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.

ViewSonic LS800HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic LS800HD is a 5000-lumen laser-driven 1920x1080 projector designed to perform in wide a range of environments -- from clas... more»
BenQ HT2050A DLP Highly Rated
The $749 BenQ HT2050A is a small step up in price from an entry level 1080p home theater projector but a significant step up in picture... more»
ViewSonic Pro7827HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic Pro7827HD is one of the more impressive choices in this eight-projector roundup. It delivers excellent color accuracy, th... more»
BenQ HT1070A DLP Highly Rated
At $599, the BenQ HT1070A is a solid value and a strong contender among sub-$700 home theater models, particularly for traditional home... more»
Epson Home Cinema 1060 3 LCD Highly Rated
Even at $649, the Epson Home Cinema 1060 delivers more than enough to make it a solid value, starting with the highest brightness for a... more»
Optoma HD27e DLP Highly Rated
The Optoma HD27e is a solid value at $599 street. An upgraded version of the Optoma HD27, it offers similar specs, but a slightly highe... more»
ViewSonic PJD7828HDL DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic PJD7828HDL is an impressive value for $589. It delivers the best contrast and sense of depth for any of its sub-$700 comp... more»
Optoma HD29Darbee DLP Highly Rated
With its DarbeeVision Image Processor, Full 3D, 16.5 ms input lag, and support for ISF Day and Night modes, the Optoma HD29Darbee deliv... more»
ViewSonic PJD7720HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic PJD7720HD delivers an awful lot for $530, starting with image quality that scores well for the price on contrast, on hold... more»
Optoma HD143X DLP Highly Rated
At just $549, the Optoma HD143X stands out for its low price for a 1080p home theater projector even among sub-$700 models. It is a lit... more»
LG HF85JA DLP
If you want to upgrade your flat screen TV for a large 90" to 120" picture, the LG Laser Smart Home Theater Projector (model HF85JA) ma... more»
JVC DLA-RS440U D-ILA Editor's Choice
As you might expect from any JVC Reference Series Custom Install Projector, the JVC DLA-RS440U's image quality alone makes it worth con... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Long Throw Lens:
A long throw lens allows greater distance between the projector and the screen while being able to maintain the image size and brightness of a shorter throw lens for any given projector. Depending on the room, a long throw lens may be required due to mounting constraints nearer the projected image.

Chrominance:
(C) Color portion of a video signal.

Dot Crawl:
Video artifact where little dots crawl along the borders of differing colors, particularly noticeable on graphics. Effect of composite encoding and easily removed by using s-video or component cabling. Will not disappear if the source was recorded using composite video and the artifact has been recorded.

White Level:
The signal level that corresponds to the maximum picture brightness. The white level is set by the contrast control.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD143X
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  Optoma HD142x
5.  Sony HW45ES
6.  Epson 4000
7.  BenQ TK800
8.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
9.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
10.  BenQ HT2050A
11.  BenQ HT2150ST
12.  BenQ HT2050
13.  Optoma HD27
14.  Optoma HD29Darbee
15.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
16.  Optoma HD39Darbee
17.  Epson 3700
18.  Epson 3100
19.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
20.  JVC DLA-RS440U
21.  Optoma HD27e
22.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
23.  JVC DLA-X590R
24.  Optoma GT1080
25.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
26.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
27.  Epson 6040UB
28.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
29.  BenQ TH671ST
30.  BenQ W2000
31.  Sony HW65ES
32.  LG PF1000UW
33.  BenQ HT1070A
34.  BenQ HT3050
35.  LG HF85JA
36.  Optoma GT5500+
37.  JVC DLA-X570R
38.  Epson Europe TW9300
39.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
40.  BenQ W1110
41.  BenQ MH530FHD
42.  Epson 5040UBe
43.  LG PF1500W
44.  LG HF80JA
45.  JVC DLA-RS420
46.  JVC DLA-X790R
47.  Epson 4040
48.  Acer H6517ST
49.  Optoma HD28DSE
50.  Epson LS10500
51.  JVC DLA-RS540U
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
53.  BenQ HT4050
54.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
55.  JVC DLA-X990R
56.  JVC DLA-RS520
57.  ViewSonic PX800HD
58.  ViewSonic PX700HD
59.  Epson Europe TW9300W
60.  ViewSonic LS820
61.  BenQ HT6050
62.  JVC DLA-RS640U
63.  ViewSonic PX706HD
64.  Vivitek H1188
65.  Epson 3900
66.  Acer Z650
67.  JVC DLA-X770R
68.  JVC RS400
69.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
70.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
71.  JVC RS500
72.  BenQ W8000
73.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
74.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
75.  Epson Pro 6030UB