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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Long Throw Lens:
A long throw lens allows greater distance between the projector and the screen while being able to maintain the image size and brightness of a shorter throw lens for any given projector. Depending on the room, a long throw lens may be required due to mounting constraints nearer the projected image.

Edge Enhancement:
A technique used to increase apparent resolution by increasing contrast around object edges. Usually counterproductive with already high-resolution sources and can become a source of image distortion.

Color Saturation:
Measure of color purity. Highly saturated colors emit a very narrow band of wavelengths of light instead of the broader spectrum of frequencies emitted from mixed colors. A display with good saturation capability will look vibrant.

Progressive Scan:
A display mode in which all the horizontal lines of an image are displayed at one time in a single frame, unlike an interlaced scan in which a frame consists of two separate fields with the first field consisting of odd horizontal lines and the second field even horizontal lines. Progressive scan is used by projectors, computer monitors, HDTV systems, and some digital camcorders. Progressive Scan requires a faster horizontal scan frequency than interlaced images of the same resolution
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD143X
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  Optoma GT5500+
5.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
6.  Sony HW45ES
7.  BenQ HT2050A
8.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
9.  BenQ HT2150ST
10.  Optoma HD29Darbee
11.  Epson 4000
12.  Optoma HD27e
13.  Optoma HD142x
14.  Optoma HD27HDR
15.  Optoma HD39Darbee
16.  Optoma HD27
17.  BenQ HT1070A
18.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
19.  Epson 3700
20.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
21.  JVC DLA-RS440U
22.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
23.  Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB
24.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
25.  JVC DLA-X590R
26.  Epson 3100
27.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
28.  Optoma GT5600
29.  LG HF85JA
30.  BenQ TH671ST
31.  JVC DLA-X790R
32.  BenQ HT3050
33.  LG PF1000UW
34.  Sony HW65ES
35.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
36.  Epson Europe TW9300
37.  ViewSonic PX700HD
38.  JVC DLA-RS540U
39.  ViewSonic PX706HD
40.  Epson 4040
41.  Epson 5040UBe
42.  BenQ MH530FHD
43.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
44.  Acer H6517ST
45.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
46.  LG HF80JA
47.  JVC DLA-X990R
48.  BenQ HT4050
49.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
50.  Epson Europe TW9300W
51.  ViewSonic LS820
52.  JVC X550R
53.  Epson LS10500
54.  ViewSonic PX800HD
55.  JVC DLA-RS640U
56.  JVC DLA-RS420
57.  Epson 3900
58.  LG PF1500W
59.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
60.  Vivitek H1188
61.  Acer Z650
62.  JVC DLA-RS520
63.  BenQ W8000
64.  Epson Pro 6030UB
65.  JVC DLA-X9900BE
66.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
67.  JVC DLA-X570R
68.  JVC DLA-X970R
69.  JVC X950R
70.  JVC DLA-X770R
71.  JVC DLA-RS620
72.  BenQ HT6050
73.  JVC DLA-X7900WE
74.  SIM2 Crystal Cube SUPERCUBE
75.  JVC X750R