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We asked, you told us: Projectors aren't as uncommon as you may think

However, the vast majority of readers don't even own one.

Published onNovember 30, 2021

Xgimi Mogo Pro Android TV projector on kitchen counter next to Xiaomi smart kettle

All-in-one projectors are still pretty niche devices to have in the home. But under the right circumstances and in particular situations, they can be endlessly useful. But how many of our readers own a projector of their own? We asked you in a recent poll, and well, the results are in!

Do you currently own a projector?

The results

This poll went live on November 27, giving our readers just over three days to weigh in with their thoughts. Over 3,500 obliged, too. We didn’t expect every reader to own a projector, and the results echoed this expectation. However, a fair number of readers do use these devices.

In total, 68.3% of respondents do not own a projector, preferring to go with TVs, monitors, and other visual tech. However, 31.7% of readers do. That means nearly one in every three respondents own a projector of some kind. That’s probably a more significant portion than many would expect.

As Rita outlines in this opinion piece, most projectors do lack definition and quality compared to TVs. However, their portability and utility trumps dedicated big screens, especially projectors with built-in batteries and speakers. Android TV projectors are particularly useful for bigger screen recipe readouts or binge sessions between roasts in the kitchen.

That said, plenty of readers feel projectors no longer have a place in the home, and that’s understandable, too. Products prioritizing image quality and packing decent brightness are pretty expensive in comparison to cheaper TVs. In the kitchen or bedroom, several readers prefer to use entertainment tablets.

Your comments

  • Doug Duvenhoegger: Pick up a 24″ TV mount it on the wall. Chromecast with Google TV. You are set $165 total. When you aren’t using it as a TV set it to scroll artwork or family photos.
  • Beardednomad: I have one of the Lenovo Tab’s with the speaker dock in my kitchen. Works perfectly for what I need it for and the speaker itself is surprisingly good for what it is.
  • Jean-Mouloud: Get a cheap tablet?

That’s it for this poll. Thanks for your votes and comments. Have any thoughts about projectors or the results of this poll? Be sure to comment below.