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»

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. An international, non-profit, technical organization based in the U.S. that develops standards.

HDTV capable:
A television that supports 720p or 1080i or higher resolutions and has a built-in HDTV tuner for off-air reception of HD signals from a special antenna. To view cable and satellite HDTV programming, a cable set-top-box or satellite receiver is required.

HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is a method for protecting copyrighted digital content that uses the DVI (Digital Visual Interface) or HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface, previously known as DVI-CE) by encrypting its transmission between the video source such as a set-top box, DVD player, or computer and the digital display device such as a projector, monitor or television. To view digital HDCP protected content, both the sending and receiving device must support HDCP.

White Level:
The signal level that corresponds to the maximum picture brightness. The white level is set by the contrast control.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Sony HW45ES
2.  Optoma HD142x
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson 3100
6.  Optoma GT1080
7.  Panasonic AE8000
8.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
9.  Epson 3700
10.  Optoma HD27
11.  BenQ HT2150ST
12.  Optoma HD141X
13.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
14.  BenQ HT3050
15.  BenQ TH670
16.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
17.  Epson 6040UB
18.  Optoma GT5500
19.  Optoma HD26
20.  LG PF1500
21.  Optoma HD28DSE
22.  Sony HW65ES
23.  BenQ MH530
24.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
25.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
26.  LG PF1000U
27.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
28.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
29.  Epson Europe TW9300
30.  BenQ HT4050
31.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
32.  Epson 4040
33.  Optoma HD50
34.  BenQ W1110
35.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
36.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
37.  Acer H6510BD
38.  JVC DLA-X570
39.  Epson 5040UBe
40.  JVC DLA-RS420
41.  BenQ HT1070
42.  Acer H6517ST
43.  Optoma HD25-LV
44.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
45.  Epson LS10500
46.  Epson 3900
47.  LG HF80JA
48.  Optoma HD37
49.  Acer H6502BD
50.  LG PF1000UW
51.  Epson Pro LS10000
52.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
53.  BenQ BH3020
54.  BenQ HT6050
55.  JVC DLA-RS520
56.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
57.  JVC X5000BE
58.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
59.  ViewSonic LS820
60.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
61.  JVC DLA-RS620
62.  BenQ W8000
63.  Acer Z650
64.  JVC DLA-X770
65.  JVC DLA-X970
66.  Epson Europe TW9300W
67.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
68.  Acer H7550ST
69.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
70.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
71.  Epson Pro 6030UB
72.  Optoma HD90
73.  Vivitek H1188
74.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
75.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E