9 Best Laser Projectors Reviews and Guide
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Why You Need a Laser Projector?
There are many varieties of laser projectors on the market, but which one should you buy? In this article, we will discuss 10 of the best Laser projectors. We will do in-depth reviews on all the projectors and give you recommendations at the end of the article in the conclusion.
- BEST OVERALL: GT 1090HDR Short Throw Laser Projector by Optoma
- BEST BUDGET: EpiqVision Ultra Show Throw Smart Laser Projector by Epson
- BEST SOUND QUALITY: 120 Inch the Premier Ultra Short Throw 4K Smart Laser Projector by SAMSUNG
- BEST PORTABILITY: Epiqvision Mini E12 Streaming Laser Projector by Epson
- BEST FOR LARGE ROOMS CinemaX P2 White Smart 4K UHD Laser Projector by Optoma
- BEST FOR SMALL ROOMS: EF-100 Smart Streaming Laser Projector by EPSON
- BEST FOR OFFICES: HF85LA 120-inch Full HD Laser Smart Home Projector
- BEST FOR HOME: Nova Short Throw Laser Projector by WEMAX
- BEST FOR CLASSROOMS: HZ39HDR Laser Home Theater Projector by Optoma
Top Rated Laser Projectors
This projector is more refined than its predecessor, Epson EF-100, and comes with a 1080P resolution. The projector also has 1000 lumens of brightness and is smaller than other projectors on the market. However, the projector is for streaming and doesn’t support 3D content.
The Epiqvision Mini E12 Laser projector comes with integrated Android TV, a dongle bundle, supports 4K input for downconverting, and gives HDR support for both HLG and HDR10. This laser projector also has stereo speakers and excellent color accuracy.
This laser projector has a simple, compact and clean design and will easily fit in any type of decor. This laser projector is also equipped with Microlaser array technology, which enhances the black density and significantly increases the brightness level. The advanced 3LCD display projects 100% of RGB colors, and increases the color accuracy.
This projector offers 6 picture modes; the dynamic is the brightest but shows a bit of green color bias. However, this is expected because it is the brightest mode of the projector. The bias is also far less obvious in this Epiqvision projector than in other projectors. The other picture modes are:
- Bright Cinema
The Bright cinema picture mode edges out other laser projectors regarding color accuracy and image quality issues, especially contrast and shadow detail. For HDR10 users, the results of 4K UHD HDR versions of 1080P movies have been mixed. Some users state that there were midtones in rendered scenes.
This projector offers an impressive and wide array of features, which are not matched by other comparable laser projectors. While the Epiqvision Mini E11 offers the same resolution and brightness, it doesn’t have integrated streaming, a feature that the E12 offers.
This projector can easily display content on an 80-inch screen, has smart home features, and is integrated with Android TV.
- Good Laser-Phosphor light source
- Supports 4K UHD HDR and input
- Offers integrated streaming
- Built-in Android TV
- 1080P native resolution
- No support for 3D content
- Brightness is moderate at best
Usually, high-end UST (Ultra-show-Throw) projectors can project content over 100-inch screens but are expensive. However, this UST smart laser projector by Epson ticks several important boxes, such as onboard streaming, delivering advanced optics, and integrated sound, and comes in a single compact package.
Usually, when people come across are budget-friendly or affordable Laser projector, they doubt the projector’s ability to display content properly. However, that is not the case with the EpiqVision UST laser projector, as it can deliver a good performance for a long time.
While the build of this laser projector might not indicate to you that it is a sturdy projector, the reality is that it has a durable build. The projector is available in white (LS300W) and black (LS300B); it has a grey marl grille and chunky curves. The projector has a plastic body and is relatively cheaper than other Laser projectors.
At the base of the fabric grille, there is a 20W 2.1 Yamaha speaker, which is serviceable, and you can even connect it to an external sound setup. On the rear of this laser projector is a pair of HDMI ports; one sports ARC and optical audio output.
There is also a USB 2.0 port; however, despite being WIFI-enabled, the laser projector doesn’t have an Ethernet port. While Netflix is absent from the projector, it has built-in Android 10 software, which will enable you to access dozens of cool applications.
On the right-hand side of this laser projector are push buttons, volume, Bluetooth, screen blanking controls, and a recessed lever, which will allow you to adjust the projector’s focus.
While this laser projector displays HD content, it can even support 4K content (4K@30Hz with HDR 10 or 4K@60Hz with SDR) and even HLG. The projector accepts Dolby Digital signals but only treats them as standard HDR.
The picture menu has many calibration features, such as Bright Cinema, Dynamic, Cinema, Vivid colors, and Natural color modes, which can be used to refine the images further. Every source input in the projector, including the streaming, has its image settings.
This projector delivers a stunning picture quality, and offers a bright and immersive viewing experience. This projector can easily display 4K content, full HD HDR images, and you can even use it to watch movies, sports or play games. The laser array technology of this EPSON projector increases the brightness level and the black density in the projector.
- Good brightness
- High image quality
- It comes with onboard streaming
- Fan is noisy
- It doesn’t display detailed images
- Missing some essential streaming applications
This is a reasonably priced laser projector from Optoma, especially for individuals with a confined viewing space. This projector can easily display images and videos on a 120-inch screen, and you must place it approximately 4 feet away from the screen. The projector has a laser light source, enabling the device to emit sharp and crisp images.
The short throw, high contrast ratio, and extreme brightness make the Optoma GT 1090HDR a versatile laser projector that is perfect for gaming and viewing movies in an outdoor or indoor setting.
This projector has a pair of HDMI input ports and one HDMI 2.2 and 1.4 port. The projector also supports HDCP. There are also an additional 2 USB ports, an Ethernet adapter (Rj-45), legacy PC interfaces (RS232 and VGA), in and out 3.5 mm audio jacks, and RCA composite inputs.
The four corner correction and keystone settings will enable you to easily adjust the pictures. This laser projector is dust resistant, which will ensure the dust stays away from the internal contents of the projector. The dust resistance will also enhance the projector’s lifespan.
The GT 1090HDR is similar to GT 1080HDR because it can easily handle HDR and HDR10 input and can project images of 1080P resolution. However, the whites are bright, and blacks are deep, so if you are accustomed to watching Full HD or 4K TV, you will enjoy the viewing experience.
That being said, if you are a viewer that critically analyzes a projector, it would be better to invest in a true 4K laser projector rather than the GT 1090HDR. This projector has a 4-segment color wheel, which displays more than 1 billion colors on the screen, with the resulting consistency and picture quality at par with high-end laser projector brands.
The Optoma GT 1090HDR laser projector is equipped with a DuraCore phosphor laser, which has a rating of 4200 ANSI lumens, making it one of the brightest projectors in the market. The contrast ratio of this laser projector is a whopping 300000:1, enabling the projector to display vibrant and detailed images in outdoor and indoor settings and ambient light or dark rooms.
- Low lag is perfect for gaming consoles
- High-quality brightness (4200 ANSI Lumens)
- Easy to setup
- Only 4K input, no 4K projection
- The lens doesn’t shift
- It can run hot while operating
This laser projector is a direct competitor of the BenQ V7050i and is perfect for casual viewing. While this projector, like the BenQ V7050i, is prone to showing rainbow artifacts, it can display good color accuracy. The rainbow artifacts are typically found in laser projectors and are rarely annoying.
For people who want to have a good viewing experience, the Optoma Cinema X P2 White laser projector is a good option. The projector can display a wide array of content, including 4K UHD content.
This laser projector weighs up to 24.3 pounds and is available in two colors: black and white, and like most 4K UST laser projectors, it comes equipped a laser-phosphor light. This light has a lifespan of 30,000 hours in the ECO mode and can run for 20,000 hours when the projector runs at full power.
This laser projector is fitted with a 1920 x 1080P pixel chip that with the help of TI’s Fast-Switch pixel shift, displays 3840 x 2160 pixels. The recommended image size range for this projector is 85 to 120 inches.
This laser projector offers a contrast of 2000000:1, and is compatible with 4K HDR 10 and Ultra HD. The six color wheel will enable you to experience enhanced brightness and richer colors. This projector will bring a cinema-like experience to your living room or bedroom, and is capable of maintaining the high picture quality throughout its life.
This projector offers 5 predefined color modes for 1080P SDR content and also comes with a User mode, which has menu settings that will allow you to perform or tweak a full calibration. You can also choose the cinema mode, which delivers good picture quality and contrast. The cinema mode is also the darkest picture mode and shows great detail in a dark room.
- Laser-phosphor light source
- Good color management system
- 4K resolution
- Prone to rainbow artifacts
- It comes with only 3 HDMI ports that can support 4K
This is an impressive laser projector and comes in white and black colors. This EPSON EF-100 smart laser projector has a brightness rating of 2000 lumens, which is much better than most home laser projectors. The manufacturer calls this projector ‘Mini laser streaming projector,’ and the focus is on the streaming capabilities of the projector.
The Epson HDMI Android TV dongle enables this projector to turn into Android TV. To set this device up, you need to connect the Android TV dongle to an HDMI cable at the back of the laser projector. You will also need to form a USB cable connection with the dongle and the projector by plugging in the cable in the USB-A port.
You will find the HDMI port at the end of the cable, which means the Android dongle can rest in a recessed area that is made to hold it. If you replace the back cover of the projector, it will hide the dongle and cables and enable the projector to fit any décor.
This high-quality laser projector comes with high-quality audio-integrated sound system. Unlike other laser projectors in the market, the EPSON EF-100 comes with present tone settings, and a stereo output connection of 3.5 mm. The projector can also display content on a wide array of screens, and even a wall and works in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Whether you want a projector compatible with a dongle or don’t care about the dongle, you should still consider buying this Epson projector. If you need 720P resolution, then this projector is perfect for you. However, if you want to display 1080P content, then it would be better to invest in a different laser projector.
- Laser light source
- Good brightness can work in ambient light
- 3-chip LCD engine removes rainbow artifacts
- Delivers equal white and color brightness
- It has only one HDMI port
- No HDR or 3D Support
- Low resolution compared to other laser projectors
Nova Short Throw Laser Projector by WEMAX
People who like to have their home cinema setup at home know the value of a true big TV screen. However, these individuals are also aware of the price of large TV screens. As soon as the screen size goes above 80 inches, the price increases substantially, which is why most people hardly go above 75 inches.
However, why invest in a TV screen when you can buy this quality Ultra Short Throw 4K Smart laser projector from SAMSUNG? While projectors aren’t exactly a perfect replacement for large TV screens, nor do they fit in living rooms, this projector is different.
This SAMSUNG projector is designed to deliver the best large-screen experience possible, and it also comes with an affordable price tag.
The design plays a usually big role in the appeal of this projector. The ultra-short-throw design emits pictures through a slot that is good enough to replace a TV screen. This enables you to place the projector against the screen or a wall so it can easily project all types of content. The crisp white finishing of the projector makes it perfect for a living room setting.
The connections of this laser projector are eye-catching, it carries 3 HDMI ports, and most laser projectors typically carry only 2 ports. Secondly, the projector comes with a Freeview HD tuner, which means you can receive and watch TV broadcasts easily. Lastly, the projectors have built-in WIFI, which can stream video through sources such as streaming applications.
The rear needs to be positioned against the wall and comes with a powerful speaker system. The speaker slot is big enough for SAMSUNG to put a 4.2 channel sound system fed by 40W of amplification. The projector also has a built-in Android TV software, which you can control with a remote controller.
In addition to the Android TV, the projector is also equipped with Google Assistant. This projector is compatible with several streaming apps such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube etc.
The advanced 3LCD feature displays 100 % RGB colors, for every picture frame. This features enables the laser projector to enhance its color accuracy, and maintaining a high level of brightness. There are no color brightness or rainbow issues in this projector, and it can display content on a large 150-inch screen.
- Colorful and bright pictures
- Good smart system
- High-quality sound
- Setup is complicating
- Has rainbow effect
This laser projector falls in the entry-level category, but it can project 4K content because it is a 4K resolution UHD laser projector. This device comes with integrated Android TV and delivers high-quality pictures. While the projector has no issues displaying Live TV or projecting streams, it stumbles a bit when showing content from DVDs.
This WEMAX projector comes with a laser-phosphor light source and is equipped with a 1920 x 1080P DLP chip that projects 3840 x 2160 pixels through a TI fast chip. The life of the phosphor light source is expected to be long, over 25,000 hours in viewing mode.
The Nova Short Throw laser projector is both compact and lighter than its main competitors, and its dimensions are: 2.6 x 18.6 x 12.1 inches, weighs only 3.6 pounds, and is easy to set up. The projector offers HDMI connections for multiple devices and an Ethernet socket.
Not only is this projector good at projecting quality content, it also comes with enhanced sound, as it boasts powerful Dolby Digital 30W DTS High-Definition speakers. The maximum screen size for this projector is 150-inches, and comes with eight-point keystone correction settings, which makes adjustments and improves the quality of the pictures.
Super resolution is an understatement for this projector, because it comes with 2100 brightness lumens, and can display 4K UHD content. This projector is equipped with TI DLP and ALPD 3.0, an industry-leading and patented technology. This tech allows the projector to use the light efficiently, and provide deep vibrance and a wider color gamut, which enhances the video resolution.
- UST lens
- Supports HDR10
- 3840 x 2160 (4K resolution)
- It uses fast-switch pixel shifting
- It doesn’t offer 3D support
- Limited image tweaking options
- Can have quality issues with 4K and 1080 discs
This is an updated version of the 2017 LG laser projector. This new laser projector by LG features enhanced visual processing abilities and smart new touches to give you a much better movie-watching experience. If you are setting up your home theater projector for the first time or looking for a laser projector upgrade, you can opt for the HF85la Laser Smart Home projector by LG.
While this projector is by no means perfect or the best laser projector on the market, there are many things about it that you will love.
This LG HF85LA laser projector is equipped with wireless screen sharing, and can easily connect to Android or IOS smartphone devices and project videos and images. The native 1080P HD resolution will bring the images to life and the LG smartTV feature will gives you access to a wide array of applications.
This projector is perfect for those with a confined space, and you can place it on a flat surface. However, this projector is not suitable for ceiling or angle mounting. Once you have chosen a spot for the projector, put it down and go to the entertainment center. Lastly, since this projector is Bluetooth-enabled, you can connect speakers or soundbars to it.
This projector has a lifespan of over 20,000 hours, and the powerful laser technology will enable the projector to provide quality display for a long period of time. This is a plug-and-play laser projector, and comes with a remote controller that will help you with navigation. While you can integrate the projector with a device wirelessly, HDMI connection is also available.
This laser projector offers 1080P native resolution and clear and sharp image quality. LG has vastly improved the optical engine of this projector and enhanced color accuracy. The contrast ratio has also increased, and the improved video processing capabilities use motion compensation and estimation to improve your viewing experience. The contrast ratio of this projector is 15000:1 and the brightness rating is 1500 ANSI lumens which will offer vivid and rich colors.
- Detail and sharp pictures
- It comes with built-in Bluetooth
- Equipped with Tru-motion technology
- Long lamp lifespan (20,000 hours)
- No built-in speakers
- Low brightness
- Not compatible with wireless streaming and IOS devices
Many years ago, Laser home theater projectors came with hefty price tags; however, nowadays, you don’t have to waste thousands to get your hands on a quality laser projector because affordable projectors are easily available.
There is a lot to like about the Optoma HZ39HDR projector; it offers a contrast ratio of 300000:1, 4000 lumens of brightness, 1080P resolution, and a screen size of 27 to 300 inches. The dust resistance rating of this projector is high, so dust will not enter and disturb its internal contents.
This user-friendly laser projector offers 1.3X zoom and focuses on the picture. The projector also offers a 30-degree keystone correction, which is a useful feature that you can use to adjust the focus of the projector. Since, you can use it in any type of space.
You can easily connect gaming consoles, 4k UHD HDR media players and other sources with this projector. The projector is also compatible with APPLE TV 4k, Chromecast Ultra and Fire Stick TV 4K.
The HZ39HDR Laser projector is equipped with HLG and HDR10 technologies, which give the picture deeper black and brighter white levels. This will enable you to project content in a living room, office, and bedroom and in an indoor or outdoor settings. In addition, the DuraCore light can provide service for up to 30,000 hours.
With the Optoma HZ39HDR, you will get standard HD resolution, which is not as sharp as 4K but is equal to the picture quality of TVs. The 300000:1 contrast ratio will ensure the dark parts of an image are just as sharp and detailed as bright whites and colors. This projector also offers 4000 lumens of brightness
- 30-degree vertical keystone correction
- 1.3 X zoom
- HLD and HDR10 color processing
- Support for 4K input
- Weak built-in speakers
- You can only pay for standard 1080P content
- Not good for confined spaces
In this article, we discussed in detail the 10 best laser projectors available in the market. We went through different aspects of each projector and discussed the pros and cons. However, two projectors on the list offer unmatched quality: