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Why 2022 is the year to buy yourself a movie projector


You might have thought projectors were just artefacts of cinemas and primary schools, but they still have plenty to offer in 2022.

You'd be hard-pressed to find an Australian that doesn't have memories of their Year 5 teacher fumbling with an unwieldy overhead projector, trying to display a worksheet about square roots. Your childhood self might have been surprised to learn that this seemingly archaic practice of throwing light on a wall would still be thriving in 2022.

But thriving it is, with brands like Epson, Devanti and Xiaomi pushing the projector to new heights with the latest technological innovations. While the overhead projector has thankfully been largely left in the past, digital projectors stand as one of the most exciting appliances on the market.

What do projectors have to offer in 2022?

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Digital screens have become such a universal part of 21st-century life that any other form of technological visual display seems blasphemous.

Well, cinema-loving readers will need no convincing as to the value of the projector. There's something magical about a tiny box displaying a massive image on a distant wall. That magic can be easily brought into your home at a surprisingly low cost.

Even older, cheaper projectors have tremendous value today. For example, if you grew up playing games on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it can be tough to display the native 720p resolution those games were designed for in an appealing way.

To make matters worse, most televisions advertised as 720p are actually 786p, which can be a surprisingly impactful difference. However, projectors can be manually set to output exactly at most major resolution sizes, including 720p. Even an older projector that maxes out at 720p will display your classic games perfectly.

Check out our guide to the best projectors on the market today.

You're now surely thinking of grabbing your own projector. To help out, we've assembled some of the best deals available for buying projectors online in Australia today.

Best deals on projectors

$1,250 off EPSON EH Home Theatre Projector on eBay
$1,250 off EPSON EH Home Theatre Projector on eBay

For serious movie buffs, this is a discount you can't turn down. The closest thing you'll get to a cinema in your living room, this monster has 3-chip LCD technology, allowing you to see colours like never before.

Buy now for $1,399 (was $2,649)

37% off ELEPHAS Mini Projector on Amazon
37% off ELEPHAS Mini Projector on Amazon

Don't let the small package fool you. The ELEPHAS mini is 2 times brighter than other 4-inch projectors, with a 1080p display of over 4.5 metres. Grab it for 37% off.

Buy now for $143.99 (was $229.99)

$188 off Anker Nebula Apollo Projector on Amazon
$188 off Anker Nebula Apollo Projector on Amazon

Connect wirelessly to the Nebula with Bluetooth or Airplay, control either in-app or with touch control and let the Nebula do the rest.

Buy now for $810.84 (was $999)

$399 off Xiaomi Fengmi Mini Smart Projector on Kogan
$399 off Xiaomi Fengmi Mini Smart Projector on Kogan

This sleek and attractive dice-shaped projector boasts 1080p resolution, Dolby sound and even 5G Wi-Fi capability. Don't miss out on this deal.

Buy now for $899 (was $1,298.64)

$437.69 off Devanti Video Projector on Kogan
$437.69 off Devanti Video Projector on Kogan

Jump on this huge saving on a product with Wi-Fi connectivity, 4,000 Lumens of brightness and 1080p native resolution. Also take advantage of free shipping.

Buy now for $287.26 (was $724.95)

70% off Devanti Mini Video Projector on MyDeal
70% off Devanti Mini Video Projector on MyDeal

This miniature edition of the projector listed above comes with a similarly huge discount. Save $296 on a small, convenient yet powerful projector.

Buy now for $121.95 (was $417.95)

49% off Kartech Portable Video Projector on MyDeal
49% off Kartech Portable Video Projector on MyDeal

If you want an ultra-budget option, this saving from MyDeal has knocked this projector into an extremely affordable price range. Enjoy convenience pricier models could only dream of with surprisingly powerful hardware. This is ridiculous value you can't ignore.

Buy now for $79.99 (was $157)

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