Optoma GT1080 1080p 3D DLP Short Throw Gaming Projector

Optoma GT1080 1080p 3D DLP Short Throw Gaming Projector
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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 376 reviews)

Product Details

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Optoma
  • Model: GT1080
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 4.00" h x 12.40" w x 8.80" l, 5.80 pounds
  • Native resolution: 1920x1080


  • Screen Size Range: 111-inches from 4 feet; 166-inches from 6 feet
  • 2800 ANSI Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 25,000:1; Keystone Correction: Yes, Lens Shift: No
  • 1-Year Limited Parts and Labor, 90-Days on Lamp
  • 2 x HDMI (1.4a 3D support) + MHL v1.2, Audio Out 3.5mm, 12V trigger, 3D-Sync, USB service

Experience games and movies the way you have never seen before on an Optoma GT1080 High Definition gaming projector. Designed for serious gamers like you, the Optoma GT1080 delivers super-fast 2800 lumens bright HD games to the screen with stunning color accuracy and a 25,000:1 contrast ratio for maximum image detail and improved visibility. Allowing you to acquire and assess information easily and to formulate a faster, more accurate response to defeat your opponents. Equipped with the level of all digital connectivity you need for today’s gaming gear, the Optoma GT1080 will keep you on top with two HDMI ports, MHL connectivity, VESA 3D sync port, razor sharp 0.5:1 short throw lens to deliver larger than life images even in space constrained environments, powerful 10 Watt audio, 12 volt output, whisper quiet operation and up to 6500-hour long lamp life for worry-free gaming.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

270 of 281 people found the following review helpful.
5Five stars for sure.
By Joshua K
We love this projector! That is all you really NEED to know. The rest is just details.
It has a great picture! First off, I am projecting about 5-6' from the wall. I painted the wall a low-sheen very light grey. With this being a short-throw projector, the screen is about 9' diagonally! It makes for a great screen. Bluray 1080p has the best picture of course, HD 720p looks pretty good too. Don't even try a SD picture on a screen this big. No projector in the world can make that look good. Movies are awesome to watch on it. I have also watched several football games and been quite pleased.
There is no "lag" or "shadowing" that I notice. The kids (and I) play video games on it too. the games look amazing on this! When we play MarioKart in four player mode we each have our own 55" screen to use! It's awesome! It is definitely a hub for guests. I never knew it could be so fun (and inexpensive) to have a theater in our house.

The bottom line is this: you cannot be unhappy with this projector. The picture is amazing, bright, and very fluid. There are no loud fans (the fan is barely audible) to bother you. It shows up strong in a well lit room and looks amazing in a dark room. It is ultra portable.
I research and research and then research some more when I'm making a large purchase like this. I obsess (as my wife would say) over all the details and specs before I make a purchase. I rely heavily on reviews like this. You don't need to obsess. Buy this one and be happy like me. :)
I've had mine up and running for over six months now and we all love it!
The first photo (football game) was before I painted the wall. The second photo is when the wall was half-painted. I include that so you can see what a difference the wall paint makes. I ordered the paint online from Home Depot for about $6. Just search theater screen paint.

10/28/15 -I have added a picture of the paint I purchased from Home Depot if anyone is interested. That little 8oz jar was enough to do my screen.

67 of 70 people found the following review helpful.
5Upgraded from Optoma GT700 - initial impressions
By Chris Ryan
I used my previous projector (Optoma GT700) for about 4 years before it started showing dead pixels. It served me well, but it was time to upgrade and this one was next in line. I will outline some of the differences and improvements the old one as well as general high points.

Short throw is a requirement for me. I placed this on the floor in the same place as the GT700, and the picture was WAY bigger. I had to move it about a foot closer to fit the projection on my designated screen space (a silver-grey painted area of the wall.) It took quite a bit of effort actually to get the picture constrained between projector placement, the built-in zoom and edge cropping. I don't remember if the GT700 had built-in zoom, but it was nice that this one had at least a modicum of control in that respect. The keystone settings were more than adequate for straightening out the picture, with a lot more angle to spare (given the low projection angle.) It took a little time to get the whole picture in focus, again experimenting with placement. I think I need to do a little more adjusting still because while the center area is sharply in focus, the edges are a little blurry. It was much worse, but making adjustments to placement has helped a lot. (In my photo you can't see it because it's sitting on the floor in front of the coffee table.)

The picture is far and away... night and day difference. This has 25000:1 vs the GT700's 2500:1. 1080p vs 720p native. 2800 lumens vs 2500. The resulting experience is such an incredible improvement and I don't know what more can be said about it. This projector has built-in 3D capabilities, and the GT700 needed an add-on box. (I haven't tried it on either, yet.) Games, movies... this projector is outstanding. The GT700 had trouble with blue skies and smoke in movies - so far what I've seen with this one is marked improvement and I haven't noticed any posterization yet.

Sound: I've read that this has speakers. I use a receiver for handling sound though, so I can't speak to the quality yet. The fan is practically inaudible, which is a big improvement over the GT700.

Remote and etc: this one is more useful than the GT700 by FAR. It was a little shocking to get a face full of bright blue when you touch a button though; be careful where you point that thing. The connections for this projector are on the side instead of the back, which is really nice but that is just because it works for my setup better.

I got this projector for about $700, which in my opinion is a STEAL for a home theatre setup. I paid about the same amount for the GT700 four years ago. Not bad for about $14.59 a month as far as TVs go. This time I got the four-year coverage though so I'm hoping to get a lot more use out of this. (I don't care about 4K, for the foreseeable future. The new generation of gaming consoles can barely even do 1080p.)

Overall: I couldn't be happier. I'll update as things come up.

35 of 38 people found the following review helpful.
5It Always Came Back to the GT1080
By C. OMalley
Once I decided to go with a projector for the Man Cave, I spent almost two months carefully researching the various makes, models, and features. Reviews on Amazon, other vendor sites, technical sites (PC Mag, CNET, etc.) and consumer review sites (Consumer Reports, Trusted Reviews, etc.) and every time I was led back to the GT1080. I needed short throw and I would be using this with a PS3 and an XBox One, so 1080p HD and short lag times were a must. The GT1080 met my criteria and then some. I would be projecting onto a wall, so lens shift and zoom were not an issue. I wanted a cinematic experience and the GT1080 does not disappoint.

When I got it home, I took it out of the box and sat it on a chair about 5 feet from the wall. It is a flat beige wall, but I will be painting it with a white satin finish soon; however, even on the 'beige wall the image was at 140 inches and it was stunning. I knew right away that I picked the right one.

I ran the gamut of media types to see how it does. Old SD video did not look great, but everything else looked terrific. It does run a bit hot, but we barely noticed the fan and once it is ceiling mounted, I doubt we will hear it at all. 'To be honest, the PS3 made more noise than the GT1080 did. As far as color balance, gamma, etc., I'm no expert, but it sure looked great to me, my family, and my friends, and again this was on a light beige wall.

I also did extensive research on the 3D aspect of the projector. Although RF seemed to be the choice of the 'experts', it seemed most personal reviews seemed happy with the built-in DLP Link, so I tried that with some SainSonic Rainbow Series glasses (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N1I1IOU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00) from Amazon. Tested it out with Wreck it Ralph and was blown away. It takes some steps to set it up, but man alive did it look awesome. My son and my friend kept reaching out toward the screen like we could grab the stuff coming out at us. It was just too cool. I also tried it with Harry Potter 8 and the depth of field made it look like we were inside the movie. Not a single complaint about DLP Link here. At half the cost of RF, I'll stick with this.

I took the attached photos with my cell phone, so they really don't do the protection picture justice, but even so, you can still see what a great image it projects. I think anyone looking for a gaming projector who isn't going to project onto a screen will be mighty happy with this projector. I know I am. Five enthusiastic stars for the Optoma GT1080!!

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