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.

Optoma HD142x DLP Highly Rated
Optoma's new HD142X full HD home theater projector puts up a gorgeous image with good contrast, natural flesh tones, and plenty of shad... 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»
BenQ MH530 DLP Highly Rated
BenQ lists the $599 MH530 as a home entertainment projector, but it's actually an inexpensive crossover model for home, office, and edu... more»
Epson 6040UB 3 LCD
The Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB is an all new 4K-enhanced home theater projector that replaces the earlier Pro Cinema 6030UB. Though there ... more»
NEC U321H DLP Highly Rated
If NEC is not the first name that comes to mind when you are looking for a 1080p short-throw projector, their new U321H could change th... more»
BenQ TH670 DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ TH670 will be of obvious interest if you want an inexpensive 1080p projector for either business presentations or home enterta... more»
ViewSonic Pro7827HD DLP Highly Rated
You can quibble with ViewSonic's claim that the Pro7827HD is the ideal projector for home theater entertainment, but it's unquestionabl... more»
BenQ MH741 DLP
Although the 1080p resolution BenQ MH741 is meant primarily for business and education, it actually handles video and games better than... more»
Dell 4350 DLP
The Dell 4350 delivers native 1080p (1920x1080) HD resolution, but it's definitively meant for business and education rather than home ... more»
Sony HW65ES SXRD Highly Rated
The Sony VPL-HW65ES is the latest in a series of high performance 1080p home theater projectors, replacing last year's VPL-HW55ES. Like... more»
BenQ HT4050 DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ HT4050 is one of three new full HD 1080p resolution home theater projectors released by BenQ this fall. Priced at $1,399, it i... more»
BenQ HT3050 DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ HT3050 is one of three new full HD 1080p resolution home theater projectors being released by BenQ this fall. Priced at $999, ... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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2:3 Pull-Down:
2:3 pull-down, commonly called 3:2 pull-down, converts film footage to NTSC video. Film footage is shot at 24 frames per second (FPS) and NTSC video is shot at 30 FPS. 3:2 pull-down refers to the electronics needed to convert 24 FPS to 30 FPS so that it can be viewed on a NTSC video device. To accomplish this, 4 frames of film are converted to 5 frames of video by inserting an extra field of film frame every other frame:

Video Frame 1 2 3 4 5
Video Field a b a b a b a b a b
Film Frame 1 2 3 4

High Definition Compatible Digital commonly known as High Definition Compact Disc. Codec for traditional audio CDs with audio resolution of 20 bits for more accurate replication of the original sound.

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
The ratio of noise to signal measured in dB. The higher the number, the better.

Also known as progressive scan. Describes how video frames are drawn which, in this case, is completely from top to bottom at every screen update. See Interlaced.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Sony HW45ES
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Optoma HD141X
4.  Optoma HD142x
5.  Panasonic AE8000
6.  Optoma HD26
7.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
8.  Optoma GT1080
9.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
10.  BenQ HT2050
11.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
12.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
13.  Epson 6040UB
14.  Sony HW65ES
15.  BenQ MH530
16.  BenQ HT1075
17.  BenQ TH670
18.  BenQ HT3050
19.  LG PF1500
20.  Epson 5040UBe
21.  BenQ HT4050
22.  Optoma HD27
23.  Optoma HD28DSE
24.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
25.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
26.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
27.  Acer H6510BD
28.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
29.  BenQ W1110
30.  Epson Home Cinema 2030
31.  Optoma HD37
32.  Epson Pro LS10000
33.  JVC X550R
34.  Optoma GT5500
35.  Optoma HD50
36.  JVC RS400
37.  Optoma HD25-LV
38.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
39.  JVC X500R
40.  Sony HW55ES-B
41.  Epson 3700
42.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
43.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
44.  Acer H6517ST
45.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
46.  Epson 4040
47.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
48.  Acer H7550ST
49.  Epson Pro 6030UB
50.  JVC RS500
51.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
52.  Epson 3900
53.  BenQ HT6050
54.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe
55.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
56.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
57.  Vivitek H1188
58.  BenQ W7500
59.  Epson Home Cinema 2000
60.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
61.  Optoma HD151X
62.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
63.  Epson 3100
64.  JVC X750R
65.  Optoma HD30
66.  InFocus ScreenPlay SP1080
67.  Acer Z650
68.  Sony HW55ES-W
69.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
70.  Epson Pro 4030
71.  JVC RS600
72.  Epson LS10500
73.  JVC X5000BE
74.  Optoma HD90
75.  Optoma HD91+