Best Projector Deals in February 2018

Best projector deals: Here are the the best discounts, sales, and deals on projectors in February 2018 to help you can make an informed choice when you buy.

TVs are getting bigger and bigger nowadays, with the prices of some reaching into the thousands. You can pay as much as you like, but in our opinion you just can’t beat the awesome cinematic experience of a projector. Projectors might seem a bit complex, but with some prices starting at less than your average TV, you don’t need to pay through the nose to get a great home cinema experience. With that in mind, check out our best deals on our favourite projectors below!

Best projector deals – What is LCD, LCO, and DLP?

If you want a full rundown on projectors, you can check out our best projectors guide, but here’s a quick explanation. A projector is a device that projects rays of light onto a canvas from photo slides or film. It’s the same setup you’ll find when you go to the cinema. When you’re looking at picking up a projector, there are three main types you should have in mind: LCD, LCos, and DLP.

LCD projectors use the oldest type of tech, where a light source splits into three wavelengths: red, green, and blue. Colour saturation and brightness are solid, but black levels aren’t as good as other types of projector tech.

Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) units work in a similar way to LCDs, but the difference is that LCoSs are mounted on a reflective, rather than transmissive surface. This means that LCoS projectors offer deeper blacks and higher contrast; it’s the best possible projector tech you can get your hands on, but it’s also the dearest.

Lastly, most DLP projectors use a single digital micromirror device (DMD) inside. These projectors are the smallest but also offer solid black performance. That said, contrast ratios and colour wheels leave quite a bit to be desired.

The other thing you’ll need to consider is resolution. We don’t recommend going south of a 1080p set, although you can pick up the latest 4K tech if your wallet can stretch to it.

Best projector deals – What is throw ratio?

Many of the projectors you’ll see will indicate their throw ratio, which is an important feature to bear in mind. Essentially, it indicates the size of screen you can project at what distance.

Short-throw projectors can project big images close-up, a good option if you only want to simply setup your projector on a table, as with the BenQ TH530.

On the other side of the spectrum are permanently-installed, ceiling-mounted models, where throw ratio is less of an issue. Regardless, always check your chosen screen size can be filled from the installation distance.

Best cheap projector deals

Elephas ET20 – £71.99 down from £159.99 at Amazon

There’s more than 50% off this brilliant mini LED projector at Amazon right now. With a 1500 lumen output, the Elephas isn’t quite as bright and powerful as more expensive projectors out there. However, Amazon reviewers liked its ease of setup, compatibility, and the multiple options for adjusting colour, brightness and contrast.

Caiwei 1080p – £208.00 down from £370.00 at Amazon

There’s a massive discount on this decent Caiwei projector at Amazon. 1080p is the probably the very minimum resolution we’d recommend, but this is still a great deal for budget projector seekers.

Users that bought the Caiwei 1080p on Amazon enjoyed the easy setup and atmosphere created.

Optoma HD142X – £489.78 down from £549.99 at Amazon

This Full HD set also has a strong discount applied at Amazon. It comes with a bespoke gaming mode that optimises your projection for fast response times, vivid colours, and maximum contrast.

Reviewers on Amazon noted how much they liked the picture quality and resolution of the Optoma HD142X.

Abox T22 – £99.99 down from £299.99 at Amazon

With a huge 62% discount at Amazon the Abox T22 is a sub-£100 steal that you’ll find hard to resist if you’re working on a budget of under £100.

Amazon reviewers especially liked the value-for-money from the Abox T22.

Best Projector

Apeman Mini Pocket –  £169.99 down from £399.99 at Amazon

On top of a very good price reduction at Amazon, this smart little projector is wonderfully portable.

Amazon reviewers loved the size and picture quality of the Apeman Mini Pocket.

Abis HD6000 – £199.99 down from £269.00 at Amazon

The Abis HD6000 is a great option for quickly and easily playing video games in a great atmosphere only made possible by a projector. And it’s a tasty £26% off at the moment.

Buyers on Amazon appreciated the easy setup and and value-for-money from the Abis HD6000.

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