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“This projector is widely used by the gamers, to get an immersive experience while playing. Optoma contains a native resolution of 1080p. It brings out the newest crop with 3D HDMI.”

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“If someone gets up between the projector and the screen in the very important moment by watching a football game with friends and relatives. He will notice the displeasure of the others. There is a solution with a short throw projector like the Optoma GT1080.”

 “Also Gamers will love the Optoma with its short throw lens, as you can move freely in the room, without disturbing the flow of the game with your own shadow on the screen.”

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“If someone gets between the projector and screen at a very important moment whilst watching a football game with friends or relatives – they will notice the displeasure of the others. The solution is a short throw projector like the Optoma GT1080.”

“Also, gamers will love the Optoma with its short throw lens, as you can move freely in the room without disturbing the flow of the game with your own shadow on the screen.”

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“Optoma GT1080 is the first short throw gaming projector we tested, capable or projecting from almost 1 metre, which makes this projector suitable for any room”

“The settings are done almost instantly first time using the projector. The remote control is capable or memorizing 3 different user profiles, thus you won’t have any issues with the other members of your family or friends ”

“Optoma has a great feature: a special gaming mode which improves the response time ”

“The image is sharp enough having well balanced vivid colours, with the Optoma GT1080 reproducing more colours than a standard monitor. Brightness is good which makes this projector suitable for ‘not so dark’ rooms also. Even so, I highly recommend using it in a totally dark room for maximum gaming experience”

“I have to admit that it was a real pleasure using the GT1080, Optoma being one of the manufacturers focusing on gaming experiences at larger diagonals than we were used to before, especially from a short distance. Add to this a console or powerful PC and a great sound to fill the entire room and I’m sure you won’t leave your chair for many hours either because you are playing or watching a movie ”

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As projectors go, it is relatively small and elegant. It’s made from white plastic, is well designed and doesn’t look out of place in a home.

Once set up, I found the images to be sharp, with good detail, and there were few signs of other issues such as motion blur and judder which often affects affordable projectors.

As this is a short throw projector, this came into its own set up with the Xbox Kinect. The problem with most conventional projectors is that you’re jumping around in front of the image, and creating shadows. With this, it’s not a problem at all. So it becomes an instant hit with any people who like to jump around in front of their console. For more sedate people sitting on their sofa and shooting baddies or racing around etc, this still provides a large and involving picture which adds an extra dimension to your enjoyment.

I must admit that I’ve really enjoyed using the Optoma GT1080. It opened up a new world of gaming for me. Whether it was playing football, shooting baddies or jumping around and making myself look a fool in front of the console (and my friends), the big screen action created by the short throw projector made for a compelling experience.

Would I buy one myself? Available around £590, in terms of picture quality, it’s not going to replace a conventional TV at that price, but it does make an excellent second room option if you’re lucky enough to have a games room. It also makes an excellent option for doubling up to show the big game with a few friends. You can watch football matches and other sporting events and make it more of a social event with this short throw projector.

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DD World reviewed both the HD141X and the GT1080.  It awarded the HD141X its recommended badge and its price performance badge (96/100 points).  The GT1080 also achieved the price performance badge and 89/100 points.

Summary verdict for both:

Both projectors didn’t disappoint us and we were very impressed – especially with the HD141X. With every model Optoma looks to improve and likes to hear all feedback. These models currently on the market have characteristics and capabilities that were previously the domain for substantially more expensive projectors. At present we can without a doubt say that the HD141X is a very solid Full HD projector and doesn’t cost more than 20 thousand Czech crowns.  GT1080 was the best projector in its class that we tested.

Verdict (HD141X):

Excellent projector at very good price – excellent ratio price vs performance.

Great black level, picture sharpness, brilliant 2D picture and impressive 3D. Suitable for movies, games and live sport.

Good lamp life, easy maintenance, installation and friendly to use. Very low noise level!

Verdict (GT1080):

GT1080 has a perfect picture for a short throw distance, it is 1080p and for a very good price. Perfect ratio price vs performance.

The picture is sharp  and bright with good balanced color reproduction suitable for 2D and for 3D. Perfect for movies, games and live sport.

Long life time, easy maintenance and installation and friendly to use.

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“Out of the box, like Optoma’s other projectors, it is a lovely looking piece of kit. All white, with a monster lens dominating the front, the projector is easy to set up. “

“The colours were sharp (2,800 ANSI lumens) and it has a contrast ratio of 25000:1 making the blacks nice and deep. It has a fast response time of 15ms meaning video games play extremely well on the projector.”

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BY M. DAVID STONE
If you want to play games at an image size that permits a truly immersive experience, which you can get only from a projector, the Optoma GT1080 ($749) is a prime candidate. As with earlier GT models, Optoma designed the projector with games in mind, focusing on features like a short lag time, so you can have a fast response in games that depend on reaction time. The GT1080$739.00 at Buydig.com is the first GT model with 1080p native resolution, so it can take full advantage of the newest crop of game consoles. All this makes it our Editors’ Choice gaming projector.

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Optoma’s GT1080 projector offers a large size screen gamer experience for fans obsessed with playing games. This offers an incomparable greater experience than from a 40-50 “inch TV and input lag is significantly lower than on a flat-panel TV. GT1080 has a very attractive price. Its high brightness is suitable for projecting images up to 2.5 metres wide. The increasing number of games in native 1080p game deserve high resolution on the big screen.  GT1080 is compatible with all of the latest game consoles.

What we liked:

  • Small projection distance from the screen and a high-quality wide-angle lens
  • Full HD 1080p large size gaming, high brightness
  • Low input lag
  • Bright 3D Projection (DLP Link glasses or RF)
  • Portability, lightweight
  • The built-in 10-watt speaker is surprisingly good quality
  • Long lamp life

 

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The GT1080 was awarded the highest rating of all projectors reviewed – 9.5/10 and a gold award.

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Ever since my first experience using them, I always find myself asking why people don’t look more closely at entertainment projectors as a proper replacement to flatscreens. True, they’ve long been considered the go-to choice for expensive home theater builds, but advances in performance and cheaper bulbs have helped modern projectors become viable display alternatives.

Optoma’s GT1080 Gaming DLP Projector challenges the status quo by competing directly with those expensive panels where it counts – money and performance. This is ready for next-generation consoles like the Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (current-gen if we’re being honest) and works well enough for images and the occasional 3D Blu-ray, despite not learning a whole lot of new tricks.

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The GT1080 is a highly affordable single-chip DLP projector designed primarily for gaming. 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’ – and its living-room friendliness is underlined by the fact that it’s got an exceptionally short-throw lens. That means it can deliver, for instance, a 100-inch image when it’s positioned just one metre from your screen or wall.

There are a couple of pleasant surprises, though: first, there’s a 12V trigger port you could use to fire up a motorised screen. Second, there’s a port for adding a 3D transmitter, since despite its affordability the GT1080 can handle 3D

As usual with Optoma projectors, the GT1080 is much better equipped with picture-calibration features than you might expect for the price.

The sense of crispness holds up quite well when there’s motion in the frame, too, thanks to minimal interference from motion blur or judder.

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.

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“The projector handles very well with any signal source without delays. Input lag is minimum and imperceptible to the eye which is important especially when playing action games.”

“There was a good colour match (especially in Cinema Mode) and colours are saturated enough.  The contrast could be better but, despite this, it still performed well, even in dark scenes.”

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The Optoma GT1080 is a moderately-priced DLP Video Projector that can serve as a gaming projector, as part of a modest home theater setup, or in a business/classroom setting. The two main features of this projector is its included Short Throw lens, which can produce a very large image in a small space and its 3D compatibility.

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“Image quality is excellent for the price.”

“Optoma’s GT1080 is a brilliant projector that’s perfect for gamers who want a bigger screen but don’t have the money for a large TV.  Its short throw capabilities mean it should fit into any room and its adjustable feet, keystone and colour settings mean it’s versatile and easy to set up”

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The GT1080 achieved 7/10.

“Big screen, small space, no problem”

“The GT1080 is small and light, making it quick and easy to setup, whilst the short throw lens means it can produce a big image even in a tight space. This makes it ideal for anyone who wants to watch TV and movies or play games on the big screen but doesn’t have much room.”

“The projector is also bright, which means it is good for environments with a lot of ambient light, such as the average living room. The motion handling is excellent, as we would expect from a DLP projector, making the GT1080 ideal for watching sport or gaming. The input lag and response times are also good, making the GT1080 a great choice for gamers. The Optoma handled 24p content without issue and this, combined with the detailed images, makes the projector very capable with movies as well.”

“The video processing was also highly effective, passing all our tests, and the GT1080 had no problems with both standard and high definition content. So when watching DVDs and standard definition TV broadcasts the Optoma handled the content well and really got a chance to shine with high definition broadcasts. Once we moved onto Blu-rays the results were even better with Edge of Tomorrow and X-Men: Days of Future Past looking great on the big screen.”

“Since there is also support for 3D we connected an Optoma RF emitter to the GT1080 and tried it out with a pair of their active shutter 3D glasses. If there’s one area where DLP has an advantage it’s 3D, where the fast response times eliminate the problems of crosstalk. The glasses themselves are a little dark but the projector’s brightness helps to compensate for this and the resulting 3D was impressive, with X-Men: Days of Future Past looking especially good.”

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“Key features include a short throw lens, which lets you get a big image even in a tight space, and a short lag time–an obvious advantage in any game where reaction time matters.”

“…it delivers a constellation of features–including the short throw, capable audio system, and short lag time–that make it an attractive choice for its intended use.”

“If you want a solid, portable projector for gaming with a robust on-board sound system, the Optoma GT1080 is an excellent value for only $749.”

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A 1080p Gaming Projector
Marc Davidson, October 16, 2014
ProjectorCentral.com
When the latest generation of game consoles boosted their resolution to 1080p, they left Optoma’s 720p gaming projectors behind the curve. The Optoma GT1080 is their response, delivering 1080p in a projector designed for game playing. Key features include a short throw lens, which lets you get a big image even in a tight space, and a short lag time–an obvious advantage in any game where reaction time matters.

Beyond that, because games include both photorealistic scenes and images that are visually equivalent to business graphics, the GT1080’s focus on games means it also has to handle both video and data images well. That lets it double as a data projector or, to a lesser extent, a home entertainment projector for video. The combination can make it an attractive choice at $749 street, even for people who aren’t all that serious about games.

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“It’s fair to say that gaming on a 100-inch screen is incredible! And even at 84 inches, it provides considerably more impact than sitting closer to a large HDTV – it’s simply more epic and immersive.”

“Images on the GT1080 appear smoother than those produced by similarly sized LCD or plasma displays, and without a hint of screen-door effect from our seating distance of 3m (around three image heights).”

“With an image measuring 84 inches diagonal (limited by the supplied screen) the GT1080 manages to provide large, cinematic images that not only comfortably fill your field of view, but also deliver a sense of scale to objects on screen that regular HDTVs cannot recreate – and this only gets better with larger screen sizes. Firing up the PS4 on a projector for the first time, the impact when gaming is impressive: playing the likes of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and The Last of Us on the big screen immediately delivers a distinctly epic feel that helps to draw us in more closely to the action. The added sense of scale brings extra weight to images due to their sheer size, and this helps to make key moments much more impactful – more cinematic, if you will.”

“The increased sense of spectacle provided by projected images is all for nothing if we have to deal with heavy controls and delayed inputs due to input lag, but thankfully this isn’t an issue on the GT1080, where button presses and turns of the analogue stick feel fast and responsive, and this makes the projector suitable for those who play twitch-based shooters and fighting games online. We measured 34ms of latency in 1080p using our Leo Bodner LagTest (16ms measured via the CRT camera method). That’s a lower level of input lag than is present on many of the latest HDTVs – and we didn’t notice any obvious reductions in controller response when playing native 720p games upscaled by the projector.”

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The French blog site KultureGeek.fr is a leading source of information on current French tech news.

KultureGeek.fr awarded the Optoma GT1080 8 out of 10.

“Another good thing: the projector is bright, very bright. The 2800 Lumens announced by the brand are not exaggerated and the ambient light in the room doesn’t spoil the show.”

“Some options are available to change the image settings, notably a gaming mode with saturated colors and accentuated contrasts. Playing Uncharted 3, the effect is breathtaking.”

“About the settings: there are many options to change the colours for example, but the default modes are so well thought out that  most users probably won’t bother changing anything.”

“And the 3D? Impressive. Not a single crosstalk effect and amazing depth.”

“Another thing worth mentioning, the built-in 10W speaker offers a surprisingly good sound.”

“In conclusion, the GT1080 perfectly plays its role of a plug-and-play projector. Easy to use, bright, good image quality, nice built-in speaker and geat 3D rendering.”

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The Optoma GT1080 achieved 5 stars overall and an Expert Reviews Recommended badge.

“The Optoma GT1080 is a brilliant projector that’s perfect for gamers who want a bigger screen but don’t have the money for a large TV. Its short-throw capabilities mean it should fit into any room, and its adjustable feet, keystone settings and colour settings means it’s very versatile and easy to set up.”

“The Optoma GT1080 does exactly this and is able to create a 100-inch display from just a metre away, meaning that even the smallest gaming den should have room for it.”

“Image quality is excellent for the price.”

“The DLP chip, which projects through a high-speed colour wheel, creates crisp and colourful images”

“the Gaming preset unsurprisingly works very well for games, making hard-to-spot objects in darkened areas easier to see.”

“We were impressed with the 10W speakers built into the GT1080, unlike many projectors where the speakers feel like they’ve been added as an after-thought, those of the GT1080 are loud and very clear.”

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June 19, 2014 | by CI Staff
InfoComm 2014 is ablaze with the latest products. But with competitors keeping pace with these trends, how does your favorite company grasp your attention?

For those who have wandered the Las Vegas Convention Center, you know the answer is big, bold, beautiful booths.

Check out the slideshow to see which vendors have the most eye-catching displays, including: AboutShow, AOTO, Baanto, Crestron, Digiled, FSR, NEC, Optoma, Propresenter, Renewed Vision, and Vaddio.

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Ever since my first experience using them, I always find myself asking why people don’t look more closely at entertainment projectors as a proper replacement to flatscreens. True, they’ve long been considered the go-to choice for expensive home theater builds, but advances in performance and cheaper bulbs have helped modern projectors become viable display alternatives.

Optoma’s GT1080 Gaming DLP Projector challenges the status quo by competing directly with those expensive panels where it counts – money and performance. This is ready for next-generation consoles like the Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (current-gen if we’re being honest) and works well enough for images and the occasional 3D Blu-ray, despite not learning a whole lot of new tricks.

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“Out of the box, like Optoma’s other projectors, it is a lovely looking piece of kit. All white, with a monster lens dominating the front, the projector is easy to set up. “

“The colours were sharp (2,800 ANSI lumens) and it has a contrast ratio of 25000:1 making the blacks nice and deep. It has a fast response time of 15ms meaning video games play extremely well on the projector.”