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Good User Reviews
Based on 82 user reviews the average user rating of this multimedia projector is 89%.
Some people who purchased the Optoma GT1070 said that it was good value for money. Two years ago Glen Robson said on Amazon “Excellent value for money dont wast time getting a cheaper one just find a way to get a good one its well worth the extra money”. Jtt mentioned “A very good value”. This year K. Nicolaou mentioned “BEST projector for the money! 10/10 would buy again” and gave the Optoma GT1070 an excellent rating.
Several Optoma GT1070 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Andyh wrote on Amazon “If like me you're not bothered about it being 720p HD, rather than the full 1080p HD then it represents something of a bargain” in their review. Ealias wrote on Amazon last year “I thought at first to buy a cheap projector” in their review of the Optoma GT1070.
Good High Def TV
A number of customers said that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Jtt wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Excellent HD short throw projector”. Jtt also mentioned “Great short throw HD projector”. In October this year Xycenh rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “The problem I had was I wanted a big 1080p HD bright colour projector” in their review of the Optoma GT1070.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Optoma GT1070 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Depender B. mentioned on Amazon this year “The picture quality remains great”. Last year H. Wyeth said “It's hard to choose between them- some say the benq has better image quality” in their review of this projector. H. Wyeth also said “Is the picture quality good? -Yes! When I first powered it on”.
One customer reckoned that it was good for watching movies. Michael rated this projector 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Optoma GT1070 on Amazon “This projector is awesome, I've got a crystal clear 140" display for movies or games”.
One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. H. Wyeth scored it 5 stars and said “Switching to cinema mode brings back deeper blacks and better colours” in their review of this projector. One Optoma GT1070 owner who reviewed this projector reckoned that it had clear images. Andyh mentioned on Amazon “Get an outstanding large clear image”.
One customer said that it was good for playing games on. David Moxon gave this projector a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Good projector great for gaming” in his review of this projector.
Acceptable Noise Level
Several Optoma GT1070 reviewers thought it was noisy. Bill Small World mentioned in his review of this projector “The fan is not too noisy” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. H. Wyeth wrote in October last year “Louder and others seem to say the opposite” in their review of the Optoma GT1070. H. Wyeth also wrote “Is it loud? -For extended periods at brighter settings it is”.
A few customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was quiet. Andyh scored the Optoma GT1070 very highly and mentioned on Amazon “The unit then runs quite quietly” in their review. Glen Robson rated this projector as very good and he said “Fantastic in a word quiet almost silent and perfectly clear”. H. Wyeth mentioned on Amazon “You can hear it in quiet scenes in movies.”.
Good Product Quality
A few Optoma GT1070 reviewers said in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Last year Aw Chesham said in their review of this projector on Amazon “It produces a very high quality bright image”. David Smith mentioned in his review of this projector “I bought a 84" Optoma Projector Screen as well and I have to say the picture quality is awesome” . Depender B. said “It ran silently and the picture quality was” in their Optoma GT1070 review and rated it 4 stars.
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Easy to Use
A number of Optoma GT1070 reviewers who reviewed this projector agreed that it was easy to use. Glen Robson rated the Optoma GT1070 5 stars and he said “It has very easy to use settings and is with out doubt the best i have had”. H. Wyeth wrote in their review on Amazon “The menus are quite easy to use, though graphically it's sometimes hard to tell what menu item is highlighted” and scored it 5 stars. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “It's very handy”.
Some people considered that this projector was easy to setup. Andyh said on Amazon three years ago “The short throw is great and allows you to set up the projector a few feet from the screen” in their Optoma GT1070 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Good 3D Picture Quality
Several Optoma GT1070 owners who purchased this projector thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Ealias said in their review of the Optoma GT1070 “What else should a cinema projector need? Short throw, 3D, full HD, this has it all” and scored it 5 stars. K. B. I. Flavell said in their Optoma GT1070 review “The 1080 picture is amazing the 3d is stunning”. P. Rowan wrote in their Optoma GT1070 review on Amazon last year “Also has issues picking up 3d sources when set to auto mode”.
A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. This year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Playing games this big is pretty sweet”. Andyh mentioned three years ago “It's lightweight, pretty straightforward to set up”. H. Wyeth rated this projector 5 stars and wrote “The market is pretty small for this type of projector” in their review of this projector.
One Optoma GT1070 owner reckoned that it was smooth. Rohitkn mentioned “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 Optoma GT1070 review.
Several Optoma GT1070 owners who reviewed the Optoma GT1070 considered that it was well made. Last year David Moxon mentioned in his review of the Optoma GT1070 on Amazon “You will need speakers as built in ones are poor” and rated it as excellent. Seanqs scored it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Built in sound is okay”.
One Optoma GT1070 owner who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Aw Chesham mentioned in their review on Amazon “This projector seems sturdy and yet is surprisingly light”.
One Optoma GT1070 reviewer who reviewed the Optoma GT1070 reckoned that it was reliable. Three years ago Andyh mentioned in their review of the Optoma GT1070 “So far I'm very happy with the projector, I just hope it proves to be reliable and has a good long bulb life!”.
Running Costs Are Low
The GT1070 has an average running cost of only £79 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 18% of all 102 projectors of this spec and age.
Good Sound Quality
Four Optoma GT1070 owners who bought it considered that it had good sound quality. In October Depender B. mentioned on Amazon “The sound is great too” in their Optoma GT1070 review. P. Rowan said on Amazon in October last year “Video good - sound”.
Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors
On average Optoma projectors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all data projectors produced by Optoma.
One Optoma GT1070 owner who reviewed this projector concluded that it was heavy and bulky. A few weeks ago Xycenh wrote in their review on Amazon “I'm not a heavy user”. One Optoma GT1070 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was a good weight. Bill Small World mentioned in his review of this projector “It works well and is sharp and light weight” .
One Optoma GT1070 reviewer who reviewed this projector thought it was lightweight.
Good Remote Control
Some Optoma GT1070 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good remote control. David Smith said “The remote is awesome the backlight is really bright (blue backlight” in his review of this projector. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa rated the product as excellent and said on Amazon in October “The other thing that Is good is its Backlit remote”.
Good for Ceiling Mounting
One Optoma GT1070 owner who reviewed the product thought it was good for ceiling mounting. Matt wrote in his Optoma GT1070 review on Amazon “If you are looking to ceiling mount this, especially with a low profile mounting, avoid like the plague”.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Optoma GT1070 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the GT1070 do not support Full HD projection.
There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price], or the Optoma GT1080[plb_2415608_price].
We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Optoma HD151[plb_2591351_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma GT1070 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the GT1070 which do not have a built-in speaker.
Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider include the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] which has better reviews; or the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price] which is cheaper.
It is worth considering other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Optoma HD151[plb_2591351_price].
Supports 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the GT1070, the Optoma GT1070 supports 3D image projection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price] which is cheaper; or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] which has better reviews.
Alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to look at include the Optoma HD151[plb_2591351_price].
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution
The Optoma GT1070 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. This Optoma multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the GT1070 graphics resolutions range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).
Quite High Number of Colours
At 1,073.4 million, the Optoma GT1070 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and type the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 810M.
Quite Big Offset
Across all the projectors that have been available for around the same time as the GT1070 the offsets range from 0.03% to 140%, and the average offset is 100%. With an offset of 116 percent, the Optoma GT1070 has one of the bigger offsets amongst data projectors of this age.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
At 6,500 hours, the Optoma GT1070 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years. Comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the GT1070 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,900h.
100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and type to it.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
Projectors that are a similar age to the GT1070 have noise levels of between 20dB and 47dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. The Optoma GT1070 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 26 decibels) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.
If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the W305ST[pl_1726307_price] (29dB), or the GT760[pl_1995666_price] (29dB) both from Optoma which is also cheaper.
Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode
The quietest noise level in economy mode of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the GT1070 is 20dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB. At only 26 decibels, the Optoma GT1070 has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.
7 Reasons Against
One customer who purchased this projector reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. The Honest Reviewer mentioned in their review of the Optoma GT1070 “Another small niggle, is the difficulty of using the manual focus setting”.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Optoma GT1070 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the GT1070 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price] or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] are also worth considering.
Only Fixed Zoom Ratio
This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to it.
Very Small Lamp Power
With a lamp power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma GT1070 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the GT1070. The smallest lamp power of projectors that came out around the same time as the GT1070 is 140W, the biggest is 420W, and the average lamp power is 250W.
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Quite Low Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
The maximum horizontal synchronization of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 85kHz to 110kHz, and the average maximum horizontal synchronization is 95kHz. The Optoma GT1070 has one of the lower maximum horizontal synchronization (only 91.146 kilohertz) amongst projectors of this age.
Very Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization
The maximum vertical synchronization of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GT1070 range from 0.085kHz to 120kHz. At only 0.085 kilohertz, the Optoma GT1070 has a fairly low maximum vertical synchronization compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the GT1070.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most projectors of a similar age and type to the GT1070 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Optoma GT1070 which has one USB 2.0 port.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This data projector was released over two years ago.
Average Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Optoma GT1070 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.
If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Optoma H111[plb_2696721_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper); or the Viewsonic PJD6350[plb_2830965_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).
Native Projector Resolution
2,600 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
0.5 - 3.35
Supported Aspect Ratio
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
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, NTSC, NTSC M, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
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
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, VIE
I've had this for a while now so i am able to comment on it properly. My first use was amazing. It ran silently and the picture quality was amazing. This is the first projector I have ever bought... Read more…
Reviewed 9 June 2016 by Vinodh kumar adithyaa | 11 Comments
I literally had to read hundreds of reviews before selecting this projector. My main confusion was if I should go in for a short throw projector or not. And I think I made the right decision by... Read more…
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