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 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»
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»

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Return Loss:
Phenomenon of outgoing signals to reflect back on themselves on cables longer than ΒΌ of a wavelength. Measured in dB where lower is better.

HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is a method for protecting copyrighted digital content that uses the DVI (Digital Visual Interface) or HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface, previously known as DVI-CE) by encrypting its transmission between the video source such as a set-top box, DVD player, or computer and the digital display device such as a projector, monitor or television. To view digital HDCP protected content, both the sending and receiving device must support HDCP.

Act of converting an interlace video signal to progressive scan.

A method of preserving the originally aspect ratio of a production when presented on a projector with a different aspect ratio. This is accomplished by showing the full image and black where no image exists.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Sony HW45ES
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
6.  Epson 3100
7.  Optoma HD26
8.  Optoma GT1080
9.  Panasonic AE8000
10.  Optoma HD27
11.  Epson 3700
12.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
13.  BenQ HT2150ST
14.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
15.  Epson 6040UB
16.  BenQ TH670
17.  BenQ HT3050
18.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
19.  Sony HW65ES
20.  Optoma HD28DSE
21.  Optoma HD141X
22.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
23.  LG PF1500
24.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
25.  LG PF1000U
26.  Epson Europe TW9300
27.  Epson LS10500
28.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
29.  BenQ W1110
30.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
31.  Optoma HD50
32.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
33.  JVC DLA-RS420
34.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
35.  ViewSonic PX800HD
36.  JVC DLA-X570
37.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
38.  Optoma GT5500
39.  Epson 3900
40.  Optoma HD25-LV
41.  Acer H6510BD
42.  JVC DLA-RS520
43.  BenQ HT1070
44.  Epson 5040UBe
45.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
46.  Optoma HD29Darbee
47.  BenQ HT4050
48.  Epson 4040
49.  LG PF1000UW
50.  Optoma GT5500+
51.  LG PF1500W
52.  ViewSonic LS820
53.  BenQ HC1200
54.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
55.  Optoma HD37
56.  JVC DLA-RS620
57.  Epson Pro LS10000
58.  Acer H6517ST
59.  JVC DLA-X770
60.  BenQ HT6050
61.  LG HF80JA
62.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
63.  Acer H6502BD
64.  JVC FH50
65.  Vivitek H1188
66.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
67.  Optoma HD91+
68.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
69.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe
70.  Acer H7550ST
71.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
72.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
73.  Epson Pro 6030UB
74.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
75.  Optoma HD30