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-X500R D-ILA Highly Rated
The JVC X500R is a member of the third generation of e-Shift projectors. With over a thousand lumens of calibrated light output and sup... more»
BenQ HC1200 DLP Highly Rated
The HC1200 is a novel concept: it's a reference-grade 1080p conference room projector. Instead of maximizing light output at the expens... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Home Cinema 3000 is an upgrade to its predecessor in just about every measurable way. A bold, bright image makes it a good fit for ... more»
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL DLP Highly Rated
The Viewsonic PJD7822HDL, released this month, enters a crowded market. There are a lot of options for folks who need a 1080p projector... more»
Optoma HD141X DLP Highly Rated
Optoma's HD141X is a powerful little 1080p home theater projector that comes at a bargain price. Powerfully bright, the HD141X lacks th... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson Pro Cinema LS9600e is one of the best 1080p projectors we've ever had the pleasure of working with. It is a complete package,... more»
Optoma HD26 DLP Highly Rated
Like many other inexpensive home theater projectors, the HD26 is powerfully bright but feature-light, eschewing many of the bells and w... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 is the newest home entertainment projector from Epson and has already been attracting a lot of att... more»
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»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3 LCD Editor's Choice
The LS10000 is a revolutionary product, unlike anything that Epson has produced to date. It combines extreme contrast and extreme resol... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Brightness:
Overall light output from an image. While a brightness control can make an image brighter, it is best used to better define the black level of the image.

Invert Image:
Invert image flips the image from top to bottom, to compensate for ceiling mounting a projector upside down. Projectors typically ceiling-mount upside down, because most have a built-in offset that allows you to mount the screen at a comfortable height, yet still project an image without tilting the projector and causing keystone distortion.

2:2 pull-down:
Method for transferring 24 frame-per-second film to PAL/SECAM video running at 25 frames per second.

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.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  BenQ W1070
2.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
3.  Optoma HD26
4.  BenQ HT1075
5.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
6.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
7.  Optoma HD141X
8.  JVC DLA-X500R
9.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
10.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
11.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
12.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
13.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
14.  Acer H6510BD
15.  BenQ W1080ST
16.  Optoma GT1080
17.  Optoma HD25-LV
18.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
19.  LG PF1500
20.  BenQ W7500
21.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
22.  Optoma HD91
23.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
24.  LG PF85U
25.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
26.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
27.  Optoma HD50
28.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
29.  Epson Europe EH-TW5200
30.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
31.  InFocus IN8606HD
32.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
33.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
34.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5025UB
35.  Acer H6517ST
36.  Optoma HD161X
37.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
38.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
39.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
40.  ViewSonic Pro8200
41.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
42.  Optoma HD151X
43.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
44.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
45.  ViewSonic Pro9000
46.  JVC DLA-X55R
47.  Optoma HD90
48.  Optoma HD131Xw
49.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
50.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
51.  JVC DLA-RS4910
52.  JVC DLA-X700R
53.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
54.  Optoma HD30
55.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100
56.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
57.  Vivitek H1185HD
58.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
59.  JVC DLA-RS49
60.  Epson Europe EH-TW5100
61.  JVC DLA-RS57
62.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
63.  JVC DLA-X35B
64.  Vivitek H1180HD
65.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
66.  JVC DLA-X900RKT
67.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
68.  Optoma HD30B
69.  Acer H7550ST
70.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
71.  JVC DLA-RS6710
72.  JVC DLA-X500RWE
73.  JVC DLA-RS67
74.  Digital Projection M-Vision Cine LED 1000 1080p
75.  Vivitek H5085