Black Friday projector deals 2024: everything to expect this year

Black Friday projectors deals 2023
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Black Friday projector deals are up there with TVs these days - the annual holiday sales are an excellent time to invest in a home cinema setup. Between 4K behemoths and cheaper every day throwers, we regularly see plenty of devices on sale during the colder months. With new models hitting the shelves in January, retailers are keen to open up some space on the shelves and that means more discounts for us. 

Last year we saw everything from Samsung to BenQ taking part in Black Friday projector deals - with savings ranging from $20 to nearly $2,000. Of course, it's those premium 4K models that see the bigger discounts, but considering $2,299 could net you an Epson EpiqVision Ultra worth $4,000 last year those chasing a higher price tag have plenty to gain. 

We've been tracking Black Friday projector deals for years now, and we've learned a thing or two along the way. When the time comes we'll be rounding up all the biggest discounts on the best projectors around, but until then here's everything you need to know about this year's sale. 

What to expect from Black Friday projector deals in 2024

BenQ X3000i gaming projector

(Image credit: Future/Will Donovan)

Trying to pick out specifics can get tricky given the projector market's size and diversity now, but the flip side of this means that there is likely to be something for everyone, no matter what you're looking for. Whether you're after a 1080p lense or something with some 4K grunt behind it, there are plenty of projectors vying for your attention this year. However, the biggest value is going to be found in older releases gathering more time on the shelves. Three, in particular, stand out to us; the BenQ X3000i, BenQ TK700, and the XGIMI Halo+.

If you're after a top shelf 4K projector, the BenQ X3000i is going to be at the top of your hit list. This $1,999.99 model is perfect for high quality gameplay as well as streaming, and has only just started to see some significant discounts. Launched in 2022 after Black Friday projector deals had the chance to get their hands on that lofty price tag, we've only ever seen it at MSRP. However, the end of the summer brought about a new $1,799 record low price. With continued discounts heading up to Black Friday and beyond, that could fall even further. 

BenQ TK700 4K projector

(Image credit: Future/Will Donovan)

If you're after something a little cheaper, the BenQ TK700 model also took our fancy last year. That $1,499 MSRP gave way to an excellent $1,099 sales price last November - and we haven't seen it beaten since. That said, you'll find the TK700 at around $1,300 day to day right now which could open us up to further discounts in 2024. We're expecting a sale rate of around $999 if the stars align.

We're also looking to the XGIMI Halo+ for a portable projector discount as well. The 1080p Halo retails at an $849 MSRP, but has started slipping to the low $600s in recent months. That's excellent news for anyone after a sturdy outdoor investment - we expect this pricing to settle at around $599.


Acer Predator GD711 projector

(Image credit: Future/Will Donovan)

When will Black Friday projector deals start?

Black Friday projector deals will kick off on November 29 this year, but it's worth noting that we've consistently seen retailers offering their holiday discounts from the start of Thanksgiving week over the last few years. 2023 even kicked things off in October at some stores.

Where will the best Black Friday projector deals be?

We've all seen this movie before when it comes to the location of the deals too: the below retailers are the ones we're noting down to check out as the usual suspects, and the below links are the usual pages to check out.

the best choice for first visits on a projector hunt
Best Buy:
regularly price matches and has a great range
Dell: stockists of primarily Epson projectors but good for parts too
Samsung: the maker of the Premier line of projectors will offer price cuts
known for its PC-focus but stocks well on projectors
often price matches and has brick-and-mortar stores for collection

should always be your first port of call for projector deals
Samsung: go straight to the source of the Premiere projector maker
Very: always a solid retailer option, and should have great deals this winter
the favourite UK tech retailer often has a great range
Argos: with the possibility of same-day delivery, Argos' stock can be hot
John Lewis: bag a generous warranty with your projector from John Lewis
offers a wide range from a whole host of brands
Ebuyer: the PC specialist has a great stock list of projectors right now

Do projectors go on sale for Black Friday?

Like you wouldn't believe! Absolutely, as you can tell from this very page, we're not only versed and experienced in the Black Friday projector deals enough for you to take our word on it, but there are some highlights from last year's projector deals just below this.

Also, it won't only be protectors that go on sale for Black Friday, you should see discounts on all the accessories you need too, from screens to mounting units.

Are projectors still worth it?

As the price of a high-end model falls and the tech grows more sophisticated, projectors are still well worth it in 2023. Big-screen TV costs are still miles ahead of the price of a lense, and the performance of today's 4K and even 1080p projectors outpaces those from just a few years ago.

Are 4K projectors getting cheaper?

4K projectors were insanely expensive when they first landed on the shelves. Sony's first 4K model (and the first to hit the market) came in at over $20,000. Yeah. These days you'll find a 4K projector for around $1,000 - still pricey but far more affordable for the enthusiast upgrading from a cheaper 1080p model. 

Last year's best Black Friday projector deals

Anker Nebula Capsule projector | $299.99 $239.99 at Amazon
Save $60 -

Anker Nebula Capsule projector | $299.99 $239.99 at Amazon
Save $60 - If you were looking to spend a little less, the Anker Nebula Capsule was the best way to do just that last year. You were saving $60 here, dropping the everyday projector down to $239.99.


BenQ TK700 4K projector | $1,499 $1,099 at Best Buy
Save $400 - The <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">BenQ TK700 is up there with our favorite projectors on the market right now and last year it took a record breaking price cut. Considering you were getting the speed for gaming and the resolution for movies, all for just a little over $1,000 this was one of our favorite offers on the shelves.

Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS500 short throw 4K projector | $3,999 $2,299 at Dell
Save $1,700 -

Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS500 short throw 4K projector | $3,999 $2,299 at Dell
Save $1,700 - For those going big, the EpiqVision Ultra LS500 was a must-see. This short throw projector is perfect for smaller spaces, but provides a super luxurious picture at the same time. Dell had a massive $1,700 discount - though stock was jumping on and off the shelves.


Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-W01 portable projector | $429.99 $299.99 at Best Buy
Save $130 - If you were after a simple everyday projector that won't break the bank, this Epson EpiqVision was looking pretty good at its lowest ever price at Best Buy. You were saving $130 on this entry level (but still portable) device.


LG Cinebeam PF510Q portable FHD projector | $596.99 $396.99 at Amazon
Save $200 - This was another record-low price for the LG Cinebeam PF510Q portable projector. It first hit this price the week before the main event, before returning on Black Friday itself.


Samsung The Freestyle 2nd Gen portable projector | $797.99 $597.99 at Amazon
Save $200 - If you were looking for a projector with extra gaming features, then this could have been the right choice for you. This was the lowest price we'd seen on this one, although it wasn't the first time it hit it.

XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector | $1,699.00 $1,099.00 at Amazon
Save $600

XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector | $1,699.00 $1,099.00 at Amazon
Save $600 - This was the lowest price we'd seen on the XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector last Black Friday. Not only that, this was one of the lowest prices that this bit of tech has been ever. 


XGIMI Aura 4K ultra short throw projector | $2,499.99 $1,599.00 at Amazon
Save $900 - We'd seen the XGIMI Aura down to $1,999 before, but Amazon's Black Friday deal dropped that price to a brand new record low last year. You were getting the 4K UHD projector for just $1,599 here - a fantastic offer for anyone looking to save on a premium experience. 

BenQ X3000i 4K projector | $1,999 $1,799 at Best BuySave $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 buy if you were looking to upgrade your current setup. This was the lowest price we'd spotted for it too.

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

Anker Nebula Capsule 3 1080p projector | £749.99 £559.99 at Amazon
Save £150 -

Anker Nebula Capsule 3 1080p projector | £749.99 £559.99 at Amazon
Save £150 - Amazon had the Anker Nebula Capsule 3 from £749.99 down to £559.99 last year. That was a return to a record low price.

Optoma UHD35 4K HDR projector | £949£899 at Richer SoundsSave £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 | £1,999.99 £1,299.99 at Amazon
Save £700 -

Anker Nebula Cosmos 4K projector | £1,999.99 £1,299.99 at Amazon
Save £700 - We'd seen that RRP slipping over the course of the year, and this was a great discount. That left us with an excellent price on a particularly bright 4K projector. 

XGIMI Aura 4K ultra short throw projector | £2,199 £1,719
Save £830

XGIMI Aura 4K ultra short throw projector | £2,199 £1,719
Save £830 - Amazon had a big price drop on this short throw XGIMI projector. As far as we could tell, this was the lowest it's been on the site.

If you decide against the projector route, there are plenty of Black Friday TV deals on the horizon to take advantage of. We're rounding up everything we expect to see from Black Friday 75-inch TV deals as well as Black Friday QD-OLED deals 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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