Reviews of 1080P Projectors

The 1080p projectors category includes the latest projectors with true HD 1080p resolution. See below for a list of 1080p projector reviews and information pages.
1080p projectors are full HD.
1080p projectors are full HD.
1080p resolution projectors are often referred to as Full HD (as opposed to 720p). Until recently, 1080p projectors typically referred to home theater projectors. That’s no longer the case as more and more business and education projectors are now higher resolution before and count 1080p as one of those resolutions.What is 1080p?  It’s an image that’s 1920 pixels across, and 1080 pixels down. From a practical standpoint consider it to be 2K resolution (close enough).

Let’s start with the home theater side:  1080p HD projectors are essential for enjoying the high definition picture quality that are produced in all major blockbusters today. Oh, 720p can be OK, but remember we’re talking large screens, projector owners can appreciate higher resolution far better than someone with a 50″ LCDTV.

Just about every home theater projector selling today for over $1000 in the United states offers native 1080p.  We’ve just begun to see 4K resolution projectors – sometimes called Ultra-HD.  At the moment though (but not for long, 4K projectors start around the price of a car (and not an inexpensive one at that).  If you are in the market for a home theater projector system, and not prepared to put a dent into your equity line 1080p is the standard.

On the business – educational – commercial projector side, we’re now seeing higher end projectors move up from WXGA (1280×800) – which is just a touch higher resolution than 720p. While WXGA projectors start around $500 or so, 1080p projectors are finally showing up under $2000, but most are high power, feature laden projectors costing several thousands, or even more.

Popular 1080p projector brands include: SonyPanasonicOptomaEpsonMitsubishi, andInFocus.

Read the Annual 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report for education check out our annual Education Projector report

About 1080p Projectors

For perspective, on the home theater side, consider  Blu-ray discs. They are recorded at at 1080p resolution.  A 4K standard for Blu-ray is in the works, but we’re not there at this time.

We do an annual home theater report in which we review the top competitors on the market.  We don’t consider projectors with less than 1080p resolution, considering those lower to be more basic home entertainment projectors. On the commercial side, 1080p capable projectors are being used in scientific and engineering applications, architecture and photography.  You would be unlikely to find a native 1080p projector in a high school, but they are being installed into college classrooms.

1080p home theater projectors range from under $800 up to prices well into five figures.  Projector Reviews has reviewed 1080p projector units costing up to $30,000 so far, however, we have also reviewed a Sony 4K projector that lists for $24999! Ultimately 4K projectors will drive down the prices of the higher end 2K – 1080p projectors!

BenQ W1070 Projector 
The BenQ W1070 is one of our favorite lower cost 1080p projectors.  Selling for around $1000, it offers vibrant color, 3D capabilities, and even lens shift.

JVC DLA-X95R Projector
The flagship of the JVC home theater projector line, this over $10,000 projector may be the best overall 1080p home theater projector we’ve reviewed.

Epson Home Cinema 5020UB
The Home Cinema 5020UB replaces last year’s Best In Class winner. Excellent black levels, extremely bright, and 3D capable. The thing that makes this projector so popular is it’s price at under $2600!

Panasonic PT-DZ770UL
This commercial projector is pretty high end, with  a $17,000 range list price (sells for way below that), offers 7000 lumens dual lamps and a range of interchangeable lenses.  Serious for auditoriums and 24/7 applications

1080P Projector Reviews

1080P Projector Reviews REVIEWS

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NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 27, 2017
  • MSRP: $7,779
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 660 First Look Review Epson Home Cinema 660 First Look Review
  • Review Date: August 29, 2017
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology:
AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED! AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED!
  • Review Date: August 16, 2017
  • MSRP: $599
  • Technology: LED
Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 30, 2017
  • MSRP: $2199
  • Technology: 3LCD
Acer H7550ST Home Entertainment Projector Review Acer H7550ST Home Entertainment Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 14, 2017
  • MSRP: $999
  • Technology: DLP
The Astonishing Epson Pro Cinema 4040 Home Theater Projector – Review The Astonishing Epson Pro Cinema 4040 Home Theater Projector – Review
  • Review Date: March 16, 2017
  • MSRP: $2699
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 3700 Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 3700 Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 14, 2017
  • MSRP: $1499
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 8, 2017
  • MSRP: $2299
  • Technology: 3LCD
InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 28, 2017
  • MSRP: $6889
  • Technology: DLP
BenQ HT6050 Home Theater Projector Review BenQ HT6050 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 15, 2016
  • MSRP: $3799
  • Technology: DLP
Viewsonic Pro8530HDL Projector Review Viewsonic Pro8530HDL Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 16, 2016
  • MSRP: $2169.99
  • Technology: DLP
HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UB HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UB
  • Review Date: September 24, 2016
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology:
InFocus IN1118HD Mobile Projector Review InFocus IN1118HD Mobile Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 13, 2016
  • MSRP: $1149
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 27, 2016
  • MSRP: $1999
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 16, 2016
  • MSRP: $1,399
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 11, 2016
  • MSRP: $2699
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Powerlite Pro L1500, L1505 Laser Projector Review Epson Powerlite Pro L1500, L1505 Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 8, 2016
  • MSRP: $21999
  • Technology: 3LCD
BenQ SU931 Large Venue Projector Review BenQ SU931 Large Venue Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 8, 2016
  • MSRP: $2900
  • Technology: DLP
ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review
  • Review Date: May 12, 2016
  • MSRP: $899
  • Technology: DLP
JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector Review JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 30, 2016
  • MSRP: $3995
  • Technology: D-ILA-3
Epson Pro Cinema 1985 W Projector Review Epson Pro Cinema 1985 W Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 11, 2016
  • MSRP: $2499
  • Technology: 3LCD
Optoma EH320USTi Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review Optoma EH320USTi Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 18, 2016
  • MSRP: $1799
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 6, 2016
  • MSRP: $3999
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
Epson Home Cinema 1040 Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 1040 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 4, 2016
  • MSRP: $799
  • Technology: 3LCD
JVC DLA-RS600U, X950R Home Theater Projector Review JVC DLA-RS600U, X950R Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 25, 2016
  • MSRP: $9995
  • Technology: D-ILA-3
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 28, 2015
  • MSRP: $1699
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 18, 2015
  • MSRP: $14999
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector Review BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 6, 2015
  • MSRP: $1399
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors – A Review Epson Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors – A Review
  • Review Date: September 16, 2015
  • MSRP: $799
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson LS10000 vs JVC DLA-RS6710 – Two Awesome HT Projectors Epson LS10000 vs JVC DLA-RS6710 – Two Awesome HT Projectors
  • Review Date: September 9, 2015
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology:
Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL Projector Review Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 2, 2015
  • MSRP: $28,999
  • Technology: 3LCD
Optoma HD37 Home Projector Review Optoma HD37 Home Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 2, 2015
  • MSRP: $999
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema G6550WU Commercial and Home Entertainment Projector – Review Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema G6550WU Commercial and Home Entertainment Projector – Review
  • Review Date: June 12, 2015
  • MSRP: $4999
  • Technology: 3LCD
BenQ HC1200 Projector Review BenQ HC1200 Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 27, 2015
  • MSRP: $999 ($889 street price)
  • Technology: DLP
JVC DLA-RS6710U, RS67U, X900R, 4K Home Theater Projector Review JVC DLA-RS6710U, RS67U, X900R, 4K Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 22, 2015
  • MSRP: $12495
  • Technology: D-ILA
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 19, 2015
  • MSRP: $789
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Pro-Cinema LS9600e Projector Review Epson Pro-Cinema LS9600e Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 13, 2015
  • MSRP: $5999
  • Technology: 3LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
Optoma HD161X Home Theater Projector Review Optoma HD161X Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 21, 2015
  • MSRP: $1599
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-CH375 Projector Review Sony VPL-CH375 Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 25, 2014
  • MSRP: $2999
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K Projector – A Review Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K Projector – A Review
  • Review Date: November 22, 2014
  • MSRP: $27999
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
Epson Home Cinema 3500 Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 3500 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 30, 2014
  • MSRP: $1699
  • Technology: 3LCD
Optoma HD141X Projector Review Optoma HD141X Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 12, 2014
  • MSRP: $699
  • Technology: DLP
BenQ HT1075 Projector Review BenQ HT1075 Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 4, 2014
  • MSRP: $1199
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Home Theater Projector – Review Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Home Theater Projector – Review
  • Review Date: September 9, 2014
  • MSRP: $7999
  • Technology: 3LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
LG PF85U LED Projector – Review LG PF85U LED Projector – Review
  • Review Date: August 28, 2014
  • MSRP: $1299
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 10, 2014
  • MSRP: $2499
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector Review Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: June 11, 2014
  • MSRP: $3999
  • Technology: DLP
JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 14, 2014
  • MSRP: $5199
  • Technology: D-ILA
Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector
  • Review Date: March 29, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology:
BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector Review BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 18, 2014
  • MSRP: $2799
  • Technology: DLP
Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review
  • Review Date: March 1, 2014
  • MSRP: $999
  • Technology: DLP
BenQ W1500 Home Projector – Review BenQ W1500 Home Projector – Review
  • Review Date: December 25, 2013
  • MSRP: $1999
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector Quick Look Review Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector Quick Look Review
  • Review Date: December 16, 2013
  • MSRP: $3499
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review
  • Review Date: December 16, 2013
  • MSRP: $899
  • Technology: 3LCD
Review:  Optoma HD131Xe Projector Review: Optoma HD131Xe Projector
  • Review Date: December 16, 2013
  • MSRP: $799
  • Technology: DLP
Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: December 7, 2013
  • MSRP: $3999
  • Technology: LCoS
Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector – Review Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector – Review
  • Review Date: November 12, 2013
  • MSRP: $2499
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 27, 2013
  • MSRP: $2599
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 27, 2013
  • MSRP: $999
  • Technology: 3LCD
Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector Review Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 5, 2013
  • MSRP: $699
  • Technology: DLP
Optoma HD25-LV Home Theater Projector Review Optoma HD25-LV Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 10, 2013
  • MSRP: $1299
  • Technology: DLP
JVC DLA-X35 Projector Review JVC DLA-X35 Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 3, 2013
  • MSRP: $3499
  • Technology: D-ILA
JVC DLA-X95R Projector Review JVC DLA-X95R Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 16, 2013
  • MSRP: $11999
  • Technology: D-ILA
Mitsubishi HC8000D Home Theater Projector Review Mitsubishi HC8000D Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 1, 2013
  • MSRP: $2999
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6020 UB Home Theater Projector Review Epson Pro Cinema 6020 UB Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 27, 2013
  • MSRP: $3500
  • Technology: 3LCD
BenQ W1070 Home Theater Projector Review BenQ W1070 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 6, 2013
  • MSRP: $999
  • Technology: DLP
JVC DLA-X55R Projector Review JVC DLA-X55R Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 21, 2012
  • MSRP: $4999
  • Technology: D-ILA
Optoma HD23 Home Theater Projector Review Optoma HD23 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 7, 2012
  • MSRP: $999
  • Technology: DLP
Mitsubishi HC7900DW Home Theater Projector Review Mitsubishi HC7900DW Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 27, 2012
  • MSRP: $2499
  • Technology: DLP
Panasonic PT-AE8000 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB Projector Comparison Panasonic PT-AE8000 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB Projector Comparison
  • Review Date: November 19, 2012
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3 Chip DLP
Epson Home Cinema 3020 Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 3020 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 11, 2012
  • MSRP: $1599
  • Technology: 3LCD
Panasonic PT-AE8000U Home Theater Projector Review Panasonic PT-AE8000U Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 21, 2012
  • MSRP: $2999
  • Technology: 3LCD
Viewsonic Pro9000 Home Theater Projector Review Viewsonic Pro9000 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 15, 2012
  • MSRP: $3500
  • Technology: DLP
Panasonic PT-DZ770UL WUXGA DLP Projector Review Panasonic PT-DZ770UL WUXGA DLP Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 7, 2012
  • MSRP: $16699
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 26, 2012
  • MSRP: $3500
  • Technology: LCoS
Sharp XV-Z30000 Home Theater Projector Review Sharp XV-Z30000 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 22, 2012
  • MSRP: $1999
  • Technology: DLP
Acer H6500 Home Theater Projector Review Acer H6500 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: June 29, 2012
  • MSRP: $899
  • Technology: DLP
JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 27, 2012
  • MSRP: $9999
  • Technology: LCOS 3 Panel
Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector Review Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 10, 2012
  • MSRP: $1999
  • Technology: 3LCD
BenQ W7000 Home Theater Projector Review BenQ W7000 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 19, 2012
  • MSRP: $1999
  • Technology: DLP

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