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For movie buffs one of the most important elements in a projector is its resolution and since world cinema is rapidly switching over to full HD, there'll be more and more movies made in 1080p.

1080p stands for progressive scanning while 1080i stands for interlaced scanning. We recommend 1080p models since progressive scanning displays all the pixel rows simultaneously, giving a much sharper and better picture; as opposed to interlaced which only displays alternated pixel rows at a time. However, currently the bulk of the HD movies are either 720p or 1080i.

Our selection of the best home cinema projectors is narrowed down to the top rated HD projectors which have a 1080p resolution.

Browse All Top Home Cinema Projectors 1080p »

Optoma ML550

Optoma ML550 Mobile Projector


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Optoma ML550
BenQ W750
Optoma HD25
BenQ W1500
Dell M900HD
Optoma ML550 Mobile Projector
BenQ W750 HD Ready 3D DLP
Optoma HD25 3D-Home Theater Projector
BenQ W1500 Projector
Dell M900HD Projector
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Oct 2013
Mar 2013
May 2013
Aug 2013
HDTV Formats
720p, 1080i/p
480i, 480p, 576i, 567p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
1080p, 1080i, 720p
480p, 720p, 1080i, 576i, 576p, 480i, 1080p
480p, 720p, 576i, 576p, 480i, 1080p
Contrast Ratio
10000:1
13000:1
20000:1
10000:1
10000:1
Display Technology
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
Image Brightness
500.0 ANSI lumens
2500.0 ANSI lumens
2000.0 ANSI lumens
2200.0 ANSI lumens
900.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC and Mac
PC
PC
PC
Type
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors, 3D
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
Form Factor
Portable
Portable
Portable
Portable

Very light and small

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For the lower price, it manages to deliver a far from budget performance

Capable of displaying 3D content in any of the formats

Packs in features typically only found on more expensive projectors

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Powerful, compact projector that packs a variety of presenting features into a tiny package