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Best Prime Day projector deals for 2021

All the latest Amazon Prime Day projector deals and sales

There are only a precious few hours left in the big Prime Day 2021 event, so you can’t wait around if you want to take advantage of the money-saving Prime Day deals. You’ll find discounts on electronics of all kinds, not to mention home goods, gadgets, and more. But our favorite items to pick up on Prime Day are big-ticket technology items. If you’ve been thinking about building out or upgrading your home theater, then this is the perfect time to pick up that new projector you’ve had your eye on, as you can score big discounts while Prime Day sales are happening. Even if you just want a tiny, portable projector, now’s the time to buy.

We’ve sent our team out to round up all the best deals on projectors to be had during Prime Day and listed them below. And if you want to really treat yourself and build out your home theater setup, you might want to check out the Prime Day soundbar deals that are available as well, or alternatively look for Prime Day 4K TV deals.

For projectors, you’ll find big savings on top brands like BenQ, Sony, and LG, as well as on cheaper budget brands like Yaber. With models available under $100 for a budget option to well over $2,000 for high-end options, you’ll find something for every need. Keep in mind, with the warmer weather upon us, a projector is an ideal way to create an outdoor movie night!

Best Prime Day projector deals

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Want to take your audio and video wherever you go? It's hard to beat this pocket-sized mini projector that can support Full HD video and has its own built-in rechargeable battery for wire-free movies.
Tiny but mighty, this ultra-portable projector can throw a 100-inch diagonal image onto any wall while its built-in smart tv software connects you to tons of popular streaming services.
This mini projector uses a laser as its light source instead of a bulb. This lets it get much brighter (2000 lumens). Android TV built-in lets you stream from hundreds of services, no stick required.
Going 4K doesn't get any more affordable than this Epson Home Cinema projector, with support for 2900 lumens of brightness and HDR. Connect any streaming device for tons of entertainment.
With high contrast, wireless 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.
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.
Though pricey, this ultra-short throw projector can display a stunningly bright, up-to-130-inch image in 4K and HDR, and the projector only needs to sit a few inches from your wall.
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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.
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.
Laser technology delivers outstanding brightness up to 30,000 hours of light source life that maintains stunning image quality throughout its lifespan.
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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.
Brighter is Better: DLP IntelliBright technology projects a radiant 500-ANSI-lumen image at razor-sharp 720p for breathtaking video clarity.
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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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.
This projector is bright enough for viewing even during the day and is 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.
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.
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.
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 its QCast app and USB reader compatibility,
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.
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.

Should you buy a new projector on Prime Day?

Prime Day is always a great sales event for big discounts on technology, and this year is no exception. That means it’s a good time to buy a new projector if you’re currently in the market to upgrade your home theater setup. Projectors can cost from $100 to thousands of dollars, so before diving into the Prime Day projector sales, it’s a good idea to know how much you can (or are willing to) spend.

You might also wonder if you should wait for other sales like Black Friday. While Black Friday does see sales from a wider range of retailers, Prime Day typically sees just as good sales from Amazon. Given the huge range of projectors that Amazon has available, you’re likely to find what you need. And that means there’s no need to wait for Black Friday, so you can pick up a deal on Prime Day instead and get your projector sooner. Of course, even if it’s cheap, you still want your projector to be of good quality, so do some thinking and research before you make a choice. And if you buy now, you can enjoy your new projector while the weather is still warm enough to use it outdoors.

For most people, the big debate is whether they should get a projector or a TV. There are advantages and disadvantages to each, so take your time to think through your needs before dropping a big wad of cash on Prime Day. The advantage a projector has over a TV is that it doesn’t take up much wall space. Some people don’t like the look of a huge TV, especially in a living space, and they find it dominates a room even when it’s not in use. For these people, a projector is a great way to enjoy a large, high-quality image when they want it without having a TV hung on their wall all the time.

Projectors are also just fun! They bring some of the cinema magic to a home theater, recreating that cozy movie theater experience to a home movie night. And, like TVs, projectors can also be used for gaming by plugging in a console or TV. If you’ve never tried gaming on a huge wall, it’s a good time.

There are some reasons to opt for a TV rather than a projector though. Projectors often struggle in bright conditions, such as during the day when it’s sunny. If you only want to watch movies in the evenings, that’s no problem. But if you want to watch during the day as well, you might not be happy with the paleness of a projected image. A more powerful projector can overcome this — look for its brightness measured in lumens, with more powerful projectors having a high lumen level that will make the image visible even in the sunshine — but you’ll pay more for a more powerful projector.

How to choose a projector on Prime Day

When you’re choosing a projector, you’ll need to consider the brightness of your projector and the room that it will be used in. Projectors are ideal for basements that have either no windows or small windows that can be easily blocked with blackout shades. If it’s for your living room and you don’t like the look of thick blackout curtains, you might want to opt for a TV instead.

Another issue with room selection is the size of a screen. If you have very smooth, very white walls, you might be able to get away with projecting directly onto the wall if there’s enough empty space. But most people much prefer the look of an image when it’s projected onto a screen. A screen can easily roll away when it’s not in use, so it needn’t be a bulky piece of kit. But you will need enough space to install the screen and roll it down somewhere with comfortable viewing options.

You also need to ensure there’s an appropriate distance between where your projector is located and where your screen is located, called the “throw distance.” Measure the distance in your space and look for a projector with a similar throw distance. Remember that you can mount your projector to the ceiling to keep it out of the way, so you might have some room for adjustment of throw distance by moving the projector rather than the screen.

The biggest decisions to make when selecting a projector are resolution and budget. These two are closely related — if you don’t want to spend more than $100, you’re not going to get a 4K projector — so think about what you can afford. We’d recommend a 1080p resolution as the very lowest for home theaters, as resolutions lower than this just aren’t pleasant for watching a movie. Of course, if you want a portable projector for showing slideshows at work, for example, then your needs might be different. In that case, you can pick up a very cheap option and it will do what you need. 4K projectors are now commonly available, and for the movie enthusiast, these are a great choice if you’re willing to spend the extra money.

Another issue to consider is the audio included in the projector. Many projectors now come with speakers built-in, but these are usually very weak and not good for watching movies. Again, this might be okay if all you need is the occasional sound effect for your work presentations. But if you’re planning to settle down and enjoy a movie, then you’ll likely want to get a separate speaker system.

When it comes to brands of projectors, you’ll find a massive array from many brands you’ve likely never heard of. For a cheap projector for casual use, that’s not a big deal. But if you’re after a high-quality projector for serious use, look out for top respected brands like Optoma, BenQ, LG, or Sony. For Prime Day, also keep a lookout for Amazon’s Anker brand, which offers affordable projectors that are popular due to their solid quality.

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