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 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»
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»
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»
NEC PE401H DLP
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Front Room Projector:
A projector that sits close to the screen and is capable of throwing a large image.

Color Dynamics:
The whitest whites, reddest reds, bluest blues and greenest greens. High color dynamics are a result of dynamic range/contrast ratios. Having excellent color dynamics implies rich colors, excellent definition, high contrast.

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


Screendoor Effect:
An image distortion caused by digital imagers with a low fill rate. Looks like the picture is seen through a screen door with thin vertical and horizontal black lines and is commonly noticeable on lower resolution LCD displays. An LCD display fitted with a microlens array helps reduce this problem.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  BenQ W1070
2.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
3.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
4.  Optoma HD141X
5.  BenQ HT1075
6.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
7.  Optoma GT1080
8.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
9.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
10.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
11.  BenQ W1080ST
12.  Optoma HD25-LV
13.  Optoma HD26
14.  LG PF85U
15.  Acer H6510BD
16.  Optoma HD91
17.  BenQ W1500
18.  BenQ W7500
19.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
20.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
21.  Optoma HD131Xe
22.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
23.  Optoma HD25e
24.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
25.  Optoma HD161X
26.  InFocus IN8606HD
27.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
28.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
29.  BenQ W7000
30.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
31.  JVC DLA-X55R
32.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
33.  Optoma HD50
34.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
35.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
36.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
37.  BenQ W1400
38.  JVC DLA-X500R
39.  ViewSonic Pro8200
40.  ViewSonic Pro9000
41.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
42.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
43.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
44.  Optoma HD90
45.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
46.  Panasonic PT-AT6000
47.  Optoma HD30B
48.  JVC DLA-RS4910
49.  Vivitek H1180HD
50.  JVC DLA-X700R
51.  Optoma HD131Xw
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW9100
53.  JVC DLA-X35B
54.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 9350
55.  Vivitek H1185HD
56.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
57.  JVC DLA-X900RBE
58.  JVC DLA-RS49
59.  Epson Europe EH-TW9000W
60.  JVC DLA-RS57
61.  LG CF181D
62.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
63.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
64.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
65.  JVC DLA-X35BE
66.  Runco LightStyle LS-3
67.  JVC DLA-X35W
68.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
69.  JVC DLA-RS67
70.  LG HECTO
71.  Runco LightStyle LS-1
72.  JVC DLA-X95R
73.  Vivitek H5085
74.  LG CF3D
75.  Digital Projection M-Vision Cine LED 1000