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

Image Review MRSP Technology
AAXA M6 Pocket LED Projector Review$599LED
Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review$21993LCD
Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Laser, True 4K, Home Theater Projector Review$24,999SXRD-3
BenQ CH100 Portable Business Projector Review$999DLP
Epson Pro Cinema LS10500 Laser Home Theater Projector – Review$79993LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
Acer H7550ST Home Entertainment Projector Review$999DLP
The Astonishing Epson Pro Cinema 4040 Home Theater Projector – Review$26993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 3700 Projector Review$14993LCD
Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review$22993LCD
InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review$6889DLP
BenQ HT6050 Home Theater Projector Review$3799DLP
Viewsonic Pro8530HDL Projector Review$2169.99DLP
HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UB$
InFocus IN1118HD Mobile Projector Review$1149DLP
Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review$1999SXRD (3)
LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review$1,399DLP
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB Home Theater Projector Review$26993LCD
Epson Powerlite Pro L1500, L1505 Laser Projector Review$219993LCD
BenQ SU931 Large Venue Projector Review$2900DLP
ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review$899DLP
JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector Review$3995D-ILA-3
Epson Pro Cinema 1985 W Projector Review$24993LCD
Optoma EH320USTi Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review$1799DLP
Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review$3999SXRD (3)
Epson Home Cinema 1040 Home Theater Projector Review$7993LCD
JVC DLA-RS600U, X950R Home Theater Projector Review$9995D-ILA-3
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review$16993LCD
Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review$14999SXRD (3)
BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector Review$1399DLP
Epson Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors – A Review$7993LCD
Epson LS10000 vs JVC DLA-RS6710 – Two Awesome HT Projectors, Updated$
Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL Projector Review$28,9993LCD
Optoma HD37 Home Projector Review$999DLP
Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema G6550WU Commercial and Home Entertainment Projector – Review$49993LCD
BenQ HC1200 Projector Review$999 (889 street price)DLP
JVC DLA-RS6710U, RS67U, X900R, 4K Home Theater Projector Review$12495D-ILA
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review$789DLP
Epson Pro-Cinema LS9600e Projector Review$59993LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
Optoma HD161X Home Theater Projector Review$1599DLP
Sony VPL-CH375 Projector Review$29993LCD
Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K Projector – A Review$27999SXRD (3)
Epson Home Cinema 3500 Home Theater Projector Review$16993LCD
Optoma HD141X Projector Review$699DLP
BenQ HT1075 Projector Review$1199DLP
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Home Theater Projector – Review$79993LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
LG PF85U LED Projector – Review$1299DLP
Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector Review$2499SXRD (3)
Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector Review$3999DLP
JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review$5199D-ILA
Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector$
BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector Review$2799DLP
Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review$999DLP
BenQ W1500 Home Projector – Review$1999DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector Quick Look Review$34993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review$8993LCD
Review: Optoma HD131Xe Projector$799DLP
Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector$3999LCoS
Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector – Review$24993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Home Theater Projector Review$25993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review$9993LCD
Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector Review$699DLP
Optoma HD25-LV Home Theater Projector Review$1299DLP
JVC DLA-X35 Projector Review$3499D-ILA
JVC DLA-X95R Projector Review$11999D-ILA
Mitsubishi HC8000D Home Theater Projector Review$2999DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6020 UB Home Theater Projector Review$35003LCD
BenQ W1070 Home Theater Projector Review$999DLP
JVC DLA-X55R Projector Review$4999D-ILA
Optoma HD23 Home Theater Projector Review$999DLP
Mitsubishi HC7900DW Home Theater Projector Review$2499DLP
Panasonic PT-AE8000 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB Projector Comparison$3 Chip DLP
Epson Home Cinema 3020 Home Theater Projector Review$15993LCD
Panasonic PT-AE8000U Home Theater Projector Review$29993LCD
Viewsonic Pro9000 Home Theater Projector Review$3500DLP
Panasonic PT-DZ770UL WUXGA DLP Projector Review$16699DLP
Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector Review$3500LCoS
Sharp XV-Z30000 Home Theater Projector Review$1999DLP
Acer H6500 Home Theater Projector Review$899DLP
JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review$9999LCOS 3 Panel
Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector Review$19993LCD

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