IMAGE QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - EPSON EB-W31
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.
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.