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.

LG HF80JA DLP Highly Rated
The LG Electronics HF80JA Smart Laser Home Theater Projector is definitely unique. Think of it as a portable 90" flat screen HDTV that ... more»
JVC DLA-RS520 D-ILA Editor's Choice
If there is one word the JVC DLA-RS520 brings to mind it would be elegance. It is, quite simply, a beautifully refined and precision-en... more»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Bleeding:
Video distortion where color “bleeds” from an object onto other parts of the image which are not supposed to be that color.

Frame:
A frame is one complete video image. When all lines of the video image are delivered sequentially, it is called progressive video. When the odd lines and even lines are delivered as separate fields, it is called interlace video.

Keystone Correction:
Keystone correction makes a projected image rectangular. This can be accomplished by positioning the projector to be perpendicular to the screen. Since this is not always possible, most projectors are equipped with keystone correction that allows the image to be keystone corrected (made rectangular) by adjusting optics, making mechanical adjustments, or applying digital scaling to the image. Keystone correction can be one or two dimensional and manual or automatic depending on the projector and the manufacturer. Be aware that digital scaling will introduce some artifacts that are more evident when viewing small text and less evident in presentation type material or video.

Comb Filter:
Reduces interference between color and luminance signals carried in composite video. Better than a notch filter and in order from worst to best quality, 2-line, 3-line and 3D.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
5.  Sony HW45ES
6.  BenQ HT2050
7.  Optoma HD29Darbee
8.  Epson 4000
9.  Epson 3100
10.  Optoma HD27
11.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
12.  Epson 6040UB
13.  BenQ HT2150ST
14.  BenQ MH530FHD
15.  Optoma GT1080
16.  Epson 3700
17.  BenQ HT3050
18.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
19.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
20.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
21.  Panasonic AE8000
22.  JVC DLA-RS520
23.  Sony HW65ES
24.  Optoma HD28DSE
25.  BenQ HT1070
26.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
27.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
28.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
29.  Epson Europe TW9300
30.  LG PF1000UW
31.  LG HF80JA
32.  Epson 5040UBe
33.  LG PF1500W
34.  LG PF1500
35.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
36.  BenQ W1110
37.  Acer H6510BD
38.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
39.  JVC DLA-X570R
40.  JVC DLA-RS420
41.  Epson LS10500
42.  BenQ HT4050
43.  Epson 4040
44.  Optoma GT5500+
45.  Acer H6517ST
46.  BenQ HC1200
47.  LG PF1000U
48.  Epson Pro LS10000
49.  ViewSonic PX800HD
50.  Acer H6502BD
51.  JVC DLA-RS620
52.  ViewSonic LS820
53.  Optoma GT5500
54.  Epson 3900
55.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
56.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
57.  Acer H7550ST
58.  JVC DLA-X770R
59.  Acer Z650
60.  Epson Europe TW9300W
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
62.  Vivitek H1188
63.  BenQ W8000
64.  Optoma HD91+
65.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
66.  JVC X5000BE
67.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe
68.  BenQ HT6050
69.  Epson Pro 6030UB
70.  LG PF1000UA
71.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
72.  Epson Pro 4030
73.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
74.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
75.  JVC DLA-X970R
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