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.

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»
Sony VPL-HW40ES SXRD Editor's Choice
Sony has just released the VPL-HW40ES, a 1080p SXRD home theater projector. At $2,499, it is the most affordable Sony home theater proj... more»
InFocus IN8606HD DLP
All in all, the IN8606HD is a solid projector, but stiff competition in the sub-$1000 home video projector market means that it is not ... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Frame:
A frame is one complete video image. When all lines of the video image are delivered sequentially, it is called progressive video. When the odd lines and even lines are delivered as separate fields, it is called interlace video.

Blanking:
The period of time that an electron gun is turned off to reposition itself to paint the next part of the video onto the CRT screen.

Upconvert:
To convert a lower resolution signal to a higher resolution. For example, 480i to 720p.

DLP:
DLP (Digital Light Processing) is a commercial name for a display technology from Texas Instruments (TI). The technology inside is often referred to as DMD (Digital Micro-Mirrors). It consists of an array of mirrors where each mirror represents a pixel element. For example, a high-definition DLP projector or rear projector with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution would have over 2 million tiny mirrors. Each mirror is attached to an electronically driven hinge that controls the amount of colored light that is reflected from the mirror into the projection lens and onto a screen. Projection systems using DLP technology use 1 to 3 DMD devices.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD26
2.  BenQ W1070
3.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
4.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
5.  BenQ HT1075
6.  Optoma HD141X
7.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
8.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
9.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
10.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
11.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
12.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
13.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
14.  BenQ W1080ST
15.  Optoma GT1080
16.  Optoma HD25-LV
17.  Acer H6510BD
18.  BenQ W1500
19.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
20.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
21.  BenQ W7500
22.  Optoma HD91
23.  LG PF85U
24.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
25.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
26.  Optoma HD131Xe
27.  Epson Europe EH-TW5100
28.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
29.  Optoma HD25e
30.  Optoma HD50
31.  InFocus IN8606HD
32.  Epson Europe EH-TW5200
33.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
34.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
35.  JVC DLA-X500R
36.  BenQ W1400
37.  BenQ W7000
38.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5025UB
39.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
40.  Optoma HD161X
41.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
42.  ViewSonic Pro9000
43.  Panasonic PT-AT6000
44.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
45.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
46.  ViewSonic Pro8200
47.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
48.  JVC DLA-X55R
49.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
50.  Optoma HD90
51.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100
53.  JVC DLA-RS4910
54.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
55.  JVC DLA-X700R
56.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
57.  Optoma HD131Xw
58.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
59.  Optoma HD30B
60.  JVC DLA-RS49
61.  Vivitek H1180HD
62.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
63.  Vivitek H1185HD
64.  JVC DLA-X35B
65.  JVC DLA-RS57
66.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 9350
67.  JVC DLA-X900RBE
68.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
69.  JVC DLA-X35BE
70.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
71.  Vivitek H5085
72.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
73.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
74.  JVC DLA-X95R
75.  JVC DLA-X35W