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
JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review
JVC DLA-RS4910 and the RS49 and X500R - are superb home theater projectors with excellent black levels, that are 3D capable and accept 4K source material >>
Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector
Epson's HC5030UB - aka Home Cinema 5030UB takes on Sony's VPL-HW55ES. This is a battle of what I consider the two best projectors in terms of performance >>
BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector Review
The BenQ W7500 home theater projector is new for 2014. An extremely bright DLP projector, it replaces one of our favorite projectors in last year's >>
Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review
Qumi Q7 LED Projector with 800 lumens - this projector is suitable for portable business and education use, digital signage and for home entertainment >>
BenQ W1500 Home Projector – Review
Under $2000 gets you the W1500 projector: Good in a theater, better in a family room, it serves up great color, 1.6:1 zoom and wireless HDMI, for convenience >>
Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review
EPSON HOME CINEMA 2000 PROJECTOR: This lower cost, online version, an almost identical twin to Epson's HC2030 sells for under $900. It is a very bright >>
Review: Optoma HD131Xe Projector
The HD131Xe is a cross-over projector marketed for home entertainment, home theater, and gaming. It's suitable for doing business presentations, too. >>
Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector
This roughly $3500 net Sony home theater projector has a great picture. The VPL-HW55ES wins our HOT PRODUCT Award, and is an overall excellent choice!
Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector – Review
EPSON PRO CINEMA 4030 PROJECTOR: Just a small step down in performance from the 5030UB and 6030UB, the 4030 is an excellent value, comes with spare >>
Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Home Theater Projector Review
$2500 and change gets you great black level performance, and a first class projector in terms of picture. 3D, and 2 pair of glasses, best warranty… >>
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
VIEWSONIC PJD7820HD is the lowest cost 1080p projector to date: Popular for home entertainment, and portable business use. Read our full review or >>
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