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.

BenQ TH670 DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ TH670 will be of obvious interest if you want an inexpensive 1080p projector for either business presentations or home enterta... more»
ViewSonic Pro7827HD DLP Highly Rated
You can quibble with ViewSonic's claim that the Pro7827HD is the ideal projector for home theater entertainment, but it's unquestionabl... more»
BenQ MH741 DLP
Although the 1080p resolution BenQ MH741 is meant primarily for business and education, it actually handles video and games better than... more»
Dell 4350 DLP
The Dell 4350 delivers native 1080p (1920x1080) HD resolution, but it's definitively meant for business and education rather than home ... more»
Sony HW65ES SXRD Highly Rated
The Sony VPL-HW65ES is the latest in a series of high performance 1080p home theater projectors, replacing last year's VPL-HW55ES. Like... more»
BenQ HT4050 DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ HT4050 is one of three new full HD 1080p resolution home theater projectors released by BenQ this fall. Priced at $1,399, it i... more»
BenQ HT3050 DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ HT3050 is one of three new full HD 1080p resolution home theater projectors being released by BenQ this fall. Priced at $999, ... more»
Optoma HD28DSE DLP Highly Rated
The Optoma HD28DSE is the company's newest portable 1080p home theater projector. ("DSE" stands for "Darbee Special Edition," in refere... more»
Vivitek H1186-WT DLP
The new Vivitek H1186-WT takes 1080p resolution below $700, and that by itself will attract attention. This 7.5 lb portable home entert... more»
Epson Home Cinema 2040 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson Home Cinema 2040 is the latest in their line of home video and entertainment projectors. This affordable 1080p projector is a... more»
NEC V302H DLP Highly Rated
The new NEC NP-V302H is a rock-solid 1080p projector for conference rooms, classrooms, and meeting rooms. Sporting a maximum output of ... more»
InFocus IN119HDx DLP
The InFocus IN119HDx is a new low-cost 1080p projector for business and education. With a compact design, bright picture, and long esti... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Joint Photographic Experts Group. Name of association that created the image file standard of the same name. A lossy compression scheme for storing high quality, full-color images. Also used as a video format under the guise M-JPEG of which a variant is used for DV video.

Dot Crawl:
Video artifact where little dots crawl along the borders of differing colors, particularly noticeable on graphics. Effect of composite encoding and easily removed by using s-video or component cabling. Will not disappear if the source was recorded using composite video and the artifact has been recorded.

Maximum Resolution:
Maximum Resolution refers to the highest resolution that a given display device can support. If the Maximum Resolution exceeds the Native Resolution, , the image is usually scaled to match or approximate the Native Resolution of the projector. Some display devices allow pan and scan where rather than scaling the image, the display devices allows you to use the native resolution of the display to view portions of the higher resolution image. Scaling reduces the image resolution and produces some artifacts in the image that are more apparent when viewing text than graphics or video.

Screendoor Effect:
An image distortion caused by digital imagers with a low fill rate. Looks like the picture is seen through a screen door with thin vertical and horizontal black lines and is commonly noticeable on lower resolution LCD displays. An LCD display fitted with a microlens array helps reduce this problem.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
2.  Sony HW40ES
3.  Optoma HD26
4.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
5.  Optoma HD141X
6.  BenQ W1070
7.  Panasonic AE8000
8.  BenQ HT3050
9.  BenQ HT1075
10.  Sony HW65ES
11.  LG PF1500
12.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
13.  Epson Pro LS10000
14.  Optoma GT1080
15.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
16.  Optoma HD28DSE
17.  BenQ HT4050
18.  BenQ W1080ST
19.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
20.  BenQ HT2050
21.  Acer H6510BD
22.  Epson Home Cinema 2030
23.  Epson Pro 6030UB
24.  Optoma HD50
25.  BenQ W1070+
26.  Optoma HD37
27.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
28.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
29.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
30.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
31.  BenQ TH670
32.  Acer H6517ST
33.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
34.  Panasonic AE7000
35.  BenQ W1110
36.  Panasonic AR100
37.  Sony HW55ES-B
38.  Vivitek H1186-WT
39.  BenQ W7500
40.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe
41.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
42.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
43.  Epson Pro 4030
44.  Epson Home Cinema 2000
45.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
46.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
47.  InFocus ScreenPlay SP1080
48.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
49.  Epson Pro LS9600e
50.  ViewSonic Pro9000
51.  Optoma HD30
52.  Vivitek H1188
53.  Optoma HD131Xw
54.  Optoma HD151X
55.  Acer H7550ST
56.  Sony HW55ES-W
57.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
58.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
59.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
60.  Optoma HD91+
61.  Optoma HD90
62.  Optoma HD30B
63.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
64.  Optoma HD25-LV-WHD
65.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
66.  Epson Europe EH-LS10000
67.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
68.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
69.  Acer H7550STz
70.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
71.  Vivitek H5095
72.  SIM2 Nero 3 LED
73.  Vivitek H5080
74.  SIM2 Crystal Cube SUPERCUBE