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These Prime Day Deals Are a Home Theater Match Made in Heaven

Save big with Prime Day deals on projectors and soundbars and build your own home theater for less.

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Espon Home Cinema 1080 and Vizio V-Series 2.0 sound bar
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Movie nights haven't been the same since I bought the Epson Home Cinema 1080 and the Vizio V-Series 2.0 sound bar. I promise you, traditional TVs feel like a thing of the past when you have this pair of devices. Honestly, they're a match made in heaven for anyone who loves movies. Now, Prime Day deals are rolling in, and the current price for my home theater projector  is the lowest I've ever seen. 

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Last year, I was on the hunt for the perfect home movie theater vibe. I reached out to my coworker Geoffrey Morrison, because he's an expert on everything in home entertainment tech and could point me in the right direction. Not only did he provide me with key insight into the type of projector within my budget, I was also able to pair that projector with the perfect soundbar. Note that in order to partake in the Prime Day festivities, you need an Amazon Prime membership. Don't worry if you don't currently have one -- now is the perfect time to sign up because you can get a trial membership free for 30 days.

The big reason I love my projector-soundbar combination is because it feels like bringing the movie theater right to my living room. Getting movie-theater quality video and sound from the comfort of your favorite spot on your couch stretched out and binge-watching series and movies is amazing. I've streamed everything from Money Heist to Hot Ones and much more right at home. The icing on the cake? Even the popcorn maker I use has a Prime Day deal running right now. 

This Hot Ones episode with Daniel Kaluuya is 🔥.

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Ultimately, the Espon Home Cinema 1080 projector has a great display no matter the time of day. It's clean, clear and crisp during nighttime and daytime, which is a huge plus because you avoid glare from the sun. Matched with a quality soundbar, the projector gives you the beat and the pulse of a movie theater right in your home.

Whether I'm listening to my favorite Spotify playlist or watching a movie, the sound is so precise and smooth I don't miss sitting in an actual theater. While the Vizio V-Series 2.0 soundbar, now appears to sold out at Amazon for the moment, there are a number of great Prime Day deals that can help you get your hands on a soundbar for less. Some of these options include the JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar. It has built-in virtual surround and comes with a wireless subwoofer for just $332 -- that's a $268 savings. And for an even cheaper option that includes its own subwoofer, check out the Sony HT-S400 for $178 (save $122). 

Other great soundbar deals include:

As for projectors, here are some other options marked down for Prime Day:

And topping it all off is my Nostalgia Hot-Air electric popcorn maker, which lets you control the ingredients included. If you want to go healthy or all-out movie theater-style, the choice is yours. Just be sure to make your selection soon as the sale ends tonight. 


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