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HD Projectors - 1080p 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 PX706HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic PX706HD ($700) is designed with a focus on gaming first and home theater second. The most obvious gaming-related feature ... more»
ViewSonic LS800HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic LS800HD is a 5000-lumen laser-driven 1920x1080 projector designed to perform in wide a range of environments -- from clas... more»
BenQ HT2050A DLP Highly Rated
The $749 BenQ HT2050A is a small step up in price from an entry level 1080p home theater projector but a significant step up in picture... more»
ViewSonic Pro7827HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic Pro7827HD is one of the more impressive choices in this eight-projector roundup. It delivers excellent color accuracy, th... more»
BenQ HT1070A DLP Highly Rated
At $599, the BenQ HT1070A is a solid value and a strong contender among sub-$700 home theater models, particularly for traditional home... more»
Epson Home Cinema 1060 3 LCD Highly Rated
Even at $649, the Epson Home Cinema 1060 delivers more than enough to make it a solid value, starting with the highest brightness for a... more»
Optoma HD27e DLP Highly Rated
The Optoma HD27e is a solid value at $599 street. An upgraded version of the Optoma HD27, it offers similar specs, but a slightly highe... more»
ViewSonic PJD7828HDL DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic PJD7828HDL is an impressive value for $589. It delivers the best contrast and sense of depth for any of its sub-$700 comp... more»
Optoma HD29Darbee DLP Highly Rated
With its DarbeeVision Image Processor, Full 3D, 16.5 ms input lag, and support for ISF Day and Night modes, the Optoma HD29Darbee deliv... more»
ViewSonic PJD7720HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic PJD7720HD delivers an awful lot for $530, starting with image quality that scores well for the price on contrast, on hold... more»
Optoma HD143X DLP Highly Rated
At just $549, the Optoma HD143X stands out for its low price for a 1080p home theater projector even among sub-$700 models. It is a lit... more»
LG HF85JA DLP
If you want to upgrade your flat screen TV for a large 90" to 120" picture, the LG Laser Smart Home Theater Projector (model HF85JA) ma... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Jitter:
Abrupt variations in signal amplitude or timing that cause reproduction instability in audio, video and data. Usually caused by bandwidth limitations or impedance termination issues that can sometimes be caused by the cable and/or connections you are using. Power supplies can also be a source of this problem.

Long Throw Lens:
A long throw lens allows greater distance between the projector and the screen while being able to maintain the image size and brightness of a shorter throw lens for any given projector. Depending on the room, a long throw lens may be required due to mounting constraints nearer the projected image.

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.

Imaging:
In audio, a particular system’s ability to reproduce sound so that it seems to be coming from a particular location.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD143X
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  Sony HW45ES
5.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
6.  BenQ HT2050A
7.  Optoma HD142x
8.  BenQ HT1070A
9.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
10.  BenQ HT2150ST
11.  Optoma HD27
12.  Epson 3700
13.  JVC DLA-X590R
14.  Optoma HD27e
15.  Optoma HD29Darbee
16.  Optoma HD39Darbee
17.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
18.  Epson 4000
19.  Optoma GT5500+
20.  ViewSonic PX706HD
21.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
22.  Optoma GT1080
23.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
24.  BenQ TH671ST
25.  BenQ MH530FHD
26.  JVC DLA-RS440U
27.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
28.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
29.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
30.  Sony HW65ES
31.  LG HF85JA
32.  Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB
33.  BenQ HT3050
34.  Epson Europe TW9300
35.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
36.  Epson 3100
37.  JVC DLA-X790R
38.  LG PF1000UW
39.  ViewSonic PX700HD
40.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
41.  BenQ HT4050
42.  Optoma HD28DSE
43.  LG HF80JA
44.  LG PF1500W
45.  JVC DLA-RS540U
46.  Epson 5040UBe
47.  Epson 4040
48.  ViewSonic LS820
49.  JVC DLA-X570R
50.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
51.  ViewSonic PX800HD
52.  Epson LS10500
53.  Acer Z650
54.  Acer H6517ST
55.  JVC DLA-RS640U
56.  Epson Europe TW9300W
57.  JVC DLA-X990R
58.  JVC DLA-RS420
59.  Epson 3900
60.  JVC X550R
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
62.  Vivitek H1188
63.  BenQ HT6050
64.  JVC DLA-RS520
65.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
66.  Epson Pro 6030UB
67.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
68.  JVC DLA-X770R
69.  BenQ W8000
70.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
71.  JVC DLA-X9900BE
72.  JVC X750R
73.  JVC DLA-RS620
74.  JVC X950R
75.  SIM2 Crystal Cube SUPERCUBE
(07/17/18 - 07:55 PM PST)
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