Check out this list of our favorite home cinema laser projectors

Our projection experts have spent hours upon hours testing and torturing every 4K laser projector we could get our hands on to give you our top choices for the best home theater laser projectors for 2024. Each laser projector has its own unique features and specs. Some have incredible color vibrancy, some emphasize brightness, others have better sharpness, some have higher quality sound bars and others are more affordable UST projectors.

We're specifically excluding ultra short throw projectors (aka laser TVs) from this list and are focusing on 4K home theater projectors powered by lasers. You can find the list of the best ultra short throw projectors here.

When assembling this list, we weighed all of these factors to help us compare this wide assortment of projectors.

  • Performance
  • Features
  • Price
  • Value

This projector ranking can help you pick the right choice to fulfill your needs and wants. So, without further ado, here's our list of the top 10 best 4K laser projectors for home theaters.

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When you factor together a combination of performance, price and value, our #1 pick for the best 4k laser projector is the JVC DLA-NZ7. Not only can this projector showcase 4K content it’s capable of displaying an 8K resolution projection. This means you’re getting the highest resolution possible while futureproofing your investment for the content of the future. The JVC NZ7 offers incredible black levels and contrast. Their contrast is so good in fact, that they list the more realistic native contrast as opposed to the exaugurated dynamic contrast ratios other manufacturers use. This new home theater JVC has a crystal clear sharpness and some of the most vibrant colors you’ll ever see from a projector. If you’ve got the money to spend the JVC DLA-NZ7 is 100% worth every penny.

  • Lumens:
    2200
  • Contrast:
    40,000:1
  • Chipset:
    LCoS
  • Image Size:
$7,999.95
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If you’re looking for a less expensive projector that still offers outstanding visuals, check out the Epson LS11000. This 4K laser home theater projector features 2500 lumens of laser powered brightness. Thanks to its LCD chipset, there’s no risk of the dreaded “Rainbow Effect”. When you buy the LS11000 you get tremendously vivid colors and some fantastic black levels. It even features a sub 20ms lag time for all you gamers out there. The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 can transform virtually any room into the ultimate 4K DIY home theater experience. With a relatively low price, the value to performance you get from this projector makes it our number 2 choice for the best 4K laser projectors for your home cinema.

  • Lumens:
    2500
  • Contrast:
    1,200,000:1
  • Chipset:
    LCD
  • Image Size:
$3,999.00
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I know we said no ultra short throw projectors, but the Hisense PX2-Pro is built for home movie theaters and is just too good not to include on this list of laser based cinema projectors. While most other laser TVs are built for bright rooms, PX2-Pro however is built to be a home theater projector. (Though when paired with a UST projector screen it works solidly in a well lit room.) This true RGB triple laser projector offers a gorgeous picture that surpasses just about every other laser TV and many of the other 4K home cinema projectors. While it doesn’t have the black levels of a JVC projector, the TriChroma PX2-Pro still provides very good contrast (and is a big improvement over its predecessor the Hisense PX1-Pro) and it covers an astounding 107% of the BT.2020 color gamut. If you already have a cinema screen this triple laser UST should be at the top of your list.

  • Lumens:
    2400
  • Contrast:
    2,000,000:1
  • Chipset:
    DMD
  • Image Size:
$2,797.97
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The BenQ LK936ST isn’t your typical home theater projector. This 5100 lumen laser projector is much brighter making it ideal for a multi-purpose media room with lots of ambient light. As a short throw projector it’s not just a great cinema projector, but also makes for one of the best golf sim projectors. If you want to have a home theater that doubles as a multi-purpose room (especially if you love indoor golf) the BenQ LK936ST is a great choice.

  • Lumens:
    5100
  • Contrast:
    3,000,000:1
  • Chipset:
    DLP
  • Image Size:
$4,899.00
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Speaking of super bright 4K laser projectors, like our #5 ranked projector, at #5, the Optoma UHZ65LV is hard to beat. This 5000 lumen laser projector provides a bright and vibrant image in just about any room of your house. This is a great home theater projector when you want your media room not just for watching movies, but for hosting watch parties as well. If you plan to watch the Super Bowl using a projector with friends on a big screen, the Optoma UHZ65LV should be the first one you look at.

  • Lumens:
    5000
  • Contrast:
    300,000:1
  • Chipset:
    DLP
  • Image Size:
$3,499.00
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Do you want the absolute best of the best laser projector for home theaters? If you answered yes, then the JVC NZ9 is the one for you. For home theaters JVC is without a doubt the industry leader and the DLA-NZ9 is the best JVC projector out there. This high-end home theater projector does everything the NZ7 does but a million times better. With 3000 lumens of brightness, it’s bright enough to give you a mind-blowingly immersive cinematic experience even with the lights on. The only reason this isn’t our #1 ranked laser home cinema projector is the whopping price tag. So if money is no object and you want the best for your home theater, treat yourself to the JVC NZ9 home theater projector.

  • Lumens:
    3000
  • Contrast:
    100,000:1
  • Chipset:
    LCoS
  • Image Size:
$20,999.95
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Like its sibling, the LS11000, the Epson LS12000 is a fantastic home theater projector powered by a laser light source. These two projectors are very similar except that the LS12000 is a bit brighter and supposedly has a better contrast ratio. (Though in our testing the contrast ratios were barely distinguishable, you can see the Epson projector comparison here.) The Epson Home Cinema LS12000 also comes in a black chassis and is packaged with a mount and decorative cable cover. It also comes with a $1,000 higher price tag which is why the LS12000 ends up as our #6 best laser projector for home theaters.

  • Lumens:
    2700
  • Contrast:
    2,500,000:1
  • Chipset:
    LCD
  • Image Size:
$4,999.00
Add to Cart
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The 7th place top laser projector on our list is the Formovie X5. This lifestyle projector made the rankings less so for pure performance and more so for its versatility and features. That being said the visuals output by this unit were enough to win the 2023 Lifestyle Projector Showdown. With a contrast of 1200:1 (Full On/Off), 2450 CVIA lumens of brightness, ALPD laser technology for deep black levels and over 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, this multi-function projector offers an outstanding worthy of less discerning home theater enthusiasts.

The low price under $2,000 for a laser home theater projector gives it a tremendous edge over many other options.

This laser projector is also very compact, lightweight and portable making it a great choice to use for a smart all-in-one outdoor movie projector. It even features a robust built in speaker and autofocus/auto-keystoning for easy on-the-go capabilities.

  • Lumens:
    2450
  • Contrast:
    1200:1 (Full On/Off)
  • Chipset:
    DLP
  • Image Size:
$1,449.00
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Unlike the higher end JVC laser projectors, the JVC LX-NZ30B is a more moderately priced home theater projector. This 3300 lumen projector is a DLP projector as opposed to JVC’s other projectors that use the more advanced LCoS chipset. Much like JVC’s other projectors on this list, the LX-NZ30B is an outstanding choice though because it's more of a gaming projector, it finds itself lower on our list of the best 4K laser projector for home theaters. If you’re a gamer the JVC LX-NZ30B is one of the best video game projectors you can buy.

  • Lumens:
    3300
  • Contrast:
  • Chipset:
    DMD
  • Image Size:
$3,499.95
Add to Cart
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The LG HU810P is our pick for 10th best laser home theater projector. This is an all around good but not fantastic option. It has solid brightness, sharpness, color, black levels, contrast and even has a built in speaker. Like the Formovie X5, the LG HU810P makes a good outdoor projector for movie nights under the stars thanks to it its more compact size, in addition to being an indoor cinema projector.

  • Lumens:
    2000
  • Contrast:
    2,000,000:1
  • Chipset:
    DLP
  • Image Size:
$2,000.00
Add to Cart

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Now that you've read our list of the best laser projectors for home theaters, you hopefully have a better idea of what projector you should buy for your in-home cinema. If you have any questions don't hesitate to hit us up. You'll speak with a projection expert who can help guide you to the perfect projector to meet your needs.

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