Best cheap projector deals for April 2021

If you’ve been missing visiting the cinema — the big seats, the dark room, the scent of popcorn in the air — then you’re not the only one. But you can recreate a bit of the movie magic at home with a home theater setup. By picking up a projector and hooking it up to your phone, computer, or other device, you can watch movies and bring the cinema to you.

Projectors come in a massive range of prices now. You can hunt through lists of the best home theater projectors, or take a browse through plenty of online retailers to find a good projector. But we’ve done some of this work for you, by selecting the best projectors available at various price points from super affordable to high end. Check out our favorite cheap projector deals below.

Today’s Best Projector Deals

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BenQ MH733 1080P Business Projector

$732 $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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YABER V6 Full HD Projector

$286 $530
With high contrast, wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, native resolution of Full HD and support for up to 4K, this projector is ideal for occasional movie nights or a night in front of the Xbox.
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ViewSonic M1 Mini+ Smart Portable Projector

$180 $200
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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AuKing Mini Projector

$80 $100
This 1080p projector is a cheap way to set up a multimedia home theater, with a 2000:1 contrast ratio, a bright image for its small size, quiet low-noise operation, and a long lasting lamp.
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Anker Nebula Capsule

$300
The Anker Nebula Capsule is about seeing the bigger picture when it comes to entertainment and productivity wherever you are. You can control it through the app and count on limitless compatibility.
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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

$130 $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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BenQ TK800M 4K Projector

$1,099 $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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PVO portable mini projector

$70 $100
This mini projector is ideal for children's rooms, being small and easy to store away while also offering the ability to project videos and games with support for full HD.
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Epson Home Cinema 3800 4K Projector

$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 to 300-inch size.
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DR. J Professional HI-04 Mini Projector

$90
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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Hompow Mini Projector

$80
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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LG HU80KA 4K Smart Laser Projector

$2,187 $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

$280 $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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CiBest mini projector

$80 $130
A bright projector to help viewing even during the day, which is easily portable so you can carry it with you on the go. It supports a resolution of 1080p and can be hooked up to a range of devices.

How To Choose A Projector

Projectors span a huge range of features and prices, and the age-old axiom “you get what you pay for” applies here. You can get a cheap projector for less than a hundred bucks, while high-end, theater-quality 4K projectors can run into the thousands. You probably have a set budget in mind already, however, but you’ll want to be aware of what features and specs to look for before you buy the first cheap projector you find that suits your wallet.

The basic specs to consider when shopping around for projector deals are the picture size and resolution, brightness (typically expressed in lumens), and throw distance. “Throw distance” refers to the optimal and/or maximum distance the projector can place an image on the viewing surface while still maintaining a good picture at the advertised size and resolution, and your needs here will depend on what room(s) you plan to use your projector in. Brightness is an important consideration, as projectors are typically darker than a TV’s LCD panel. A brighter picture naturally looks better and a projector with sub-par lumen output might not look very good even in a sufficiently dark room.

More complex modern features you’ll find even on some cheap projectors today include built-in smart software, wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or both), and content settings (for example, optional color presets that are optimized for sports, games, movies, and so on). You’ll also want to look at the ports to make sure that your projector works with whatever input source(s) you’re hooking up to it, but most modern projectors will feature standard hookups such as HDMI connections for use with Blu-Ray players, laptops, and gaming consoles. Many projectors can let you play media directly from devices such as USB flash drives or external hard drives as well.

Then comes the audio. Pretty much all units have built-in speakers, which is usually fine for a cheap projector or a portable one that you might be moving around frequently. For a projector that’s going to be part of a more permanent high-definition home theater setup — one that will likely feature some sort of surround speaker setup along with an A/V receiver to power it all — you’ll want something that can be integrated into your sound system and that is compatible with whatever surround sound standard you’re using.

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