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»
LG HF85JA DLP
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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Y/Pb/Pr:
Analog component video. Y stands for the luma signal itself and Pb is the blue signal subtracted from luma and finally, Pr equals the red signal subtracted from the luma signal.

FPS:
Frames Per Second.

Dot Crawl:
Video artifact where little dots crawl along the borders of differing colors, particularly noticeable on graphics. Effect of composite encoding and easily removed by using s-video or component cabling. Will not disappear if the source was recorded using composite video and the artifact has been recorded.

Barrel Distortion:
Distortion where screen image expands outward towards edges of the screen. Instead of being square, edges are curved outward like the edge of a barrel. Opposite of pincushion.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD143X
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  BenQ TK800
5.  Sony HW45ES
6.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
7.  Optoma HD142x
8.  BenQ HT2050A
9.  BenQ HT2150ST
10.  Optoma HD29Darbee
11.  Optoma HD27
12.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
13.  Optoma HD39Darbee
14.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
15.  Optoma HD27e
16.  Epson 4000
17.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
18.  Optoma GT1080
19.  Epson 3700
20.  Epson 3100
21.  JVC DLA-X590R
22.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
23.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
24.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
25.  BenQ TH671ST
26.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
27.  JVC DLA-RS440U
28.  BenQ HT3050
29.  Epson Europe TW9300
30.  BenQ HT1070A
31.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
32.  BenQ MH530FHD
33.  LG HF85JA
34.  Epson 6040UB
35.  LG PF1000UW
36.  Sony HW65ES
37.  LG HF80JA
38.  ViewSonic PX700HD
39.  JVC DLA-X790R
40.  Epson 5040UBe
41.  LG PF1500W
42.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
43.  BenQ HT4050
44.  JVC DLA-RS20LTD
45.  ViewSonic PX706HD
46.  JVC LX-UH1B
47.  Epson 4040
48.  JVC DLA-RS540U
49.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
50.  Optoma HD28DSE
51.  JVC DLA-X570R
52.  Epson LS10500
53.  Optoma GT5500+
54.  Acer H6517ST
55.  ViewSonic PX800HD
56.  Epson Europe TW9300W
57.  Vivitek H1188
58.  Acer Z650
59.  Epson 3900
60.  ViewSonic LS820
61.  JVC DLA-RS420
62.  JVC DLA-X990R
63.  BenQ W8000
64.  JVC DLA-RS640U
65.  JVC LX-UH1W
66.  JVC DLA-RS520
67.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
68.  Epson Pro 6030UB
69.  JVC DLA-X770R
70.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
71.  BenQ HT6050
72.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
73.  JVC X550R
74.  JVC X750R
75.  JVC DLA-X9900BE