Short Throw Gaming with DarbeeVision


  • 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
5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

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.

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. DLP Link 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.


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

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
Control UnitUSB Service
Display TechnologySingle 0.65″ DC3 DMD chip DLP™ Technology by Texas Instruments
Displayable Colors1.07 billion
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
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
Zoom TypeFixed
Computer CompatibilityWUXGA, UXGA, SXGA+, WXGA+, WXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA, Mac
Horizontal Scan Rate15.3 – 91.1kHz
Optional WirelessYes
Vertical Scan Rate24-85Hz, (120Hz for 3D)
Video CompatiblityNTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
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
Optional AccessoriesDLP Link™ 3D glasses, HDCast Pro, ceiling and wall mount
UPC796435 81 259 1
Warranty Info1-Year Limited Parts and Labor, 90-Days on Lamp
Inputs2 x HDMI (1.4a 3D support) MHL
OutputsAudio out (3.5mm), 3D sync, 12V trigger
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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).


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

Optoma projector remote control (backlit)


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”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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October 10, 2017 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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  1. Rob M.

    5 out of 5 Best thing I ever bought

    This is the best projector ever! I bought it on a wim my senior year of college and it transformed our dumpy college living room into a Bow Tie cinema (chicks loved it…not a big deal).

    I have had it for 3 years now and have never had a single issue with it. Still works perfect, picture is perfect, makes any TV/movie/gaming experience excellent. Really can’t say enough good stuff about this product. Overall, love this projector and would 100% recommend buying it.

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  2. D. Welch

    5 out of 5

    I was surprised at how bright and clear the image is, even on a 110″ screen. The setup menu is easy to use, and since there is a “Test Grid” feature, aligning and mounting the projector was not difficult. Very pleased with the purchase.

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  3. John Bowman

    5 out of 5

    This projector is awesome! The short throw makes it very portable and we have enjoyed using it on our back deck. The low input lag makes it great for playing video games. Highly recommended.

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  4. Luis Doria

    5 out of 5

    The quality is amazing! I’m using it on a 120″ screen and you can see the difference with darbee. The quality is clearer than other projectors. Short through works well on my limited space. I have not tried it on gaming since I have a full gaming pc & monitor set up but it’s suppose to be good. I bought some 3D glasses and it gives it a true theater experience. Despite saying it’s 4:3, it also does 16:9. There is a button to switch between the two.

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  5. Sam Bocetta

    5 out of 5

    We tested 15 projectors to find the best choice for FPS specific gaming projectors and found the GT1080 Darbee to be one of the best choices for mid-range projectors.

    The Optoma has a specialized gaming mode which allows for a more responsive time. Image quality is extremely sharp and provides very well balanced colors than a regular computer monitor.

    Aspect ratio is also quite high making this a good choice for both indoor and outdoor gaming. Our tests were specific to outdoor gaming and the Darbee performed well having enough Lumens to provide an incredibly crisp image without any lag time even with 4 players.

    This projector is also extremely quiet and did not produce much noise. Setup is simple and it’s full compatible with a wide range of 3rd party media devices.

    Full information about the Darbee as our top gaming pick can be found here –

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  6. Kiho Woo

    5 out of 5

    I would say this is the best projector i have bought so far; crisp pictures; easy to control functions; easy to setup. HIghly recommend the product

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  7. Jacob Zane

    5 out of 5

    After a long time searching, I stumbled on this projector. I was torn between Epson and Benq equivalents but I needed a short throw and something powerful enough to replace my TV. For the price point and features, this projector is hard to beat. There is a reason why it has stellar reviews because it lives up to its hype.

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  8. Reymundo Marquez

    5 out of 5

    Awesome Projector. It really enhances the details in video games! Not only that but I was amazed at how bright the image is. It can be seen clearly even in a well lit room. Also, video’s and movies look amazing…by far the best projector I’ve ever owned. I highly recommend this product.

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