1080p Projectors for the Ultimate Home Theater

1080p projectors are the ideal solution for top of the line home theater performance. When making your choice, consider throw distance and lens shift features (if needed) to make sure the model you want can be installed comfortably into your intended viewing room. All models are sufficiently bright for dark room viewing on screens up to 110" diagonal. However, some are brighter and can accommodate ambient light or larger screen sizes.

JVC DLA-X500R D-ILA Highly Rated
The JVC X500R is a member of the third generation of e-Shift projectors. With over a thousand lumens of calibrated light output and sup... more»
BenQ HC1200 DLP Highly Rated
The HC1200 is a novel concept: it's a reference-grade 1080p conference room projector. Instead of maximizing light output at the expens... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Home Cinema 3000 is an upgrade to its predecessor in just about every measurable way. A bold, bright image makes it a good fit for ... more»
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL DLP Highly Rated
The Viewsonic PJD7822HDL, released this month, enters a crowded market. There are a lot of options for folks who need a 1080p projector... more»
Optoma HD141X DLP Highly Rated
Optoma's HD141X is a powerful little 1080p home theater projector that comes at a bargain price. Powerfully bright, the HD141X lacks th... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson Pro Cinema LS9600e is one of the best 1080p projectors we've ever had the pleasure of working with. It is a complete package,... more»
Optoma HD26 DLP Highly Rated
Like many other inexpensive home theater projectors, the HD26 is powerfully bright but feature-light, eschewing many of the bells and w... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 is the newest home entertainment projector from Epson and has already been attracting a lot of att... more»
Optoma GT1080 DLP Highly Rated
When the latest generation of game consoles boosted their resolution to 1080p, they left Optoma's 720p gaming projectors behind the cu... more»
InFocus IN3138HD DLP Highly Rated
The IN3138HD is the newest 1080p projector from InFocus. As a projector for classroom and business use, the IN3138HD's 4,000 lumens, na... more»
BenQ HT1075 DLP Highly Rated
The new BenQ HT1075 is the successor to the popular W1070. Announced at this year's CEDIA expo in Denver, the HT1075 doesn't make any w... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3 LCD Editor's Choice
The LS10000 is a revolutionary product, unlike anything that Epson has produced to date. It combines extreme contrast and extreme resol... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Infra-red Remote:
An infra-red (IR) remote control transmits in the spectrum of infra-red light, such as a television remote. Unlike RF remotes, IR remotes must point at the receiver (line of sight) or reflect the IR from the screen to the receiver. Typical range is limited to 30 feet including the distance to and from reflected surfaces.

For example, if you are controlling a projector and you point the remote at the screen which is 12 feet from you and the projector is 10 feet from the screen, then the total distance is 22 feet. Unlike RF remotes, IR remotes must have a clear path or a clear reflected path to the IR receiver to operate.

Most projectors have an IR sensor in both the front and rear of the projector, whereas, flatpanels generally have a single IR sensor in the front of the unit. When working at or near the maximum distance, pointing right at the receiver will give better results.

Y/Cb/Cr:
Digital component video. Y stands for the luma signal itself and Cb is the blue signal subtracted from luma and finally, Cr equals the red signal subtracted from the luma signal.

Latency:
The time between a device being requested to do something and the start of the device actually doing it. It’s a measurement usually used for LCDs where the shorter the latency the better. NSTC requires a latency of no more than 16ms in order to update the screen in time without leaving a ghost of the previous image.

Lux:
A standard for measuring light equal to the amount of visible light per square meter incident on a surface. 1 lux = 1 lumen/square meter or 0.093 foot-candles.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  BenQ W1070
2.  Optoma HD26
3.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
4.  JVC DLA-X500R
5.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
6.  Optoma HD141X
7.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
8.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
9.  BenQ HT1075
10.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
11.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
12.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
13.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
14.  Acer H6510BD
15.  BenQ W1080ST
16.  Optoma GT1080
17.  Optoma HD25-LV
18.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
19.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
20.  LG PF85U
21.  BenQ W7500
22.  Optoma HD91
23.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
24.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
25.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
26.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
27.  Optoma HD50
28.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
29.  Epson Europe EH-TW5200
30.  InFocus IN8606HD
31.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
32.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
33.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
34.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
35.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
36.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
37.  Optoma HD161X
38.  ViewSonic Pro9000
39.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
40.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5025UB
41.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
42.  ViewSonic Pro8200
43.  Optoma HD131Xw
44.  Optoma HD151X
45.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
46.  JVC DLA-X55R
47.  Optoma HD90
48.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100
49.  JVC DLA-X700R
50.  JVC DLA-RS4910
51.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
53.  Epson Europe EH-TW5100
54.  Acer H6517ST
55.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
56.  Vivitek H1180HD
57.  JVC DLA-RS49
58.  Optoma HD30
59.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
60.  Vivitek H1185HD
61.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
62.  JVC DLA-X900RKT
63.  JVC DLA-RS57
64.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
65.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
66.  Optoma HD30B
67.  JVC DLA-X35B
68.  JVC DLA-X700RBE
69.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
70.  Digital Projection M-Vision Cine LED 1000 1080p
71.  Cineversum Laser Force
72.  SIM2 Nero 3 LED
73.  SIM2 Grand Cinema SUPERLUMIS
74.  Runco LightStyle LS-3
75.  JVC DLA-RS67