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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A method of preserving the originally aspect ratio of a production when presented on a projector with a different aspect ratio. This is accomplished by showing the full image and black where no image exists.

Resonant Frequency:
The frequency at which any physical object naturally oscillates. All objects have this property including rooms, which will favor certain frequencies over others and may 'color' sound.

Zoom Lens:
A lens with a variable focal length providing the ability to adjust the size of a projected image without moving the projector or provide a range of projector placements that can produce the same size image. See Zoom Ratio.

Overall light output from an image. While a brightness control can make an image brighter, it is best used to better define the black level of the image.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
4.  Sony HW45ES
5.  BenQ HT2050
6.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
7.  Optoma HD27
8.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
9.  Epson 3100
10.  Optoma HD29Darbee
11.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
12.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
13.  Optoma GT1080
14.  BenQ HT2150ST
15.  Epson 3700
16.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
17.  Epson 4000
18.  Panasonic AE8000
19.  Epson 6040UB
20.  BenQ W2000
21.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
22.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
23.  BenQ MH530FHD
24.  BenQ HT3050
25.  BenQ HT1070
26.  JVC DLA-RS520
27.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
28.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
29.  Sony HW65ES
30.  Optoma HD28DSE
31.  LG PF1500
32.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
33.  Epson 5040UBe
34.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
35.  Epson Europe TW9300
36.  BenQ W1110
37.  LG HF80JA
38.  JVC DLA-X570R
39.  LG PF1000U
40.  JVC DLA-RS420
41.  BenQ HT4050
42.  Acer H7550ST
43.  Acer H6517ST
44.  Epson 4040
45.  LG ProBeam UST
46.  Acer H6502BD
47.  Optoma GT5500
48.  LG PF1000UW
49.  ViewSonic LS820
50.  LG PF1500W
51.  Optoma GT5500+
52.  BenQ HT6050
53.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
54.  BenQ HC1200
55.  JVC DLA-X590RBK
56.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
57.  JVC DLA-RS440K
58.  JVC DLA-X770R
59.  Epson LS10500
60.  Vivitek H1188
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
62.  Epson Pro LS10000
63.  Epson 3900
64.  JVC DLA-X990RBK
65.  JVC DLA-X790RBK
66.  JVC DLA-RS540K
67.  Acer Z650
68.  ViewSonic PX800HD
69.  BenQ W8000
70.  Epson Europe TW9300W
71.  Optoma HD91+
72.  JVC DLA-RS620
73.  JVC DLA-X970R
74.  JVC DLA-RS640K
75.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe