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.

ViewSonic Pro7827HD DLP Highly Rated
You can quibble with ViewSonic's claim that the Pro7827HD is the ideal projector for home theater entertainment, but it's unquestionabl... more»
BenQ MH741 DLP
Although the 1080p resolution BenQ MH741 is meant primarily for business and education, it actually handles video and games better than... more»
Dell 4350 DLP
The Dell 4350 delivers native 1080p (1920x1080) HD resolution, but it's definitively meant for business and education rather than home ... more»
Sony HW65ES SXRD Highly Rated
The Sony VPL-HW65ES is the latest in a series of high performance 1080p home theater projectors, replacing last year's VPL-HW55ES. Like... more»
BenQ HT4050 DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ HT4050 is one of three new full HD 1080p resolution home theater projectors released by BenQ this fall. Priced at $1,399, it i... more»
BenQ HT3050 DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ HT3050 is one of three new full HD 1080p resolution home theater projectors being released by BenQ this fall. Priced at $999, ... more»
Optoma HD28DSE DLP Highly Rated
The Optoma HD28DSE is the company's newest portable 1080p home theater projector. ("DSE" stands for "Darbee Special Edition," in refere... more»
Vivitek H1186-WT DLP
The new Vivitek H1186-WT takes 1080p resolution below $700, and that by itself will attract attention. This 7.5 lb portable home entert... more»
Epson Home Cinema 2040 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson Home Cinema 2040 is the latest in their line of home video and entertainment projectors. This affordable 1080p projector is a... more»
NEC V302H DLP Highly Rated
The new NEC NP-V302H is a rock-solid 1080p projector for conference rooms, classrooms, and meeting rooms. Sporting a maximum output of ... more»
InFocus IN119HDx DLP
The InFocus IN119HDx is a new low-cost 1080p projector for business and education. With a compact design, bright picture, and long esti... more»
Optoma HD37 DLP Highly Rated
At $999 street, the Optoma HD37 is a step up in price from the least expensive 1080p competition. It offers some conveniences, most not... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Maximum Distance:
Sometimes used to refer to the distance from the screen that a projector can focus the image. Most of the time, it is the manufacturer's opinion of how far from a screen the projector can be to cast an image that is useable (bright enough) in a fully darkened room. Consult the Projection Calculator for guidance on proper placement of a projector for a given screen and content.

Aspect ratio of an HDTV signal which is 16 units by 9 units, whatever size those units may be. In the film trade aspect ratios are described in relation to one, which means this aspect ratio is described as 16/9 or 1.78:1.

Multiplies outgoing signal samples in order to more easily filter out aliased sounds but doesn’t create fidelity that isn’t there to begin with.

Minimum Distance:
The closest position that a projector can focus an image onto a screen.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
2.  Sony HW40ES
3.  Optoma HD26
4.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
5.  Optoma HD141X
6.  BenQ W1070
7.  Panasonic AE8000
8.  BenQ HT3050
9.  BenQ HT1075
10.  Sony HW65ES
11.  LG PF1500
12.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
13.  Epson Pro LS10000
14.  Optoma GT1080
15.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
16.  Optoma HD28DSE
17.  BenQ HT4050
18.  BenQ W1080ST
19.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
20.  BenQ HT2050
21.  Acer H6510BD
22.  Epson Home Cinema 2030
23.  Epson Pro 6030UB
24.  Optoma HD50
25.  BenQ W1070+
26.  Optoma HD37
27.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
28.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
29.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
30.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
31.  BenQ TH670
32.  Acer H6517ST
33.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
34.  Panasonic AE7000
35.  BenQ W1110
36.  Panasonic AR100
37.  Sony HW55ES-B
38.  Vivitek H1186-WT
39.  BenQ W7500
40.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe
41.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
42.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
43.  Epson Pro 4030
44.  Epson Home Cinema 2000
45.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
46.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
47.  InFocus ScreenPlay SP1080
48.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
49.  Epson Pro LS9600e
50.  ViewSonic Pro9000
51.  Optoma HD30
52.  Vivitek H1188
53.  Optoma HD131Xw
54.  Optoma HD151X
55.  Acer H7550ST
56.  Sony HW55ES-W
57.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
58.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
59.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
60.  Optoma HD91+
61.  Optoma HD90
62.  Optoma HD30B
63.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
64.  Optoma HD25-LV-WHD
65.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
66.  Epson Europe EH-LS10000
67.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
68.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
69.  Acer H7550STz
70.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
71.  Vivitek H5095
72.  SIM2 Nero 3 LED
73.  Vivitek H5080
74.  SIM2 Crystal Cube SUPERCUBE