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Best projector deals for portable, Full HD, 4K and more

With the summer rush over, autumn is a great time to find projector deals on 4K, HD, UST and portables too. Whether you're looking for something for your home or the garden, you'll find some great bargains here and even have enough money left over for drinks, nibbles and a couple of 4K Blu-rays. Before you dive right into the best projector deals, though, here a few things to bear in mind.

Remember to check out the dimensions and how versatile any potential projector is with positioning before you buy. You don't want to take delivery of a new toy only to discover it's not suitable for your room. To help you, we've also written our own guide on how to set up your projector and get the best picture.

Pricier models will handle 4K content, giving you an incredibly lifelike picture uncovering greater detail, better contrast and more accurate colours. Make sure it has the relevant inputs that support your sources e.g HDMI for a games console or 4K Blu-ray player. Some projectors even include wi-fi and built-in video streaming for the ultimate in convenience.

Right, that's the basics covered. Here's our pick of the best projector deals.

Top 3 projector deals live right now

Nebula Mars II Pro 720p portable £600 £479 at Amazon (save £121)

BenQ V6050 4K UST projector £3999 £2999 at Richer Sounds (save £1000)

Sony VPL-VW590ES native 4K projector £6999 £6299 at Amazon (save £700)

Nebula Capsule

Nebula Capsule projector (renewed) £400 £272 at Amazon
When reviewed, we praised the Capsule's "neat design, solid sound and access to streaming services". Its resolution of 854 x 480 pixels is par for the course when it comes to miniature projectors. A brightness of 100 lumens means you'll need a dimly-lit room. Not perfect but it's the best mini around.

Nebula Mars II Pro
Superb price

Nebula Mars II Pro 720p portable £600 £479 at Amazon
This portable projector is fun, quick and enjoyable to use. Set-up requires minimum fuss, and thanks to its wi-fi and built-in apps, you can stream content directly through it. With this healthy discount, this lunchbox-sized projector is very tasty indeed.

Optoma UHD30

Optoma UHD30 4K projector £1099 £899 at PRC Direct
Not one we've tested but this is Optoma's current entry-level 4K projector. It supports HDR and includes the low lag and high frame rate gaming features of the UHD42 below.

Epson EF-12

Epson EF-12 1080p portable projector £999 £960 at Amazon
The EF-12 is the best portable projector under £1000. It might not quite be able to beat similarly priced traditional home cinema projectors but it's not far off and comes with the bonus of a very decent 2 x 5W 'Sound by Yamaha' sound system plus Android TV OS and its suit of streaming apps – a very good all-in-one.

Optoma UHD42

Optoma UHD42 4K projector £1299 £1049 at Crampton & Moore
This is a very decent budget 4K projector with some good HDR pop and some of the best black depth you'll find in this price bracket and beyond. It features a powered USB socket and high frame rate HDMI certification for gamers to enjoy.

Epson EH-TW7000
Five-star projector

Epson EH-TW7000 4K projector £1199 £1137 at Amazon
This is the best projector at around the thousand pound mark at the moment. Black depth is unsophisticated but contrast, colour and cinematic appeal are well beyond the competition. It's a great starter projector for a budget home cinema set-up.

Epson EH-TW7100
Product of the Year

Epson EH-TW7100 4K HDR projector £1699 £1641 at Amazon
It may seem pricey for what is an entry level 4K product but this projector is a real gem. The black depth is very decent for this kind of money, the colours are bold and balanced, and the HDR production brings an excellent sense of immersion.

LG HU80KSW
Five-star bargain

LG CineBeam HU80KSW 4K projector £1999 £1929 at Amazon
This high-end portable projector handles 4K HDR material and comes with connectivity including an app store of its own. With 2500 lumens of brightness and a 150in picture too, it's one of the most feature-complete projectors you'll ever find.

Epson EH-TW9400

Epson EH-TW9400 4K projector £2549 £2499 at Richer Sounds
This big, brassy projector is as good as you'll get before forking out for the beauty of native 4K projection. Colour accuracy, contrast control and HDR are all handled brilliantly and help make for a proper cinematic feel on a relatively modest budget.

Optoma UHZ65

Optoma UHZ65 4K laser projector £4999 £2500 at Richer Sounds
We liked this laser projector but the price was a problem. Now down to a sensible point it's a great option. It offers the kind of big brightness and flexibility that makes it an excellent choice as a TV replacer for the living room. Just add a media streamer.

BenQ V6050
UST deal

BenQ V6050 4K UST projector £3999 £2999 at Richer Sounds
Ultra-short throw projectors are the fastest growing form factor. With sound, picture and smarts built-in, they're an obvious all-in-one projector solution. This huge discount makes the V6050 one of the most tempting around.

Sony VPL-VW270ES

Sony VPL-VW270ES 4K projector £4999 £3999 at AVOnline
This ex-demo discount offers a great opportunity to own a native 4K projector at a bargain price. Prepare for an incredibly immersive picture with a brilliant sense of depth and insight, and some of the smoothest action around.

Sony VPL-VW590ES
Rare native 4K discount

Sony VPL-VW590ES native 4K projector £6999 £6299 at Amazon
Pick up this five-star native 4K projector for an absolute steal. With fantastic 4K detail, an exciting and vivid picture, and top-notch motion processing, you'll melt into a world of cinematic bliss.

Sony VPL-VW760ES

Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K projector £14,999 £9499 at AVOnline
This ex-demo native 4K laser source projector is available at a song, largely because it has just been superseded by a 2020 model. It's not one we've reviewed but the Sony SXRD projectors are a very solid bet. Expect excellent contrast, colours and black levels.

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