Projector Cyber Monday 2019 Deals (FHD, UHD, and 4K)

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Streaming technology has made it possible for us to watch our favorite movies and TV shows from practically anywhere. However, watching them from the small screen of our phones or even on TVs is still vastly inferior to the full-blown cinema experience. That’s no longer an issue if you can grab one of these projectors this Cyber Monday. There’s a number of them on offer with different sizes and specs, which you can get at huge discounts for a limited time.

HD (720p) projectors

Full HD (1080p) projectors

4K projectors

What to consider when buying a projector

A projector is an excellent addition to your personal entertainment system, which you can get for much cheaper than usual this Cyber Monday. That’s no excuse to not be smart about what you’re buying, though. To make sure that you won’t run into a bad case of buyer’s remorse, here are the characteristics to watch out for when choosing the right projector for what you need.

1. Resolution

As with monitors, a higher resolution in projectors is equivalent to a higher level of detail on account of a greater number of pixels on the screen. As you can infer from our list of Cyber Monday deals, higher resolution projectors are much more expensive – up to more than $2000 in the case of Full HD or 4K projectors. These are great for home theater setups, especially if your source video files or streaming sites are also 4K-capable.

On the other end of the spectrum are projectors that are capable only of HD or 720p resolution. In fact, projectors with VGA-level resolution are still incredibly common nowadays. If you’re not projecting your videos over a very large area, or are simply working with a tight budget, then these low-cost alternatives should be enough to tide you over.

2. Brightness

The brightness of a projector, also called its light intensity, is typically given in the lumens unit. Basically, the rule is – the brighter the room is, the higher you’ll need to crank up your projector’s light intensity. This isn’t a particularly important characteristic if you will be using your projector in a setting where you can control all sources of light, such as in your home entertainment room. However, investing in a high-intensity projector may be a wise move in meeting rooms or conference rooms where controlling ambient light might not be so easy.

3. Size

Projector technology has progressed to the point where you can buy not just the large projectors fit for home theaters, but also ultra-portable projectors that can fit in your pocket. The small projectors are designed to be a more convenient alternative to carrying around a monitor or a TV. Of course, portability comes at a price – typically, lower brightness and image resolution.

4. Wired or wireless?

Projectors that connect to a source via VGA or HDMI interface have been around for decades, but wireless alternatives are starting to gain popularity. Aside from the convenience of not having to deal with all those cables, wireless projects are also much easier to use when you need to switch between different devices quickly. They are also much easier to set up since the projector, and the source does not need to be placed close together.

As with any wireless technology, a potential problem with wireless projects is latency. Depending on the quality of the connection or your Wi-Fi network, a few milliseconds of delay can prove to be grating if you’re watching a movie. You can also experience signal dropouts, especially if you’re in a place with lots of sources of interference.