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.

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»
LG PF1000U DLP Highly Rated
The LG PF1000U is in a class by itself. It is, in a nutshell, a portable big screen, full HD 1080p TV. It weighs under 5 lbs so you can... more»
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»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Chrominance-to-luminance delay:
State where color signal lags behind the brightness signal, which shows as color smearing or bleeding at the edge of objects.

Color Saturation:
Measure of color purity. Highly saturated colors emit a very narrow band of wavelengths of light instead of the broader spectrum of frequencies emitted from mixed colors. A display with good saturation capability will look vibrant.

Contrast Ratio:
The ratio between white and black. The larger the contrast ratio the greater the ability of a video device to show subtle color details and tolerate ambient room light. There are two industry methods used: 1) Full On/Off contrast measures the ratio of the light output of an all white image (full on) and the light output of an all black (full off) image. 2) ANSI contrast is measured with a pattern of 16 alternating black and white rectangles. The average light output from the white rectangles is divided by the average light output of the black rectangles to determine the ANSI contrast ratio. When comparing the contrast ratio of video devices make sure you are comparing the same type of contrast. Full On/Off contrast will always be a larger number than ANSI contrast for the same video device.

HDTV capable:
A television that supports 720p or 1080i or higher resolutions and has a built-in HDTV tuner for off-air reception of HD signals from a special antenna. To view cable and satellite HDTV programming, a cable set-top-box or satellite receiver is required.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Sony HW45ES
3.  BenQ HT2050
4.  Epson 5040UB
5.  Panasonic AE8000
6.  Optoma HD141X
7.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
8.  BenQ HT2150ST
9.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
10.  Optoma GT1080
11.  Optoma HD27
12.  Epson 3700
13.  BenQ TH670
14.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
15.  Optoma GT5500
16.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
17.  BenQ HT3050
18.  Optoma HD28DSE
19.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
20.  Epson 6040UB
21.  Sony HW65ES
22.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
23.  Optoma HD26
24.  LG PF1500
25.  BenQ HT1075
26.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
27.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
28.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
29.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
30.  Optoma HD50
31.  Epson 4040
32.  BenQ HT4050
33.  Acer H6510BD
34.  BenQ W1110
35.  Epson 5040UBe
36.  BenQ HT1070
37.  JVC RS400
38.  Epson LS10500
39.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
40.  Epson Europe TW9300
41.  JVC X550R
42.  Optoma HD25-LV
43.  BenQ MH530
44.  ViewSonic LS820
45.  JVC RS500
46.  Epson 3100
47.  Epson Pro LS10000
48.  Acer H6517ST
49.  Sony HW55ES-B
50.  Optoma HD37
51.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
52.  JVC DLA-RS420
53.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
54.  Epson 3900
55.  Acer H6502BD
56.  BenQ W7500
57.  Acer H7550ST
58.  JVC X750R
59.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
60.  JVC X5000BE
61.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
62.  Epson Pro 6030UB
63.  BenQ HT6050
64.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
65.  Acer Z650
66.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
67.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
68.  Vivitek H1188
69.  JVC FH50
70.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
71.  Epson Europe TW9300W
72.  JVC RS600
73.  JVC DLA-RS620
74.  Optoma HD30
75.  Sony HW55ES-W