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 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

1080P Projector Reviews

1080P Projector Reviews Reviews

Image Review MRSP Technology
JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review$5199 Street priceD-ILA
Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector$
BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector Review$2799DLP
Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review$999 street priceDLP
BenQ W1500 Home Projector – Review$1999DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector Quick Look Review$3499 MSRP3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review$8993LCD
Review: Optoma HD131Xe Projector$799 DLP
Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector$3999LCoS
Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector – Review$24993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Home Theater Projector Review$2599 MAP including 2 pair 3D glasses 3LCD
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$3499.95D-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
Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector Review$3500LCoS
Sharp XV-Z30000 Home Theater Projector Review$1999DLP
Acer H6500 Home Theater Projector Review$899DLP
JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review$MSRP: 9999, Street Price: 7995LCOS 3 Panel
Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector Review$1,9993LCD
BenQ W7000 Home Theater Projector Review$1999DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6010 Home Theater Projector Mini Review$39993LCD
SIM2 Nero 3D-2 Projector Review$24900DLP
Sony VPL-VW95ES Projector Review$6999LCoS
Epson Home Cinema 5010 Home Theater Projector Review$2,9993LCD
Acer H9500BD Home Theater Projector Review$1699DLP
Panasonic PT-AE7000 Home Theater Projector Review$3,4993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 3010 Home Theater Projector Review$15993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 3010e Home Theater Projector Review$1,5993LCD
Sony VPL-HW30ES Home Theater Projector Review$3,699LCoS
Optoma HD8300 Home Theater Projector Review$4499DLP
Optoma HD33 Home Theater Projector Review$1499DLP
JVC DLA-HD250Pro Projector Review$2995D-ILA
Runco Lightstyle LS-5 Projector Review$6995DLP
BenQ W1200 Home Theater Projector Review$1499DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 9350 Projector – A Comparison$2,2993LCD
Epson Pro Cinema 9700UB Projector – A Comparison$3,1993LCD
JVC DLA-RS60 Projector Review$11,995LCoS
Runco Lightstyle LS-10d Projector Review$269953 Chip DLP
Sony VPL-VW90ES Projector Review$9,999LCoS
Vivitek H1080FD Projector Review$899DLP
Sharp XV-Z17000 Projector Review$4,999DLP
Mitsubishi HC7800D Home Theater Projector Review$3,995DLP
Viewsonic Pro8200 Projector Review$949DLP
Sony VPL-VWPRO1 Projector Review$3,400LCoS
Mitsubishi HC4000 Projector Review$1495DLP
3D Projectors: LG CF3D Projector Review$14999 LCoS
Epson Home Cinema 8700UB Projector Review$2,1993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 8350 Projector Review$1,2993LCD
Sanyo PLV-Z4000 Projector Review$2,4953LCD
LG AF115 Projector Review$2500DLP
Mitsubishi HC9000D Projector Review$6,999LCoS
Vivitek H5080 Projector Review$2999DLP
Runco Lightstyle LS-7 Projector Review$15,4953 Chip DLP
Compare Projectors- BenQ W6000 vs. LG CF181D Home Projectors Compared$

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!

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

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