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.

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»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Multizone:
An audio system that can send any one of multiple sources to any one of different rooms.

Jaggy:
The stair-step or sawtooth effect seen on lines that are not horizontal or vertical or the edge of objects in digital displays. Also known as aliasing. Smoothing and antialiasing techniques can reduce the effect of aliasing.

Color Temperature:
Color balance of white light which goes from red to blue as the temperature rises. Measured in degrees Kelvin, which starts at absolute 0 or –273 degrees Celsius, color temperature matches the reference standard of the light being emitted from a carbon block heated to the stated degrees. For instance, the early morning sun is around 2500K, which is the same warm light that a carbon block heated to 2227° Celsius would emit. Heating the block further to ~10000° Celsius would emit the same bluish light of a blue-sky mid-day sun. Common color temperatures are 5500 Kelvin (black and white movies) and 6500 Kelvin (standard color films).

Frame:
A frame is one complete video image. When all lines of the video image are delivered sequentially, it is called progressive video. When the odd lines and even lines are delivered as separate fields, it is called interlace video.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
2.  Optoma HD26
3.  BenQ W1070
4.  Optoma HD141X
5.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
6.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
7.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
8.  BenQ HT1075
9.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
10.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
11.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
12.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
13.  BenQ W1080ST
14.  Optoma GT1080
15.  Acer H6510BD
16.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
17.  Optoma HD25-LV
18.  BenQ W7500
19.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
20.  Optoma HD91
21.  BenQ W1500
22.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
23.  LG PF85U
24.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
25.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
26.  Optoma HD131Xe
27.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
28.  Optoma HD25e
29.  InFocus IN8606HD
30.  Optoma HD50
31.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
32.  JVC DLA-X500R
33.  BenQ W7000
34.  Epson Europe EH-TW5200
35.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
36.  BenQ W1400
37.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
38.  Optoma HD161X
39.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5025UB
40.  ViewSonic Pro8200
41.  Optoma HD90
42.  ViewSonic Pro9000
43.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
44.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
45.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
46.  JVC DLA-X55R
47.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
48.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
49.  Panasonic PT-AT6000
50.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
51.  JVC DLA-X700R
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
53.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100
54.  JVC DLA-RS4910
55.  JVC DLA-RS49
56.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
57.  Optoma HD131Xw
58.  Vivitek H1185HD
59.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
60.  Optoma HD30B
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200W
62.  JVC DLA-X900RBE
63.  Vivitek H1180HD
64.  Epson Europe EH-TW5100
65.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 9350
66.  JVC DLA-X35B
67.  Vivitek H5085
68.  JVC DLA-RS57
69.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
70.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
71.  JVC DLA-RS67
72.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
73.  SIM2 M.120 ST
74.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
75.  JVC DLA-X75R