Which projector sale will you choose?

We’ve gone mad and are running two projector sales at once. Which one will you choose?

Behind Door Number One is our football kickoff projector sale. With football season quickly approaching, we want to help you super-size your home theater. Save hundreds on our most popular home theater projectors and screens.

Sale items include:

Behind Door Number Two is our back to school projector sale. Save thousands (yes, you heard that right) on projectors for students, educators and even offices and conference rooms.

We’ve knocked prices off top models including:

So what’s it gonna be? Save on top projectors for education or take advantage of home theater projector deals? Maybe a little of both? We won’t tell. Just use the links from this page to see all the details of our projector sales.

Best Projectors for Gaming

projectors and video games

Projected scene from Grand Theft Auto 4 on the Sony Playstation sent in by one of our customers. See more images »

ProjectorCentral.com recently put several of this season’s hottest home theater projectors to the test to find out which had the fastest responses for gaming. As any gamer will tell you, a small difference in response time can make a big difference in your final score.

So which projectors passed ProjectorCentral.com’s test?

The Panasonic AR100U came in as the fastest, followed closely by the Mitsubishi HC7800 and the Panasonic AE7000U. The BenQ W7000 also had a strong showing.

Read the full review here » To learn more about gaming projectors, check out our video gamer’s projector buying guide »

Which projectors do you think give the best results in gaming mode?

Projector Central reviews the Optoma HD33

Optoma HD33 3D Projector

The Optoma HD33 3D projector is causing quite a stir in the bargain-priced 1080p 3D market. Projector Central breaks down the features of this $1500 gem in their recent review.

“This is the first 1080p 3D projector to break the $3000 mark, let alone the $1500 mark, and that in itself is worth getting excited about. Add to that the HD33’s solid 2D performance, great color, radio-frequency glasses, and virtual absence of crosstalk and you’ve got a projector that is a solid value at twice the price.” – Projector Central

Available just in time for football season, we rate the Optoma HD33 as a first-string playmaker for a practice squad price!

Get your own Optoma HD33 here »

…and stay tuned to the Projector People blog for a chance to WIN one of these babies!

Price drop on the LG CF181D, plus free lamp promo


We just dropped the price on the LG CF181D, one of our most popular home theater projectors. Now, you can get your paws on one for just $2,299. Plus, get a free replacement lamp, a $299 value, with your purchase.

Back in May, one of our Projector Experts took the LG CF181D projector home for a test spin. His “homework” (cue the violins) was to watch Blu-ray movies and test the LG CF181D and its LCoS display in action. Here’s a re-post of his review.

The LG CF181D was set up in his living room on a Da-Lite Model B pull down screen. The pictures below were snapped on a Canon T1i 15 megapixel DSLR camera.

“I brought home the new LG CF181D projector and I have to say it’s now one of my top choices. The LG CF181D has dead-on color. It’s easy for projectors to handle saturated images like animation and sports. The hard part is the very subtle shades of color like on HBO’s “The Pacific” (below). Sharpness is outstanding on this LCoS projector, rivaling the Epson HC8500 and Panasonic AE4000.”

The LG CF181D delivers nuanced color. Check out all the shades in the background.

“After some tweaks to the image, like lowering the lamp mode and brightness, I got black levels that looked very good to me.”

The LG CF181D handles black and shades of gray extremely well.

“We watched Avatar the Friday after it came out. I had a dozen friends and neighbors over and we were all amazed. The image was jaw dropping!”

Rich said this scene looks even better in person.

“If Management said, ‘Rich, you can go to the warehouse and take any projector you want’ (highly unlikely, but a man can dream!), this is the one I would bring home.”

LG CF181D Quick Specs

Here are the manufacturer’s specifications for the LG CF181D.

  • Resolution: HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Display Type: LCOS; 0.61″ SXRD (120hz)
  • Brightness: 1800 lumens
  • Contrast: 35000:1
  • Weight: 21.6 lbs
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Lamp Life: 3000 hours

“Also worth noting – this is a very quiet and slick looking projector.”

Want Your Own LG CF181D?

We sure do! Check out the LG CF181D here for more information, including how to get your paws on one!