Black Friday 4K projector deals 2024: everything to expect this year

Black Friday 4K projector deals 2023
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Black Friday 4K projector deals represent some of the best savings on high-end home cinema must-haves of the entire year. Plus, with the technology inside these devices getting cheaper all the time, we're looking forward to even better discounts in 2024's holiday sales. 

Last year we saw everything from the LG Cinebeam to XGIMI's popular Horizon Pro taking major price cuts in the Fall event. With some of the best projectors on the market dropping by up to well over $1,000 there was plenty of value on the shelves. We expect this to continue into 2024's Black Friday 4K projector deals, and since the heavy hitters from last year's sale will have had another 12 months on the shelves those savings could be even larger. 

Not only that, but we'll have a whole roster of new 4K projectors to contend with in this year's Black Friday projector deals. With BenQ, XGIMI, and LG already in with new devices for 2024, picking up one of the year's biggest releases could be cheaper than ever. 

Black Friday 4K projector deals: what we expect to see in 2024

BenQ TK700 4K projector

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These kinds of offers will sit at the very top of this year's Black Friday projector deals price range. Projectors in the 4K realm are, indeed, some of the most expensive by default. It's no accident that we're seeing the same price differences in projectors as we were once used to in TVs: the higher the resolution the more money you need to spend. And while that's still the case, generally, the tech is getting more affordable. The fact remains that Black Friday 4K projector deals are the best placed to get the most for your money, year in, year out.

We will be seeing some great 4K models from the top table drop to record low prices this year, and offer immense bang for buck value. The likes of Epson, BenQ, ViewSonic, and Optoma will all likely get in on the act with their most premium models having their time in the deals sun.

One range in particular that we're keeping a close eye on, however, is the Premiere range from Samsung. These models caused a wave when they first came out in late 2020 by being able to throw a full 4K picture from an incredibly short distance while maintaining their pedigree and premium quality. 

BenQ X3000i gaming projector

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The BenQ X3000i is another tried and tested 4K projector primed for some excellent discounts this year. That $1,999.99 / £2,299 starting price has already given way to sales figures of $1,799 / £1,820 in the past - with the US enjoying such a record low price over Black Friday last year. The timing of these savings give us great hope for some similar (or even slightly better) discounts come November 2024.

We'd also keep an eye on XGIMI's excellent 4K projector range. These are budget friendly (relatively speaking) even at full price but regularly embrace discounts and sales events. For example, the XGIMI Horizon Pro model saw a lowest ever price in last year's sales by about $100, kicking a $1,199 record only set in August down to just $1,099 at Amazon and Best Buy. 

FAQ

When will Black Friday 4K projector deals begin?

Black Friday 4K projector deals will take place on November 29 this year, with the majority of retailers launching their official sales from the start of Thanksgiving week. However, as we saw last year, these annual discounts really start to kick off from the beginning of October.

Where will the best Black Friday 4K projector deals be?

As ever, it's the big boys in the retail and e-tail (sorry) games that you'll want to keep an eye on now - these will have the best Black Friday 4K projector deals. 

US:
Amazon:
always the starting point for a tech search
Best Buy: well-stocked, and often price matches
Samsung: go straight to the makers of the Premiere 4K projectors
Newegg: decent stock and will have good deals when the time comes
Walmart:
a good selection, and has bricks and mortar stores to visit

UK:
Amazon:
regular discounts and speedy delivery
Samsung: go direct and check out the Premiere from the maker itself
Very: a smaller selection, but always worth a look at this retailer
Currys:
a reliable seller, and one with a decent range of stock
Box: an underrated tech retailer but always worth a look

Do 4K projectors go on sale for Black Friday?

Acer Predator GD711 projector

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They absolutely do. And not only can we be really certain in saying that  - we've been doing this for years at this point - but Black Friday 4K projector deals are some of the biggest and best out there when the deals start flooding in properly. 

This is because, as the phrase goes, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Meaning that those products and tech items with the highest starting points and largest price tags are often the ones to get the biggest and deepest price cuts - certainly be percentages anyway. And, by extension of that, as 4K projectors are the units in the field that demand the higher price tags by default, these are the ones we often see the most exciting deals on.

Is 4K worth it for a projector?

4K is definitely worth it for those after a high quality picture from their projector. Whether you're gaming or streaming UHD content, you'll find sharper picture, greater detailing, and a crisper overall effect if you opt for a 4K projector. 

Why are 4K projectors expensive?

There's no doubt about it, 4K projectors are expensive - even with Black Friday helping them along. You'll still pay the same as you would a big-screen 4K TV at these prices - and a damn good one at that. While those costs have come down from the lofty tens of thousands we used to see (you can now pick up a UHD projector for around $1,000 - $2,000), it's still a relatively young and relatively niche technology. Black Friday TV deals will almost definitely be offering lower prices on mid-range panels compared to mid-range projectors. 

Last year's best Black Friday 4K projector deals

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BenQ TK700 4K projector | $1,499 $1,099 at Best Buy
Save $400 - Our favorite Black Friday 4K projector deal was this $400 discount on the BenQ TK700. It's one of the best projectors you can get your hands on for both gaming and entertainment without delving too far into the four-figure price range and it was at its lowest price ever. This was a fan favorite cheaper than ever.

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LG Cinebeam 4K HU70LAB - DLP projector | $1,449.99 $996.99 at Amazon
Save $453 - The mention of any 4K projector under $1,000 gets our attention, and an LG Cinebeam model even more so. This was a fantastic sales price for anyone looking to spend as little as possible but still reap the rewards of a UHD device. 

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Epson Home Cinema 4010 4K projector | $1,999.99 $1,699.99 at Amazon
Save $300 - Epson has been in the projector game for a while, and it shows. If you were stretching the budget a little further last year, Amazon's Black Friday 4K projector deals could save you $300 on this high end HDR device. 

XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector |$1699.00$1,099.00 at Amazon
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XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector | $1699.00 $1,099.00 at Amazon
Save $600 - This was the best discount we'd seen on the XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector last Black Friday. As far as we could tell too, this was one of the lowest prices that this bit of tech has been.  

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BenQ TK860i | $1,799 $1,599.00 at Best Buy
Save $200 - If you were looking to spend a little more, the BenQ TK860i was down to $1,599 at Best Buy thanks to a $200 discount. We generally saw this at the standard $1,799 day to day, even if it launched closer to $2,000 earlier last year. This was a fantastic saving for anyone after a luxury feature set. 

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XGIMI Aura 4K ultra short throw projector | $2,499.99 $1,599.99 at Best Buy
Save $900 - Best Buy had a fantastic $900 discount on this ultra short throw XGIMI 4K projector last year. That dropped the sale price from the $1,999 position we'd been seeing for a while down to a brand new record low of $1,699. 

BenQ X3000i 4K projector | $1,999 $1,799 at Best Buy 
Save $200

BenQ X3000i 4K projector | $1,999 $1,799 at Best Buy
Save $200 - We ranked this as the best projector around for PS5 gamers so Black Friday was a perfect time to jump in if you were looking to upgrade your current setup. This was the lowest price we've spotted for it too.

Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS500 short throw 4K projector | $3,999 $2,299.00 at Dell
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Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS500 short throw 4K projector | $3,999 $2,299.00 at Dell
Save $1,700 - With $1,700 off the final price, Dell was leading the charge on this luxury 4K projector. The ultra short throw device was down to $2,299 - impressive considering it had only ever been about $70 cheaper in the past - and that was during a speedy August flash sale. 

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AWOL Vision LTV-3000 Pro ultra short throw 4K projector | $3,999 $2,999 at Best Buy
Save $1000 - A $1000 coupon netted you this ultra short throw 4K projector from AWOL Vision for its lowest price yet. This was the first major discount we'd seen on this device since its launch just a couple of months previous.

Last year's best Black Friday 4K projector deals in the UK

Optoma UHD35 4K HDR projector | £949 £899 at Richer Sounds
Save £50 -

Optoma UHD35 4K HDR projector | £949 £899 at Richer Sounds
Save £50 - If you were looking for a 4K projector on a more affordable budget, this deal at Richer Sounds was a good place to start. Perfect for movie nights as well as gaming, it's rare to find a decent 4K projector under £1,000. 

Anker Nebula Cosmos 4K projector | £1,799.99 £1,299.99 at Amazon
Save £500 -

Anker Nebula Cosmos 4K projector | £1,799.99 £1,299.99 at Amazon
Save £500 - A £500 discount at Amazon brought us down to a brand new record low on the Anker Nebula Cosmos last year. This sturdy device had been dipping to this position occasionally throughout the year, though we'd never seen discounts of more than £200 before.

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Hisense PL1TUKSE 4K projector | £1,999 £1,495 at Amazon
Save £504 - This 2023 Hisense projector was down to a record low £1,495 at Amazon last year, thanks to a £500 discount. Not only was this the lowest price we'd seen but it was the first major saving to hit the model since release. 


Of course, we're also taking a look to the screen industry this year. You'll find everything we expect from 2023's Black Friday OLED TV deals and Black Friday QLED TV deals - as well as the Black Friday QD-OLED deals we're anticipating as well. 

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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