Projector up to 500 euros: cheap home cinema options in comparison

Projector up to 500 euros: cheap home cinema options in comparison

With a projector you get the cinema feeling in your own four walls. We present five projectors up to 500 euros that are worth a look.

Anker Nebula Capsule Max: Handy mini projector


Despite the small size, the Nebula Capsule Max offers a good picture. Image: © Anchor 2022

With the Anker Nebula Capsule Max , you get a great HD projector for movie nights and gaming. The small, handy device is just 12 x 13 x 12 centimeters in size and weighs less than 1.5 kilograms – so it is also suitable for on the go. The resolution is 720p (1,280 x 720 pixels). You want to enjoy films like in the cinema? Thanks to a maximum screen size of 100 inches, you sit in the front row of your private cinema, you won't miss any important details.

In addition to the resolution, the brightness is also important. The Capsule Max offers a maximum brightness of 200 lumens. This ensures a good contrast ratio in darkened rooms. In addition to an AUX, HDMI and USB-C connection, the Capsule Max supports Bluetooth and WLAN. You can use numerous apps such as Netflix, Disney Plus or YouTube via Android TV and select them with the remote control. According to the manufacturer, the battery should last up to four hours.

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Acer C250i with 360 degree projection


Thanks to the wave design, you can flexibly position or lay the C250i. Image: © MediaMarktSaturn 2022

The C250i from Acer not only looks particularly stylish, it also has a lot under the hood. Thanks to 16.7 million colors and a full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, the next movie night will be a very special home cinema experience. Enjoy your films in crisp sharpness and rich colors. The screen diagonal is a maximum of 100 inches. Compared to the Nebula Capsule Max, the Acer C250i has a maximum brightness of 300 lumens. This ensures an even better contrast ratio.

The projector automatically adjusts to portrait or landscape content. Are you currently streaming a video in portrait format from your smartphone? The C250i then automatically projects the video onto the wall in portrait format. It also works the other way around in landscape format. Another highlight: the 360 degree projection. Thanks to the design, you can flexibly stand or lie down the projector. You can also project the image onto sloping walls or the ceiling.

The C250i has a USB-C, microSD card and HDMI connection, among other things. It also supports Bluetooth and WiFi. The battery lasts up to 5 hours – enough for two blockbuster films or football games.

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Philips NeoPix Ultra 2TV: Android TV and multimedia player


In addition to Android TV, the NeoPix Ultra 2TV also has a multimedia player on board. Image: © MediaMarktSaturn 2022

The next home cinema evening is saved with the Philips NeoPix Ultra 2TV . With its resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, the Full HD projector ensures a crystal-clear picture and delivers rich colors. In addition to films and series, playing video games with the device is also fun. The maximum brightness is 200 lumens. Thanks to the maximum screen diagonal of 100 inches, you can experience films like in the cinema.

The Philips NeoPix Ultra 2TV offers a lot of useful features and is therefore a real all-rounder. Thanks to Android TV, you have access to films and series from Netflix, Prime Video and Disney Plus, among other things. With the integrated media player, you can also listen to your own music or watch holiday videos. It can be operated either by remote control, on the device itself or with a smartphone. If you want, you can also use the intelligent language assistant Google Assistant. In addition to a USB-A connection, the NeoPix Ultra 2TV also has an HDMI connection. WLAN and Bluetooth connection are also possible.

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Infocus Genesis IN188AA with 2D and 3D content


The IN188AA can display content up to 300 inches. Image: © MediaMarktSaturn 2022

The Infocus Genesis IN188AA is the perfect entry into the world of projectors. The home cinema projector offers a super-sharp Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. When it comes to brightness, the Infocus Genesis even comes out on top in our list. The maximum luminosity is 3,400 lumens. This ensures a good picture even in rooms that are not completely darkened. The IN188AA also scores with a maximum screen size of gigantic 300 inches.

The IN188AA is also recommended for gamers. Among other things, there is an improved game mode that ensures low latency. You can operate it by remote control. In addition to 2D, the infocus projector can also display 3D content. Other features: a freeze frame and a sleep function. The IN188AA has, among other things, a USB-A, an HDMI and a VGA connection. Unfortunately, the projector does not offer WLAN and Bluetooth.

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Anchor Nebula Mars II Pro with practical carrying handle


Thanks to the carrying handle, the Mars II Pro is particularly mobile. Image: © MediaMarktSaturn 2022

The Anker Nebula Mars II Pro is a smart LED projector. Just like the Capsule Max, the Mars II Pro has an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Compared to the Capsule Max, however, you get a bit more in terms of brightness. Because: The maximum brightness is 500 lumens. The screen diagonal reaches up to 100 inches.

Android TV is preinstalled on the mini projector. So you have access to streaming offers from Netflix, Prime Video and Disney Plus. You can conveniently control the projector with the remote control. In addition to a USB-C and an HDMI connection, the Mars II Pro also supports Bluetooth and WLAN. A special highlight is the carrying handle. This allows you to take the projector with you on the go. The battery should last for up to three hours.

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