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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.

BenQ TH671ST DLP Highly Rated
The BenQ TH671ST's compact size, short throw lens, bright picture, accurate color, and fast 16 ms input lag makes it an ideal choice fo... more»
Optoma HD27HDR DLP Highly Rated
In a clever twist, Optoma made the HD27HDR capable of accepting 4K HDR content and delivering some benefits of HDR at 1080p resolution.... more»
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»

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.  Optoma GT5500+
2.  Epson Home Cinema 4010
3.  Optoma HD143X
4.  Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
5.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
6.  Optoma HD27HDR
7.  BenQ HT2050A
8.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
9.  Sony HW45ES
10.  BenQ HT2150ST
11.  BenQ TH671ST
12.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
13.  LG HF85JA
14.  Optoma HD27e
15.  Optoma GT5600
16.  JVC DLA-X790R
17.  Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB
18.  Epson Pro Cinema 4050
19.  BenQ MH530FHD
20.  ViewSonic PX700HD
21.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
22.  Epson Home Cinema 4000
23.  Optoma HD27
24.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
25.  Optoma HD39Darbee
26.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
27.  JVC DLA-RS440U
28.  Optoma HD29Darbee
29.  BenQ HT3050
30.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
31.  Epson Europe TW9300
32.  Epson Home Cinema 3700
33.  ViewSonic PX706HD
34.  Acer H6517ST
35.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
36.  Sony HW65ES
37.  JVC DLA-RS540U
38.  Epson Home Cinema 3100
39.  LG HF80JA
40.  LG PF1500W
41.  XGIMI H2
42.  LG PF1000UW
43.  Epson Home Cinema 5040UBe
44.  Anker Nebula Prizm II
45.  BenQ HT1070A
46.  ASUS F1
47.  ViewSonic PX725HD
48.  BenQ HT4050
49.  Acer Z650
50.  Epson Pro LS10500
51.  InFocus ScreenPlay SP2080HD
52.  BenQ MH535FHD
53.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
54.  XGIMI Z6 Polar
55.  Xiaomi Mi
56.  ViewSonic PX800HD
57.  ViewSonic LS820
58.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
59.  InFocus ScreenPlay SP1081HD
60.  AAXA P7
61.  BenQ W8000
62.  XGIMI H1
63.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
64.  Polaroid U-200
65.  Vivitek H1188
66.  JVC DLA-X990R
67.  JVC DLA-X570R
68.  ViewSonic LS700HD
69.  JVC DLA-X7900WE
70.  Epson Home Cinema 3900
71.  JmGO N7
72.  JVC DLA-X9900BE
73.  JmGO N7L
74.  JVC DLA-X770R