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.

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»
Optoma HD37 DLP Highly Rated
At $999 street, the Optoma HD37 is a step up in price from the least expensive 1080p competition. It offers some conveniences, most not... more»
Acer H6517ST DLP Highly Rated
This tiny 1080p projector boasts 3,000 lumens, so you can use it in rooms with windows and ambient light. Its defining feature, though,... more»
LG PF1500 DLP Highly Rated
Last year LG set a benchmark by putting out a first of its kind 1080p LED lit projector at a reasonable price with the full backing of ... more»
Optoma HD50 DLP Highly Rated
With the new Optoma HD50 home theater projector, Optoma continues a trend of delivering low-cost, high quality projectors to consumers.... more»
JVC DLA-X500R D-ILA Highly Rated
The JVC X500R is a member of the third generation of e-Shift projectors. With over a thousand lumens of calibrated light output and sup... more»
BenQ HC1200 DLP Highly Rated
The HC1200 is a novel concept: it's a reference-grade 1080p conference room projector. Instead of maximizing light output at the expens... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Home Cinema 3000 is an upgrade to its predecessor in just about every measurable way. A bold, bright image makes it a good fit for ... more»
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL DLP Highly Rated
The Viewsonic PJD7822HDL, released this month, enters a crowded market. There are a lot of options for folks who need a 1080p projector... more»
Optoma HD141X DLP Highly Rated
Optoma's HD141X is a powerful little 1080p home theater projector that comes at a bargain price. Powerfully bright, the HD141X lacks th... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson Pro Cinema LS9600e is one of the best 1080p projectors we've ever had the pleasure of working with. It is a complete package,... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Long Throw Lens:
A long throw lens allows greater distance between the projector and the screen while being able to maintain the image size and brightness of a shorter throw lens for any given projector. Depending on the room, a long throw lens may be required due to mounting constraints nearer the projected image.

Blanking:
The period of time that an electron gun is turned off to reposition itself to paint the next part of the video onto the CRT screen.

IDTV:
Improved Definition TeleVision. Television transmitters and receivers that (a) are built to satisfy performance requirements over and above those required by the NTSC standard and (b) remain within the general parameters of NTSC standard emissions. Note 1: IDTV improvements may be made at the TV transmitter or the receiver. Note 2: Examples of improvements include enhancements in encoding, digital filtering, scan interpolation, interlaced line scanning, and ghost cancellation. Note 3: IDTV allows the TV signal to be transmitted and received in the standard 4:3 aspect ratio. Synonym enhanced-quality television.

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.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  BenQ W1070
2.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
3.  Optoma HD26
4.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
5.  BenQ HT1075
6.  Optoma HD141X
7.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
8.  LG PF1500
9.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
10.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
11.  Optoma HD37
12.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
13.  Optoma GT1080
14.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
15.  BenQ W1080ST
16.  Optoma HD50
17.  JVC DLA-X500R
18.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
19.  Acer H6510BD
20.  Acer H6517ST
21.  Optoma HD25-LV
22.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
23.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
24.  BenQ W7500
25.  Optoma HD91
26.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
27.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
28.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
29.  InFocus IN8606HD
30.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2040
31.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
32.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
33.  LG PF85U
34.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5025UB
35.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
36.  ViewSonic Pro8200
37.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
38.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
39.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
40.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
41.  Optoma HD161X
42.  Optoma HD91+
43.  Optoma HD151X
44.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2045
45.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
46.  ViewSonic Pro9000
47.  Optoma HD131Xw
48.  Acer H7550ST
49.  Optoma HD90
50.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
51.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
52.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
53.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100
54.  Vivitek H1186-WT
55.  JVC DLA-X700R
56.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
57.  Vivitek H1180HD
58.  Epson Europe EH-TW5100
59.  Optoma HD30
60.  JVC DLA-RS4910
61.  JVC DLA-X900RKT
62.  JVC DLA-RS49
63.  Vivitek H1185HD
64.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
65.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
66.  JVC DLA-RS57
67.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
68.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
69.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
70.  Optoma HD30B
71.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
72.  JVC DLA-RS6710
73.  SIM2 Nero 3 LED
74.  Knoll Systems HDO2250
75.  JVC DLA-X500RWE
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