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Optoma GT1080 Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 2,800 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Full HD 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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23 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This Optoma projector is one of the most highly awarded of all the projectors that have been around for more than two years.

This projector received a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews, confirming their endorsement and the editor of PC Mag thought that it was marvellous and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Ten experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag have rated this Optoma multimedia projector on average 75%.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this projector rated this multimedia projector as terrific on average.

Good High Def TV

Several Optoma GT1080 reviewers who bought the Optoma GT1080 agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Jtt wrote on Amazon “Excellent HD short throw projector” in their review of the Optoma GT1080. Jtt also said “Great short throw HD projector”. Xycenh wrote on Amazon “The problem I had was I wanted a big 1080p HD bright colour projector”.

Good Picture Quality

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

One person wrote in their reviews that the Optoma GT1080 had clear images. Andyh said “Get an outstanding large clear image” in their review of this projector. One Optoma GT1080 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good for playing games on. David Moxon he mentioned in his review of the Optoma GT1080 on Amazon “Good projector great for gaming”.

One Optoma GT1080 owner who reviewed the Optoma GT1080 concluded that it had good colour saturation. H. Wyeth said in their review of this projector “Switching to cinema mode brings back deeper blacks and better colours” and scored this projector very highly.

One Optoma GT1080 reviewer concluded that it was good for watching movies. Two years ago Michael scored this projector very highly and he 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”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Optoma GT1080 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Ealias wrote “What else should a cinema projector need? Short throw, 3D, full HD, this has it all”. K. B. I. Flavell gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Optoma GT1080 two years ago “The 1080 picture is amazing the 3d is stunning”. P. Rowan wrote in their review of this projector “Also has issues picking up 3d sources when set to auto mode” but even so they only gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Easy to Use

A few customers who bought it thought it was easy to setup. Andyh said on Amazon “The short throw is great and allows you to set up the projector a few feet from the screen” in their review. Trustedreviews.com scored the Optoma GT1080 70 out of 100 and said “Built-in audio system make it easy to set up and use – you don't need a dedicated home cinema ‘cave' – an” in their review of the Optoma GT1080. Techradar.com wrote in their Optoma GT1080 review on expert review site Techradar three years ago “Nine times out of 10, projectors are easy to setup, come with a built-in, decent-sounding speaker”.

A few Optoma GT1080 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma GT1080 was easy to use. Glen Robson rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “It has very easy to use settings and is with out doubt the best i have had” in his review of the Optoma GT1080. Two years ago H. Wyeth mentioned “The menus are quite easy to use, though graphically it's sometimes hard to tell what menu item is highlighted” in their Optoma GT1080 review and rated the product as excellent. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa wrote on Amazon “It's very handy” in their review of the Optoma GT1080.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers who reviewed this projector considered that it was quiet. Andyh said on Amazon “The unit then runs quite quietly”. Glen Robson wrote on Amazon “Fantastic in a word quiet almost silent and perfectly clear” and gave the Optoma GT1080 a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago H. Wyeth gave the product an excellent rating and wrote on Amazon “You can hear it in quiet scenes in movies.”.

Several Optoma GT1080 reviewers said that this projector was noisy. Bill Small World gave the product an excellent review score and he mentioned 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 the product 5 stars. H. Wyeth also wrote “Is it loud? -For extended periods at brighter settings it is”.

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Good Product Quality

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Aw Chesham wrote in their review “It produces a very high quality bright image”. David Smith scored this projector 5 stars and he said in his Optoma GT1080 review “I bought a 84" Optoma Projector Screen as well and I have to say the picture quality is awesome”. Depender B. said in their review “It ran silently and the picture quality was”.

Robust

A few customers thought it was well made. David Moxon wrote in his review of the Optoma GT1080 “You will need speakers as built in ones are poor”. Seanqs wrote on Amazon “Built in sound is okay” in their review of the Optoma GT1080 and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Trustedreviews.com gave this projector a rating of 4 stars and said on expert review site 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.”.

One Optoma GT1080 reviewer who bought it considered that it was reliable. Andyh wrote on Amazon “So far I'm very happy with the projector, I just hope it proves to be reliable and has a good long bulb life!”. One customer who purchased it wrote that it was strong and durable. Aw Chesham scored it very highly and wrote in their Optoma GT1080 review on Amazon two years ago “This projector seems sturdy and yet is surprisingly light”.

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Nice Design

Several people said in their reviews that the Optoma GT1080 was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their Optoma GT1080 review on Amazon “Playing games this big is pretty sweet”. H. Wyeth wrote on Amazon two years ago “The market is pretty small for this type of projector” in their review of the Optoma GT1080.

One Optoma GT1080 owner reckoned that it was smooth. Two years ago Rohitkn mentioned in their review of this projector “Projecting on white smooth wall and it has been getting me real HD cinema exprience with a 100 inch picture on my wall”.

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Popular Choice

The GT1080 is one the top selling data projector currently on sale according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Brand

Optoma has good average reviews for its data projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Optoma GT1080 owners concluded that the product had good sound quality. Last year Depender B. wrote “The sound is great too”. P. Rowan said in their review on Amazon “Video good - sound”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “Its high claimed brightness and built-in audio system make it easy to set up” and scored it 4 stars.

Good Remote Control

Two people who bought the Optoma GT1080 reckoned that it had a good remote control. David Smith mentioned in his Optoma GT1080 review “The remote is awesome the backlight is really bright (blue backlight” . Last year Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa mentioned in their review of the Optoma GT1080 “The other thing that Is good is its Backlit remote”.

Good Size

One person who reviewed this projector said that it was lightweight. Andyh wrote in their review of the Optoma GT1080 on Amazon “It's lightweight, pretty straightforward to set up” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. One Optoma GT1080 owner thought it was a good weight. Bill Small World said on Amazon “It works well and is sharp and light weight”.

One Optoma GT1080 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this projector was heavy and bulky. Xycenh mentioned in their review “I'm not a heavy user” and scored it 4 stars.

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Good for Ceiling Mounting

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

Supports Full HD

The Optoma GT1080 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors which support full HD currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD151X[plb_2591351_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Optoma GT1080 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including a cheaper data projector such as the Viewsonic PJD6350[plb_2830965_price] or you might consider a higher rated data projector such as the Optoma HD151X[plb_2591351_price].

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Supports 3D

The Optoma GT1080 supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the GT1080.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the Optoma HD151X[plb_2591351_price] which has better reviews; or the Viewsonic PJD6350[plb_2830965_price] which is cheaper.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of only 26 decibels, the Optoma GT1080 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst data projectors of this age. The noise level (economic mode)s of multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the GT1080 range from 20dB to 40dB.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who reviewed the Optoma GT1080 thought it did not have good technical guidance. The Honest Reviewer mentioned in their Optoma GT1080 review on Amazon “Another small niggle, is the difficulty of using the manual focus setting”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors of this age and type do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma GT1080 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on data projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The Optoma GT1080 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age. The bulb powers of data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GT1080 range from 140W to 580W.

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Very Small Uniformity

The Optoma GT1080 has one of the smaller uniformitys (only 80 percent) amongst data projectors of this age. The smallest uniformity of projectors of this age and type is 80% and the biggest is 130%.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma GT1080 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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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

With a projector brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma GT1080 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT1080.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Viewsonic PJD6350[plb_2830965_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
DC-In Jack
HDMI Version
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables 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

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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 optoma gt1080, optoma gt1080r, optoma gt1080rf, optoma gt1080rfb, optoma gt1080rfba
Barcodes 00012302359694, 00012303528778, 00014444586587, 00601577721666, 00651162054969, 00731215392719, 00765042398781, 00782386098535, 00791583334056, 00791583775163, 00796435812119, 00796435825256, 00801940478733, 00804067303827, 00804904107250, 00808112942672, 00809396054815, 05054629660751, 05060059049615

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