The best Black Friday projector deals for 2020

Black Friday might have passed, but this weekend is still a great time to treat yourself to a big-ticket electronics item, with killer Black Friday deals still going on on everything from TVs to kitchen appliances. And if there’s one area you shouldn’t overlook this season, it’s your home theater. Whether you’re building a new home theater system from scratch or upgrading your current setup with great deals, you can pick up some essential items to build a fabulous theater experience in your living room or your yard. With so many of us staying home and movie theaters around the world closing due to the pandemic, cinema lovers are having to get creative to enjoy their movie-watching experience. And purchasing a projector is a great way to enjoy the latest blockbusters or the old classics safely and comfortably in your home.

While you’re shopping, you might want to check out the best Best Friday soundbar sales still available as well to give you that great cinematic experience at home. Not sure a projector is the best option for you? There are hundreds of fantastic Black Friday TVs still on sale, and one of them could just be a better fit for what you’re trying to achieve — especially if you don’t have pockets deep enough for a pricey 4K projector.

Best Black Friday projector deals

One of the hottest sales today is an Epson Home Cinema 2250 deal going on at Amazon. See more discounts below:

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Hompow Mini Projector

$76 $140
With noise reduction technology to keep quiet, this small projector supports up to 1080p display and has 50,000 hours of lamp life so you should be able to watch movies for years without replacement.
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Anker Nebula Capsule Max

$376 $470
See things in HD with the Anker Nebula Capsule Max projector, be it for movies, conference calls, or online classes. It may be small but it can pump out high-intensity audio with its built-in speakers
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BenQ TH671ST 1080p Short Throw Gaming Projector

$699 $799
This BenQ projector is perfect for gamers. It delivers a very low input lag coupled with a refresh rate similar to the output of PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. Its projection capacity is up to 300 inches.
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DR. J Professional HI-04 Mini Projector

$93 $130
This handy 1080p portable projector even comes with a 100-inch projector screen included so you can watch and share movies on the go easily. It supports HDMI inputs and has built-in speakers too.
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Epson Home Cinema 3800 4K Projector

$1,500 $1,700
The Epson Home Cinema is a great 4K Ultra HD projector for any home theater (or professional or classroom setting if you're so inclined) with a gorgeous 3,000-lumen picture and 40"-300" picture size.
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ViewSonic M1 Mini+ Smart Portable Projector

$150 $240
A pocket-sized LED projector with a resolution of 854x480p and support for 1080p, plus integrated wifi and JBL speaker, making it perfect for office workers who want to show presentations simply.
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Zeacool Mini HD Video Projector

$75 $90
A native 720p HD projector with built-in stereo speakers, that projects an image of between 60 and 200 inches and is versatile with inputs including HDMI, VGA, USB, Micro SF, and RCA.
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BenQ TK850 True 4K HDR-PRO Projector

$1,499 $1,699
Immerse in a cinematic experience with the BenQ TK850. This 4K projector works well in any lighting condition, offering great brightness and accurate colors. It's also ideal for gaming and sports.
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BenQ MH733 1080P Business Projector

$799 $849
The BenQ MH733 is perfect for business use. It offers a range of presentation solutions, thanks to its wireless and network projection as well as QCast APP and USB Reader compatibility,
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BenQ TK800M 4K Projector

$999 $1,449
As one of our favorite 4K home theater projectors, the BenQ TK800M is the go-to for a cinema-quality home theater experience.
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ViewSonic PA503S 1080p Projector

$285 $310
The ViewSonic PA503S is a great mid-range projector packing a lot of features for the price including 1080p output, 3,600 lumens, a throw distance of more than 15 feet, and a wide range of inputs.
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Pansonite Mini Projector

$80 $100
This small, compact projector supports playback of 1080p movies and other content, with 5200 lumens of brightness. It's perfect for hooking up to a PC, laptop, or gaming console for big screen gaming.
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ViewSonic M1+ Portable Smart Wi-Fi Projector

$270 $310
This portable projector comes with built-in audio, smart TV enabled, and a built-in battery that provides 6 hours of play time. It can be charged using USB Type C and taken with you on the go.
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YABER Y60 Portable Projector

$140 $230
With 1280x720p resolution, a brightness of 6000 lumens, plus deep contrast and vivid colors for great-looking images, this projector has everything you need to quickly and easily set up a home cinema.
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Anker Nebula Cosmos

$680 $800
Those in search of a cinematic experience in the comforts of home can count on the Anker Nebula Cosmos projector to upscale imaging in real time and provide sensational sound.
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Yaber portable mini projector

$160 $300
A portable, wireless projector that's perfect for quick and easy movie nights with friends, streaming straight from your phone or other device, with ports for HDI, USB, VGA, AV, and audiol
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LG HU80KA 4K Smart Laser Projector

$2,575 $3,000
It's a bit pricey (which is why a deal like this is welcome), but if you want the most user-friendly cinema-quality home theater experiences, look no further than the LG HU80KA 4K laser projector.
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Yaber Y31 1080P Projector

$290 $530
This 7200 Lux projector has 1080p native resolution for crisp high definition images, as well as a brightness that outshines most other projectors. There's hifi stereo sound included as well.
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Nebula Capsule Smart Wi-Fi Mini Projector

$250 $350
This impressive indoor/ outdoor smart projector is the size of a soda can, but packed with 360-degree speaker, 4-hour playtime, displays vivid pictures up to 100 inches, and operates on Android 7.1.
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AKASO Mini Projector

$170 $200
This tiny, compact projector fits in your pocket so you can bring it with you wherever you go. It has plenty of connectivity options an a vibrant display that supports up to 1080p.
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ViewSonic PX727HD 1080p Projector

$600 $760
This projector has an RGB color wheel for exceptional calibrated color accuracy, and also has reduced input latency, making it perfect for watching fast-paced action like sports or games.
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LG PF50KA 1080p Wireless Smart DLP Portable Projector

$530 $650
Bring the cinema into your home with the LG PF50KA. This projector delivers sharp picture with crisp details, accurate colors, and sufficient brightness. It connects via Bluetooth and USB Type-C.
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Apeman Portable Projector

$80 $130
It's not going to replicate a cinema in your basement, but for less than 100 bucks, it's hard to beat the Apeman projector if you're after a cheap and portable unit.
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LG CineBeam HU70LAB 4K Wireless Smart DLP Projector

$1,450 $1,800
Upgrade your gaming or movie sessions with this LG 4K projector. Aside from delivering highly detailed visuals and crisp audio, it also offers the convenience of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility.
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Epson Home Cinema 2250 1080p 3LCD Projector with Android TV

$700 $1,000
What makes this projector special is its Android functionality. This means direct access to streaming services, including YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu. The device connects via USB.
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Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector

$250 $350
Save on space and cash with the Anker Nebula Capsule mini projector, allowing even the most budget-conscious of home theater builders to enjoy their favorite films and TV shows on a 100-inch display.

How to choose a projector

When it comes to choosing a projector for your home, you’ll notice a huge range in price and features, with some models costing less than $100 and some running north of $2,000. So you’ll want to do some research to find out which is the best projector you can afford. Have your heart set on a 4K model? We’ve tried the finest the retailers have to offer and have rounded up all the best 4K projectors in one place. Dreaming about a movie theater in your yard? We’ve got a guide to setting up the best outdoor movie theater. And if you’re not sure if you should opt for a projector or a TV to improve your home theater, we have a guide to projectors versus TVs for your home theater to help you decide. Don’t forget all the other home theater essentials you’ll need as well, including surround sound.

Some of the key factors to consider when selecting a projector include its brightness (which you’ll see indicated in lumens) as this will determine how well the projector will perform in brighter conditions during the day. If you’re watching at night, a lower level of brightness will be fine. But if you want to watch during the day, especially if you don’t have blackout curtains or blinds, then you’ll need a projector with a higher level of brightness to see the picture. Our guide on what to consider before buying a projector has more information on this. You might want your projector to be portable as well, in which case you should check out the best portable projectors like the LG CineBeam PH30N or the best pocket projectors.

Another big consideration is the picture size and resolution of the projector. You’ll find models with anything from 720p in cheaper products to 4K Ultra HD in products like the Optoma UHD50X or the BenQ HT2550, and what you’ll be happy with depends upon how demanding you are when it comes to picture quality. You should also take note of the throw distance, which is the optimal distance between the projector and the surface you’ll be projecting onto — whether that’s a wall or a projector screen. Measure the distance in the space you’ll be using a look for a projector which supports that throw range. If you’ve only got a limited amount of space, you’ll want to look at a short-throw projector like Samsung’s The Premiere or Optoma’s CinemaX P2.

One more aspect to look at is the connectivity options of the projector. Many modern projects now support WiFi and Bluetooth, so you can easily connect your phone to the projector and play movies from that. This is helpful for office use, when you need to present at work, for example, or at home if your friends want to share clips from their devices. You should also look for support for HDMI support so you can plug in your gaming console or Blu-Ray player.

And you might want to consider what audio connectivity is available to work with your audio setup as well. Most projectors will come with built-in speakers which will do for casual use, but if you’re looking for a high-quality cinematic experience then you’ll likely want some external speakers to give better sound.

Should you buy a projector?

You won’t find better prices on projectors than during the Black Friday sales. So if you’ve been waiting to make a new purchase, now is the time to snap up a deal. These prices will be the lowest you’ll see this year, so move fast a grab yourself a bargain while the sales are still on.

How much should you spend on a projector?

If you’re looking for a projector for the occasional home movie night or office presentation, and you’re not a big stickler for video quality, you can find affordable projectors on sale this season for below $100. However, if you want the full cinema experience, the sky is the limit on how much you can spend on a high-end projector! Do consider your other hardware such as your screen before spending a lot though, because even the best projector won’t look great if it’s projecting onto an uneven surface like a wall or wrinkled old screen.

Are any projector deals too good to be true?

You’ll see a whole range of projector deals on sites across the internet for the Black Friday season, but you need to be careful about where you buy from. With so many different projectors available at different prices, you’ll find everything from high-end, high-quality projectors from well-known brands to cheap, low-quality projectors that may not give you the experience you’re looking for.

That’s why our deals only recommend projectors from reputable retailers with good returns policies, so if you do have any issues with your new projector you know that you can get it sorted out with the retailer. We advise that you do your research before making a purchase, and don’t let retailer gimmicks like countdown clocks push you into making a decision before you’re ready.

Where to find the best projector sales

With Black Friday being such a big event, you’ll find discounts on projectors from retailers across the internet. However, you want to make sure you’re buying from a reputable retailer so you can be confident in your purchase. We’ve rounded up a few suggestions for the best places to find projector deals this Black Friday:

  • Amazon Black Friday: Amazon is one of the best locations to shop for discounted projectors, with an absolutely massive range of products to fit every budget and requirement.
  • Best Buy Black Friday: Best Buy has a smaller but well-curated selection of projectors, focusing more on the mid- and high-end products. If there’s a particular model you’ve been waiting to purchase, you should check if it’s on sale here as there are some discounts on great projectors to be found.
  • Target Black Friday: Target has a range of affordable projectors for under $200, as well as some more expensive options for cinephiles.
  • Walmart Black Friday: Walmart also has a wide range of projectors available, with deals on everything from cheaper models to pricier options. You’ll find brands like Epsom, LG, Panasonic, and more.
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