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 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»
Acer P6500 DLP Highly Rated
The Acer P6500 stands out as an extraordinary price value for both conference room and classroom applications. Its combination of light... more»
BenQ HT2150ST DLP Editor's Choice
The BenQ HT2150ST Gaming Projector is as perfect a projector for serious gaming as we have yet seen. It combines a rapid 16 ms input la... more»
ViewSonic LS820 DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic LS820 is a full HD (1920x1080) 3D home theater projector with two killer features that fully justify its $2999 MAP price.... more»
LG PF1000U DLP Highly Rated
The LG PF1000U is in a class by itself. It is, in a nutshell, a portable big screen, full HD 1080p TV. It weighs under 5 lbs so you can... more»
Optoma HD142x DLP Highly Rated
Optoma's new HD142X full HD home theater projector puts up a gorgeous image with good contrast, natural flesh tones, and plenty of shad... 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»
BenQ MH530 DLP Highly Rated
BenQ lists the $599 MH530 as a home entertainment projector, but it's actually an inexpensive crossover model for home, office, and edu... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Any aspect ratio that is wider than 4:3. Widescreen televisions are 16 units wide and 9 units tall. Common widescreen film aspect ratios are 1.66:1, 1.85:1 and 2:35:1.

Flaws and aberrations in a video image that derive from technical limitations in the capture, encoding/decoding, transmission, and display of a video signal.

Poly-Si (silicon) LCD:
One of several projector display technologies. Monochrome Poly-Si LCDs are typically placed in each of the three color (red, green, blue) light paths inside a projector to produce a color image from a common light source. Poly-Si technology is a bit faster than the Active Matrix TFT providing slightly smoother video.

Gray Scale:
A table of shading devoid of color, progressing from black to white. The number of discernible gray levels defines the color resolution of the display device and is used to evaluate color acuity and contrast.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Sony HW45ES
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson 3100
6.  Optoma GT1080
7.  Panasonic AE8000
8.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
9.  Epson 3700
10.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
11.  BenQ HT2150ST
12.  Optoma HD27
13.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
14.  BenQ HT3050
15.  Optoma HD28DSE
16.  Optoma HD141X
17.  BenQ TH670
18.  Epson 6040UB
19.  LG PF1500
20.  Sony HW65ES
21.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
22.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
23.  ViewSonic PX800HD
24.  LG PF1000U
25.  Optoma HD26
26.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
27.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
28.  Epson Europe TW9300
29.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
30.  BenQ W1110
31.  Epson 5040UBe
32.  BenQ HT4050
33.  LG PF1000UW
34.  LG HF80JA
35.  Optoma GT5500
36.  Optoma HD50
37.  JVC DLA-RS420
38.  JVC DLA-X570
39.  Acer H6510BD
40.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
41.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
42.  BenQ HT1070
43.  Optoma HD25-LV
44.  Optoma HD37
45.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
46.  Epson 4040
47.  Epson 3900
48.  JVC DLA-RS520
49.  Acer H6517ST
50.  JVC DLA-RS620
51.  Epson LS10500
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
53.  BenQ BH3020
54.  Epson Pro LS10000
55.  JVC DLA-X770
56.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
57.  ViewSonic LS820
58.  BenQ HC1200
59.  BenQ HT6050
60.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
62.  Epson Europe TW9300W
63.  JVC DLA-X970
64.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
65.  Acer H6502BD
66.  Epson Pro 6030UB
67.  JVC FH50
68.  Optoma HD90
69.  Vivitek H1188
70.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
71.  BenQ W8000
72.  Acer H7550ST
73.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
74.  JVC X5000BE
75.  Acer Z650