The Bottom Line: Smart Laser TVs are pretty awesome. Do it right, with a proper screen, and you can add the movie theater experience to your living room or family room, etc. And the savings on the cost of movie theater popcorn and drinks will probably pay for your much of laser TV over time.
You have real choices in Laser TVs, from the $2,799 VAVA ($1,000 list below the closest competition), to other brands’ models starting about $1,000 higher. You can spend far, far more, of course. Although not technically a Laser TV due to lack of built-in speakers, Sony’s is $24,999. By comparison, the VAVA is a drop in the bucket.
I started this conversation by introducing you to VAVA. How credible are they?
VAVA delivered around 600 projectors to their indiegogo investors, and they are approaching 300 ratings on Amazon in the first few months of shipping to new customers. All considered, it's a very respectable number for the new Laser TV class of projectors in terms of sales.
Based on the number of ratings they have on Amazon, VAVA appears to the number one selling 4K Laser TV there.
Now in fairness, there are brands that don't sell on Amazon, and some you can buy there, but also sold through dealer networks or big box houses. Still, in just a few months, VAVA is off to a really impressive start.
What do owners think?
4.4 out of 5 on Amazon. That pretty much says it all.
Don't forget. Should a VAVA Laser TV end up in your living room or wherever, be sure to try our calibration settings. You will definitely like the picture even more!
This is about the experience. Now, of course, I’m hardcore: Even the 77” TV on my wall for the brightest days, in my really bright room, seems downright small by comparison to the really big screen experience – be it 100”, the 120” I am now using, or larger.
One more benefit I forgot to mention: The VAVA supports 3D content. That’s great even though most new LCD TVs have dropped 3D. You need the big screen experience to enjoy 3D.Avatar in 3D was really rather awesome on the VAVA! No surprise, of course!
If you have a suitable room – which, for Laser TVs, means most rooms, including bedrooms, then the choice is yours – feel like you are in your local theater, except that overall the experience is way better at home.
Sure, you can buy a 65” LCD TV for under $500. A 71” OLED TV (much better than LCD TV), though will set you back almost 10 times as much. Not only will that OLED cost more, and be smaller, it also will have inferior sound quality.
By comparison, VAVA can get your family enjoying a far larger laser TV setup, for less than that smaller OLED TV.
Which is more fun: Laser TV or Driving In Rush Hour?
While you are deciding whether a Laser TV is for you, here’s one last thought: Compared to a Laser TV, you will spend many times more on a car or truck which you likely won’t keep nearly as long.