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.

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»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Electronic component that converts an interlace video signal to progressive scan.

Color Dynamics:
The whitest whites, reddest reds, bluest blues and greenest greens. High color dynamics are a result of dynamic range/contrast ratios. Having excellent color dynamics implies rich colors, excellent definition, high contrast.

Act of converting an interlace video signal to progressive scan.

Closed Caption:
Closed caption (CC) superimposes a transcript of the audio portion of a video program over the program image. Its primary use is to provide people that are deaf or hard of hearing the opportunity to read a transcript of the audio as it is being played. Closed Caption is also helpful for people learning to read or learning a foreign language. Closed Caption can also be used to display text unrelated to the program being viewed, such as weather or news.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
4.  Sony HW45ES
5.  Optoma HD27
6.  BenQ HT2050
7.  Epson 3100
8.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
9.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
10.  BenQ HT2150ST
11.  Epson 3700
12.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
13.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
14.  Optoma HD29Darbee
15.  Optoma GT1080
16.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
17.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
18.  Panasonic AE8000
19.  BenQ HT3050
20.  Epson 4000
21.  Epson 6040UB
22.  BenQ W2000
23.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
24.  Sony HW65ES
25.  JVC DLA-RS520
26.  Optoma HD28DSE
27.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
28.  BenQ MH530FHD
29.  BenQ W1110
30.  Epson 5040UBe
31.  LG ProBeam UST
32.  BenQ HT1070
33.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
34.  LG PF1500
35.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
36.  Epson Europe TW9300
37.  JVC DLA-X570R
38.  LG HF80JA
39.  JVC DLA-RS420
40.  BenQ HT4050
41.  LG PF1000U
42.  BenQ HT1070A
43.  Acer H6502BD
44.  Epson Pro LS10000
45.  JVC DLA-X770R
46.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
47.  Epson LS10500
48.  Optoma GT5500+
49.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
50.  Vivitek H1188
51.  Epson 4040
52.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe
53.  Acer H6517ST
54.  Acer H7550ST
55.  Optoma GT5500
56.  LG PF1000UW
57.  BenQ HC1200
58.  JVC DLA-RS620
59.  LG PF1500W
60.  Epson 3900
61.  ViewSonic LS820
62.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
63.  BenQ HT6050
64.  JVC DLA-RS540K
65.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
66.  JVC X5000BE
67.  Epson Europe TW9300W
68.  JVC DLA-X590RBK
69.  Acer Z650
70.  JVC DLA-RS640K
71.  ViewSonic PX800HD
72.  Optoma HD91+
73.  JVC DLA-X790RBK
74.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
75.  JVC DLA-RS440K