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.

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»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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The color quality of light that is defined by the wavelength (hue) and saturation. Chromaticity defines all the qualities of color except its brightness.

Front Room Projector:
A projector that sits close to the screen and is capable of throwing a large image.

ANSI Contrast:
Contrast is the ratio between white and black. The larger the contrast ratio the greater the ability of a projector to show subtle color details and tolerate extraneous room light. There are two methods used by the projection industry: 1) Full On/Off contrast measures the ratio of the light output of an all white image (full on) and the light output of an all black (full off) image. 2) ANSI contrast is measured with a pattern of 16 alternating black and white rectangles. The average light output from the white rectangles is divided by the average light output of the black rectangles to determine the ANSI contrast ratio. When comparing the contrast ratio of projectors make sure you are comparing the same type of contrast. Full On/Off contrast will always be a larger number than ANSI contrast for the same projector.

Method of displaying intermediate colors that don’t exist in a limited palette by using a pattern of small dots out of that palette.
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 1060
11.  Optoma HD143X
12.  BenQ HT2050A
13.  Epson 4000
14.  Optoma HD39Darbee
15.  JVC DLA-RS440U
16.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
17.  Epson 3700
18.  Optoma HD29Darbee
19.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
20.  Optoma GT1080
21.  LG HF85JA
22.  BenQ TH671ST
23.  BenQ HT3050
24.  Epson 3100
25.  BenQ W2000
26.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
27.  Epson 6040UB
28.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
29.  Sony HW65ES
30.  Epson Europe EH-TW5350
31.  LG HF80JA
32.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
33.  Optoma GT5500+
34.  BenQ MH530FHD
35.  LG PF1500W
36.  BenQ W1110
37.  JVC DLA-X590R
38.  Epson Europe TW9300
39.  BenQ HT1070A
40.  JVC DLA-X790R
41.  Epson 5040UBe
42.  JVC DLA-RS420
43.  JVC DLA-RS520
44.  LG PF1000UW
45.  Optoma HD28DSE
46.  BenQ HT4050
47.  Acer H6502BD
48.  JVC DLA-RS540U
49.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
50.  Acer H6517ST
51.  JVC DLA-X990R
52.  Epson 4040
53.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
54.  Vivitek H1188
55.  Epson Europe TW9300W
56.  Epson LS10500
57.  Epson 3900
58.  Acer Z650
59.  JVC DLA-X570R
60.  Epson Pro 6030UB
61.  Epson Pro LS10000
62.  ViewSonic PX800HD
63.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
64.  LG PF1000UA
65.  JVC DLA-RS640U
66.  JVC DLA-X770R
67.  ViewSonic LS820
68.  JVC RS400
69.  BenQ W8000
70.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
71.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
72.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
73.  Optoma HD91+
74.  JVC RS500
75.  JVC DLA-X9900BE