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.

Optoma HD91 DLP
Optoma's newest home theater projector is what many have spent years waiting for - an affordable, high-quality 1080p projector with all... more»
BenQ W7500 DLP Highly Rated
The W7500 is BenQ's newest flagship home theater projector and the long-awaited successor to 2011's BenQ W7000. This 1080p DLP projecto... more»
ViewSonic Pro8520HD DLP Highly Rated
The Viewsonic Pro8520HD is a big bright model designed for use in conference rooms and board rooms. Promising up to 5,000 lumens of bri... more»
At 4,000 lumens with HDTV native resolution, the NEC PE401H projector puts up outstanding data and video images at a modest price.... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030 3 LCD
The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030 is a brand new projector in Epson's home theater line-up that does not replace or upgrade any exist... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB 3 LCD Editor's Choice
The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB sits at the top of Epson's home theater projector line. As in previous years, Epson's Pro Cinema... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB 3 LCD Editor's Choice
This year's CEDIA trade show in Denver saw Epson refresh its entire home theater projector line. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is Epson's most attractive home video projector to date. It features many of the best features of ... more»
BenQ W1500 DLP Highly Rated
At $1599, the W1500 is not as inexpensive as some other DLP video projectors released this year, but the W1500 includes features not fo... more»
ViewSonic PJD7820HD DLP Highly Rated
ViewSonic has cracked the $800 barrier with a capable HD home video projector. The PJD7820HD is small, light, and at 3,000 lumens it is... more»
Optoma HD25-LV DLP Highly Rated
The Optoma HD25-LV is a higher brightness version of their popular HD25 built for living room use. The HD25-LV costs a little bit more;... more»
JVC DLA-X55R D-ILA Highly Rated
Built with home theater in mind, the X55 is a videophile's dream. JVC's home theater projectors have always had excellent black level p... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Analog component video. Y stands for the luma signal itself and Pb is the blue signal subtracted from luma and finally, Pr equals the red signal subtracted from the luma signal.

Image distortion where phosphors are discolored at a differing rates in a display device such as a plasma, CRT or SED TV. Usually caused by displaying a static image for extended periods. Screensavers are used to prevent burn-in on CRTs and plasma displays use a periodic dynamic single pixel shift of the image to avoid burn-in.

An unwanted random signal.

Lens Shift:
The purpose of "lens shift" is to eliminate keystone correction and provide greater flexibility in the placement of the projector relative to the screen or the alignment of stacked projectors. This is accomplished by allowing the optical lens to be physically shifted vertically and/or horizontally. These adjustments may be manual or motorized depending on the projector. See horizontal lens shift and vertical lens shift for typical adjustment ranges.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  LG PF85U
2.  BenQ W1070
3.  Optoma HD91
4.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
5.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
6.  Acer H6510BD
7.  BenQ W7500
8.  Optoma HD25-LV
9.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
10.  BenQ W1080ST
11.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
12.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
13.  BenQ W1500
14.  Optoma HD131Xe
15.  Optoma HD25e
16.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
17.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
18.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
19.  Sony VPL-HW50ES
20.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
21.  BenQ W7000
22.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
23.  JVC DLA-X55R
24.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
25.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
26.  BenQ W1400
27.  ViewSonic Pro8200
28.  ViewSonic Pro9000
29.  JVC DLA-X500R
30.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
31.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
32.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
33.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
34.  InFocus IN8606HD
35.  Sony VPL-VW95ES
36.  JVC DLA-X35B
37.  Optoma HD30B
38.  Optoma HD131Xw
39.  JVC DLA-RS4910
40.  Panasonic PT-AT6000
41.  JVC DLA-RS49
42.  JVC DLA-X700R
43.  Epson Europe EH-TW6000
44.  JVC DLA-RS46
45.  Epson Europe EH-TW9000
46.  Epson Europe EH-TW9000W
47.  Epson Europe EH-TW5900
48.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 9350
49.  SharpVision XV-Z17000
50.  Vivitek H1180HD
51.  JVC DLA-RS57
52.  InFocus IN8601
53.  JVC DLA-X35BE
54.  JVC DLA-X35W
55.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
56.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
57.  InFocus SP8600HD3D
58.  SharpVision XV-Z30000
59.  Vivitek H1185HD
60.  JVC DLA-X900RBE
61.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
63.  Optoma HD21
64.  Sim2 Crystal Cube
65.  JVC DLA-RS67E
66.  JVC DLA-RS6710
67.  Vivitek H5080
68.  JVC DLA-RS49E
69.  Epson Europe EH-TW6000W
70.  JVC DLA-X35WE
71.  JVC DLA-X75R
72.  JVC DLA-RS56
73.  JVC DLA-RS67
74.  Digital Projection M-Vision Cine LED 1000