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Optoma GT1080E Projector

£726.44
£579.99 £146.45 cheaper than 59 days ago
25000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 31dB Aug 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Decent value
Good quality
Unacceptable noise level
96 Reviews + 3 Awards
PC Mag Editor's Choice projectorcentral.com Highly Rated Expert Reviews Recommended
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Decent Value

Sixteen owners who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Toptenreviews.com wrote two years ago “Decent value” but they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their Optoma GT1080 review on expert review site Trusted Reviews “What is the Optoma GT1080? The GT1080 is a highly affordable single-chip DLP projector designed primarily for gaming” and rated it 7 stars. Seanqs wrote “Overall this GT760 is probably best value for money” and gave this projector a score of 8 stars.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was expensive. Dlshop said “Better, more expensive, projectors will do better jobs with colors.”. Mr. P. M. Steele wrote on Amazon “It is expensive.” and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. Glen Robson rated it 8 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Expensive maybe a little” in his review of this projector.

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Reviews

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Based on 1,872 owner and expert reviews (including 91 verified purchases), Optoma has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically within its 25000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Poor Technical Guidance

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


Good High Def TV

Ten owners mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Xycenh wrote “For the odd folks complaining about sound, i've yet to hear a projector (I've experienced three DLP HD projectors) with great sound” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Xycenh also mentioned “The problem I had was I wanted a big 1080p HD bright colour projector” in their review. Shrini said in their review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “3) Full HD 1080P and supports 3D as well (have not yet tried 3d) Cons”.

Designed for Gaming

Eighteen people who purchased the Optoma GT1080 thought it had good picture quality. Xycenh rated it 7 stars and mentioned “Excellent picture quality real short throw”. Lightman wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “It is only really visible with strong contrast graphics”. Two years ago Cdavisbako mentioned “Amazing picture quality” in their review of this projector.

Four owners said that this projector was good for playing games on. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Designed for gaming” but they only rated it 1 stars. Bestbuymaniac gave this projector a score of 4 stars and said in their review of this projector “This is recommended for gaming”. Bestbuymaniac also said “This projector is great, I use it for gaming and movies” in their review.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Dlshop scored it 6 stars and mentioned on Bestbuy.com “The colors and brightness are amazing” in their review of this projector. Two years ago H. Wyeth said “Switching to cinema mode brings back deeper blacks and better colours”.

One customer thought the product had clear images. One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good for watching movies. Michael said on Amazon “This projector is awesome, I've got a crystal clear 140" display for movies or games”.

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Good Remote Control

Two owners who bought the product agreed that it had a good remote control. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa said on Amazon “The other thing that Is good is its Backlit remote” in their review of this projector. David Smith gave the product a rating of 8 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The remote is awesome the backlight is really bright (blue backlight”.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was good for ceiling mounting. Two years ago Matt rated it 4 stars and he mentioned “If you are looking to ceiling mount this, especially with a low profile mounting, avoid like the plague” in his review of this projector.

3D Ready

Nine customers who purchased the product agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “3D with HDMI”. Pcmag.com wrote “A bright image, 3D support for HDMI connections” in their review of the Optoma GT1080. Rohitkn mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Sufficient light in the room ) I have also tried 3d and it looks good too”.

Good Sound Quality

Nine owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality. P. Rowan gave it a rating of 7 stars and said two years ago “Video good - sound” in their review of this projector. Gqscholar mentioned on Bestbuy.com also two years ago “The short throw provided great flexibility in my theater room, sound OK (will add a receiver at a later date), not noisy” and rated it 6 stars. Also two years ago David Moxon said “You will need speakers as built in ones are poor” in his review of this projector.


Design

Good Quality

Twenty-five customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Walmart.com mentioned “Image quality” in their review of the Optoma GT1080. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “The best thing I like about it Is not only the picture quality”. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa also wrote “The picture quality is amazing” in their review.

Nice Design

Six customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Paulw gave it a score of 9 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector on Walmart.com “Absolutely beautiful”. Cdavisbako wrote on Bestbuy.com “It turned out pretty decent” in their review of the Optoma GT1080 and gave this projector a score of 7 stars. Amazon Customer wrote in April last year “Playing games this big is pretty sweet”.

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was smooth. Rohitkn wrote “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 GT1080 review. Cdavisbako wrote in their review of this projector on Bestbuy.com “Watching fast paced films and sports is really smooth too”.

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Easy to Use

Four people who reviewed this projector concluded that it was easy to setup. Trustedreviews.com rated it 7 stars and said in their review of the Optoma GT1080 on expert website Trusted Reviews “Its high claimed brightness and built-in audio system make it easy to set up and use – you don't need a dedicated home cinema ‘cave' – an”. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “Nine times out of 10, projectors are easy to setup, come with a built-in, decent-sounding speaker”. Andyh mentioned four years ago “The short throw is great and allows you to set up the projector a few feet from the screen” in their review of the Optoma GT1080.

Three people agreed that it was easy to use. Bacafamily wrote in their review of this projector on Bestbuy.com “Very bright, easy to use and has good sound”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Paulw mentioned on Walmart.com “IT IS FLAWLESS! The bright colors (choose Vivid in settings” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Glen Robson wrote in his review of this projector “It has very easy to use settings and is with out doubt the best i have had” and gave it a score of 8 stars. H. Wyeth wrote two years ago “They include a remote that's backlight and the menus are quite easy to use, though graphically it's sometimes hard to tell what menu item is highlighted” in their review of this projector and rated the product 7 stars.

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Robust

Three customers said in their reviews that the Optoma GT1080 was well made. In April last year Seanqs said on Amazon “Built in sound is okay” in their review of this projector. Shrini said in their review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “3) Room filling sound from built in speakers (don't expect any bass out of it”.

One customer said in their reviews that this projector was reliable. Andyh mentioned in their review of this projector 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!” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Aw Chesham rated the product 7 stars and wrote “This projector seems sturdy and yet is surprisingly light”.

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Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma GT1080 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago also are ceiling mountable.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Lightman said on Bhphotovideo.com “Very good contrast and color, low latency, lightweight” and scored it 7 stars. Andyh wrote on Amazon “It's lightweight, pretty straightforward to set up” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

One owner who purchased this projector thought it was heavy and bulky. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “It is one of the best business projectors for those who use heavy graphics and high-definition videos in their presentations” in their review of this projector.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in April 2017.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Ten people who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their Optoma GT1080 review “Excessive heat and noise”. Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa wrote in their Optoma GT1080 review “The volume is so loud that I need only half level of its maximum capacity”. Rohitkn wrote on Amazon “I had no issues like noise or over heating, although I have not yet used to watch more than 2 movies at a time at one stretch”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this projector was not quiet. In April last year Depender B. wrote “I've realised it doesn't run as quietly as it first did”.

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Excessive Heat and Noise

Ten people who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their Optoma GT1080 review “Excessive heat and noise”.

Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa wrote in their Optoma GT1080 review “The volume is so loud that I need only half level of its maximum capacity”. Rohitkn wrote on Amazon “I had no issues like noise or over heating, although I have not yet used to watch more than 2 movies at a time at one stretch”.

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Video

Supports Full HD

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

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma GT1080 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

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

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma GT1080 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma GT1080 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma GT1080 has a carrying case, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma GT1080 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma GT1080 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma GT1080 supports password protection, as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

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Average Noise Level

At 31 decibels, the Optoma GT1080 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The Optoma GT1080 has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector. The average bulb power of data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector is 270W, and the bulb powers range from 130W to 580W.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the Optoma GT1080 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this projector. Across all the data projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma europe ltd gt1080e, optoma gt1080darbee, turntables 1080p3d, promotions gt1080e, optoma 958zf01gc0e, optoma 958zf01gc2e, optoma dp1082mwl, optoma 1920x1080, optoma vp829276, special 1080p3d, optoma n113812w, optoma gt1080e, optoma 1080p3d, code gt1080e, optoma 31604, acer gt1080e
Barcodes 00635131621376, 00801940478733, 00804904107250, 00809396054815, 05054629660751, 05055387638839, 05057103074365, 05060059049615

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