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Best projector deals 2022: portable, ultra short-throw, Full HD, 4K

Whether you're looking for a projector for your home cinema or for summer gatherings in 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.

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Optoma UHD30 4K projector £1099 £799 at PRC Direct (save £300) (opens in new tab)
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.

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Optoma UHD35 4K HDR projector £1099 £900 at Scan (save £199) (opens in new tab)
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.

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Epson EF-12 1080p portable projector £999 £939 at John Lewis save £60) (opens in new tab)
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.

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Optoma UHD42 4K projector £1299 £999 at PRC Direct (save £300) (opens in new tab)
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.

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Epson EH-TW7000 4K projector £1199 £1099 at Currys (save £100) (opens in new tab)
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.

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Optoma CinemaX P2 4K UST projector £2999 £1799 at Amazon (save £1200) (opens in new tab)
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 discount.

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Epson EH-TW9400 4K projector £2549 £2499 at Richer Sounds (save £50) (opens in new tab)
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.

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BenQ V6050 4K UST projector £3999 £2999 at Amazon (save £1000) (opens in new tab)
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.

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Sony VPL-VW290ES 4K projector £5499 £3785 at Amazon (save £1714) (opens in new tab)
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.

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Sony VPL-VW590ES native 4K projector £6999 £5299 at Amazon (save £700) (opens in new tab)
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.

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Sony VPL-VW790ES native 4K laser projector £12,999 £9999 at Sevenoaks (save £3000) (opens in new tab)
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.

Dan Sung
Dan Sung

Dan is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and his job is with product reviews as well as news, feature and advice articles too. He works across both the hi-fi and AV parts of the site and magazine and has a particular interest in home cinema. Dan joined What Hi-Fi? in 2019 and has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech and Wareable as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.