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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.

Epson Home Cinema 4010 3 LCD Editor's Choice
The Epson Home Cinema 4010 offers truly outstanding value with well-tuned out-of-box color, solid contrast, sharp detail, punchy render... more»
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is a method for protecting copyrighted digital content that uses the DVI (Digital Visual Interface) or HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface, previously known as DVI-CE) by encrypting its transmission between the video source such as a set-top box, DVD player, or computer and the digital display device such as a projector, monitor or television. To view digital HDCP protected content, both the sending and receiving device must support HDCP.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface that supports audio/video sources such as a set-top box, DVD player, A/V receiver, and video monitors such as a digital projector or digital television (DTV). HDMI is backward compatiable with DVI 1.0 specification and supports HDCP.

HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio, and interactive controls on a single cable. It transmits all ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committe) HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio. First product releases using HDMI occurred in 2003.

HDTV ready:
A television that supports 720p or 1080i or higher resolutions and does not have a built-in HDTV tuner for off-air reception of HD signals from a special antenna. To view cable and satellite HDTV programming, a cable set-top-box or satellite receiver is required.

1080p is ATSC high definition 1920 x 1080 progressive scan video format where a complete frame of video is delivered at either 60 or 24 frames per second.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Epson Home Cinema 4010
2.  Optoma HD143X
3.  Optoma GT5500+
4.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
5.  Epson 5040UB
6.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
7.  Sony HW45ES
8.  BenQ HT2050A
9.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
10.  BenQ HT2150ST
11.  Optoma HD27e
12.  JVC DLA-X790R
13.  Optoma HD27HDR
14.  Optoma HD27
15.  LG HF85JA
16.  Optoma GT5600
17.  Epson Pro Cinema 4050
18.  Optoma HD39Darbee
19.  Optoma HD29Darbee
20.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
21.  BenQ HT1070A
22.  Epson 3700
23.  Epson 4000
24.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
25.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
26.  BenQ TH671ST
27.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
28.  Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB
29.  Epson 3100
30.  JVC DLA-RS440U
31.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
32.  JVC DLA-RS540U
33.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
34.  ViewSonic PX700HD
35.  BenQ HT3050
36.  BenQ MH530FHD
37.  ViewSonic PX706HD
38.  Acer H6517ST
39.  Epson Europe TW9300
40.  Sony HW65ES
41.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
42.  LG PF1000UW
43.  LG PF1500W
44.  Epson 5040UBe
45.  ViewSonic LS820
46.  JVC DLA-RS520
47.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
48.  ViewSonic PX800HD
49.  BenQ HT4050
50.  Acer Z650
51.  LG HF80JA
52.  JVC DLA-X990R
53.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
54.  Epson 4040
55.  ViewSonic PX725HD
56.  Epson Europe TW9300W
57.  Epson LS10500
58.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
59.  JVC DLA-X570R
60.  JVC X550R
61.  JVC DLA-RS420
62.  Epson 3900
63.  BenQ W8000
64.  Vivitek H1188
65.  JVC DLA-RS620
66.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
67.  BenQ HT6050
68.  JVC X950R
69.  JVC DLA-X770R
70.  JVC DLA-X9900BE
71.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
72.  JVC DLA-X970R
74.  JVC X750R
75.  JVC DLA-X7900WE