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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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25 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this data projector. The writer at Expert Reviews gave this projector a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the expert at PC Mag gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was outstanding.

This projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

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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%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 99 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Optoma data projector is outstanding.

Good High Def TV

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Jtt mentioned on Amazon “Excellent HD short throw projector” and rated this projector as excellent. Jtt also wrote “Great short throw HD projector”. Xycenh mentioned on Amazon “The problem I had was I wanted a big 1080p HD bright colour projector” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good picture quality. Two years ago H. Wyeth said on Amazon “It's hard to choose between them- some say the benq has better image quality” and scored the Optoma GT1080 5 stars. H. Wyeth also wrote “Is the picture quality good? -Yes! When I first powered it on”. Three years ago Nicolas Dicchi scored it 4 stars and he said “The image quality in movie is great The bad point is that you forced to move the projector backwards or forward in order to match your size of screen”.

One customer said in their reviews that it had clear images. Andyh said on Amazon “Get an outstanding large clear image”. One person wrote in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. David Moxon said in his review “Good projector great for gaming” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago H. Wyeth said in their review “Switching to cinema mode brings back deeper blacks and better colours” and gave this projector a very good review.

One person who bought it concluded that it was good for watching movies. Michael said in his review of the Optoma GT1080 “This projector is awesome, I've got a crystal clear 140" display for movies or games” and gave it an excellent review score.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Ealias wrote in their review of the Optoma GT1080 on Amazon “What else should a cinema projector need? Short throw, 3D, full HD, this has it all”. K. B. I. Flavell said on Amazon “The 1080 picture is amazing the 3d is stunning”. P. Rowan said on Amazon “Also has issues picking up 3d sources when set to auto mode” in their review of the Optoma GT1080 but despite that they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Some customers said 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 wrote on Amazon three years ago “I bought a 84" Optoma Projector Screen as well and I have to say the picture quality is awesome”. Depender B. said on Amazon “The picture quality remains great”.

Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Four 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” in their review of this projector. Expert website Trustedreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote three years ago “Built-in audio system make it easy to set up and use – you don't need a dedicated home cinema ‘cave' – an”. In the same month expert review site Techradar.com said “Nine times out of 10, projectors are easy to setup, come with a built-in, decent-sounding speaker” in their review.

Some customers wrote 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” in his review and scored the Optoma GT1080 very highly. H. Wyeth wrote on Amazon “The menus are quite easy to use, though graphically it's sometimes hard to tell what menu item is highlighted”. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa wrote in their review of the Optoma GT1080 on Amazon “It's very handy”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some Optoma GT1080 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was quiet. Andyh mentioned “The unit then runs quite quietly” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Depender B. said on Amazon “It ran silently and the picture quality was” in their Optoma GT1080 review. Three years ago Glen Robson said in his review of the Optoma GT1080 on Amazon “Fantastic in a word quiet almost silent and perfectly clear”.

A number of people who purchased the product reckoned that it was noisy. Bill Small World scored this projector 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The fan is not too noisy”. H. Wyeth said on Amazon “Louder and others seem to say the opposite”. H. Wyeth also said “Is it loud? -For extended periods at brighter settings it is”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Optoma GT1080 reviewers who bought the product thought it was good value for money. Glen Robson said “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 GT1080. Jtt wrote on Amazon “A very good value” in their review of this projector. K. Nicolaou wrote on Amazon “BEST projector for the money! 10/10 would buy again”.

Three Optoma GT1080 reviewers who bought it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Andyh gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their Optoma GT1080 review “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 said in their review two years ago “I thought at first to buy a cheap projector” and scored the Optoma GT1080 very highly.

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Robust

Three people thought this projector was well made. David Moxon gave this projector a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “You will need speakers as built in ones are poor”. Seanqs gave this projector a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “Built in sound is okay”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website 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 owner who purchased this projector thought it was reliable. Andyh mentioned 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 GT1080 review and gave it an excellent review score.

One customer reckoned that it was strong and durable. Aw Chesham wrote on Amazon “This projector seems sturdy and yet is surprisingly light” in their Optoma GT1080 review and gave the Optoma GT1080 a score of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Some Optoma GT1080 owners who reviewed the Optoma GT1080 mentioned that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their Optoma GT1080 review “Playing games this big is pretty sweet” and rated it as excellent. Four years ago Andyh said “It's lightweight, pretty straightforward to set up” in their review. Two years ago H. Wyeth said in their Optoma GT1080 review on Amazon “The market is pretty small for this type of projector”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it was smooth. Rohitkn said 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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A Top Selling Projector

The GT1080 is one the most popular projector currently available for purchase.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

On average Optoma multimedia projectors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all multimedia projectors built by Optoma.

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Good Sound Quality

Several people mentioned that this projector had good sound quality. Depender B. gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon last year “The sound is great too”. Two years ago P. Rowan mentioned on Amazon “Video good - sound” in their Optoma GT1080 review. Trustedreviews.com said in their Optoma GT1080 review “Its high claimed brightness and built-in audio system make it easy to set up”.

Good Remote Control

Several people thought this projector had a good remote control. Three years ago David Smith said “The remote is awesome the backlight is really bright (blue backlight”. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa said “The other thing that Is good is its Backlit remote” in their review.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. One customer who reviewed the Optoma GT1080 wrote that it was a good weight. Bill Small World rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “It works well and is sharp and light weight”.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. In January last year Xycenh gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “I'm not a heavy user” in their review of the Optoma GT1080.

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Good for Ceiling Mounting

One Optoma GT1080 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good for ceiling mounting. Matt said on Amazon two years ago “If you are looking to ceiling mount this, especially with a low profile mounting, avoid like the plague” but even so he only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma GT1080 supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the GT1080 do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma GT1080 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the GT1080, the Optoma GT1080 supports 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors which support 3D currently available including the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Optoma GT1080 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the GT1080 have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the GT1080 the noise level (economic mode)s range from 20dB to 40dB. The Optoma GT1080 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) (only 26 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer who purchased it considered that it did not have good technical guidance. The Honest Reviewer mentioned “Another small niggle, is the difficulty of using the manual focus setting”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma GT1080 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Optoma GT1080 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the GT1080. The smallest bulb power of projectors that have been around for a similar time to the GT1080 is 140W and the biggest is 580W.

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Very Small Uniformity

At only 80 percent, the Optoma GT1080 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the GT1080. The average uniformity of projectors of this type and age is 84%.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma GT1080

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Optoma released the GT1080.

Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma GT1080 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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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

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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

(81)
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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