Whether you are hosting a family gathering or you need equipment fit for public usage to larger audiences, outdoor projector are a necessary – if sometimes expensive – part of the equipment outlay.
Given that you’re going to spend some money anyway, you’ll want to make sure you get the best options out there for you.
We’ve scoured through the best outdoor projectors on offer in 2021 to give you a range of devices that meet all budgets and user requirements to enable you to make the best decision for yourself. Here are our top 5 outdoor projectors for 2021:
The Best – Optoma UHD40
What can we not say about this option? The Optoma UHD40 is easily the best of the bunch we’ve researched and that means in every category: Price, quality, and versatility. It gives you everything you could want in an outdoor projector with few if any noticeable performance issues. We do wish the black output was a little stronger but, other than that, everything here is more than you will probably need and exactly what you will want.
All-Around Option – LG CineBeam HU80KSW
As the centerpiece of a system, the LG CineBeam HU80KSW works well but it needs help. All by itself it is just not going to do the job. From a weak speaker to less-than-perfect projection, the real strength of the LG CineBeam HU80KSW is its ability to work in almost any conditions with a variety of equipment. It also won’t break the bank.
Great Versatility – Nebula Capsule
If portability is front-and-center of your list of wants then the Nebula Capsule has you covered. Competent if unremarkable performance is underpinned by an easy-to-use device that fits in comfortably with most electronic equipment. We wouldn’t recommend this option for serious videophiles but, if you need something that gets the job done and is easy to move around, this is a great option.
Extreme Portability – Nebula Mars 2
Maybe using an outdoor projector for you entails a camping trip or other activity that takes you away from it all. If that is the case, the Nebula Mars 2 is the best option in portability. As the name implies, it is designed to go far out from civilization while still providing you with competent service and performance. Not the most exciting option by any stretch of the imagination, the Nebula Mars 2 is great for someone that likes the nomadic lifestyle or who enjoys outdoor camping and activities.
Full-Power Performance – Optoma UHD65
If budget is no concern whatsoever then the Optoma UHD65 can’t be beaten. It does it all and it does it very well. One massive complaint, however, is that the price is nothing to laugh at. Clocking in at the highest tally on this list by far, the Optoma UHD65 is for the serious, performance-minded outdoor projector consumer niche. It will give you as close an experience to the movies as possible and is great with most major surround sound and entertainment systems.