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 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.
1080P Projector Reviews
Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector
Sony VPL-HW55ES PROJECTOR REVIEW This Sony wins our HOT PRODUCT Award. Excellent!
Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review
WATCH THE VIDEOS HERE: Epson HC2030 "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary and shorter Video Overview
Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector Review
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: ViewSonic PJD7820HD "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary
Optoma HD25-LV Home Theater Projector Review
WATCH THE VIDEOS HERE: Optoma HD25-LV "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary
JVC DLA-X35 Projector Review
This year JVC has expanded their lineup from three to four projectors. That's true for both JVC's Consumer group, which market this JVC DLA-X35 projector >>
Mitsubishi HC8000D Home Theater Projector Review
Mitsubishi's new HC8000D home theater projector (first shown at the CEDIA show last fall), has a manufacturer-suggested list price of $2,999 and it' >>
Epson Pro Cinema 6020 UB Home Theater Projector Review
The Epson Pro Cinema 6020 projector is nearly identical to the Epson Home Cinema 5020UB, which we reviewed in October 2012. We had both the 6020UB and >>
BenQ W1070 Home Theater Projector Review
Wow! 3D capable and 1080p, exceptional brightness and the promise of really good color! Sounds like a really nice, and expensive projector. Not >>
JVC DLA-X55R Projector Review
Last year JVC offered three home theater projectors in their lineup, but this JVC DLA-X55R shares features from two of those JVC projectors. The DLA >>
Optoma HD23 Home Theater Projector Review
Check out this solid, sub-$1000 home entertainment projector. Of course you can place it in a home theater, but it is more intended for less well designed >>
Mitsubishi HC7900DW Home Theater Projector Review
Mitsubishi's new HC7900DW home theater projector has a manufacturer-suggested list price of $2,499 and it's sold by local installing authorized dealers >>
1080P Projector Reviews Reviews
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!
Popular 1080p Projector Reviews
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!
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