IM­AGE QUAL­ITY & PER­FOR­MANCE - EPSON EB-W31

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The EB-W31 has a 3,200-lu­men color light out­put spec­i­fi­ca­tion, which means it's able to de­liver the same level of bright­ness for color im­ages. Cer­tainly, if bright­ness is your top pri­or­ity, be it white or color bright­ness, 3LCD pro­jec­tors like the EB-W31 usu­ally hold an ad­van­tage over their sin­gle-chip DLP ri­vals.

One thing we were wor­ried be­fore this was the EB-W31's color ac­cu­racy. Thank­fully, while bright­ness did dip for the EB-W31 when we tried to re­move the slight blue tint, the drop wasn't much, so both bright­ness and con­trast re­mained high af­ter the ad­just­ments. Bet­ter yet, we were able to re­gain some high­light de­tail.

Un­less you sit very close to the screen, you also shouldn't no­tice the pixel struc­ture of this WXGA pro­jec­tor. On a white back­ground, black text looked great even at small font sizes, but a hint of color fring­ing around smaller let­ter­ing re­mained vis­i­ble when viewed up close. As al­ways, Cinema mode is rec­om­mended for movie con­tent; and if you're in a small room and don't need all the bright­ness, Eco mode has the added ben­e­fit of low­er­ing the op­er­at­ing noise to a mere 28dB. The puny 2W mono speaker is noth­ing to shout about though.

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DE­CEM­BER 2015

While bright­ness dipped a bit when we tweaked the col­ors, the Epson EB-W31 re­mained the bright­est pro­jec­tor of the trio. Cen­tral sharp­ness was good too.

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