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.

JVC DLA-RS440U D-ILA Editor's Choice
As you might expect from any JVC Reference Series Custom Install Projector, the JVC DLA-RS440U's image quality alone makes it worth con... more»
Vivitek DH765Z-UST DLP Highly Rated
If you need a 120" to 150" ultra short throw solution for conference room or classroom, make sure to take a look at the new Vivitek DH7... more»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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ANSI Lumens:
ANSI lumens is a measurement of the overall brightness of a projector. Because the center of a projected image is brighter than the corners, ANSI lumens is the most accurate representation of the image brightness. ANSI lumens are calculated by dividing a square meter image into 9 equal rectangles, measuring the lux (or brightness) reading at the center of each rectangle, and averaging these nine points.

An issue for CRT displays, projectors, and RPTVs. Convergence is the alignment of the component colors of a display where the respective electron beams or pixels must sit at the precisely correct position for the proper color to be rendered.

A standard for measuring light equal to the amount of visible light per square meter incident on a surface. 1 lux = 1 lumen/square meter or 0.093 foot-candles.

Closed Caption:
Closed caption (CC) superimposes a transcript of the audio portion of a video program over the program image. Its primary use is to provide people that are deaf or hard of hearing the opportunity to read a transcript of the audio as it is being played. Closed Caption is also helpful for people learning to read or learning a foreign language. Closed Caption can also be used to display text unrelated to the program being viewed, such as weather or news.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
4.  Optoma HD27
5.  Sony HW45ES
6.  BenQ HT2050
7.  BenQ HT2150ST
8.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
9.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
10.  Optoma HD39Darbee
11.  JVC DLA-RS440U
12.  Epson 3100
13.  Epson 4000
14.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
15.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
16.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
17.  Epson 3700
18.  Optoma HD29Darbee
19.  BenQ HT3050
20.  Optoma GT1080
21.  BenQ W2000
22.  BenQ TH671ST
23.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
24.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
25.  LG HF85JA
26.  BenQ MH530FHD
27.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
28.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
29.  Epson 6040UB
30.  LG HF80JA
31.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
32.  Sony HW65ES
33.  LG PF1500
34.  BenQ W1110
35.  Acer H6502BD
36.  Epson 5040UBe
37.  Acer H6517ST
38.  Epson Europe TW9300
39.  BenQ HT1070A
40.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
41.  LG PF1000U
42.  BenQ HT4050
43.  Optoma HD28DSE
44.  JVC DLA-X590R
45.  JVC DLA-RS520
46.  Optoma GT5500+
47.  LG PF1500W
48.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
49.  JVC DLA-RS420
50.  LG PF1000UW
51.  JVC DLA-X570R
52.  Epson 4040
53.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
54.  Epson Pro LS10000
55.  ViewSonic PX800HD
56.  JVC DLA-X770R
57.  Epson LS10500
58.  JVC DLA-RS540U
59.  Vivitek H1188
60.  JVC DLA-X790R
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
62.  Epson Europe TW9300W
63.  Epson 3900
64.  ViewSonic LS820
65.  JVC DLA-X990R
66.  JVC X5000BE
67.  JVC DLA-RS640U
68.  Acer Z650
69.  JVC X7000BE
70.  JVC DLA-RS620
71.  Epson Pro 6030UB
72.  LG PF1000UA
73.  BenQ W8000
74.  Optoma HD91+
75.  Acer H7550STz