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 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»
BenQ HT2150ST DLP Editor's Choice
The BenQ HT2150ST Gaming Projector is as perfect a projector for serious gaming as we have yet seen. It combines a rapid 16 ms input la... more»
ViewSonic LS820 DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic LS820 is a full HD (1920x1080) 3D home theater projector with two killer features that fully justify its $2999 MAP price.... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Saturation is a measure of color intensity. In the absence of saturation the color hue is a shade of grey. A highly saturated hue has a vivid, intense color, while a less saturated hue appears more muted and grey.

Overall light output from an image. While a brightness control can make an image brighter, it is best used to better define the black level of the image.

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
The ratio of noise to signal measured in dB. The higher the number, the better.

Chromatic Aberration:
An optical defect of a lens which causes different colors or wavelengths of light to be focused at different distances from the lens. It is seen as color fringes or halos along edges and around every point in the image.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Epson 5040UB
2.  Optoma HD142x
3.  Sony HW45ES
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson 3100
6.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
7.  Optoma HD27
8.  Optoma GT1080
9.  Epson 6040UB
10.  Panasonic AE8000
11.  BenQ TH670
12.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
13.  Epson 3700
14.  BenQ HT2150ST
15.  BenQ HT3050
16.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
17.  Optoma HD28DSE
18.  Optoma HD26
19.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
20.  Sony HW65ES
21.  Optoma HD141X
22.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
23.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
24.  LG PF1500
25.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
26.  ViewSonic PX800HD
27.  Optoma HD50
28.  Epson Europe TW9300
29.  LG PF1000U
30.  Epson 5040UBe
31.  Epson LS10500
32.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
33.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
34.  BenQ W1110
35.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
36.  JVC DLA-X570
37.  BenQ HC1200
38.  JVC DLA-RS420
39.  BenQ HT1070
40.  LG PF1000UW
41.  JVC DLA-RS520
42.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
43.  Epson 4040
44.  BenQ HT4050
45.  Optoma HD29Darbee
46.  Epson 3900
47.  Acer H6510BD
48.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
49.  Epson Pro LS10000
50.  JVC DLA-RS620
51.  Optoma HD37
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
53.  Optoma HD25-LV
54.  LG HF80JA
55.  Optoma GT5500
56.  Optoma GT5500+
57.  ViewSonic LS820
58.  BenQ HT6050
59.  Optoma HD91+
60.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
61.  LG PF1500W
62.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
63.  BenQ BH3020
64.  JVC DLA-X770
65.  JVC FH50
66.  BenQ W8000
67.  Acer H6517ST
68.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
69.  Acer H7550ST
70.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
71.  Acer H6502BD
72.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
73.  Acer Z650
74.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
75.  Epson Europe TW9300W