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Owner Reviews Are Good
This Optoma projector has an average owner rating of 89% based on 82 owner reviews.
Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Glen Robson wrote “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” in his review of the Optoma GT1070. Jtt said on Amazon “A very good value” in their review of the Optoma GT1070 and scored it very highly. Last year K. Nicolaou rated it as very good and said in their Optoma GT1070 review “BEST projector for the money! 10/10 would buy again”.
Some Optoma GT1070 owners who purchased it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Four years ago Andyh scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review 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”. Ealias mentioned in their Optoma GT1070 review “I thought at first to buy a cheap projector” and gave the Optoma GT1070 a score of 5 stars.
Good High Def TV
Seven Optoma GT1070 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Ealias scored it very highly and wrote in their Optoma GT1070 review on Amazon two years ago “What else should a cinema projector need? Short throw, 3D, full HD, this has it all”. Jtt said on Amazon “Excellent HD short throw projector”. Jtt also said “Great short throw HD projector”.
Good Picture Quality
A few Optoma GT1070 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it had good picture quality. H. Wyeth scored it very highly and mentioned in their Optoma GT1070 review on Amazon “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”. Mejd Nuaman said three years ago “Otherwise, picture quality is amazing, why any mug would spend”.
One person considered that it had clear images. Andyh gave the Optoma GT1070 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned four years ago “Get an outstanding large clear image”. One customer who purchased it thought it was good for playing games on. David Moxon rated it as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “Good projector great for gaming” in his review of this projector.
One person who purchased the Optoma GT1070 wrote that it had good colour saturation. H. Wyeth mentioned on Amazon “Switching to cinema mode brings back deeper blacks and better colours”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching movies. Michael rated the Optoma GT1070 5 stars and he mentioned “This projector is awesome, I've got a crystal clear 140" display for movies or games” in his review of this projector.
Good Product Quality
Several Optoma GT1070 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was good quality. Aw Chesham gave this projector a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “It produces a very high quality bright image” in their review. David Smith mentioned in his review of the Optoma GT1070 three years ago “I bought a 84" Optoma Projector Screen as well and I have to say the picture quality is awesome”. Depender B. mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality remains great” in their Optoma GT1070 review.
Acceptable Noise Level
A number of people who purchased the Optoma GT1070 thought it was quiet. Andyh wrote “The unit then runs quite quietly”. Depender B. wrote “It ran silently and the picture quality was” in their review of this projector. Glen Robson scored it 5 stars and he mentioned “Fantastic in a word quiet almost silent and perfectly clear” in his review of the Optoma GT1070.
A few people who reviewed the Optoma GT1070 thought it was noisy. Bill Small World he mentioned in his review of the Optoma GT1070 “The fan is not too noisy”. H. Wyeth mentioned on Amazon “Louder and others seem to say the opposite” in their Optoma GT1070 review and scored the Optoma GT1070 very highly. H. Wyeth also wrote “Is it loud? -For extended periods at brighter settings it is”.
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Easy to Use
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Glen Robson wrote on Amazon three years ago “It has very easy to use settings and is with out doubt the best i have had”. H. Wyeth mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The menus are quite easy to use, though graphically it's sometimes hard to tell what menu item is highlighted”. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa said in their Optoma GT1070 review “It's very handy” and rated this projector 5 stars.
A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Optoma GT1070 was easy to setup. Andyh said in their review on Amazon four years ago “The short throw is great and allows you to set up the projector a few feet from the screen”. Andyh also mentioned “It's lightweight, pretty straightforward to set up and produces a great picture”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
Some Optoma GT1070 reviewers who bought the product considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. K. B. I. Flavell gave this projector a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The 1080 picture is amazing the 3d is stunning” in their review. P. Rowan mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Also has issues picking up 3d sources when set to auto mode”. Rohitkn rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Sufficient light in the room ) I have also tried 3d and it looks good too” in their review.
Several people who bought it thought it was good looking. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Playing games this big is pretty sweet”. H. Wyeth wrote two years ago “The market is pretty small for this type of projector”.
One Optoma GT1070 reviewer thought it was smooth. Two years ago 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 this projector and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
Two people said in their reviews that it was well made. Two years ago David Moxon rated it 5 stars and he said “You will need speakers as built in ones are poor” in his review of this projector. Seanqs mentioned on Amazon in January last year “Built in sound is okay” in their review.
One Optoma GT1070 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Andyh said 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!” in their Optoma GT1070 review.
One person thought this projector was strong and durable. Aw Chesham gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned “This projector seems sturdy and yet is surprisingly light” in their review of this projector.
Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors
We checked 1,689 expert and user reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its multimedia projectors range.
Low Running Costs
The average 1 year running cost of the GT1070 is only £79 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run data projectors of this age and spec.
Good Sound Quality
A few Optoma GT1070 reviewers thought the Optoma GT1070 had good sound quality. Depender B. said in their review of the Optoma GT1070 “The sound is great too” . P. Rowan said on Amazon “Video good - sound”.
One Optoma GT1070 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was lightweight. One Optoma GT1070 owner said in their reviews that this projector was a good weight. Bill Small World scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “It works well and is sharp and light weight” in his review of this projector.
One customer who purchased it considered that it was heavy and bulky. Xycenh wrote “I'm not a heavy user” in their review.
Good Remote Control
Some Optoma GT1070 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good remote control. David Smith wrote three years ago “The remote is awesome the backlight is really bright (blue backlight” in his Optoma GT1070 review. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa mentioned in their Optoma GT1070 review on Amazon “The other thing that Is good is its Backlit remote”.
Good for Ceiling Mounting
One customer thought this projector was good for ceiling mounting. Matt mentioned on Amazon “If you are looking to ceiling mount this, especially with a low profile mounting, avoid like the plague”.
Supports Full HD
Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT1070 which do not support full HD, the Optoma GT1070 supports full HD.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative data projectors which support full HD currently available including the Optoma GT1080[plb_2415608_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Optoma GT1070 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.
We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think cheaper data projectors such as the ZX210ST[pl_1748910_price], and the W350[pl_2797870_price] both from Optoma is also worth considering.
It is worth considering alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price].
Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the GT1070, the Optoma GT1070 supports 3D.
There are a number of other data projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to consider including the Optoma W350[plb_2797870_price] which is cheaper; or the Optoma X351[plb_2821583_price] which has better reviews.
It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price].
1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution supported by the Optoma GT1070 is 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 of a similar spec and age to the GT1070. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This data projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all multimedia projectors of this age and type the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).
Quite Big Offset
Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the offsets range from 0.03% to 140%. With an offset of 116 percent, the Optoma GT1070 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT1070.
100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that have been available for more than two years.
Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)
At only 26 decibels, the Optoma GT1070 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. Across all the multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the GT1070 the noise level (economic mode)s range from 20dB to 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB.
7 Reasons Against
One person who reviewed the Optoma GT1070 thought it did not have good technical guidance. The Honest Reviewer said in their Optoma GT1070 review on Amazon two years ago “Another small niggle, is the difficulty of using the manual focus setting”.
Price Has Recently Increased by £100.09
The GT1070 has increased in price by £100.09 in the last 38 days.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Optoma GT1070 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the GT1070 also do not support wi-Fi.
We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Only Fixed Zoom Ratio
This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors that have been around for more than two years.
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Very Small Bulb Power
The bulb powers of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 140W to 580W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma GT1070 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst multimedia projectors of this age.
Very Small Uniformity
The smallest uniformity of projectors of this spec and age is 80%, the biggest is 130%, and the average uniformity is 84%. The Optoma GT1070 has one of the smaller uniformitys (only 80 percent) amongst projectors of this age.
Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Most multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the GT1070 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Optoma GT1070 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This projector was released over two years ago.
Average Projector Brightness
At 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Optoma GT1070 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.
If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the H111[pl_2696721_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the W350[pl_2797870_price] (3,600 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Optoma or the Viewsonic PJD6350[plb_2830965_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).
Projector Native Resolution
2,600 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
0.5 - 3.35
Supported Aspect Ratios
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 Graphics Resolutions
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported Video Modes
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
Supported 3D Formats
Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
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
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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