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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.

Optoma EH330UST DLP
If you need a bright, 1080p image in a tight space, the $1,599 EH330UST is a prime candidate. It can throw a 100" diagonal image from j... more»
ViewSonic PX706HD DLP Highly Rated
The ViewSonic PX706HD ($700) is designed with a focus on gaming first and home theater second. The most obvious gaming-related feature ... more»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Brightness:
Overall light output from an image. While a brightness control can make an image brighter, it is best used to better define the black level of the image.

Gamma:
Relationship between input video voltage and output brightness. Determines how mid-tones appear as eye sensitivity is non-linear and display devices use different methods to account for this as well as their own display characteristics.

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.

Component Video:
Component Video is a method of delivering quality video (RGB) in a format that contains all the components of the original image. These components are referred to as luma and chroma and are defined as Y'Pb'Pr' for analog component and Y'Cb'Cr' for digital component. . It is comprised of luminance (Y) and two chrominance channels of blue minus luminance and red minus luminance.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD143X
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
5.  Optoma GT5500+
6.  Sony HW45ES
7.  BenQ HT2050A
8.  BenQ HT2150ST
9.  Optoma HD27e
10.  Optoma HD29Darbee
11.  Optoma GT5600
12.  Optoma HD27HDR
13.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
14.  Epson 4000
15.  BenQ HT1070A
16.  Optoma HD142x
17.  Optoma HD27
18.  Optoma HD39Darbee
19.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
20.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
21.  Epson 3700
22.  JVC DLA-X590R
23.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
24.  JVC DLA-RS440U
25.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
26.  LG HF85JA
27.  JVC DLA-X790R
28.  Epson 3100
29.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
30.  Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB
31.  JVC DLA-RS540U
32.  BenQ TH671ST
33.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
34.  Epson Europe TW9300
35.  ViewSonic PX706HD
36.  LG PF1500W
37.  Sony HW65ES
38.  BenQ HT3050
39.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
40.  BenQ MH530FHD
41.  Acer H6517ST
42.  LG PF1000UW
43.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
44.  ViewSonic PX700HD
45.  Epson 4040
46.  Epson 5040UBe
47.  LG HF80JA
48.  JVC DLA-X990R
49.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
50.  Epson LS10500
51.  BenQ HT4050
52.  JVC DLA-RS520
53.  Epson Europe TW9300W
54.  ViewSonic PX800HD
55.  Acer Z650
56.  Epson Pro 6030UB
57.  JVC DLA-RS420
58.  ViewSonic LS820
59.  Vivitek H1188
60.  Epson 3900
61.  JVC DLA-RS640U
62.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
63.  JVC DLA-X570R
64.  BenQ HT6050
65.  JVC X550R
66.  JVC DLA-X770R
67.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
68.  BenQ W8000
69.  JVC DLA-RS620
70.  JVC DLA-X9900BE
71.  SIM2 Crystal Cube SUPERCUBE
72.  JVC DLA-X970R
73.  JVC X750R
74.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
75.  JVC DLA-X7900WE