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.

Vivitek DH765Z-UST DLP Highly Rated
If you need a 120" to 150" ultra short throw solution for conference room or classroom, make sure to take a look at the new Vivitek DH7... more»
AAXA M6 Pico DLP Highly Rated
The AAXA M6 delivers a unique mix of native HD 1080p resolution, a 2.5-pound weight for easy portability, and a low price, at only $599... more»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Screendoor Effect:
An image distortion caused by digital imagers with a low fill rate. Looks like the picture is seen through a screen door with thin vertical and horizontal black lines and is commonly noticeable on lower resolution LCD displays. An LCD display fitted with a microlens array helps reduce this problem.

Lux:
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.

1080i:
1080i is ATSC high definition 1920 x 1080 interlaced video format where a frame of video is delivered in two fields. The first field contains the odd lines of the image, while the second field contains the even lines. Each field is updated every 1/60th of a second resulting in 30 frames of video per second.

Latency:
The time between a device being requested to do something and the start of the device actually doing it. It’s a measurement usually used for LCDs where the shorter the latency the better. NSTC requires a latency of no more than 16ms in order to update the screen in time without leaving a ghost of the previous image.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  Sony HW45ES
5.  Optoma HD27
6.  BenQ HT2050
7.  BenQ HT2150ST
8.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
9.  Epson 3100
10.  Optoma HD39Darbee
11.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
12.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
13.  Optoma GT1080
14.  Optoma HD29Darbee
15.  Epson 3700
16.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
17.  BenQ HT3050
18.  Panasonic AE8000
19.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
20.  Epson 4000
21.  BenQ W2000
22.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
23.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
24.  Sony HW65ES
25.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
26.  Epson 6040UB
27.  BenQ HT1070
28.  LG HF85JA
29.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
30.  BenQ MH530FHD
31.  Epson 5040UBe
32.  JVC DLA-RS520
33.  JVC DLA-RS420
34.  LG PF1500
35.  BenQ HT1070A
36.  JVC DLA-X570R
37.  BenQ W1110
38.  LG PF1000U
39.  LG HF80JA
40.  Epson Europe TW9300
41.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
42.  Optoma HD28DSE
43.  BenQ HT4050
44.  JVC DLA-RS440K
45.  Epson 4040
46.  Acer H6517ST
47.  Acer H6502BD
48.  JVC DLA-X990R
49.  JVC DLA-X770R
50.  Optoma GT5500+
51.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
52.  Epson Pro LS10000
53.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
54.  JVC DLA-RS540K
55.  LG PF1500W
56.  LG PF1000UW
57.  Optoma GT5500
58.  ViewSonic PX800HD
59.  Epson Europe TW9300W
60.  Vivitek H1188
61.  ViewSonic LS820
62.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
63.  Acer H7550ST
64.  BenQ HC1200
65.  Epson LS10500
66.  Epson Pro 6030UB
67.  JVC DLA-RS620
68.  JVC X5000BE
69.  Acer Z650
70.  JVC DLA-X790RBK
71.  JVC DLA-X590RBK
72.  Epson 3900
73.  JVC DLA-RS640K
74.  BenQ HT6050
75.  Optoma HD91+
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