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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Color Break-up:
Image anomaly which looks like a rainbow at the edge of bright objects on screen. Also called rainbow effect where sequential color systems, such as single chip DLP projectors or some LCoS RPTVs, update color information at different locations on the screen because of quick movement of screen objects or a viewer’s gaze. For instance, the red component of a white object will show at a different location on the screen than blue when an object moves quickly across because color is being displayed sequentially. This also occurs with quick relative movement such as moving your gaze from point to point across the screen. Most noticeable in bright objects.

Frequency Response:
Measures the frequencies a component is capable of reproducing and how well it does it. Usually stated as a set of frequencies with a variance measured in decibels (dB). The ideal is to have no variance or flat response, along with a wide range of frequencies.

OEM:
Original Equipment Manufacturer. A company that gathers components from other manufacturers and sells under their own name. An OEM version of a product is supported by the seller, not the actual manufacturer.

3LCD:
Common 3 color system for projecting images via LCD or liquid crystal display. Uses dichroic mirrors to separate the RGB components of white light coming from a projection lamp. Each color is feed to separate LCD panels which control the about of colored light that passes through. The light from each LCD is recombined using a dichroic prism before going out the lens and on to a screen.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
3.  Optoma HD29Darbee
4.  Epson 5040UB
5.  BenQ HT2050
6.  Sony HW45ES
7.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
8.  Epson 3100
9.  Epson 4000
10.  Optoma GT1080
11.  Optoma HD27
12.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
13.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
14.  BenQ HT2150ST
15.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
16.  Epson 3700
17.  Epson 6040UB
18.  BenQ MH530FHD
19.  Optoma HD28DSE
20.  Panasonic AE8000
21.  BenQ HT3050
22.  BenQ HT1070
23.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
24.  JVC DLA-RS520
25.  LG PF1000UW
26.  LG PF1500W
27.  Sony HW65ES
28.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
29.  LG PF1500
30.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
31.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
32.  JVC DLA-RS420
33.  LG HF80JA
34.  Epson 5040UBe
35.  LG PF1000U
36.  Epson Europe TW9300
37.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
38.  Epson 4040
39.  BenQ W1110
40.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
41.  JVC DLA-X570
42.  Acer H6510BD
43.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
44.  BenQ HT4050
45.  Optoma GT5500
46.  Acer H6502BD
47.  Optoma GT5500+
48.  JVC DLA-RS620
49.  Epson LS10500
50.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
51.  Acer H6517ST
52.  ViewSonic LS820
53.  ViewSonic PX800HD
54.  BenQ HC1200
55.  Epson 3900
56.  Epson Pro LS10000
57.  JVC DLA-X770
58.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
59.  Vivitek H1188
60.  Epson Europe TW9300W
61.  Acer H7550ST
62.  Optoma HD91+
63.  BenQ HT6050
64.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe
65.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
66.  Epson Pro 4030
67.  BenQ W8000
68.  LG PF1000UA
69.  Acer Z650
70.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
71.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
72.  Epson Pro 6030UB
73.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
74.  JVC X5000BE
75.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e