If you’ve been considering purchasing a big-ticket electronics item ahead of the holidays, then we’ve got good news – you can already score early Black Friday deals on everything from TVs to kitchen appliances. And one area you shouldn’t overlook is 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 getting ahold of a projector is a great way to enjoy the latest blockbusters or the old classics safely and comfortably in your home.
Black Friday itself falls later in the month, on November 27, but there are already great deals to be had on projectors, and we’ve rounded up some of the best for you. While you’re shopping, you might want to check out the best Best Friday soundbar sales 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 on sale right now, 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
How to choose a projector during Black Friday
When it comes to choosing a projector, 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. And if you’re not sure if you should opt for a projector or a TV, we have a guide to projectors versus TVs for your home theater to help you decide.
Some of the 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 and 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.
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.
When to shop Black Friday projector deals
If you’re hoping to get a projector in time for the holidays, whether that’s for you to watch with the family or to give as a gift, you’ll want to shop as early as possible. There are lots of Black Friday projector deals already available, and delays to shipping across all retailers mean that you should make your purchases as soon as possible to ensure they arrive in time for your needs.
And if you’re worried about prices dropping, many retailers are also offering price guarantees on their Black Friday projector deals where they’ll refund you the difference if the price drops lower. So you can buy now with confidence and save while ensuring your projector will get to you as soon as possible.
Should you buy a projector during Black Friday?
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 Black Friday projector deal. With deals coming earlier than in previous years due to a surge in demand for online shopping, 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.
Are any Black Friday projector deals too good to be true?
You’ll see a whole range of Black Friday projector deals on sites across the internet for Black Friday, 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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