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Why you need an extended warranty for your projector

Man and woman watching a movie on a projector

Whether you’re a lifelong cinema lover or just a casual movie-watcher, a projector is one of the best investments you can make to amp up the quality of your movie nights. It provides the flexibility of watching movies from practically anywhere, all with movie theater quality.

Before you get to watching your favorite movies, however, there’s one thing you won’t want to forget: purchasing an extended warranty. Whether you invest in an LED projector or a Walmart projector, it's usually an expensive purchase. Ensuring you have product protection can guarantee you're covered in the event of an accident, hardware malfunction, or any other unintended event.

If you aren't excited about the additional cost of product protection, extended warranty plans like MulberryCare provide excellent coverage for an affordable price. Let’s take a look at the various types of projectors and why you should protect them with an extended warranty.

Popular types of projectors

Before you start shopping for a new projector, it’s important to understand the various types. Here are some of the most popular projectors on the market today:

Bluetooth projector

If you envision yourself watching movies outside of your home, a bluetooth projector might be the best option. Bluetooth projectors allow you to wirelessly connect your phone or other device to your projector, so you can watch movies anywhere with an internet connection.

Some popular types of bluetooth projectors include the Yaber Buffalo Pro for $299.99 and the Native 1080P Bluetooth Projector as a cheaper option for $67.99.

Home theater projector

If you’re looking for a high-quality projector to complete your home movie night setup, you’ll probably want to purchase one made especially for home theaters. While these are some of the most expensive projectors on the market, they can completely transform your movie-watching experience. An overhead projector is commonly found in a home theater.

BenQ projectors are some of the most popular home theater projectors you can buy, and for good reason–they’re high quality with excellent color reproduction and built-in speakers. Their brand-new GP500 4K HDR LED Smart Home Theater Projector runs for $1,799.

Phone projector

Last but not least, if you’re short on cash and still want the home cinema experience, you can always give an iPhone projector a try. But don’t bother browsing Amazon or Best Buy for this one–there are plenty of tutorials online to help you make one with materials you have at home.

What about the manufacturer’s warranty?

Although most projectors come with manufacturer warranties, these generally don’t last very long and only cover manufacturer defects and failures due to workmanship. This means that incidents like scratches and damage from liquids or drops typically aren't covered.

Looking into the specific terms and conditions of your manufacturer’s warranty will help ensure you find a plan that offers protection for incidents you don’t already have coverage for. The specific terms of your manufacturer’s warranty can vary based on the brand and where you bought your projector from, so it’s important to do your research.

Why you need an extended warranty for your projector

So why do you need an extended warranty for your projector? Assuming you didn’t make your projector yourself (we’re looking at you, phone projector!), you probably spent a pretty penny on it, and it’s important to protect your investment.

While you might not consider yourself an accident-prone person, the truth is that things happen. Whether your can of soda spills on the table where your projector is sitting, your toddler accidentally knocks it onto the floor, or it gets scratched or otherwise damaged, it’s best to be prepared for the unexpected. The last thing you want is to have to repair, or even replace, an expensive purchase because you didn’t invest in a product protection plan.

Purchasing an extended warranty plan is the only way you can guarantee your projector is protected. Download Mulberry’s free browser extension to get notifications about available product protection plans in real time as you’re shopping.

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Justin Smith

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Justin Smith has written about everything from stock market investing to electric vehicles, most recently for SuperMoney, Mulberry and EverLaw. Apart from optimizing the latest blog content and hunting for the perfect keywords, he also enjoys going on long runs.

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