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 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»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Infra-red Remote:
An infra-red (IR) remote control transmits in the spectrum of infra-red light, such as a television remote. Unlike RF remotes, IR remotes must point at the receiver (line of sight) or reflect the IR from the screen to the receiver. Typical range is limited to 30 feet including the distance to and from reflected surfaces.

For example, if you are controlling a projector and you point the remote at the screen which is 12 feet from you and the projector is 10 feet from the screen, then the total distance is 22 feet. Unlike RF remotes, IR remotes must have a clear path or a clear reflected path to the IR receiver to operate.

Most projectors have an IR sensor in both the front and rear of the projector, whereas, flatpanels generally have a single IR sensor in the front of the unit. When working at or near the maximum distance, pointing right at the receiver will give better results.

Digital Visual Interface. DVI is a standard that defines the digital interface between digital devices such as projectors, flatscreens and personal computers. For devices that support DVI, a digital-to-digital connection can be made that eliminates the conversion to analog and thereby delivers an unblemished image.

It can also carry an analog signal and comes as DVI-I (integrated - analog and digital), DVI-D (digital only) and DVI-A (analog only). Dual link DVI connections add additional resolution capabilities. Digital cable lengths should not exceed 15 feet. Specifications on DVI are available at www.ddwg.org. Click for more details on DVI.

Barrel Distortion:
Distortion where screen image expands outward towards edges of the screen. Instead of being square, edges are curved outward like the edge of a barrel. Opposite of pincushion.

Replicated versions of an object that slowly fade as the object moves across the screen.

Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Sony HW45ES
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  BenQ HT2050
5.  Epson 3100
6.  Panasonic AE8000
7.  Epson 3700
8.  Optoma GT1080
9.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
10.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
11.  Optoma HD27
12.  Optoma HD141X
13.  BenQ HT2150ST
14.  BenQ HT3050
15.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
16.  BenQ TH670
17.  Epson 6040UB
18.  Sony HW65ES
19.  Optoma HD28DSE
20.  LG PF1000U
21.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
22.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
23.  LG PF1500
24.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
25.  Optoma HD26
26.  ViewSonic PX800HD
27.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
28.  Optoma GT5500
29.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
30.  Epson 5040UBe
31.  BenQ W1110
32.  LG HF80JA
33.  Epson Home Cinema 3020
34.  Epson Europe TW9300
35.  Optoma HD50
36.  Epson Home Cinema 3000
37.  Optoma HD37
38.  BenQ HT1070
39.  LG PF1000UW
40.  BenQ HT4050
41.  Acer H6510BD
42.  Epson 4040
43.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
44.  JVC DLA-RS420
45.  BenQ MH530
46.  Acer H6517ST
47.  Epson 3900
48.  JVC DLA-RS520
49.  JVC DLA-X570
50.  Epson Europe EH-TW6600
51.  Optoma HD25-LV
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
53.  Epson LS10500
54.  BenQ BH3020
55.  Panasonic PT-AT6000E
56.  Epson Pro LS10000
57.  JVC DLA-X770
58.  ViewSonic LS820
59.  Acer H7550ST
60.  Epson Home Cinema 5025UB
61.  Acer H6502BD
62.  JVC DLA-RS620
63.  Epson Europe EH-TW9200
64.  Vivitek H1188
65.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
66.  JVC FH50
67.  BenQ HC1200
68.  BenQ HT6050
69.  Optoma HD90
70.  Optoma HD91+
71.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
72.  Optoma HD161X-WHD
73.  BenQ W8000
74.  Epson Europe EH-TW7200
75.  Epson Europe TW9300W