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...
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Three Industry Awards
This projector is one of the most highly awarded of all the projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.
Two expert review sites thought that this multimedia projector was good. The expert at Expert Reviews conluded that they would recommend this data projector and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.
Based on 99 user reviews this multimedia projector has a fantastic average user rating.
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”.
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 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”.
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 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”.
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!”.
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.
A Best Selling Projector
Across all projectors, the GT1080 is one the fastest selling products currently on the market.
Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews
Optoma has good average ratings for its projectors as well as across its entire data projector range compared to other brands.
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”.
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.
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.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma GT1080 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the GT1080 do not have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG PA1000.
Unlike most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the GT1080 which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma GT1080 supports Full HD projection.
There are a number of other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might also want to look at including the LG PA1000 which has better reviews.
There are a number of other data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at including the Optoma HD36.
Supports 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the GT1080, the Optoma GT1080 supports 3D image projection.
There are a number of alternative data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG PA1000.
It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Optoma HD36.
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors of this type and age.
Fairly High Number of Colours
The numbers of colours of projectors of a similar age and spec to the GT1080 range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 820M. The Optoma GT1080 has one of the higher numbers of colours (1,073.4 million) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.
Fairly Big Offset
The average offset of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GT1080 is 99%. The Optoma GT1080 has a fairly big offset (116 percent) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the GT1080.
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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
The Optoma GT1080 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Only Fixed Zoom Ratio
This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.
Quite Small Lamp Power
With a lamp power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma GT1080 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the GT1080. The lamp power of projectors that are a similar age to the GT1080 range from 20W to 420W.
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Very Small Uniformity
The Optoma GT1080 has a quite small uniformity (only 80 percent) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years. The uniformities of projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 80% to 130%.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the GT1080 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Optoma GT1080 which has one USB 2.0 port.
2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma GT1080
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Optoma data projector has been on the market for over two years.
Average Projector Brightness
The Optoma GT1080 has a fairly average projector brightness (2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GT1080.
Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Optoma HD36 (3,000 ANSI lumens).
Native Projector Resolution
2,800 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Number of Colours
0.5 - 3.35
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
45.3 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, NTSC, NTSC M, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Frame packing, Side by side
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
AC Power in
Ethernet LAN Connection
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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