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

With the summer rush over, winter is a great time to find projector deals on 4K, HD, UST and portables too, particularly with Black Friday now here. 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 5 Black Friday projector deals live right now

Nebula Capsule projector £400 £230 at Amazon (save £170)

Nebula Solar Portable projector £420 £600 at Amazon (save £180)

Optoma UHD30 4K projector £1099 £849 at PRC Direct (save £200)

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

Sony VPL-VW290ES 4K projector £5499 £4399 at Amazon (save £800)

Nebula Capsule projector £400

Nebula Capsule projector £400 £230 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 Capsule Max projector: £480

Nebula Capsule Max projector: £480 £330 at Amazon (save £140)
Not one we've looked at but the Max edition is the 720p, 200 lumens version of the Capsule above. It has an Android 8.1 OS, some solid app access and a 4-hour battery life.

Nebula Solar Portable projector £600

Nebula Solar Portable projector £600 £420 at Amazon (save £180)
This Full HD projector is the best true portable we've tested to date. With built-in speakers, an Android TV app platform and a three-hour battery life, it's an excellent way to enjoy a big screen film anywhere round the house, the garden and wherever else you want go.

Nebula Mars II Pro 720p portable £600
Superb price

Nebula Mars II Pro 720p portable £600 £400 at Very
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 4K projector £1099

Optoma UHD30 4K projector £1099 £849 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.

Optoma UHD35 4K HDR projector £1099

Optoma UHD35 4K HDR projector £1099 £899 at Crampton & Moore (save £200)
Not one we've tested but this price point is often something of a sweet spot for Optoma and its 4K projector range. It outputs a 3600 lumens picture at 33-300in in size and offers a response time as low as 6.7ms at 4K 60fps which gamers will enjoy.

Epson EF-12 1080p portable projector £999

Epson EF-12 1080p portable projector £999 £899 at John Lewis
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 4K projector £1299

Optoma UHD42 4K projector £1299 £1099 at John Lewis
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 4K projector £1199
Five-star projector

Epson EH-TW7000 4K projector £1199 £999 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 4K HDR projector £1699
Product of the Year

Epson EH-TW7100 4K HDR projector £1699 £1500 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.

Optoma CinemaX P2 4K UST projector £2999

Optoma CinemaX P2 4K UST projector £2999 £1949 at PRC Direct (save £1051)
The P2 is Optoma's second stab at an ultra-short throw machine and, while we've not had the pleasure of a full review, we've certainly enjoyed the demos we've seen. If you're after a 'laser TV' for your living room. This entry-level projector is a strong candidate particularly with the hefty discout.

Optoma UHZ65 4K laser projector £4999

Optoma UHZ65 4K laser projector £4999 £3299 at Amazon
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 4K UST projector £3999
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-VW290ES 4K projector £5499

Sony VPL-VW290ES 4K projector £5499 £4399 at Amazon
This is incredible 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 native 4K projector £6999
Rare native 4K discount

Sony VPL-VW590ES native 4K projector £6999 £5999 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-VW790ES native 4K laser projector £12999

Sony VPL-VW790ES native 4K laser projector £12999 £9999 at Sevenoaks
This is Sony's entry-level native 4K laser projector and it's one not to be ignored with this huge discount. Not one we've tested but both the laser and iris work in tandem to optimise the light output and hopefully produce scenes with some stunning contrast and black levels too.

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