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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Hz:
Hertz. Also called cycles per second and in video displays is the rate at which an image is refreshed.

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.

Dynamic Range:
The ratio between the highest and lowest levels a device can perform. For a video device it is a measure of contrast ratio. For an audio device it is usually stated in dB.

Scan Rate:
The line drawing speed of a display, usually given in kHz. A standard definition TV has a scan rate of 15.75 kHz which when you divide by 525 scan lines, gives a horizontal refresh rate of 30 fps or Hz.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Sony HW45ES
2.  Optoma HD142x
3.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson 5040UB
6.  Panasonic AE8000
7.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
8.  Optoma HD141X
9.  BenQ HT2150ST
10.  Optoma HD27
11.  Optoma GT1080
12.  Epson 3700
13.  Epson 6040UB
14.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
15.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
16.  Optoma HD28DSE
17.  BenQ HT3050
18.  BenQ HT1075
19.  BenQ TH670
20.  BenQ MH530
21.  LG PF1500
22.  Optoma HD26
23.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
24.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
25.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
26.  Sony HW65ES
27.  Optoma GT5500
28.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
29.  BenQ HT4050
30.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
31.  Epson 5040UBe
32.  Optoma HD37
33.  ViewSonic LS820
34.  Epson 4040
35.  BenQ W1110
36.  Acer H6510BD
37.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
38.  Epson Home Cinema 2030
39.  JVC X550R
40.  Optoma HD50
41.  Epson LS10500
42.  Epson 3100
43.  Epson Europe TW9300
44.  Optoma HD25-LV
45.  Sony HW55ES-B
46.  Epson Home Cinema 2000
47.  Epson Pro LS10000
48.  Epson 3900
49.  JVC RS400
50.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
51.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
52.  BenQ BH3020
53.  Acer H6517ST
54.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
55.  BenQ HT1070
56.  BenQ HT6050
57.  JVC RS500
58.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
59.  BenQ W7500
60.  Acer H6502BD
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600W
62.  Epson Pro 6030UB
63.  Acer H7550ST
64.  JVC X750R
65.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
66.  Epson Home Cinema 3600e
67.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
68.  Optoma HD30
69.  InFocus ScreenPlay SP1080
70.  Sony HW55ES-W
71.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe
72.  Vivitek H1188
73.  Optoma HD90
74.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
75.  Optoma HD91+