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...
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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.
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).
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).
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.
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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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).
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.
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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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.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
4,300 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-30 - 30
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-30 - 30
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
3,400 ANSI lumens
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
40 - 600
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Vertical Lens Shift Range
0 - 60
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-32 - 32
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
BNC Input Ports
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
Card Reader Integrated
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
47 - 93
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, PER, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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