If you move fast, you can still score a great deal today, even though Amazon’s massive Prime Day event is officially over. Along with Black Friday, Prime Day is the best time of the year to grab premium tech at deep discounts, and with movie theaters closed across the country, these Prime Day projector deals and home theater projector deals could be the perfect chance to build your own home theater setup. Deck out your living room or den with a projector and re-create the cinema experience in the comfort of your home.
One of the best deals we’ve found is the Yaber Y61 Mini Projector, which is just $130, down from its original price of $300. If you’re looking for an affordable way to get a big-screen movie experience at home, here’s your chance.
Some deals are extremely limited so if you find something you like, don’t wait — they’ll be gone soon.
Today’s best Prime Day projector deals
- Zeacool Mini HD Video Projector — $80, was $90
- AuKing Mini Projector — $85, was $90
- Hompow Mini Projector — $90, was $140
- Salange P52 Mini Projector — $100, was $110
- Lenovo M1 Smart Mini Projector — $180, was $349
- Anker Nebula Capsule Mini Projector, Black — $260, was $350
- Yaber Y31 1080P Projector — $280, was $530
Should you shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?
Prime Day and Black Friday are only placed a month apart from each other this year. Though this makes it seem like fall is going to be jam-packed with sales there’s a few things to keep in mind. There’s always a possibility that if the projector you want runs out of stock during Prime Day, there won’t be a sufficient restock in time for Black Friday — and by extension Cyber Monday. Demand is also higher during Black Friday season so big retail giants like Amazon might see significant delays on all their orders and you might not get your products by Christmas. We also don’t expect discounts to vary much between these two events so don’t let that hold you back from shopping these Prime Day projector deals in advance.
Are any Prime Day projector deals too good to be true?
There are going to be a lot of sales during Prime Day on big brands, and even on brands that offer low-quality products. When buying a new projector, always be sure to do your research in advance and do a thorough check of the ratings and reviews of your chosen product on Amazon. You might be tempted to purchase a heavily discounted projector from a brand you’ve never heard of, but we’re here to tell you that’s a bad idea. Always stick to well-known brands and know what you’re looking for before you add an item to your cart come Prime Day. Trust us, it will save you a lot of disappointment.
How to choose a projector
These devices run the gamut from portable projectors (even ones that can fit in your pocket) to full-featured home theater projectors that are capable of delivering a truly cinematic 4K HDR home theater experience. As a result, it’s no surprise that projectors span a huge range of features and prices, from cheap sub-$100 models to professional-grade ones that will set you back thousands of dollars.
Your first step when choosing a home theater projector is establishing your budget based on your needs and then set your expectations accordingly. You’re not likely to find a 4K-capable projector for a couple of hundred bucks, let alone one that can be considered easily portable. Expect to pay at least $500 for the best 1080p projectors and $1,200 or more for ones truly capable of 4K output, although Prime Day projector deals should offer a good chance to save on these higher-end units.
Also keep an eye open for deals on laser TVs, a special kind of projector that uses laser light — not a light bulb — to produce extra-bright, and colorful images.
That said, if your needs are modest — maybe you just need a basic portable projector for sleepovers, presentations, a small dorm room, and so on — you can find some decent ones on the cheap. Just be sure to pay attention to specs like brightness (measured in lumens), throw distance, and picture size; also, don’t forget details like input device compatibility, wireless connectivity for streaming if you need it, and true output resolution. Don’t take the manufacturer’s listed specs at face value, either. Read customer reviews to suss out the realistic capabilities of the projector you’re looking at before you hand over your cash.
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