When image clarity is your utmost preference but you do not wish to spend much for projector, WXGA resolution projector will be a great option. With the pixels of 1280 horizontally and 800 vertically, there are lots of pixels for your video projection. It is simply phenomenal!
Most of the manufacturer in the market have WXGA projector in their entry lineup. The EB-W31 is Epson current WXGA projector which available in the market since August of 2015. It operates on the same projection system “3LCD” with other Epson models. Similar to other entry siblings, EB-W31 is a completely makeover with better brightness and contrast ratio. The most significant improvement would be the contrast ratio compare to previous model, which now rated at 15,000:1, a 50% increment.
Slim and sleek appearance are the words in my mind when first holding the EB-W31. Not a surprise anymore for those familiar with Epson projectors. However, it is a big shout-out feature to attract new buyers. Anyway, being “slim” is just a design preference. No offence! How about the weight? Not too heavy with rating of 2.4kg. The projector is ready for on-the-go mission with a handy soft carrying case (see picture). Other than the projector compartment, you may pack all the essential which included power cord, cable and remote control into the smaller pocket of the case.
EB-W31 have similar front end design as other two siblings, the EB-S31 & EB-X31. However, with close view, there are additional two labels which are WXGA and MHL placed onto the front panel. Beneath the projector, a height adjustable leg is fitted for an elevation of about 2-inches. It is a standard feature across Epson projectors. The operation wise is really simple, with a press to release and press again to fold it back.
The picture below shown the aerial view of EB-W31 which all the operational mode/ button are located. One will notice a sliding channel with “A/V Mute” on the left and “Open” on the right. This is a built-in lamp protection mechanism that avoid incident of bulb damages and also reduce the dust into the lamp portion. The adjustment of the projection focus and the screen scale can be done with the manual dial. A slider channel of keystoning is handy for immediate correction of trapezoidal images. Maximum correction for manual horizontal keystoning is +/- 30°. Other than manual keytone correction, this projector also equipped with digital keystone correction at same range which operates automatically whenever the image is distorted vertically.
EB-W31 kicks in very fast in total cool condition which the projection will be ready in merely 10 seconds time. The system itself automatically detect the source. Otherwise, one can also manually select the source by press the button of “Source Search”. Customize the projection mode and format, select normal or Eco mode, select projection placement are all can be done in the Menu section.
EB-W31 has all the connectivity options like other three siblings, which included HDMI In, RGB In, RCA In, USB A for optional Wireless connectivity and USB B for network. The additional feature is the MHL capability which allow to play data from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The signal receivers for remote control are available at both the front and back of the projector. The speaker is quite decent although the sound rating is only 2W.
High definition – Experience high definition image quality.
High brightness – Great brightness output enhance viewing pleasure in a bright environment.
High contrast ratio – Huge improvement of contrast ratio.
Since Aug 2015
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OUR RATING: 4.7/5