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.

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»
AAXA M6 Pico DLP Highly Rated
The AAXA M6 delivers a unique mix of native HD 1080p resolution, a 2.5-pound weight for easy portability, and a low price, at only $599... more»
LG HF80JA DLP Highly Rated
The LG Electronics HF80JA Smart Laser Home Theater Projector is definitely unique. Think of it as a portable 90" flat screen HDTV that ... more»
JVC DLA-RS520 D-ILA Editor's Choice
If there is one word the JVC DLA-RS520 brings to mind it would be elegance. It is, quite simply, a beautifully refined and precision-en... more»
Epson 5040UB 3 LCD Editor's Choice
At $2,699, the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB occupies a unique position in today's market, delivering image quality that rivals far more exp... more»
ViewSonic PX800HD DLP Highly Rated
With a street price of only $1,299, the ViewSonic PX800HD is one of the least expensive ultra short throw (UST) home theater projectors... 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»
Epson 3900 3 LCD
The Epson Home Cinema 3900, at $1,999, is the most expensive variation of three highly similar Epson home theater projectors, a group t... more»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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JPEG:
Joint Photographic Experts Group. Name of association that created the image file standard of the same name. A lossy compression scheme for storing high quality, full-color images. Also used as a video format under the guise M-JPEG of which a variant is used for DV video.

ISF:
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.

Reverberation Time:
Measurement of reflected sound to dissipate within a room by -60dB given in seconds. A home theater should be around .4 seconds.

Combing:
A motion artifact caused by interlace where an object has moved appreciably within a frame and its new position is displayed in a different position in one field over the other. Looks like the teeth of a comb.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD142x
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
4.  Sony HW45ES
5.  Optoma HD27
6.  BenQ HT2150ST
7.  BenQ HT2050
8.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
9.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
10.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
11.  Optoma HD39Darbee
12.  Epson 4000
13.  JVC DLA-RS440U
14.  Epson 3700
15.  BenQ HT2050A
16.  Epson 3100
17.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
18.  Optoma GT1080
19.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
20.  BenQ HT3050
21.  Optoma HD29Darbee
22.  BenQ W2000
23.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
24.  LG HF85JA
25.  BenQ TH671ST
26.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
27.  Epson Europe EH-TW5300
28.  Epson 6040UB
29.  Sony HW65ES
30.  Optoma HD143X
31.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
32.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
33.  Epson Europe TW9300
34.  LG HF80JA
35.  BenQ MH530FHD
36.  Epson 5040UBe
37.  JVC DLA-X790R
38.  Optoma GT5500+
39.  LG PF1500W
40.  JVC DLA-RS420
41.  JVC DLA-X590R
42.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
43.  BenQ W1110
44.  JVC DLA-RS520
45.  LG PF1000UW
46.  BenQ HT1070A
47.  Acer H6502BD
48.  Epson 4040
49.  Optoma HD28DSE
50.  JVC DLA-RS540U
51.  BenQ HT4050
52.  Acer H6517ST
53.  JVC DLA-X570R
54.  Vivitek H1188
55.  LG PF1000UA
56.  JVC DLA-X770R
57.  Epson Europe TW9300W
58.  ViewSonic LS820
59.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
60.  Epson Pro LS10000
61.  Acer Z650
62.  Epson Europe EH-TW5210
63.  Epson LS10500
64.  JVC DLA-X990R
65.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
66.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
67.  ViewSonic PX800HD
68.  Epson Pro 6030UB
69.  Epson 3900
70.  JVC DLA-RS640U
71.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
72.  BenQ W8000
73.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
74.  Vivitek H1060
75.  Optoma HD91+