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 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»
Vivitek DH765Z-UST DLP Highly Rated
If you need a 120" to 150" ultra short throw solution for conference room or classroom, make sure to take a look at the new Vivitek DH7... more»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Color Wheel:
Rotating wheel with 3 or more translucent color filters used to display sequential color on single imager light valve based projection devices. The imager reflects or transmits the color component of a given image when the wheel’s corresponding color filter is affecting the light passing through to the lens. A 1X wheel cycles through all colors in 1/60th of a second.

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.

Lumen:
A measurement unit of total illumination. Typically a 100-watt light bulb outputs 1700 lumens over a wide area. Projector light output is measured in ANSI lumens. A projector with a higher lumen number will produce a brighter image for a given image size. See ANSI Lumens

Horizontal Scan Rate:
Period of time it takes to refresh an image on a screen, usually measured in Hertz (cycles per second). Computer monitors typically have scan rates starting at 60Hz going to 85Hz.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Optoma HD142x
4.  Optoma HD143X
5.  Sony HW45ES
6.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
7.  BenQ HT2150ST
8.  Optoma HD27
9.  BenQ HT2050
10.  Optoma HD29Darbee
11.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
12.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
13.  BenQ HT2050A
14.  Optoma HD39Darbee
15.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
16.  Epson 4000
17.  Epson 3700
18.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
19.  JVC DLA-RS440U
20.  Optoma GT1080
21.  Epson 3100
22.  BenQ TK800
23.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
24.  BenQ HT3050
25.  BenQ HT1070A
26.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
27.  LG HF85JA
28.  Sony HW65ES
29.  Optoma HD27e
30.  BenQ W2000
31.  BenQ TH671ST
32.  Epson 6040UB
33.  JVC DLA-X590R
34.  Optoma GT5500+
35.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
36.  LG PF1000UW
37.  Epson Europe TW9300
38.  BenQ W1110
39.  BenQ MH530FHD
40.  JVC DLA-X790R
41.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
42.  LG HF80JA
43.  LG PF1500W
44.  Epson 5040UBe
45.  JVC DLA-RS420
46.  Epson 4040
47.  Optoma HD28DSE
48.  JVC DLA-RS540U
49.  Acer H6502BD
50.  BenQ HT4050
51.  Acer H6517ST
52.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
53.  JVC DLA-X990R
54.  JVC DLA-X570R
55.  Epson LS10500
56.  Vivitek H1188
57.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
58.  Acer Z650
59.  JVC DLA-RS520
60.  Epson Pro LS10000
61.  Epson 3900
62.  JVC DLA-RS640U
63.  ViewSonic LS820
64.  JVC RS500
65.  ViewSonic PX800HD
66.  Epson Europe TW9300W
67.  BenQ HT6050
68.  JVC RS400
69.  JVC DLA-X770R
70.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
71.  Epson Pro 6030UB
72.  BenQ W8000
73.  JVC DLA-RS620
74.  JVC DLA-X9900BE
75.  JVC DLA-X7900BE