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 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»
Optoma HD26 DLP Highly Rated
Like many other inexpensive home theater projectors, the HD26 is powerfully bright but feature-light, eschewing many of the bells and w... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 is the newest home entertainment projector from Epson and has already been attracting a lot of att... more»
Optoma GT1080 DLP Highly Rated
When the latest generation of game consoles boosted their resolution to 1080p, they left Optoma's 720p gaming projectors behind the cu... more»
InFocus IN3138HD DLP Highly Rated
The IN3138HD is the newest 1080p projector from InFocus. As a projector for classroom and business use, the IN3138HD's 4,000 lumens, na... more»
BenQ HT1075 DLP Highly Rated
The new BenQ HT1075 is the successor to the popular W1070. Announced at this year's CEDIA expo in Denver, the HT1075 doesn't make any w... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3 LCD Editor's Choice
The LS10000 is a revolutionary product, unlike anything that Epson has produced to date. It combines extreme contrast and extreme resol... more»
Sony VPL-HW40ES SXRD Editor's Choice
Sony has just released the VPL-HW40ES, a 1080p SXRD home theater projector. At $2,499, it is the most affordable Sony home theater proj... more»
InFocus IN8606HD DLP
All in all, the IN8606HD is a solid projector, but stiff competition in the sub-$1000 home video projector market means that it is not ... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Calibrate:
To adjust with reference to a standard.

LCoS:
Liquid Crystal on Silicon. Type of LCD panel that reflects light as opposed to blocking it. Usually offers a comparatively high fill rate creating a smooth image but generally has difficulty giving a high contrast ratio.

Chroma:
(C) The color part of a video signal.

Deinterlacer:
Electronic component that converts an interlace video signal to progressive scan.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD26
2.  BenQ W1070
3.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
4.  Optoma GT1080
5.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
6.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
7.  Optoma HD141X
8.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
9.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
10.  BenQ HT1075
11.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
12.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
13.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
14.  BenQ W1080ST
15.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
16.  Acer H6510BD
17.  Optoma HD25-LV
18.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
19.  BenQ W1500
20.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
21.  Optoma HD91
22.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
23.  BenQ W7500
24.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
25.  LG PF85U
26.  Optoma HD131Xe
27.  Optoma HD25e
28.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
29.  Optoma HD50
30.  InFocus IN8606HD
31.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
32.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
33.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
34.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5025UB
35.  Epson Europe EH-TW5200
36.  BenQ W7000
37.  BenQ W1400
38.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
39.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
40.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
41.  JVC DLA-X500R
42.  Optoma HD161X
43.  ViewSonic Pro9000
44.  JVC DLA-X55R
45.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
46.  ViewSonic Pro8200
47.  Panasonic PT-AT6000
48.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
49.  Optoma HD90
50.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
51.  Epson Europe EH-TW5100
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
53.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
54.  JVC DLA-X700R
55.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100
56.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
57.  Optoma HD131Xw
58.  Vivitek H1180HD
59.  JVC DLA-RS4910
60.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
61.  JVC DLA-X900RBE
62.  JVC DLA-RS49
63.  Optoma HD30B
64.  Vivitek H1185HD
65.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 9350
66.  JVC DLA-X35B
67.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
68.  SIM2 Grand Cinema Superlumis PRO
69.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
70.  Vivitek H5085
71.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
72.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
73.  JVC DLA-X35BE
74.  JVC DLA-RS57
75.  JVC DLA-X500RWE