With the majority of us spending so much time at home over the last few months, we’ve started pimping our at-home entertainment – and projectors are being snapped up to create that at-home cinema experience.
They’re great for offering that movie night experience on your wall, with the ability to then hide it and store it when not in use .
Whether you’re looking for a basic projector on a budget or an all-singing, all-dancing projector with voice command control and the latest fancy features, we’ve got you covered.
Top tip? Using a wall is fine, but a projector screen will often give a better viewing experience, and also mean you can take the movie night outside on balmy nights for a film-fest under the stars.
We’ve rounded up some brilliant beamers below so all you need to do is get the popcorn.
Best projectors for 2020
Looking to go all-out with your at-home cinema experience? This is the projector for you.
It has the holy grail of 4K resolution, which is four times more detail than full HD and offers sharper images for a better viewing experience.
It’s also got a great integrated speaker so you don’t have to set up any extra… All you do need to do? Shut the blinds and press play.
Price: £741, Amazon – buy here now
Look for a compact number that you can easily transport and move around? The pocket-sized Nebula Capsule II projector offers immersive audio and visuals anywhere in your home.
It’s got comprehensive connectivity and Google Assistant, a decent 720p HD resolution, and a full-sized HDMI port and USB port, meaning you can power the projector while connecting to a streaming stick like Amazon Fire. There’s thousands of apps built into the Android TV smart platform too. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Supersize your movie nights, and watch films on screens up to 350 inches diagonally on this great-value projector.
It works in low or brightly lit rooms, and offers a sharp, defined picture for the price.
One Argos customer said: “Delighted with this purchase. Lense is excellent, very sharp picture, bright enough to use without dimming lights. Simple controls and easy set up.
This is a brilliant buy for a budget price. The projector offers a bright large-screen with a fantastic image clarity, colour accuracy and sharp image detail.
The 4K support means a really crisp picture, and you can project images up to 300 inches for an immersive experience.
One happy Amazon customer said: “Probably one of the best I’ve seen at this price point.
“If it is projected onto a proper screen it’s almost indistinguishable from a TV.”
Cost-efficient consumers will love this affordable projector, perfect for an outdoor move night with the kids.
It has a good-enough 720P resolution, full HD clear, dynamic and vibrant image quality.
It can project up to 220 inches and has built-in HDMI and USB ports so you can connect directly to a TV stick, consoles, tablets, laptops and smartphones. Bonus? It also comes with a projector screen included.
Once you up the budget, you can get a true 4K resolution for an authentic cinema viewing style. This means it offers a 3840 x 2160 image quality for superb clarity and defined details, and it also has a 2000 lumen brightness.
It’s got 10W stereo speakers for brilliant audio that makes you feel truly immersed into the experience.
You’ll need to be three metres away for the best viewing but if there’s not enough space it’s still fantastic – or you could move movie night outside.
Short on space? Don’t worry, you can still get that cinema experience with a ‘short throw’ projector that won’t need a large space to get the most from it.
It can project large images from just a metre away onto screens up to 100 inches, and works best in dark rooms for snug film-athon.
Bluetooth audio means you can enhance the sound with wireless speakers, and you can watch movies instantly with the USB plug and play.
Price: £260, Currys – buy here now