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: Sony, Panasonic, Optoma, Epson, Mitsubishi, and InFocus.
Read the Annual 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report for education check out our annual Education Projector report.
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!
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
Nebula Capsule 3 Laser by Anker. The Nebula Capsule 3 Laser is a portable compact projector with an integrated battery and retails for $799.99. It can reproduce Full HD (1920x1280) resolution and project images up to 120”. While most portable proje ...
The LG CineBeam PF510Q is a Full HD, $599.99 portable, 4Ch (RGBB) LED smart projector with 450 ANSI lumens. In addition, the PF510Q is an HDR-compatible projector, and the 4-channel (RGBB) LED light source is rated to last up to 30,000 hours. The ...
AAXA P400 The AAXA P400 is a battery-powered, LED short-throw, DLP projector capable of displaying a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution image which retails for $269. The P400 is one of the newest models from AAXA which is a leading manufacturer of smal ...
A 7000 lumens compact professional fixed lens projector with an excellent WUXGA picture. The Epson PowerLite L730U is a 3-chip 3LCD laser projector selling for $4,181 MSRP. The PowerLite L730U uses three native 1,920 x 1,200 polysilicon TFT a ...
The BenQ TH690ST won the Projector Reviews “Highly Recommended” award. The BenQ TH690ST 4LED 1080p HDR Short Throw Projector for Console Gaming that retails for $1,099 and can deliver 2,300 ANSI lumens of brightness. The TH690ST is part of BenQ’s g ...
The Wemax Dice is a full HD, portable projector that retails for $699. This projector offers exceptional picture quality at an affordable price.
The Philips Screeneo U4 is compact with a contemporary look. The Philips Screeneo U4 is a compact 400 ANSI lumen Ultra-Short-Throw (UST) 4LED projector with integrated speakers and retails for $669. Dan Mamane, President of Screeneo Innovation SA, stat ...
8.6" x 4.6" x 0.97" (W x D x H) and weighs just 1.7 pounds The Wemax Go Advanced is a first-of-its-kind, ultra-portable 1080p DLP business laser projector, capable of 600 ANSI lumens of brightness, 1.5 hours of battery life, less than one-inch thick, a ...
The XGIMI Elfin Smart LED projector is a Smart LED 1080P projector rated to deliver up to 800 ANSI lumens, and it retails for $649.
The XGIMI Halo is a smart 1080P portable DLP projector with a compact design that is super portable, awarded the Projector Reviews Best in Class Award.
When Epson announced the Brightlink 1485Fi series collaborative projector last year, like most of us, they never expected the outbreak of the worldwide pandemic we still find ourselves living with. To quote Epson, the Brightlink 1485Fi was designed to ...
The Epson Home Cinema 880 is the manufacturer’s least expensive home theater projector but it offers a lot of performance for the price.
The ViewSonic M2 Smart 1080P LED projector with Harman Kardon Bluetooth speakers (referred to as “the M2” in the remainder of this review) is a 500 ANSI Lumen (1200 LED lumen), full HD (1,920 x1,080) DLP LED-powered business and home media projector de ...
The Epson EF12, part of their EpiqVision series of Smart projectors, offers all the benefits of a Smart TV with the benefits of a projector.
The Elite Projector offers multiple MosicGO systems, which are a portable home theater system designed for outdoor and indoor entertainment.
The Epson LS500 is a laser powered, 4000 lumen, 3LCD projector with an ultra short throw design, and it is bundled with either a 100” or 120” screen.
Panasonic's first discrete RGB LED DLP projector that's being marketed to both the business and home markets.
The Philips PicoPix Max is a Full HD (1,920x1,080) DLP projector capable of producing up to a 120’ image, with built in speakers, and up to a 3-hour battery life.
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New 4,000 lumens laser WUXGA DLP business projector from BenQ.
The Panasonic PT-MZ16KL is an installation class 3LCD laser projector with WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution and rated brightness of 16,000 lumens.
This feature article primarily focuses on some exciting uses of the larger, more powerful and capable laser projectors.
BenQ describes the EH600 as the World’s first Android based smart projector designed specifically for business applications.
In this review we compare two projectors - the BenQ TH585 and the Vankyo V630 head-to-head.
The Christie LWU530-APS is a 5,000 ANSI lumen business class laser projector with WUXGA resolution that can accept a full range of content up to 4K.
Greetings, projector professionals: AV managers, IT, tech coordinators, educators, presenters, and buyers. Sony, as one of the most recognized brands in the world obviously needs no formal introduction. Their reputation for quality goes back to the la ...
In this article we take a look at NEC's extensive line of Laser projectors that can work with just about any budget.
The Christie LHD878-DS is a 7,800 ANSI lumen business class laser projector with Full HD resolution that can accept a full range of 4K content.
The Vivitek DH3660Z is a 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution, DLP projector intended for business and education environments.
‘Tis the season to be shopping for your next home entertainment or home theater projector! Welcome to our annual shopping guide, the Holiday Guide for Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000. In this guide we’ve selected some great projectors f ...
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The Panasonic PT-VMZ50 is a business class 3LCD laser projector with WUXGA (1920 x 1200), resolution and rated brightness of 5,000 lumens.
The Optoma HD27HDR serves up High dynamic range (HDR), which is the biggest improvement in consumer video since HDTV was introduced about 20 years ago.
The Optoma HD243X is a single-chip DLP projector that offers full HD resolution (1920X1080).
The BenQ InstaShow system consists of a simple transmitter and receiver to deliver your content easily and quickly.
The new Epson 4K capable Home Cinema 5050UB projector is their latest and best projector in Epson’s now 12 year old UB series.
The Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB Projector - Epson's most advanced home theater projector to date, is fully 4K capable.
The new Epson Home Cinema 5050UB launched last month, is almost certainly the most anticipated new home theater projector from Epson in over two years, and certainly one of the most anticipated projectors from any projector manufacturers.
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First look review of the BenQ HT3550 4K UHD projector.
NEC's powerful 4K capable commercial laser projectors - the PX1004UL and the PH3501QL.
Epson launched two versions of what is now a truly top selling home theater projector: The Epson Pro Cinema 4050, and the Home Cinema 4010.
The new Epson 4K Home Cinema 4010 and Pro Cinema 4050 projectors represent another step in the evolution of 4K capable, pixel shifting projectors.
The Viewsonic PJD7828HDL is an entry level priced 1080p resolution DLP projector, one that provides a lot of value.
We have created two Holiday Gift Guides from our favorite projectors of this year, one for home theater projectors and screens under $2000, and one for those priced over $2000.
The Epson Home Cinema 2100 and Home Cinema 2150 are two new projectors that replace their venerable HC2040 and HC2045.
The Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector is 1080p ultra-short throw projector with 4,000 lumens.
The NEC NP-PA653UL is a 6,500 lumen, large venue laser projector using 3LCD technology for advanced business and education applications.
The Epson Home Cinema 1060 was just announced alongside two other projectors, which are a part of Epson’s new value line. There are a few key differences between the trio – but only a few. They’re similar in feature set and hardware, with varying resolutions and price. All three projectors are selling for below $700.
The Epson Home Cinema 660 is one of three new projectors just announced by Epson with 3300, the 660 is bright enough to cut through a considerable amount of ambient light. .
Epson has just announced two evolutionary projectors to replace a couple of their most popular projectors. The Epson Home Cinema 2150 and its younger brother, the Home Cinema 2100.
The AAXA M6 is a bright, single chip DLP pocket-class projector with LED technology. Instead of a lamp, the 1,200 lumen M6 features three LED lights recreate the color spectrum.
The Epson Home Cinema 2100 is one of two projectors just announced by Epson that are evolutionary.
The Epson HC4000 is an affordable native 1080p pixel shifting projector that's 4K capable.
The Acer H7550ST is a powerful little short throw, single chip DLP home entertainment projector claiming 3000 lumens.
Review of the Epson Pro Cinema 4040 Home Theater Projector.
The Home Cinema 3700 is one of three projectors launched by Epson to replace their 3000 series.
Epson describes the PowerLite 2265U as a portable business projector, it is somewhat larger and heavier than many portable models.
The InFocus IN5148HD is intended for use in large venues where a high light output projector is called for.