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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Extended Definition TeleVision. EDTV is a class of digital television (DTV) that refers to the 480p format. 480p is a progressive scan video format that produces a full frame of 480 lines of video.

Horizontal Resolution:
Amount of pixels across an image, from left to right. A 1920 x 1080 HDTV has a horizontal resolution of 1920 pixels.

Multiplies outgoing signal samples in order to more easily filter out aliased sounds but doesn’t create fidelity that isn’t there to begin with.

High-Definition Digital Versatile Disc. Two formats have been proposed for these high-capacity DVDs, including Blu-ray and the generically named HD-DVD. Blu-ray is backed by Sony and Panasonic among others through the Blu-ray Disc Association and HD-DVD is backed by NEC and Toshiba through the DVD Forum. Blu-ray uses a higher resolution blue laser allowing for more disk capacity than HD-DVD, 25GB compared 15GB per layer. At present Blu-ray is more expensive and cannot be replicated on existing manufacturing lines.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Sony HW45ES
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
6.  Optoma HD27
7.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
8.  Epson 3100
9.  Optoma HD29Darbee
10.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
11.  Epson 3700
12.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
13.  BenQ HT2150ST
14.  Optoma GT1080
15.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
16.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
17.  Epson 6040UB
18.  Panasonic AE8000
19.  Epson 4000
20.  BenQ HT1070
21.  BenQ W2000
22.  BenQ MH530FHD
23.  BenQ HT3050
24.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
25.  JVC DLA-RS520
26.  Sony HW65ES
27.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
28.  Optoma HD28DSE
29.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
30.  Epson Europe TW9300
31.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
32.  LG PF1500
33.  LG PF1000U
34.  BenQ W1110
35.  LG HF80JA
36.  Epson 5040UBe
37.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
38.  JVC DLA-RS420
39.  JVC DLA-X570R
40.  LG PF1000UW
41.  Optoma GT5500+
42.  JVC DLA-X590RBK
43.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
44.  BenQ HT4050
45.  LG PF1500W
46.  JVC DLA-RS440K
47.  Acer H6517ST
48.  ViewSonic LS820
49.  JVC DLA-X770R
50.  Epson 4040
51.  Epson LS10500
52.  Vivitek H1188
53.  Optoma GT5500
54.  Acer H6502BD
55.  JVC DLA-X990RBK
56.  JVC DLA-X790RBK
57.  Epson Pro LS10000
58.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
59.  BenQ HT6050
60.  Epson 3900
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
62.  JVC DLA-RS540K
63.  BenQ HC1200
64.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
65.  Acer H7550ST
66.  ViewSonic PX800HD
67.  JVC DLA-RS620
68.  JVC DLA-RS640K
69.  Epson Europe TW9300W
70.  Acer Z650
71.  LG PF1000UA
72.  Optoma HD91+
73.  LG ProBeam UST
74.  JVC DLA-X970R
75.  JVC X5000BE