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.

AAXA M6 Pico DLP Highly Rated
The AAXA M6 delivers a unique mix of native HD 1080p resolution, a 2.5-pound weight for easy portability, and a low price, at only $599... more»
LG HF80JA DLP Highly Rated
The LG Electronics HF80JA Smart Laser Home Theater Projector is definitely unique. Think of it as a portable 90" flat screen HDTV that ... more»
JVC DLA-RS520 D-ILA Editor's Choice
If there is one word the JVC DLA-RS520 brings to mind it would be elegance. It is, quite simply, a beautifully refined and precision-en... more»
Epson 5040UB 3 LCD Editor's Choice
At $2,699, the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB occupies a unique position in today's market, delivering image quality that rivals far more exp... more»
ViewSonic PX800HD DLP Highly Rated
With a street price of only $1,299, the ViewSonic PX800HD is one of the least expensive ultra short throw (UST) home theater projectors... more»
Sony HW45ES SXRD Highly Rated
For $1999, in today's market the Sony VPL-HW45ES is a stand out performer for both dark room home theater and less formal home entertai... more»
Epson 3900 3 LCD
The Epson Home Cinema 3900, at $1,999, is the most expensive variation of three highly similar Epson home theater projectors, a group t... more»
Epson 3700 3 LCD Highly Rated
The $1,499 Epson Home Cinema 3700 full HD home theater projector is the somewhat brighter near twin of the $1,299 Epson Home Cinema 310... more»
Epson 3100 3 LCD Editor's Choice
In Epson's current line of home theater projectors, their Home Cinema 3100 at $1299 is a step up in price from the entry level Home Cin... more»
Acer H6502BD DLP Highly Rated
Pairing a 3400-lumen rating with a $699 street price--and widely available online for a bit less--the Acer H6502BD is one of the bright... more»
Optoma GT5500 DLP Highly Rated
The Optoma GT5500 home entertainment projector stands out for its combination of ultra short throw, 3,500 lumen brightness, and low str... more»
Epson 6040UB 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB is an all new 4K-enhanced home theater projector that replaces the earlier Pro Cinema 6030UB. Though there ... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Liquid Crystal Display. A display device for generating color images using a matrix of LCD pixel elements. Each pixel element consists of 3 sub-pixels and an RGB color filter of red (R), green (G), and blue (B). By controlling the voltage to each sub-pixel of an LCD, each cluster of RGB pixels can create a full spectrum of colored light. LCDs are used in flatscreen displays, cameras and notebook computers to name a few.

Nearly every projector made with LCD technology uses 3 separate LCDs, one each for red, green and blue. Light from the projector lamp is separated into RGB with a set of dichroic mirrors. The three light beams (RGB) are passed through separate LCDs and recombined to project a color image.

Phase Alternating Line. Broadcast standard developed in Germany in 1963 and adopted in 1967. It’s used in many countries throughout Europe including the UK and transmits 576 viewable lines at 25 frames per second interlaced.

Universal Remote:
A remote control capable of running multiple components of multiple brands.

Closed Caption:
Closed caption (CC) superimposes a transcript of the audio portion of a video program over the program image. Its primary use is to provide people that are deaf or hard of hearing the opportunity to read a transcript of the audio as it is being played. Closed Caption is also helpful for people learning to read or learning a foreign language. Closed Caption can also be used to display text unrelated to the program being viewed, such as weather or news.

Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Sony HW45ES
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
6.  Optoma HD27
7.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
8.  Epson 3100
9.  Optoma HD29Darbee
10.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
11.  Epson 3700
12.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
13.  BenQ HT2150ST
14.  Optoma GT1080
15.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
16.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
17.  Epson 6040UB
18.  Panasonic AE8000
19.  Epson 4000
20.  BenQ HT1070
21.  BenQ W2000
22.  BenQ MH530FHD
23.  BenQ HT3050
24.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
25.  JVC DLA-RS520
26.  Sony HW65ES
27.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
28.  Optoma HD28DSE
29.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
30.  Epson Europe TW9300
31.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
32.  LG PF1500
33.  LG PF1000U
34.  BenQ W1110
35.  LG HF80JA
36.  Epson 5040UBe
37.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
38.  JVC DLA-RS420
39.  JVC DLA-X570R
40.  LG PF1000UW
41.  Optoma GT5500+
42.  JVC DLA-X590RBK
43.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
44.  BenQ HT4050
45.  LG PF1500W
46.  JVC DLA-RS440K
47.  Acer H6517ST
48.  ViewSonic LS820
49.  JVC DLA-X770R
50.  Epson 4040
51.  Epson LS10500
52.  Vivitek H1188
53.  Optoma GT5500
54.  Acer H6502BD
55.  JVC DLA-X990RBK
56.  JVC DLA-X790RBK
57.  Epson Pro LS10000
58.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
59.  BenQ HT6050
60.  Epson 3900
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
62.  JVC DLA-RS540K
63.  BenQ HC1200
64.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
65.  Acer H7550ST
66.  ViewSonic PX800HD
67.  JVC DLA-RS620
68.  JVC DLA-RS640K
69.  Epson Europe TW9300W
70.  Acer Z650
71.  LG PF1000UA
72.  Optoma HD91+
73.  LG ProBeam UST
74.  JVC DLA-X970R
75.  JVC X5000BE