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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HD-DVD:
High-Definition Digital Versatile Disc. Two formats have been proposed for these high-capacity DVDs, including Blu-ray and the generically named HD-DVD. Blu-ray is backed by Sony and Panasonic among others through the Blu-ray Disc Association and HD-DVD is backed by NEC and Toshiba through the DVD Forum. Blu-ray uses a higher resolution blue laser allowing for more disk capacity than HD-DVD, 25GB compared 15GB per layer. At present Blu-ray is more expensive and cannot be replicated on existing manufacturing lines.

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.

Lens Shift:
The purpose of "lens shift" is to eliminate keystone correction and provide greater flexibility in the placement of the projector relative to the screen or the alignment of stacked projectors. This is accomplished by allowing the optical lens to be physically shifted vertically and/or horizontally. These adjustments may be manual or motorized depending on the projector. See horizontal lens shift and vertical lens shift for typical adjustment ranges.

Subpixel:
On a flat-panel display, one of the primary color picture elements of which 3 make up a full color capable pixel.
Current 1080p Models
(sorted by popularity)
1.  Optoma HD143X
2.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
3.  Epson 5040UB
4.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
5.  Sony HW45ES
6.  Optoma GT5500+
7.  Optoma HD29Darbee
8.  BenQ HT2050A
9.  Optoma HD27
10.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
11.  BenQ HT2150ST
12.  Optoma HD142x
13.  Optoma HD27e
14.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
15.  Optoma HD39Darbee
16.  Epson 4000
17.  Epson 3700
18.  JVC DLA-X590R
19.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
20.  JVC DLA-RS440U
21.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
22.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
23.  Optoma GT1080
24.  BenQ HT1070A
25.  Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB
26.  BenQ MH530FHD
27.  Epson Home Cinema 2045
28.  LG HF85JA
29.  BenQ TH671ST
30.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
31.  ViewSonic PX706HD
32.  BenQ HT3050
33.  Epson 3100
34.  LG PF1000UW
35.  Sony HW65ES
36.  ViewSonic PX700HD
37.  JVC DLA-X790R
38.  Epson Europe TW9300
39.  Epson 5040UBe
40.  JVC DLA-X990R
41.  Acer H6517ST
42.  Epson 4040
43.  LG PF1500W
44.  JVC DLA-RS540U
45.  BenQ HT4050
46.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
47.  LG HF80JA
48.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
49.  ViewSonic PX800HD
50.  ViewSonic LS820
51.  Epson LS10500
52.  Epson 3900
53.  Acer Z650
54.  Optoma HD28DSE
55.  JVC DLA-X570R
56.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
57.  Epson Pro 6030UB
58.  JVC X550R
59.  JVC DLA-RS640U
60.  JVC DLA-RS420
61.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
62.  Epson Europe TW9300W
63.  Vivitek H1188
64.  JVC DLA-X7900WE
65.  Epson Europe EH-LS10500
66.  JVC DLA-RS520
67.  BenQ W8000
68.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
69.  JVC X750R
70.  JVC DLA-RS620
71.  BenQ HT6050
72.  JVC DLA-X770R
73.  JVC DLA-X970R
74.  JVC DLA-RS20LTD
75.  SIM2 Crystal Cube SUPERCUBE