The VPLFH31 is HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony 1920x1200, sony 9rmfzs00, sony p166153p, sony 9rmfza00, sony vplfh31

Barcodes:

00027242277472, 00027242859678, 00272428596780, 00998000694445, 04053162599222, 04905524903997, 05053959429182, 05054484634836, 05054533634831, 05054629640036

Sony VPLFH31 - Other Projectors Worth Considering

Brighter projector brightness
25% longer service life of lamp
45W bigger bulb power
£11 More Expensive
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Amazon UK 2,396.43

2,415.53
A lot bigger bulb power
13% cheaper to run over five years
15% brighter projector brightness
£30 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Just Projectors 2,415.53
34% brighter projector brightness
32% bigger bulb power
Better brand
£49 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Ebuyer 2,434.97
£52 Cheaper
A lot longer service life of lamp
15% cheaper to run
Best Available Price
Cherrywood AV 2,334.00
Cheaper to run by £38.71
A lot longer service life of lamp
Better brand
£96 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Amazon UK 2,481.75

2,483.98
26% bigger bulb power
Cheaper to run by £12.25
700 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
£98 More Expensive
Best Available Price
PC World Business 2,483.98

2,490.00
Cheaper to run by £24.84
1dB quieter noise level
2% bigger bulb power
£104 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Amazon UK 2,490.00
Brighter projector brightness
£9.94 cheaper to run
6% quieter noise level
£182 More Expensive
Best Available Price
Amazon UK 2,567.61

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