These are the best cheap projector deals for January 2021

Are you pining for a visit to the cinema? The darkened room, the scent of popcorn, the huge screen? You’re not the only one. With cinemas closed around the globe, many movie lovers are turning to home theater options instead to recreate the cinema experience in their own living rooms. And there’s no better way to do that than with one of the best projectors available.

The world of home projectors includes high-end models which can give a cinematic experience for a considerable chunk of change, to cheaper mini projectors which don’t have the same exceptional picture quality but can deliver the fun cinema feeling. To help you find the right projector at the right price, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals to be found on projectors from across the internet.

Today’s Best Projector Deals

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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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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 HU80KA 4K Smart Laser Projector

$2,752 $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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Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector

$300 $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.
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DR. J Professional HI-04 Mini Projector

$79 $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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CiBest mini projector

$67 $90
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.
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Yaber portable mini projector

$100 $110
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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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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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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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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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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BenQ TK800M 4K Projector

$1,200 $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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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

$180 $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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Apeman Portable Projector

$80 $86
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 PH550 720p Projector

$417 $499
A portable, wireless projector offering 720p resolution, 550 lumens of brightness, and 2.5 hours of battery life so you can use it to watch a whole movie outside with no need for cables.
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Anker Nebula Capsule

$238 $350
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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Hompow Mini Projector

$80 $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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ELEPHAS Mini Projector

$85 $100
If you're after a simple, cheap, portable projector, then this model has the basics you need for an affordable price. It's compatible with phones and other devices and can be connected wirelessly.
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ViewSonic M1+ Portable Smart Wi-Fi Projector

$290 $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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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,

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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