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 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»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Hertz. Also called cycles per second and in video displays is the rate at which an image is refreshed.

Focal Length:
The distance from the surface of a lens to its focal point.

Infra-red Remote:
An infra-red (IR) remote control transmits in the spectrum of infra-red light, such as a television remote. Unlike RF remotes, IR remotes must point at the receiver (line of sight) or reflect the IR from the screen to the receiver. Typical range is limited to 30 feet including the distance to and from reflected surfaces.

For example, if you are controlling a projector and you point the remote at the screen which is 12 feet from you and the projector is 10 feet from the screen, then the total distance is 22 feet. Unlike RF remotes, IR remotes must have a clear path or a clear reflected path to the IR receiver to operate.

Most projectors have an IR sensor in both the front and rear of the projector, whereas, flatpanels generally have a single IR sensor in the front of the unit. When working at or near the maximum distance, pointing right at the receiver will give better results.

Gamma Correction:
Adjustment to gamma or how gray levels between black and white are displayed as the eye is sensitive to these in a logarithmic manner. For example, good gamma correction allows subtle shadow detail in a dark image to be easily perceived.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Epson 5040UB
2.  Optoma HD142x
3.  Sony HW45ES
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
6.  Epson 3100
7.  Optoma HD27
8.  Epson 3700
9.  Epson 6040UB
10.  Optoma GT1080
11.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
12.  BenQ HT2150ST
13.  BenQ HT3050
14.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
15.  Panasonic AE8000
16.  BenQ TH670
17.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
18.  Sony HW65ES
19.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
20.  Optoma HD28DSE
21.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
22.  Optoma HD29Darbee
23.  Epson 5040UBe
24.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
25.  Epson LS10500
26.  JVC DLA-X570
27.  BenQ HT1070
28.  LG PF1000U
29.  BenQ HC1200
30.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
31.  LG PF1500
32.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
33.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
34.  Optoma GT5500+
35.  Epson Europe TW9300
36.  BenQ W1110
37.  BenQ HT4050
38.  LG PF1500W
39.  JVC DLA-RS520
40.  ViewSonic LS820
41.  JVC DLA-RS420
42.  Epson 3900
43.  Acer H6510BD
44.  ViewSonic PX800HD
45.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
46.  Epson 4040
47.  Optoma GT5500
48.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
49.  Epson Pro LS10000
50.  JVC DLA-RS620
51.  LG PF1000UW
52.  LG HF80JA
53.  Optoma HD91+
54.  Acer H6517ST
55.  BenQ BH3020
56.  JVC FH50
57.  BenQ HT6050
58.  BenQ W8000
59.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
60.  Acer H7550ST
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
62.  Acer Z650
63.  Epson Pro 6030UB
64.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
65.  Epson Europe TW9300W
66.  JVC DLA-X770
67.  Acer H6502BD
68.  Vivitek H1188
69.  JVC X5000BE
70.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
71.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
72.  Epson Pro 4030
73.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
74.  JVC DLA-X970
75.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E