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.

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»
LG HF85JA DLP
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»

Definitions of Commonly Used Projection Technology Terms
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Gray Scale:
A table of shading devoid of color, progressing from black to white. The number of discernible gray levels defines the color resolution of the display device and is used to evaluate color acuity and contrast.

Chromaticity:
The color quality of light that is defined by the wavelength (hue) and saturation. Chromaticity defines all the qualities of color except its brightness.

Projector:
A projector is a device that integrates a light source, an optics system, electronics and display(s) for the purpose of projecting an image from a computer or video device onto a wall or screen for large image viewing. These devices attach to a computer or video device as you would connect a monitor or television.

Blanking:
The period of time that an electron gun is turned off to reposition itself to paint the next part of the video onto the CRT screen.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD143X
2.  Epson 5040UB
3.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
4.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
5.  Optoma GT5500+
6.  Sony HW45ES
7.  Optoma HD29Darbee
8.  BenQ HT2050A
9.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
10.  Optoma HD27e
11.  Optoma HD142x
12.  Optoma HD27
13.  BenQ HT2150ST
14.  Epson 4000
15.  Optoma HD39Darbee
16.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
17.  JVC DLA-X590R
18.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
19.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
20.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
21.  Optoma GT1080
22.  Epson 3700
23.  LG HF85JA
24.  Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB
25.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
26.  JVC DLA-RS440U
27.  BenQ HT1070A
28.  BenQ TH671ST
29.  LG PF1000UW
30.  Epson 3100
31.  Sony HW65ES
32.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
33.  BenQ MH530FHD
34.  Epson Europe TW9300
35.  ViewSonic PX700HD
36.  BenQ HT3050
37.  ViewSonic PX706HD
38.  JVC DLA-X790R
39.  JVC DLA-X990R
40.  Epson 5040UBe
41.  BenQ HT4050
42.  LG PF1500W
43.  Acer H6517ST
44.  LG HF80JA
45.  Epson 4040
46.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
47.  Epson LS10500
48.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
49.  Epson 3900
50.  Optoma HD28DSE
51.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
52.  ViewSonic PX800HD
53.  Epson Europe TW9300W
54.  JVC DLA-X570R
55.  Acer Z650
56.  JVC X550R
57.  JVC DLA-RS640U
58.  JVC DLA-RS540U
59.  JVC DLA-RS420
60.  JVC DLA-RS520
61.  Vivitek H1188
62.  ViewSonic LS820
63.  BenQ W8000
64.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
65.  BenQ HT6050
66.  JVC DLA-X9900BE
67.  JVC DLA-X770R
68.  JVC DLA-X970R
69.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
70.  JVC X950R
71.  JVC DLA-RS620
72.  Epson Pro 6030UB
73.  JVC X750R
74.  JVC DLA-X7900WE
75.  JVC DLA-RS20LTD