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»
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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Video distortion where color “bleeds” from an object onto other parts of the image which are not supposed to be that color.

Missing information from a broadcast or recorded media and typically show up as white specks in an analog environment. Dropout is more pronounced with interframe compression techniques such as MPEG because the error displays until the next complete frame is drawn, otherwise known as an I-frame. This can take up to ½ a second.

Dot Pitch:
The distance between side-by-side phosphor color groups (RGB) on a direct view display that uses phosphors. The smaller the better.

Digital component video. Y stands for the luma signal itself and Cb is the blue signal subtracted from luma and finally, Cr equals the red signal subtracted from the luma signal.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD143X
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
5.  Sony HW45ES
6.  Optoma HD142x
7.  BenQ HT2050A
8.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
9.  BenQ HT2150ST
10.  Optoma HD27
11.  Optoma HD27e
12.  Epson 4000
13.  Optoma HD29Darbee
14.  Epson 3700
15.  Optoma GT1080
16.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
17.  Optoma HD39Darbee
18.  JVC DLA-X590R
19.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
20.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
21.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
22.  Epson 3100
23.  BenQ TH671ST
24.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
25.  Optoma GT5500+
26.  JVC DLA-RS440U
27.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
28.  LG HF85JA
29.  Sony HW65ES
30.  BenQ HT3050
31.  Epson Europe TW9300
32.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
33.  LG PF1000UW
34.  BenQ HT1070A
35.  Epson 6040UB
36.  JVC LX-UH1B
37.  BenQ MH530FHD
38.  ViewSonic PX706HD
39.  LG HF80JA
40.  LG PF1500W
41.  Epson 5040UBe
42.  BenQ HT4050
43.  JVC DLA-X790R
44.  JVC LX-UH1W
45.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
46.  ViewSonic PX700HD
47.  Acer H6517ST
48.  JVC DLA-RS540U
49.  JVC DLA-RS420
50.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
51.  Epson LS10500
52.  Epson 4040
53.  Optoma HD28DSE
55.  JVC DLA-X570R
56.  JVC X550R
57.  ViewSonic PX800HD
58.  Epson Europe TW9300W
59.  JVC DLA-X990R
60.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
61.  Vivitek H1188
62.  Epson 3900
63.  Acer Z650
64.  JVC DLA-RS640U
65.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
66.  JVC DLA-RS520
67.  BenQ HT6050
68.  BenQ W8000
69.  ViewSonic LS820
70.  JVC DLA-X770R
71.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
72.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
73.  Epson Pro 6030UB
74.  JVC X750R
75.  JVC DLA-X970R