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.

ViewSonic LS800HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic LS800HD is a 5000-lumen laser-driven 1920x1080 projector designed to perform in wide a range of environments -- from clas... more»
BenQ HT2050A DLP Highly Rated
The $749 BenQ HT2050A is a small step up in price from an entry level 1080p home theater projector but a significant step up in picture... more»
ViewSonic Pro7827HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic Pro7827HD is one of the more impressive choices in this eight-projector roundup. It delivers excellent color accuracy, th... more»
BenQ HT1070A DLP Highly Rated
At $599, the BenQ HT1070A is a solid value and a strong contender among sub-$700 home theater models, particularly for traditional home... more»
Epson Home Cinema 1060 3 LCD Highly Rated
Even at $649, the Epson Home Cinema 1060 delivers more than enough to make it a solid value, starting with the highest brightness for a... more»
Optoma HD27e DLP Highly Rated
The Optoma HD27e is a solid value at $599 street. An upgraded version of the Optoma HD27, it offers similar specs, but a slightly highe... more»
ViewSonic PJD7828HDL DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic PJD7828HDL is an impressive value for $589. It delivers the best contrast and sense of depth for any of its sub-$700 comp... more»
Optoma HD29Darbee DLP Highly Rated
With its DarbeeVision Image Processor, Full 3D, 16.5 ms input lag, and support for ISF Day and Night modes, the Optoma HD29Darbee deliv... more»
ViewSonic PJD7720HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic PJD7720HD delivers an awful lot for $530, starting with image quality that scores well for the price on contrast, on hold... more»
Optoma HD143X DLP Highly Rated
At just $549, the Optoma HD143X stands out for its low price for a 1080p home theater projector even among sub-$700 models. It is a lit... more»
If you want to upgrade your flat screen TV for a large 90" to 120" picture, the LG Laser Smart Home Theater Projector (model HF85JA) ma... more»
JVC DLA-RS440U D-ILA Editor's Choice
As you might expect from any JVC Reference Series Custom Install Projector, the JVC DLA-RS440U's image quality alone makes it worth con... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Wire thickness measure. The lower the gauge, the larger the wire.

A motion artifact caused by interlace where an object has moved appreciably within a frame and its new position is displayed in a different position in one field over the other. Looks like the teeth of a comb.

Mosquito Noise:
An artifact of MPEG compression which looks like a mosquito buzzing around. Usually found around sharp edges and most easily seen on solid color areas. It is a time dependent video compression impairment in which the high frequency spatial detail in video images having crisp edges is aliased intermittently.

A standard for measuring light equal to the amount of visible light per square meter incident on a surface. 1 lux = 1 lumen/square meter or 0.093 foot-candles.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Optoma HD142x
4.  Optoma HD143X
5.  Sony HW45ES
6.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
7.  BenQ HT2150ST
8.  BenQ HT2050A
9.  BenQ HT2050
10.  Optoma HD29Darbee
11.  Optoma HD27
12.  Optoma HD39Darbee
13.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
14.  Epson 4000
15.  Epson 3700
16.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
17.  Epson 3100
18.  Optoma GT1080
19.  JVC DLA-RS440U
20.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
21.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
22.  BenQ TK800
23.  BenQ HT3050
24.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
25.  Epson 6040UB
26.  BenQ HT1070A
27.  Sony HW65ES
28.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
29.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
30.  Optoma HD27e
31.  BenQ TH671ST
32.  LG HF85JA
33.  BenQ W2000
34.  LG PF1000UW
35.  Optoma GT5500+
36.  Epson 5040UBe
37.  BenQ MH530FHD
38.  LG HF80JA
39.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
40.  JVC DLA-X790R
41.  JVC DLA-X590R
42.  BenQ W1110
43.  Epson Europe TW9300
44.  JVC DLA-RS540U
45.  LG PF1500W
46.  BenQ HT4050
47.  JVC DLA-RS420
48.  Optoma HD28DSE
49.  Epson 4040
50.  Acer H6502BD
51.  Acer H6517ST
52.  JVC DLA-X570R
53.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
54.  Epson LS10500
55.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
56.  JVC DLA-X990R
57.  ViewSonic PX800HD
58.  JVC RS400
59.  Epson Pro LS10000
60.  Epson 3900
61.  JVC DLA-RS640U
62.  Acer Z650
63.  Epson Pro 6030UB
64.  ViewSonic LS820
65.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
66.  Vivitek H1188
67.  Epson Europe TW9300W
68.  JVC DLA-RS520
69.  JVC DLA-X770R
70.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
71.  BenQ W8000
72.  JVC RS500
73.  ViewSonic PX706HD
74.  Optoma HD91+
75.  JVC DLA-X7900BE