Are you looking to upgrade a 4k Projector from 1080p, buying a new projector for the home theater? Or confuse between the 1080p vs 4k projector.

Then you came to the right article I will tell you everything you should know about the 1080p vs 4k projector.

There is an edge to edge difference between the 1080p and 4k projector quality. But these minor things can affect your experience with these projectors.

In this article, I also want to talk about the 720p vs 4k projector. You and I both know the winner but there are many things you should know before you make your point.

This article has everything you should know about 1080p VS 4k projector and 720p VS 4k projector. So let’s start the conversation.

4K projector screen Vs 1080P?

There is a massive difference between the 4k and 1080p projector screen. This massive difference between both projector screen, make 4k better than 1080p.

And, the difference is: 4k has pixel 3840p x 2160p horizontally and vertically. 1080p have 1920p x 1080p horizontally and vertically. 4k has a four-time pixel density of 1080p. (More)

The best 4k projector screen material is Silver Ticket 4K Ultra HD Ready and Elite Screens Sable Frame B2. And for the 1080p projector screen material is Carls Place Blackout Cloth For DIY Projector Screen, this one is top selling on amazon.

This is my recommendation for the projector screen material.

Is Faux 4k worth it?

Faux 4k or Fake 4k not worth in front of True 4k projector. Why let’s discuss.

4k projector resolution call Faux 4k when the 1080 projector outsources the 4k resolution video signal by using the 4k disk or Blu-ray disk etc.

The projector can play these disks but this video is not good and vibrant as budget or true 4k projector.

1080p projector vs 4k tv?

There is lot’s of difference between the projector and TV but here, we are going to talk the difference in the term of resolution.

In the home theater TV there is lots of resolution variant available like full HD; 1920 x 1080 pixels to UHD; 3840 x 2160 pixels.

On other hand, some projector has a native resolution of 1080P, and some of them support 1080p. Native resolution best for the vibrant image quality.

If you want to buy the full HD projector for your entertainment. Then you should check out our informative article best 1080p projector under $500.

1080p VS 4k Projector

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In this section, I compare the 1080P and 4k projector. The main difference between both resolutions is the pixel ‘P’ which density decided the quality of the image on the screen.

4k has four-time pixels than 1080 in a row, the reason why 4k shows vibrant color than 1080p. Let’s talk more about the 1080p and 4k projector. What is the other difference?

Quality of the Image

I will not say that 1080p projector is good or bad in the term of image quality. If you are an average person, who is going to buy the 1080p projector.

Or coming from the 720p and 480p it’s so good for you. You can’t be denied when you look at the picture quality on the screen.

But when you compare that 1080p resolution with the 4k resolution. 1080p image quality fades away in front of 4k image quality.

4k resolution shows you the in-depth image quality which nearer to real life. Which is too good in my experience. You will feel the same way. When you compare both resolutions in real life. In image quality Winner 4k.

Content & Streaming

Many platforms provide 4k resolution entertainment shows, movies, and web series. You can watch on premium Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney, Hulu, and YouTube.

For the streaming of this content, you will need a fire stick. You can’t stream this premium content by mirroring, due to copyright issues.

Do sports broadcast support 4k?

Yes, First-time sports are stream in the 4k, for the Winter Olympics, Wimbledon, and the World Cup. 4k Streaming in sports is only available for live sports. ESPN and ABC sports are evolving and capable to play the native 4k streaming.

I have already the wrote the review article on a different kind of projector. And I got, in some 1080P projector have the sports mode to improve the image quality.

For real-life experience. They claim that our 1080p projector can show you the grass and mud alive. Which will enhance your experience of viewing.

If you are thinking to buy the 1080 projector for your home theater setup. I will not prefer to go with the 1080p. In content and streaming Winner 4k projector.

Projector Price

No doubt 4k projector prices are higher than the 1080 projector. But the experience you get in the 4k projector, 1080 projector can’t offer you.

So think carefully about the price range and choose the projector which values the money for you. When you deciding the projector in your mind gives value to those things which you concern about in your projector.

Then you can choose the best projector for you. In the price range winner 1080p projector. Ok, let’s move to the resolution.


You and I already know that the 4k projector has dense pixels than the 1080p projector. This means the 4k projector has a better resolution than the 1080p. The reason I will go with the 4k projector, which provides me the best image quality than 1080p. In the resolution, Better Option will be a 4k projector.

Arrangements & Installation

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Arrangements and installation differ from person to people so that’s why I will not take the side of 1080p and 4k projector. Both projectors have their capabilities.

Arrangements and installation depend upon various things. What is the size of the room? Your projector is a short-throw or long-throw, it’s deiced where you gonna put your projector nearer to screen or away from the screen.

You may want the projector to fix the ceiling. Or you are gathering with your family and friends. And you all guys do not fit in your room, so you may decide to go out from your home set up your projector.

I have one suggestion or you can call it a tip for you. When you sit in front of a 1080p projector you should sit away from the screen. In the case of a 4k projector sit nearer to the screen for a good experience.

Or you can see the graph I have to provide for you to choose the right distance, for great image quality.


Many times in my review article I have talked about the contrast ratio. The deeper the contrast ratio the more details in the image you see. Difference between the bright and dark parts of the image.

Most of the time 1080p projector has a great contrast ratio than the 4k projector. But this is not always happened.

So when you are going to buy the projector. Focus on the specification that you want in your projector. Then you’re going in the right way of choosing the best projector.

In the term of contrast, I will say 1080p projector win.


Projector brightness depends upon lumens, not on the no of the pixel. Yes, I know the brightness of the projector helps you to see the projector image properly in ambient light and outside the room. But this article’s purpose is to differentiate between two resolutions.

But I can’t deny that projector brightness affects the image quality. And the primary specification of the projector which people see in the projector. So you should also pay attention to the brightness of the projector.

The best lumens for the projector are 2,000 without the ambient and with the ambient light, it will be 3,000.

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720p vs 4k projector

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If you think you will spend less and get a high-quality projector. In my eye, you are completely wrong. I will tell you and show you why.

Here you are seeing the image. This image is projected in the room without any light. The picture you are seeing is being projected on the same screen.

The difference only is projector resolution. One is 720p and another is a 4k projector.

So now let me tell what is the difference between the image quality.

The high lumens 720p projectors can’t defeat the 4k projector quality. Here as you can see in the 720p projector have good brightness but its color are over-saturated. Which looks like the painting for me, I don’t like this. I will not accept this, it’s ruining my experience.

Their 4k projector wins my heart. It’s showing me what I want everything looks perfect for me. 4k has a great tone of color, color is not bright that much and dull. 4k shows the exact color of the parrot.

If you are thinking to buy a projector and confuse between the 720p and 4k projector. I will suggest you go with the 4k projector, you will not regret it.

Q&A Related to 1080P & 720P vs 4k projector

Really, Need to upgrade your 1080p projector to 4K?

Yes, If you expect great image quality from the home theater projector. Then of course you need to upgrade your projector.

Jump from 1080P to 4k projector: Opinion?

Are you coming from the 1080p projector to the 4k projector? Then here is some opinion for you from my side. 4k will be a great projector for you, you will not regret it. Take care of the price range, the rest things are quite good.

Why, Do you need to choose a 4K projector over a Full HD Projector?

There are various reasons to choose the 4k projector over a full HD projector. I have already talked much about the 4k projector and full HD projector. Here I will go in short, if you are still confused.

In the term of Image quality, Content Streaming and Resolution 4k projector win. For Price range and contrast ratio. For contrast ratio most of the time 1080p projector win, but still 4k projector always show you the detailed picture quality.

If you are getting the movie theater experience at your home with your 4k projector. Then it’s not your big deal.

Which is the best resolution for Gaming, Movies, Outdoors, and Sports?

If you are just starting the gaming in the projector, 1080p is good for you. Want to improve then you can go with the 4k. Present gaming consoles support the 4k resolution you can also try them.

Want to see the movie on a projector with a 4k resolution. Then you need a 4k projector as well 4k streaming platform, and also a stable internet connection. Or 1080p will be the better option for you.

For outdoor entertainment, we can’t only depend on the resolution. We also need good brightness. After that when we think about the projector resolution. For outdoor you can go with the 1080p or 720p both perform very well.

No doubt for sports 1080p will be a nice choice. Because there are not all sports are broadcast in 4k, they are evolving.

Does keystone correction affect the resolution?

I like the keystone correction feature so much because it allows me to adjust my screen angle. But this feature affects the resolution, every change you make, directly affects your image quality, screen angle, and size.


In the conclusion, I got when you compare 1080p vs 4k projector and 720 vs 4k projector. In both the condition 4k projector win, except the price range and contrast ratio.

But 1080p and 720p projector can’t do those things. Which is simple for the 4k projector.

For me 4k projector is ideal, those details in the image and experience I got from 4k resolution I can’t forget.

If you wanna feel the same as me you can go with the 4k projector.

Now it’s time to take leave. I hope all my thought will help you to choose the best for you. Thank you for reading my article. Share this article with everyone.

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