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.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Home Cinema 3000 is an upgrade to its predecessor in just about every measurable way. A bold, bright image makes it a good fit for ... more»
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL DLP Highly Rated
The Viewsonic PJD7822HDL, released this month, enters a crowded market. There are a lot of options for folks who need a 1080p projector... more»
Optoma HD141X DLP Highly Rated
Optoma's HD141X is a powerful little 1080p home theater projector that comes at a bargain price. Powerfully bright, the HD141X lacks th... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson Pro Cinema LS9600e is one of the best 1080p projectors we've ever had the pleasure of working with. It is a complete package,... more»
Optoma HD26 DLP Highly Rated
Like many other inexpensive home theater projectors, the HD26 is powerfully bright but feature-light, eschewing many of the bells and w... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 is the newest home entertainment projector from Epson and has already been attracting a lot of att... more»
Optoma GT1080 DLP Highly Rated
When the latest generation of game consoles boosted their resolution to 1080p, they left Optoma's 720p gaming projectors behind the cu... more»
InFocus IN3138HD DLP Highly Rated
The IN3138HD is the newest 1080p projector from InFocus. As a projector for classroom and business use, the IN3138HD's 4,000 lumens, na... more»
BenQ HT1075 DLP Highly Rated
The new BenQ HT1075 is the successor to the popular W1070. Announced at this year's CEDIA expo in Denver, the HT1075 doesn't make any w... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3 LCD Editor's Choice
The LS10000 is a revolutionary product, unlike anything that Epson has produced to date. It combines extreme contrast and extreme resol... more»
Sony VPL-HW40ES SXRD Editor's Choice
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Reverberation:
All sound reflections within an enclosed space that continue to bounce around after the source has stopped. Also an audio effect, which mimics various room sizes.

Maximum Distance:
Sometimes used to refer to the distance from the screen that a projector can focus the image. Most of the time, it is the manufacturer's opinion of how far from a screen the projector can be to cast an image that is useable (bright enough) in a fully darkened room. Consult the Projection Calculator for guidance on proper placement of a projector for a given screen and content.

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.

Gray Scale:
A table of shading devoid of color, progressing from black to white. The number of discernible gray levels defines the color resolution of the display device and is used to evaluate color acuity and contrast.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
2.  Optoma HD26
3.  BenQ W1070
4.  Optoma HD141X
5.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
6.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
7.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
8.  BenQ HT1075
9.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
10.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
11.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
12.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
13.  BenQ W1080ST
14.  Optoma GT1080
15.  Optoma HD25-LV
16.  Acer H6510BD
17.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
18.  BenQ W7500
19.  BenQ W1500
20.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
21.  Optoma HD91
22.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
23.  LG PF85U
24.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
25.  Optoma HD50
26.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
27.  InFocus IN8606HD
28.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
29.  Optoma HD131Xe
30.  Optoma HD25e
31.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
32.  JVC DLA-X500R
33.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
34.  Epson Europe EH-TW5200
35.  BenQ W1400
36.  Optoma HD161X
37.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5025UB
38.  Optoma HD90
39.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
40.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
41.  BenQ W7000
42.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
43.  ViewSonic Pro9000
44.  ViewSonic Pro8200
45.  Panasonic PT-AT6000
46.  JVC DLA-X55R
47.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
48.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
49.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
50.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100
51.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
52.  JVC DLA-RS4910
53.  JVC DLA-X700R
54.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
55.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
56.  Optoma HD131Xw
57.  JVC DLA-RS49
58.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
59.  JVC DLA-X35B
60.  Optoma HD30B
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
62.  JVC DLA-X900RBE
63.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 9350
64.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
65.  Vivitek H1185HD
66.  Epson Europe EH-TW5100
67.  SIM2 M.120 ST
68.  JVC DLA-RS57
69.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
70.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
71.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
72.  Vivitek H1180HD
73.  Runco LightStyle LS-3
74.  JVC DLA-RS6710
75.  JVC DLA-X500RWE