Best Prime Day projector deals 2020: The best sales you can still shop

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.

We’ve also found a whole host of Prime Day 4K TV deals and soundbar sales from the shopping event if you’re in need of more home theater equipment.

Today’s best Prime Day projector deals

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Apeman Portable Projector

$90 $130
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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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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Hompow Mini Projector

$90 $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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Salange P52 Mini Projector

$100 $110
A compact, stylish projector which supports 1080p HD and boasts 4200 Lux brightness, with high contrast and accurate colors. There are also built-in 5W dual stereo speakers for sound as well.
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Zeacool Mini HD Video Projector

$80 $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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ViewSonic PX747 4K Projector

$1,100 $1,300
Some 4K projectors run well north of $2,000, but for around a grand, the Viewsonic PX747 offers a lot of capabilities for enjoying videos and games in Ultra HD.
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Epson VS250 LCD Projector

$330 $370
Epson is a leading name in the world of projectors, and its 3,200-lumen VS250 is a fantastic mid-range LCD model for both home theater and professional applications.
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LG HU80KA 4K Smart Laser Projector

$2,097 $2,700
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 portable mini projector

$130 $300
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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Anker Nebula Capsule Mini Projector, Black

$260 $350
Make your home theater a reality with this portable Anker Nebula Capsule mini projector. Its can deliver 100 ANSI-lumen images and also has a built-in omnidirectional speaker for full immersion.
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Optoma HD146X 1080p Projector

$549 $949
The Optoma HD146X is the updated version of the HD142X, which we named the best Full HD projector for those who want a theater-like experience without paying a grand or more for a 4K unit.
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DBPOWER Projector

$90 $110
This 3500 Lux projector displays images from 32 to 170 inches at a projection distance of between one and five meters. Its compact size makes it easy to carry and store and it has a quiet turbo fan.
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BenQ TK800M 4K Projector

$1,199 $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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Lenovo M1 Smart Mini Projector

$180 $349
This tiny projector is palm-sized and lightweight, with a 200 ANSI Lumen lamp that shows a picture of 110 inches. It even has touch controls for easy control and adjustment of the settings.
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ViewSonic M1 Mini+ Smart Portable Projector

$150 $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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AuKing Mini Projector

$85 $90
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 Cosmos Max 4K Projector

$1,600 $1,800
This stylish projector offers a real cinema experience with 4K support and a 1,500 ANSI-lumen image. It can even upscale content to make your HD content look as crisp as possible in UHD.
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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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Nebula by Anker Mars II Portable HD Projector with Android 7.1

$400 $460
With a 300-lumen 720p output, the Anker Nebula Mars II is a portable projector that won't break the bank -- and it even features Android software for easy streaming right from the projector itself.
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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.

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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