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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.

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»
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»

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.  Epson Home Cinema 2150
4.  Optoma GT5500+
5.  Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
6.  Optoma HD27HDR
7.  Epson Home Cinema 1060
8.  BenQ HT2050A
9.  BenQ HT2150ST
10.  Sony HW45ES
11.  Optoma GT1080Darbee
12.  LG HF85JA
13.  Optoma GT5600
14.  Epson Home Cinema 4000
15.  Optoma HD27e
16.  Optoma HD27
17.  JVC DLA-X790R
18.  Optoma HD29Darbee
19.  ViewSonic PX700HD
20.  BenQ TH671ST
21.  Epson Pro Cinema 4050
22.  Epson Europe EH-TW650
23.  ViewSonic Pro7827HD
24.  Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB
25.  Epson Home Cinema 2100
26.  Optoma HD39Darbee
27.  ViewSonic PJD7828HDL
28.  JVC DLA-RS440U
29.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700
30.  BenQ MH530FHD
31.  Epson Home Cinema 3700
32.  BenQ HT3050
33.  Epson Home Cinema 3100
34.  Sony HW65ES
35.  Epson Europe EH-TW7300
36.  Epson Europe TW9300
37.  LG PF1000UW
38.  BenQ HT1070A
39.  LG PF1500W
40.  LG HF80JA
41.  Epson Home Cinema 5040UBe
42.  ViewSonic PX706HD
43.  JVC DLA-RS540U
44.  Acer H6517ST
45.  BenQ HT4050
46.  ViewSonic PX800HD
47.  Epson Pro LS10500
48.  Epson Europe EH-TW6700W
49.  ViewSonic PX725HD
50.  JVC DLA-X5900BE
51.  Polaroid U-200
52.  Acer Z650
53.  ViewSonic LS820
54.  JVC X550R
55.  JVC DLA-X570R
56.  Epson 4040
57.  JVC DLA-X990R
58.  Vivitek H1188
59.  Epson Europe TW9300W
60.  JVC DLA-X7900BE
61.  Epson Home Cinema 3900
62.  BenQ W8000
63.  JVC DLA-RS520
64.  BenQ HT6050
65.  ASUS F1
66.  JVC DLA-RS420
67.  JVC X750R
68.  JVC DLA-X770R
69.  JVC X950R
70.  JVC DLA-X5900WE
71.  JVC DLA-X7900WE
72.  Vivitek H1060
73.  JVC DLA-RS620
75.  JVC DLA-X970R