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Best Projector Deals for January: Save on Nebula, LG, and more

They don’t call it a home theater for nothing! If you love to host movie nights with friends or family, a TV is great, especially if you have a big set, but you can always level up your home theater experience by adding a projector to your setup. The best projectors can be very affordable or pretty expensive, but whichever your budget can afford, you also want to save big, right? That’s why we’ve looked at the best projector deals going on right now so you can save plenty of cash on a new and sweet projector setup for your home. Read on while we take you through it.

LG – CineBeam PH30N 720p Wireless DLP Projector — $250, was $400

LG - CineBeam PH30N 720p Wireless DLP Projector
Why Buy

  • WiFi and Bluetooth support
  • 1280 x 720 resolution
  • Quiet fan
  • Two hour battery life

For a simple, affordable way to get into the world of projectors, this option from LG is a great entry-level choice. It is lightweight, making it easy to carry around so it’s also a great option for office workers who need to show presentations on the go. With standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity built-in, it’s easy to connect your phone, computer, or other device and show content without worrying about wires everywhere.

At 250 lumens of brightness you won’t be able to use this in bright and sunny rooms during the day, but if you have blackout curtains or you plan to use it at night you’ll be sorted. It has HD resolution of 1280 x 720 so it’s great for a casual movie night, though serious film buffs might want to look at an option with 4K resolution instead.

There are two hours of battery life and an included remote, so you can easily set up the projector even without an outlet nearby and move it around the room for the best possible picture, then enjoy your TV or movie from your sofa.

ION Audio Multi-Powered HD and Bluetooth Projector — $300, was $380

ION Audio HD portable Bluetooth projector

If you want a truly portable projector, this ION Audio system is your best bet, as it can be both battery or AC-powered. It has a built-in rechargeable battery which lasts for up to two hours of continuous video playback or 80 hours of music — perfect for backyard movie nights! The 1920 by 1080 resolution HD projector offers 120 ANSI lumens of brightness for a clear and vibrant picture, no matter where you set it up.

For inputs, it supports USB and HDMI, so you can play media from a variety of sources. Bluetooth 5.3 compatibility means you can also stream and control media wirelessly from up to 100-feet away. The high-power 70-watt stereo sound system also makes for incredible audio experiences — with dual 76mm drivers for bass and 38mm tweeters for treble.

There are two 1/4-inch mic inputs with echo effects, as well, perfect for impromptu karaoke at a social gathering or backyard barbecue. Basically, this thing is ready to rock and roll, roll film, or play some killer tunes, whenever, and wherever you want. Have some fun folks.

LG – PF50KA 1080p Wireless Smart DLP Projector — $520, was $700

LG - PF50KA 1080p Wireless Smart DLP Portable Projector - White

Why Buy

  • Bluetooth support
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Quiet fan
  • Two and a half hours of battery life

For a step up from cheap portable projectors without getting into $1,000 and above price territory, this option from LG is a great choice. You’ll get features like a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and 1920 x 1080 resolution, so you’ll be able to watch movies comfortably and enjoy good picture quality. And there’s DLP image technology to make the images look crisper as well.

There are 600 lumens of brightness, so this should be able to handle even some daytime viewing. But for the best experience, you’ll want to watch at night or get some thick curtains. There’s also an integrated battery with two and a half hours of battery life, so if you want to move the projector around you can use it to watch even when there isn’t a power outlet available.

Other handy features include a quiet fan and built-in speakers, though if you’re looking for a more cinematic experience you’ll want to augment this with your own sound system. And the projector is easy to use, with two HDMI inputs that make it simple to connect your laptop, phone, or gaming console. Plus there is an option for Bluetooth so you can connect wirelessly as well.

Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector — $530, was $580

Anker Nebula Capsule portable projector.

Why Buy

  • Portable design
  • 720p image
  • Ideal for low-light environment
  • Smart OS for streaming from YouTube and Netflix

The Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector offers a lot in its small package, easily being one of the best portable projectors. The thinking behind it is that it’s highly portable. You can carry it around with you so it’s basically a cinema-style projector in your pocket. It offers cutting-edge DLP technology which means you get a great 720p 200-ANSI-lumen image that looks particularly good in low-light environments. It offers up to a 100-inch image if you want it to so it looks truly awe-inspiring and so much more impressive than an ordinary screen. By projecting through this, you get a great image the entire time all from a device that’s basically the size of a can. Not bad right? If you love to create romantic moments while you watch a movie together or you’re simply keen to have a projector that moves about as much as you, this is the device for you.

Besides looking great, the Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector is also smart. It offers support for both USB and HDMI giving you some much-needed flexibility. It also offers immersive audio in the form of premium scan-speak transducers that can reproduce every moment in what the company promises are pulse-pounding levels of clarity. After all, there’s not much point in watching a movie if the picture is great but the sound is weak.

Other features are extensive too thanks to Android TV 9.0 support. Through such functionality, you get access to over 5,000 apps including YouTube, Hulu, Twitch, and much more. You can even use Netflix through it providing you download the Nebula manager app from the Google Play store and work from there. Immensely versatile, the Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector is a dream to use thanks to being so small yet offering such a huge picture. It’s ideal for dipping your toe into having a projector setup.

Epson EpiqVision Mini EF-100 Laser Projector — $732, was $1,000

Epson - EF-100

Why Buy

  • Great picture quality
  • Built-in Android TV
  • Advanced color correction
  • High maximum brightness

The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF-100 Laser Projector packs a bunch of powerful features into its stylish package. Portable, the laser projector provides superior color quality and imagery in a way that makes it super simple for everyone to figure out. No screen is required to stream up to 150-inches of content via this projector, up to Full HD resolution. It’s ideal for watching the big game on the even bigger screen or simply watching your favorite movies with loved ones. The best part is that the Epson EpiqVision Mini EF-100 Laser Projector does all the hard work for you. It offers Epson MicroLaser Array Projection technology which means its multi-array laser diode technology can produce an amazing level of brightness. all while significantly enhancing the black density. All with no tweaking required!

Alongside that, you also have horizontal and vertical image correction, which means the projector will show a rectangle from any angle, making it easier to set up. The projector’s advanced 3LCD technology means that 100% of the RGB color signal is offered for every frame, further helping with great color accuracy and color brightness.

Elsewhere, you also get Android TV built into the Epson EpiqVision Mini EF-100 Laser Projector so you can use its simple-to-use remote just like a TV remote, seeking out your favorite streaming apps and much more with the minimum of hassle. It’s a great way of enjoying a projector experience without having to get hands-on.

When are the best projector deals?

Typically, there are a few key dates throughout the year when it comes to seeking out the best projector deals. Pretty much all major holidays offer some kind of sale with retailers keen to take advantage of the long weekends ahead. However, there are some particularly vital days, too.

One such sales event is Prime Day. It’s Amazon’s exclusive sales event to celebrate its birthday but these days, many other retailers get in on the act and are keen to take advantage of customers looking to save big. It’s one of the biggest sales events of the year but it’s not until summer so you may not want to wait that long.

The other big sales event is, of course, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The sales events that surround Thanksgiving weekend are always big hits. Retailers are keen to discount highly sought-after technology and they love to reward customers feeling keen to spend. However, by waiting this long, it’s right near the end of the year and finances may be tight if you’re trying to juggle holiday spending with treating yourself to a new projector.

There’s never any guarantee that these times will be super cheap either. Discounts can be incremental so you may only save a little by holding out for the big sales seasons. Ultimately, if you’re looking to spend big on a new projector, you also probably want to do it straight away. That’s even more the case if your existing projector has recently failed and you’re missing that sweet big screen experience. If so, buy now. There are still plenty of good projector deals going on at the moment and waiting might only delay the inevitable.

After all, if you buy now, you get to enjoy all the benefits of a new projector straight away rather than missing out on such delights.

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