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.

Sony VPL-HW40ES SXRD Highly Rated
Sony has just released the VPL-HW40ES, a 1080p SXRD home theater projector. At $2,499, it is the most affordable Sony home theater proj... more»
InFocus IN8606HD DLP
All in all, the IN8606HD is a solid projector, but stiff competition in the sub-$1000 home video projector market means that it is not ... more»
LG PF85U DLP Highly Rated
The LG PF85U is a brand new, highly anticipated, LED-based home entertainment projector from LG Electronics. It includes a huge variety... more»
Optoma HD91 DLP
Optoma's newest home theater projector is what many have spent years waiting for - an affordable, high-quality 1080p projector with all... more»
BenQ W7500 DLP Highly Rated
The W7500 is BenQ's newest flagship home theater projector and the long-awaited successor to 2011's BenQ W7000. This 1080p DLP projecto... more»
ViewSonic Pro8520HD DLP Highly Rated
The Viewsonic Pro8520HD is a big bright model designed for use in conference rooms and board rooms. Promising up to 5,000 lumens of bri... more»
At 4,000 lumens with HDTV native resolution, the NEC PE401H projector puts up outstanding data and video images at a modest price.... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030 3 LCD
The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030 is a brand new projector in Epson's home theater line-up that does not replace or upgrade any exist... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB 3 LCD Editor's Choice
The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB sits at the top of Epson's home theater projector line. As in previous years, Epson's Pro Cinema... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB 3 LCD Editor's Choice
This year's CEDIA trade show in Denver saw Epson refresh its entire home theater projector line. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is Epson's most attractive home video projector to date. It features many of the best features of ... more»
BenQ W1500 DLP Highly Rated
At $1599, the W1500 is not as inexpensive as some other DLP video projectors released this year, but the W1500 includes features not fo... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Native Resolution:
Native Resolution is the number of physical pixels in a display device. For example, an XGA display has a native resolution of 1024 physical pixels of resolution horizontally and 768 pixels vertically or 786,432 total pixels. See Maximum Resolution.

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.

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.

Digital Visual Interface. DVI is a standard that defines the digital interface between digital devices such as projectors, flatscreens and personal computers. For devices that support DVI, a digital-to-digital connection can be made that eliminates the conversion to analog and thereby delivers an unblemished image.

It can also carry an analog signal and comes as DVI-I (integrated - analog and digital), DVI-D (digital only) and DVI-A (analog only). Dual link DVI connections add additional resolution capabilities. Digital cable lengths should not exceed 15 feet. Specifications on DVI are available at www.ddwg.org. Click for more details on DVI.

Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  BenQ W1070
2.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
3.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
4.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
5.  Optoma HD25-LV
6.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
7.  BenQ W1080ST
8.  LG PF85U
9.  Optoma HD131Xe
10.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
11.  Acer H6510BD
12.  Optoma HD91
13.  BenQ W1500
14.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
15.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
16.  Optoma HD25e
17.  InFocus IN8606HD
18.  BenQ W7500
19.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
20.  Optoma HD26
21.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
22.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
23.  Optoma GT1080
24.  BenQ HT1075
25.  Sony VPL-HW50ES
26.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
27.  BenQ W7000
28.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
29.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
30.  ViewSonic Pro9000
31.  JVC DLA-X55R
32.  BenQ W1400
33.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
34.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
35.  ViewSonic Pro8200
36.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
37.  JVC DLA-X500R
38.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
39.  Sony VPL-VW95ES
40.  Optoma HD90
41.  Optoma HD131Xw
42.  Panasonic PT-AT6000
43.  Optoma HD30B
44.  JVC DLA-X35B
45.  Epson Europe EH-TW9100
46.  JVC DLA-RS4910
47.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 9350
48.  JVC DLA-X700R
49.  Vivitek H1180HD
50.  JVC DLA-RS49
51.  Vivitek H1185HD
52.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
54.  JVC DLA-X900RBE
55.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
57.  Epson Europe EH-TW9000W
58.  JVC DLA-X35W
59.  JVC DLA-RS67
60.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
61.  JVC DLA-RS57
62.  JVC DLA-X35BE
63.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
64.  Vivitek H5080
65.  SIM2 Domino SIRIO 2014
66.  Runco LightStyle LS-3
67.  Vivitek H5085
68.  JVC DLA-RS6710
69.  SIM2 Grand Cinema LUMIS 3D PF
70.  Digital Projection M-Vision Cine LED 1000
71.  JVC DLA-X35WE
72.  Runco LightStyle LS-5
73.  Runco LightStyle LS-1
74.  JVC DLA-X75R
75.  JVC DLA-X500RWE