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.

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»
LG PF1000U DLP Highly Rated
The LG PF1000U is in a class by itself. It is, in a nutshell, a portable big screen, full HD 1080p TV. It weighs under 5 lbs so you can... more»
Optoma HD142x DLP Highly Rated
Optoma's new HD142X full HD home theater projector puts up a gorgeous image with good contrast, natural flesh tones, and plenty of shad... 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»
BenQ MH530 DLP Highly Rated
BenQ lists the $599 MH530 as a home entertainment projector, but it's actually an inexpensive crossover model for home, office, and edu... more»
NEC U321H DLP Highly Rated
If NEC is not the first name that comes to mind when you are looking for a 1080p short-throw projector, their new U321H could change th... more»
BenQ TH670 DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ TH670 will be of obvious interest if you want an inexpensive 1080p projector for either business presentations or home enterta... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Maximum Resolution:
Maximum Resolution refers to the highest resolution that a given display device can support. If the Maximum Resolution exceeds the Native Resolution, , the image is usually scaled to match or approximate the Native Resolution of the projector. Some display devices allow pan and scan where rather than scaling the image, the display devices allows you to use the native resolution of the display to view portions of the higher resolution image. Scaling reduces the image resolution and produces some artifacts in the image that are more apparent when viewing text than graphics or video.

Refresh Rate:
The speed at which a display updates its picture given in Hz.

Judder:
Apparent stutter of on-screen movement. Motion judder in film is due to the fact that the 24 frame/second sampling rate is too slow to resolve camera panning motion. Judder is also caused by 3:2 pulldown where movie frames are on screen for differing times due to frame rate translations. Also occurs on PAL to NTSC conversions.

Aspect Ratio:
The ratio of image width to image height. Standard television is 4:3 or 1.33:1. Panavision or Cinemascope is 2.35:1 with 1.85:1 being quite common as well. Widescreen displays are 1.78:1 or 16:9.times the height. For example, if you want an image 40 inches high then you need a screen that is at least 40 * 1.78 inches wide or 71 inches. Other relatively common aspect ratios are 3:2, 4:3 and 5:4.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Sony HW45ES
3.  BenQ HT2050
4.  Epson 5040UB
5.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
6.  Panasonic AE8000
7.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
8.  BenQ HT2150ST
9.  Optoma HD141X
10.  Optoma GT1080
11.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
12.  Optoma HD27
13.  BenQ TH670
14.  Optoma GT5500
15.  Epson 3700
16.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
17.  Epson 6040UB
18.  BenQ HT3050
19.  BenQ MH530
20.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
21.  Optoma HD28DSE
22.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
23.  Optoma HD26
24.  Sony HW65ES
25.  BenQ HT1075
26.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
27.  LG PF1500
28.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
29.  BenQ W1110
30.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
31.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
32.  BenQ HT4050
33.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
34.  Epson 4040
35.  BenQ HT1070
36.  Epson Europe TW9300
37.  Acer H6510BD
38.  Optoma HD50
39.  Epson 3100
40.  Epson 5040UBe
41.  JVC X550R
42.  JVC RS400
43.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
44.  Epson LS10500
45.  Optoma HD25-LV
46.  Optoma HD37
47.  Epson 3900
48.  Acer H6502BD
49.  Epson Pro LS10000
50.  JVC DLA-RS420
51.  ViewSonic LS820
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
53.  Acer H6517ST
54.  BenQ HT6050
55.  JVC RS500
56.  Optoma HD91+
57.  Vivitek H1188
58.  BenQ W7500
59.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
60.  Epson Pro 6030UB
61.  JVC DLA-RS520
62.  JVC X750R
63.  Acer Z650
64.  Optoma HD90
65.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
66.  BenQ BH3020
67.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
68.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
69.  Acer H7550ST
70.  Optoma HD30
71.  JVC X5000BE
72.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
73.  JVC FH50
74.  Epson Europe TW9300W
75.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe