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Optoma GT1080 Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 2,800 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Projector Brightness Full HD Projection Release Date
Create a super-sized 100-inch image with the GT1080 positioned just over a metre from the screen or wall. This portable Full HD 1080p projector is ideal for playing action-packed games or watching... More
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Three Industry Awards

This Optoma projector has received three awards from experts.

Two expert review sites liked this data projector. Expert Reviews conluded that they would endorse this projector and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received a PC Mag "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewer at one additional expert review site concluded that this data projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on ten expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this projector as brilliant on average.

Good High Def TV

A few Optoma GT1080 reviewers concluded that the Optoma GT1080 was good at displaying high definition TV. Jtt mentioned on Amazon “Excellent HD short throw projector”. Jtt also mentioned “Great short throw HD projector”. Xycenh said on Amazon “The problem I had was I wanted a big 1080p HD bright colour projector”.

Good Picture Quality

Thirteen Optoma GT1080 reviewers considered that it had good picture quality. This month Depender B. wrote on Amazon “The picture quality remains great”. H. Wyeth said in their review “It's hard to choose between them- some say the benq has better image quality”. H. Wyeth also mentioned “Is the picture quality good? -Yes! When I first powered it on”.

One Optoma GT1080 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching movies. Michael said in his review of the Optoma GT1080 on Amazon “This projector is awesome, I've got a crystal clear 140" display for movies or games” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One Optoma GT1080 owner who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. H. Wyeth scored the product 5 stars and wrote “Switching to cinema mode brings back deeper blacks and better colours”. One Optoma GT1080 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had clear images. Andyh wrote in their review on Amazon “Get an outstanding large clear image”.

One customer who reviewed this projector said that it was good for playing games on. David Moxon said on Amazon in October last year “Good projector great for gaming”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few people who reviewed the Optoma GT1080 considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Ealias wrote on Amazon last year “What else should a cinema projector need? Short throw, 3D, full HD, this has it all” in their review. K. B. I. Flavell wrote on Amazon “The 1080 picture is amazing the 3d is stunning”. P. Rowan wrote in their review of the Optoma GT1080 last year “Also has issues picking up 3d sources when set to auto mode”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Six Optoma GT1080 owners wrote that it was noisy. Bill Small World said in his review of the Optoma GT1080 on Amazon “The fan is not too noisy”. H. Wyeth mentioned on Amazon “Louder and others seem to say the opposite” in their review of this projector and rated it as excellent. H. Wyeth also mentioned “Is it loud? -For extended periods at brighter settings it is”.

A few Optoma GT1080 owners reckoned that the product was quiet. Andyh said on Amazon three years ago “The unit then runs quite quietly”. Two years ago Glen Robson gave the Optoma GT1080 a very good review and he wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Fantastic in a word quiet almost silent and perfectly clear”. H. Wyeth mentioned “You can hear it in quiet scenes in movies.” .

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Good Product Quality

Several customers reckoned that it was good quality. Aw Chesham scored this projector 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It produces a very high quality bright image”. David Smith wrote in his review of the Optoma GT1080 on Amazon “I bought a 84" Optoma Projector Screen as well and I have to say the picture quality is awesome”. Depender B. wrote on Amazon in October “It ran silently and the picture quality was” in their review of this projector and gave this projector a score of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Several Optoma GT1080 owners who bought this projector reckoned that it was easy to use. Two years ago Glen Robson gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “It has very easy to use settings and is with out doubt the best i have had”. H. Wyeth said on Amazon “The menus are quite easy to use, though graphically it's sometimes hard to tell what menu item is highlighted” in their review of the Optoma GT1080. In October Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa rated this projector 5 stars and mentioned “It's very handy”.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Three years ago Andyh wrote on Amazon “The short throw is great and allows you to set up the projector a few feet from the screen”. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Built-in audio system make it easy to set up and use – you don't need a dedicated home cinema ‘cave' – an” and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100. Expert review site Techradar.com said in their review “Nine times out of 10, projectors are easy to setup, come with a built-in, decent-sounding speaker”.

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Robust

Several Optoma GT1080 owners thought the Optoma GT1080 was well made. David Moxon said “You will need speakers as built in ones are poor” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Seanqs mentioned in October this year “Built in sound is okay” in their Optoma GT1080 review. Trustedreviews.com wrote on Trusted Reviews “The GT1080 is a solid effort that can be considered decent value – especially if you're after a short-throw, fast-response projector for gaming.” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

One Optoma GT1080 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Aw Chesham mentioned “This projector seems sturdy and yet is surprisingly light” in their review of the Optoma GT1080. One customer who reviewed the product said that it was reliable. Andyh said “So far I'm very happy with the projector, I just hope it proves to be reliable and has a good long bulb life!”.

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Popular Choice

The GT1080 is a popular choice of multimedia projector.

Nice Design

Several customers thought the Optoma GT1080 was good looking. Amazon Customer mentioned this year “Playing games this big is pretty sweet” in their review. Andyh scored this projector very highly and said on Amazon “It's lightweight, pretty straightforward to set up”. H. Wyeth mentioned in their review of this projector “The market is pretty small for this type of projector”.

One person who reviewed this projector thought it was smooth. Rohitkn wrote on Amazon “Projecting on white smooth wall and it has been getting me real HD cinema exprience with a 100 inch picture on my wall” in their review of the Optoma GT1080.

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Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We calculated the average reviews for all Optoma projectors and also specifically for Optoma projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good reviews.

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Good Sound Quality

Five customers who reviewed it wrote that it had good sound quality. Depender B. said “The sound is great too” in their review of the Optoma GT1080. Last year P. Rowan said “Video good - sound” in their review of the Optoma GT1080. Trustedreviews.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Its high claimed brightness and built-in audio system make it easy to set up”.

Good Remote Control

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good remote control. David Smith mentioned on Amazon “The remote is awesome the backlight is really bright (blue backlight”. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa mentioned on Amazon “The other thing that Is good is its Backlit remote”.

Good Size

One Optoma GT1080 owner concluded that this projector was heavy and bulky. Xycenh wrote on Amazon “I'm not a heavy user”. One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was a good weight. Bill Small World mentioned on Amazon “It works well and is sharp and light weight” in his review of the Optoma GT1080.

One Optoma GT1080 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was lightweight.

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Good for Ceiling Mounting

One person who purchased this projector considered that it was good for ceiling mounting. Matt mentioned in his Optoma GT1080 review on Amazon “If you are looking to ceiling mount this, especially with a low profile mounting, avoid like the plague” although he rated the product 20 out of 100.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the GT1080 which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma GT1080 supports Full HD projection.

Other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to consider include the Benq W7500[plb_1995206_price] which is cheaper; or the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma GT1080 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec which do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider including the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Viewsonic PJD6544W[plb_1536138_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the GT1080, the Optoma GT1080 supports 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite High Number of Colours

The numbers of colours of projectors of this age and spec range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 830M. The Optoma GT1080 has a quite high number of colours (1,073.4 million) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the GT1080.

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Quite Big Offset

The average offset of projectors of this type and age is 100%, and the offsets range from 0.03% to 140%. With an offset of 116 percent, the Optoma GT1080 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the GT1080.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Optoma GT1080 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 26 decibels) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec the noise levels in economy mode range from 20dB to 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Optoma GT1080 owner said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. The Honest Reviewer mentioned on Amazon “Another small niggle, is the difficulty of using the manual focus setting”.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the GT1080 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma GT1080 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The Optoma GT1080 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 190 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. The smallest lamp power of projectors that have been around for more than two years is 20W and the biggest is 420W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Optoma GT1080 is a one USB 2.0 port projector.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma GT1080

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma GT1080 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
DC-In Jack
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Other Features
F-Number / Relative Aperture
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

3 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice projectorcentral.com Highly Rated Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(12)
19 March 2015

Although the Optoma GT1080 is described as a 3-D gaming projector, it is one of the best business projectors for those who use heavy graphics and high-definition videos in their presentations.... Read more…

Designed for gaming
Short lag time
1080p native resolution
Short throw
3D with HDMI
Displays rainbow artifacts
Shows posterization in its brightest mode
Yellow can become rather dominant
Better black levels can be found elsewhere
No optical zoom or image shift
20 January 2015

The Optoma GT1080 projector offers a short lag time, a bright image, 3D support for HDMI connections, and 1080p resolution to match the resolution of the newest crop of game systems...

PC Mag

3 December 2014

The GT1080 is a solid effort that can be considered decent value ? especially if you're after a short-throw, fast-response projector for gaming. But while its pictures are competitive in most...

31 October 2014

The GT1080 is the latest budget entry projector from Optoma and retails for £599 as of October 2014. It employs the same chassis and electronics as their recently reviewed HD26 but instead uses a... Read more…

18 October 2014

The GT1080 works best as a short-throw 1080p projector that, taking into account its 15ms response rate, strikes a note with gamers. That said, it?s not as versatile as other projectors (remember...

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User Reviews

(81)
Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Cdavisbako
Cdavisbako would recommend the Optoma GT1080 (Verified Purchase)

Amazing picture quality. I recently bought this for my new converted media room. The screen I bought covers nearly the entire wall at 120 in. I didn't take in account that by having the projector... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2015 by BacaFamily
BacaFamily would recommend the Optoma GT1080 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this projector to watch movies and play video games outside for gatherings. It is great. Very bright, easy to use and has good sound. When I'm not using it for gatherings I like to watch... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Shrini
Shrini would recommend the Optoma GT1080

To start with, I wanted to write this review on the night I received this projector but I was too busy enjoying every bit of it. And now, here I am writing this review after 2 months of sheer... Read more…

Reviewed 20 May 2015 by Rayray
Rayray would recommend the Optoma GT1080 (Verified Purchase)

This works great for an Optishot golf simulator. The picture also looks fantastic in HD...

Reviewed 27 December 2014 by Captainhof
Captainhof would recommend the Optoma GT1080

I have bought several of these projectors for our church. We needed a short throw because they are placed in a closet with a rear projection screen. The image always shows through even in daytime... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gt1080e, acer gt1080, optoma 31604, acer gt1080e, multi 1080p3, optoma gt1080, optoma 1080p3, optoma dp1082, multi 1080p3d, optoma p237129, optoma gt1080e, optoma 1080p3d, optoma dp1082m, optoma p230498, optoma dp1082mw, optoma vp829276, optoma bv6czs00, optoma p230498p, optoma p237129p, optoma bv6cza00, optoma 1920x1080, optoma dp1082mwl, optoma 958zf01gc0, optoma 958zf01gc2, optoma 958zf01gc0e, optoma 958zf01gc2e, availability gt1080, special 958zf01gc0e1, availability gt1080e, optoma europe ltd gt1080
Barcodes 00635131621376, 00887276101446, 05055387638839, 05057103074365

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