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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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”.
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.
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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.
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”.
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”.
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”.
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”.
The GT1080 is one the top selling data projector currently on sale according to sales data from Amazon.
Optoma has good average reviews for its data projectors as well as across its entire projector range.
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”.
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.
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].
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].
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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%.
Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
The Optoma GT1080 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.
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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.
Projector Native Resolution
2,800 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
0.5 - 3.35
Supported Aspect Ratios
4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
45.3 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Supported Video Modes
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
Supported 3D Formats
Frame packing, Side by side
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
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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