Short Throw Gaming with DarbeeVision

GT1080Darbee

  • DarbeeVision image processor enhances textures and depth in gaming and video
  • 0.49 throw ratio is perfect for gamers and movie enthusiasts with limited space
  • Enhanced Gaming Mode enables best-in-class performance with 16ms input lag
  • Full HD 1080p and 3,000 lumens deliver breathtaking gaming visuals
  • 28,000:1 contrast ratio delivers amazing black levels
  • Reference Display Mode enables highly accurate color
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Colorful, fast and sharp.

The Optoma GT1080Darbee short throw gaming projector is the successor to the award-winning GT1080. Featuring a comfortable 0.49 throw ratio, it’s easily placed on a coffee table, TV stand or entertainment center and comes equipped with an Enhanced Gaming Mode with 16ms input lag, enabling faster response times that keep players competitive in every game.

DarbeeVision™ image-enhancement technology utilizes neurobiological algorithms to achieve unprecedented detail in skin tones, textures and reflective surfaces, while delivering superior depth, object separation and automatic removal of unsightly artifacts.

Reference Display Mode enables accurate color via REC.709 HDTV color space for rich, vivid colors in Blu-ray movies, HDTV programming, home videos and photos. Featuring 8,000 hours of lamp life, it requires very little maintenance.

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Amazing Color

Our projectors are capable of reproducing the Rec.709 color gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic color exactly as the director intended. Our projectors can also create saturated colors, great for gaming and animated movies.

Full 3D

Display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray Disc™ players, 3D broadcasting, and the latest-generation game consoles. Support for 144Hz rapid-refresh rate provides ultra-smooth flicker-free images. Optoma 3D glasses required.

Full HD 1080p

1080p (1920×1080) resolution renders sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression, which is perfect for movies, TV shows and gaming.

Dynamic Black Technology

This feature gives more depth to your image by smoothly adjusting the lamp output to create a stunning high contrast ratio. Bright scenes appear crisp and clear, while dark scenes remain detailed with deep blacks and exceptional light and shade detail.

Enhanced Gaming Mode

Gaming Mode optimizes the projector for lightning fast response times of 16ms.

DARBEE

DARBEE Visual Presence image enhancement technology uses neuro-biologic algorithms to achieve unprecedented detail in skin tones, textures, and reflective surfaces while delivering superior depth, object separation and automatic removal of unsightly artifacts.

Short Throw Projection

Project images in limited space environments with short-throw projection. The short-throw lens requires short distances to project large images.

MHL Connectivity

Turn your projector into a smart display by connecting your smartphone or tablet with a single cable using MHL; now you can view presentations and documents, stream videos and share photos on the big screen.

Long Lamp Life

Reduce the number of lamp changes with long lamp life.

ISF Modes

This feature allows you to save your calibrated day and night mode settings for the ideal viewing experience.

Additional information

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Audio2x 10W Speaker
Brightness3,000 lumens
Compatible Aspect Ratio16:9 Native, 4:3 Compatible
ConnectionsTwo HDMI v1.4a, 3D VESA, audio-out, USB mini-B, 12V trigger
Contrast Ratio28,000:1
Display TechnologySingle 0.65″ DC3 DMD chip DLP™ Technology by Texas Instruments
Displayable Colors1.07 billion
Inputs2 x HDMI (1.4a 3D support) MHL
Keystone Correction±40° Vertical
Light Source Type195W
Light Source Life8000/6000/5000 (Dynamic/ECO/Bright)
Lens ShiftNone
Maximum ResolutionWUXGA (1920 x 1200)
Native ResolutionFull HD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
Noise Level26dB (Eco)
Offset116% (+/- 5% variance)
On-Screen DisplayComplete on-screen menu, adjustments in 27 languages
Operating TemperatureSea Level to 10,000 feet (@73°F); must be manual
OutputsAudio out (3.5mm), 3D sync, 12V trigger
Power Consumption262W Max Bright, 215W Max ECO mode
Power SupplyAC input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, auto-switching
Projection Distance1.64′ – 11′
Projection LensF=2.8, f=7.42 mm and focus
Projection MethodFront, rear, ceiling count, tabletop
Projection Screen Size45.3" – 303.2"
Remote ControlBacklit IR remote control
Throw Ratio0.49:1 (distance/width), ±5% Variance
Uniformity80%
Zoom TypeFixed
COMPATIBILITY SPECIFICATIONS
Computer CompatibilityWUXGA, UXGA, SXGA+, WXGA+, WXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA, Mac
Horizontal Scan Rate15.3 – 91.1kHz
Optional WirelessYes
RoHSCompliant
Vertical Scan Rate24-85Hz, (120Hz for 3D)
Video CompatiblityNTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions (W x H x D)12.37" x 8.8" x 3.5"
SecuritySecurity bar, Kensington lock, password protection, keypad lock
Weight6.1 lbs
Other
Optional AccessoriesDLP Link™ 3D glasses, HDCast Pro, ceiling and wall mount
Standard AccessoriesCarrying case, lens cap, AC power cord, remote control, batteries for remote, multilingual CD-ROM, user’s manual, quick start card, and warranty card
UPC796435 81 259 1
Warranty Info1-Year Limited Parts and Labor, 90-Days on Lamp
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195W Osram lamp for select Optoma projectors.

IR remote control for select Optoma projectors.  

Soft case for select Optoma projectors.

Short throw wall mount designed for Optoma short throw projectors. Adjustments:...

   

RF 3D Emitter (compatible with ZF2300GLASSES only).

RF 3D Glasses (compatible with BC300 emitter only).

HDCast Pro is a powerful and versatile 1080p HDMI MHL...

   

Wireless HDMI transmitter/receiver kit. Dimensions: 7.2" x 3.8" x 1.2"...

Optoma projector remote control (backlit)

GT1080Darbee

Expert Reviews,
August 9, 2017

“it’s an ultra short throw projector, which means at a distance of just over a metre away from the screen or wall, you’ll be able to project a 100 inch image.”

“its integrated DarbeeVision image enhancement technology, which uses ‘neuro-biologic algorithms’ to enhance the image.  It’s the same tech used in the Optoma HD28DSE and it works brilliantly, giving the projector’s 1080p image considerably more presence than it would otherwise have.

That, combined with a 3,00-lumen brightness, which means it’s usable even in a bright living room and at a price that undercuts its rival by nearly £100, mean it’s our favourite gaming projector”

GT1080Darbee

nerdtechy.com,
May 30, 2017

“If you’re looking for a projector to game on, the Optoma GT1080Darbee would be our first pick. The colour and detail is simply incredible, creating lush, rich environments on a screen bigger than almost any TV available. The short throw allows it to be used in almost any room. You don’t have to have a huge theatre room specially designed for it. Just chuck it on your coffee table, plug it in, and enjoy a gaming experience that all your friends will be jealous of.”

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playvier.de,
August 2, 2017

“After activating the projector, the projected image appears very quickly. Minutes of waiting to see the picture, as you know it from other models, is spared. Under optimal conditions the Full-HD resolution looks great and the sound quality is surprisingly good.”

Test rating: Good

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GT1080Darbee

Lansare Info,
July 24, 2017

“…it is a unique projector in the world of projectors precisely because it focuses on providing superior quality when used for gaming”

“For film projection, the extremely small design distance can be a great addition. You can easily project the movie in the bedroom, no matter how small the room is, because from a distance of about half a meter you have a pretty big and generous image”

“Sound volume is pretty good for cameras up to 35mp and clarity is impressive.”

“All I can say is that if the scoring system had more than 5 stars, I would definitely have been forced to offer them.”

“I will give it 5 stars, but just like at school. With congratulations!”

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audiovideohd.fr,
May 23, 2017

“The new reference of gaming projectors with record input lag”

What we like:
Video processing Darbee
Bright image
Very good colorimetry and grey scale
Good fluidity
Input lag record   
 
“The GT1080Darbee is a very nice surprise in short throw lens projector segment”

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thedigitalfix.com,
July 21, 2017

“100 inch picture from just 1 metre away from the wall? AND a 16ms response time. We’re sold.”

“The GT1080Darbee is a quality piece of hardware and it shows in every way possible. A flawless picture and low input lag combined with the short throw lens make for an unmissable piece of kit.”

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GT1080Darbee

trustedreviews.com,
July 24, 2017

“With its gaming-friendly focus and Darbee processing, the GT1080Darbee is a pretty unique proposition for its price. And since both of its core attractions prove to be anything but a gimmick, it really does look like a bargain.”

“The Optoma GT1080Darbee is a great projector, combining strong gaming and movie credentials for what is, under the circumstances, a very attractive price.”

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Heimkino GT1080 Germany,
August 2, 2017

“Optoma has put the GT1080Darbee on two tracks, on the one hand demonstrating its cinema capability by an improved colour management, but at the same time it also serves the gaming scene with appropriate optimized settings. A successful balancing act and it even comes with a comparatively low noise level.”

“Optoma offers a preview mode to compare the image with and without Darbee. I like the split-screen display better, because it shows the picture before and after Darbee for easy comparison.”

+ Very good colour reproduction

+ Simple optimizing via Darbee

Test rating: Excellent 1.3

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GT1080Darbee

PC Games Network,
September 7, 2017

The Optoma beamer uses the DARBEE Visual Presence image enhancer tech to give you a more detailed picture, despite it still only being presented with a 1080p resolution.

But that’s not the impressive thing about this projector – it’s the unbelievably short distance it needs to be able to produce a genuinely enormous picture.

But what about gaming? It’s frickin’ glorious. Big-screen gaming is the canine’s danglies, especially if you’re playing something arcadey, like GTA or FIFA. But when your eyeballs are filled with your favourite games, writ large on the side of your house, it’s hard not to get a little goose-pimply over how good it feels to plumb your PC into a quality projector

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Hifitest,
October 5, 2017

“Optoma has positioned the GT1080Darbee in two segments. On the one hand it demonstrates the home cinema suitability by an improved color management and on the other hand,the gaming scene with optimized settings. A successful balancing act by Optoma GT1080Darbee.”

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GT1080Darbee

PCTidningen,
October 10, 2017

PCtidningen.se awarded the projector 8.4 and said:

A really good projector that is unusually bright. Modern technology at a reasonable price.

Darbee is a special image enhancement technology that offers better sharpness, but also higher contrast and more speed in the colours. How the technology works, I do not know, but it reminds a little of how Photoshop can improve the sharpness by reinforcing all edges around objects in the subject with filters.

It is absolutely possible to use the GT1080Darbee for gaming. With a response time of 16 milliseconds, it reacts faster than other projectors, usually around 25 milliseconds.

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