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.

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»
Sony VPL-HW40ES SXRD Highly Rated
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»
LG PF85U DLP Highly Rated
The LG PF85U is a brand new, highly anticipated, LED-based home entertainment projector from LG Electronics. It includes a huge variety... more»
Optoma HD91 DLP
Optoma's newest home theater projector is what many have spent years waiting for - an affordable, high-quality 1080p projector with all... more»
BenQ W7500 DLP Highly Rated
The W7500 is BenQ's newest flagship home theater projector and the long-awaited successor to 2011's BenQ W7000. This 1080p DLP projecto... more»
ViewSonic Pro8520HD DLP Highly Rated
The Viewsonic Pro8520HD is a big bright model designed for use in conference rooms and board rooms. Promising up to 5,000 lumens of bri... more»
At 4,000 lumens with HDTV native resolution, the NEC PE401H projector puts up outstanding data and video images at a modest price.... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030 3 LCD
The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030 is a brand new projector in Epson's home theater line-up that does not replace or upgrade any exist... more»
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB 3 LCD Editor's Choice
The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB sits at the top of Epson's home theater projector line. As in previous years, Epson's Pro Cinema... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB 3 LCD Editor's Choice
This year's CEDIA trade show in Denver saw Epson refresh its entire home theater projector line. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB... more»
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 3 LCD Highly Rated
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is Epson's most attractive home video projector to date. It features many of the best features of ... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Imaging Science Foundation. Organization that trains and accredits display calibration technicians as well as certifies display hardware. Designs standard testing and calibration procedures and tools.

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).

Given as a percentage or pixel count, the amount that a particular display device crops the edges of an incoming video signal. This is done to ensure the image area contains only picture information.

Return Loss:
Phenomenon of outgoing signals to reflect back on themselves on cables longer than ¼ of a wavelength. Measured in dB where lower is better.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000
2.  BenQ W1070
3.  BenQ HT1075
4.  Sony VPL-HW40ES
5.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB
6.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030
7.  Panasonic PT-AE8000
8.  Epson Home Cinema 8350
9.  Optoma HD25-LV
10.  BenQ W1080ST
11.  Optoma HD141X
12.  LG PF85U
13.  Optoma HD26
14.  Acer H6510BD
15.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
16.  Optoma HD91
17.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB
18.  BenQ W1500
19.  Optoma HD131Xe
20.  Optoma HD25e
21.  Optoma GT1080
22.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-B
23.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020
24.  BenQ W7500
25.  Panasonic PT-AR100U
26.  InFocus IN8606HD
27.  BenQ W7000
28.  Panasonic PT-AE7000
29.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030
30.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500
31.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2000
32.  BenQ W1400
33.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345
34.  JVC DLA-X55R
35.  Epson Europe EH-TW6100W
36.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3000
37.  JVC DLA-X500R
38.  ViewSonic Pro9000
39.  ViewSonic Pro8200
40.  Optoma HD50
41.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe
42.  Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e
43.  Sony VPL-HW55ES-W
44.  Optoma HD161X
45.  Panasonic PT-AT6000
46.  Optoma HD30B
47.  JVC DLA-RS4910
48.  Optoma HD90
49.  Vivitek H1180HD
50.  Optoma HD131Xw
51.  JVC DLA-X35B
52.  Vivitek H1185HD
53.  JVC DLA-X700R
54.  Epson Europe EH-TW9100
55.  Epson Europe EH-TW9000W
56.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e
57.  Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 9350
58.  JVC DLA-RS49
59.  SIM2 Crystal Cube
60.  Panasonic PT-AH1000E
61.  JVC DLA-X900RBE
62.  JVC DLA-RS57
63.  SIM2 Nero 20th
64.  JVC DLA-X500RBE
65.  SIM2 Cube 20th
66.  JVC DLA-X35W
67.  SIM2 Grand Cinema Lumis 20th
68.  Digital Projection M-Vision Cine LED 1000
69.  JVC DLA-X35BE
70.  Panasonic PT-AT5000E
71.  SIM2 Domino SIRIO 2014
72.  JVC DLA-X95R
73.  JVC DLA-RS67
74.  Runco LightStyle LS-5