Projector People’s Holiday Gift Guide

You’ve made your list and checked it twice. Coal for those who were naughty, but what to get for those who were nice?

Projector People is here to help. Our gift guide will clue you in to the perfect presents for the nice people on your list. From sports nuts to gadget gurus, we’ve got you covered.

Check out our suggestions below. Plus, starting Monday, Nov. 15, our Projector Experts are offering crazy discounts on some of this season’s hottest gifts and more. Call 1-888-248-0675 to save hundreds and get free 3-day shipping on select home theater units. Phone orders only!

For the sports nut

Sports nuts need a bright, high-def projector that can capture every minute of the game. With a 120Hz refresh rate, the 1800-lumen LG CF181D handles fast-motion scenes, like a receiver sprinting down the sideline or a game-changing interception, with ease. Sports nuts will have such a great view of the game; they’ll think they’re there.

Only $2,499, click here»

For the movie lover and film buff

True film buffs want a projector that delivers the most cinema-like viewing experience. With advanced technology and an incredible contrast ratio of 200,000:1, the 1600-lumen Epson HC 8700 UB brings the movie theater to the living room. The projector’s 1080p D7 chip, C2FineTM technology and 3LCD display provides deep, rich blacks and exceptionally sharp details. The film buff in your life will appreciate the Epson’s anamorphic (stretch) mode, which displays 2.40:1 cinemascope content in its original format and eliminates the annoying black bars around widescreen movies. The feature-rich Epson HC 8700 UB raises the bar for home theater entertainment.

Only $2,199, click here»

For the outdoor movie fan

Take it outside with the Vivitek H1081. At 2000-lumens, this projector provides dazzling 1080p images day or night, inside and out. Weighing less than 8 pounds and capable of throwing a 300-inch image, the Vivitek H1081 will entertain the entire neighborhood.

Only $949, click here»

For the gamer in the family

Gamer extraordinaires have the hottest games, the newest consoles and the latest cheats. But what’s the point of all that if they’re playing on a dinky 32″ TV? For total immersion, gamers need a bright larger-than-life display, like the crystal clear 120″ image provided by the 2000-lumen Hitachi CP-DW10N. The 8-lb short-throw CP-DW10N features built-in 10W speakers and a full host of inputs, making it the perfect portable all-in-one gaming projector.

Only $895, click here»

For the messy man…or woman

Those unsightly black cables running from the cable box to the projector in the next room are a serious design no-no. Clean it up with OwLink’s HD Fiber Optic Connectivity System. The kit includes a crystal clear “fishing line” multimode fiber optical cable that can transmit uncompressed digital video and audio up to 1,000 feet. Say goodbye to that cable nest!

From $400, click here»

For the gadget guru

Big things come in small packages. Take the Optoma PK301, which weighs less than a pound yet is capable of projecting big images. The PK301’s MicroSD card slot allows for up to 16GB of memory, plenty of room for movies, photos and home videos. Your favorite gadget guru will love how this projector is rechargeable, fits in a pocket and can make a ‘scene’ anywhere.

Only $399, click here»

In a season of record spending on gadgets, what’s on your wish list?

Despite an overall decline in gift spending, this holiday season will see “historic highs” on gadget purchases, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.

Consumer electronics will be the hottest gifts to give and receive, the CEA’s research shows. Consumers are expected to spend $232 on gadgets, up 5% from last year. That’s the highest dollar amount the CEA has seen since it started tracking these figures.

Three of the top five items on adults’ holiday gift wish lists are electronics, according to the CEA. Laptops and Apple’s iPad ranked second and third on the list respectively. The number one item on adults’ wish lists? Peace and happiness of course.

The Average Adult’s Holiday Wish List, According to the CEA

  1. Peace/Happiness
  2. Notebook/Laptop
  3. iPad
  4. Clothes
  5. eReader
  6. Car/Motorcycle
  7. Family Together
  8. Good Health
  9. Video Game System
  10. Money

What’s on your holiday wish list? An iPad? World peace? Both?

Father’s Day Gift Guide and Coupons

As of this posting, Father’s Day is exactly 10 days, 9 hours and 15 minutes away. It’s time to start gift shopping!

We compiled the following Gift Guide to help you find the perfect present for that special Dad. Whether he’s a Home Theater aficionado or a tech newbie, we have a great gift just for him.

Already have a Father’s Day gift planned? We won’t tell if you take advantage of our projector coupons and buy yourself a little present. Coupon codes are valid through June 22, 2010.

For the Gadget-Obsessed Dad

Pico projectors have come a long way, baby. While not as bright as its bigger brothers, the new Optoma PK201 pico projector, packs a whopping 20 lumens into a palm-sized projector. Dad can watch his favorite movies on an impressive 66″ diagonal image. A MicroSD card slot allows him to store up to 16 GB of vacation pictures. Corporate Dads can also use the Optoma PK201 for on-the-go business presentations.

For the Dad Who Loves Movies

The Vivitek H5080 is a professional-grade 1080p DLP® Home Theater projector designed with movie buffs in mind. With Manual Lens Shift (vertical/horizontal) and interchangeable lens options, the Vivitek H5080 will fit perfectly into Dad’s existing Home Theater setup. Texas Instruments’ DLP® DarkChip3™ and BrilliantColor™ technologies ensure mind-boggling action and images. Use the coupon code “DADROCKS” for $100 off this projector.

For the Grill Master Dad

Turn Dad’s next barbecue into an evening affair with the BenQ W6000 projector. At 2,500 lumens, the BenQ W6000 will light up Dad’s backyard with dazzling high-def images. Use the coupon code “DADROCKS” for $50 off.

For the Backyard Theater Dad Who Already Has A Projector

Dad’s hip to the Backyard Theater scene, but that tacky white sheet he uses as a screen has got to go! Help him upgrade with the ginormous 12-foot Gemmy outdoor movie screen. This self-inflating screen creates a flat viewing image perfect for outdoor movies and football games. Throw that old sheet away! Use the coupon code “DADROCKS” for $25 off your screen.

For the Gift-Giver On a Budget

Our Home Theater projectors are a great gift to split with the siblings. We also have plenty of awesome projectors under $600. And heck, for a techie Dad, a new HDMI cable sure beats another neck tie! Our HDMI cables are significantly more affordable than many of the big box stores.