Product Comparison: Optoma GT1080 vs Optoma GT1080Darbee

Advertiser Disclosure

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

General Specifications
About the Product
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 bright 2800-lumen 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.
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.
Key Specs
Projection Technology
Image Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
Contrast Ratio
25000 :1
25000 :1
2800 lumens
3000 lumens
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Optoma GT1080 3D DLP Short Throw Gaming Projector
  • Resolution: DVD's are not too bad. No obvious artifacting except as I noted earlier, but best performance is with Blu-Ray discs.
  • Brightness in Theater and Game modes is perfect.
  • Very bright and great contrast, quiet, minimal rainbow effect, quick enough response time for most gamers.
  • The screen is slightly curved around the edges, and the image is not uniformly focused (slight blur near the edges).
  • Rainbow effect- it's there if you look for it (e.g. when you flit your eyes back and forth during dark scenes). It bothered me during the first few weeks of use, but I seldom notice it now.
Optoma GT1080Darbee 3D DLP Short Throw Gaming Projector
  • Picture quality - Looks better to me than my previous 70inch LED tv. The colors are amazing. Black levels are also very good.
  • The image quality is superb and color calibration is so close to right where you want it, right out of the box.
  • HD quality is great, although you might notice a slight rainbow if you're really close to the screen.
  • On normal or bright settings, it runs hot and rather loud (I am at high altitude).
  • I'ts not as bright as I thought.
Size & Weight
4.0 in.
3.5 in.
12.4 in.
12.37 in.
8.8 in.
8.8 in.
88 oz.
88 oz.
Aspect Ratio
16:9 Native, 4:3 Compatible
16:9 Native
Min. Image Size Output
45.3 in.
45.3 in.
Max. Image Size Output
303.2 in.
303.2 in.
Min. Projection Distance
1.64 in.
1.64 in.
Max. Projection Distance
11 in.
11 in.
What customers say about "Display"
Optoma GT1080 3D DLP Short Throw Gaming Projector
  • 3D: With proper DLP Link 3D glasses, performance is magnificent. The syncing emitter isn't really needed.
  • Picture- sharp, clear, and colorful. I'm sure the quality can be bested by more expensive projectors, but it's good enough for the price.
  • Rich vibrant colors, tons of coloring options. Animation speed is pretty consistent with high end TVs, better than most value priced LCD from Walmart/target etc.
  • No horizontal keystoning: When I say it needs to be DEAD center, I mean DEAD in even a degree off will annoy you.
  • The manual focus: as long as it is in place and not bumped, nudged, moved or shifted in any way, focus remains clean and crisp.
Optoma GT1080Darbee 3D DLP Short Throw Gaming Projector
  • Short throw - 100" from 3.5 feet away. This is a huge plus for me since I have it in a smaller room.
  • Very good picture - At 100" everything looks great when watching HD content.
  • No rainbow effect - I've read others that say they see this but I've yet to notice it even once.
  • Screen size is big without sacrificing image quality.
  • Darbee mode: vivid colors more detailed and almost true black. Darbee demo mode is so fun to watch regular mode compared to Darbee mode.
  • No horizontal keystone.
  • It doesn't auto focus or auto keystone correct like the Epson.
Lamp Life
6500 hours
8000 hours
2 x HDMI v1.4a, Audio-out, USB mini-B
2 x HDMI v1.4a, Audio-out, USB mini-B
Dynamic Black Technology, HDMI Link, MHL Connectivity, Short Throw Projection, Enhanced Gaming Mode
DARBEE Visual Presence™, MHL Connectivity, ISF Modes, Dynamic Black Technology, Short Throw Projection, Enhanced Gaming Mode
What customers say about "Features"
Optoma GT1080 3D DLP Short Throw Gaming Projector
  • Connectivity: Since the only thing I have hooked to it is my game console, the two HDMI's do not bother me at all, and without a receiver, the 3.5mm jack to my Logitech Z-623s has been a blessing.
  • Power Saving Auto-Off: I fall asleep sometimes watching movies late. After 30 minutes of detecting no signal, it automatically shuts off. My wallet and electricity usage thanks you, Optoma!
  • Short throw feature- saves space, and allows us to stand up and play Wii games without blocking the projection.
  • Built-in speakers- don't expect hi-fi, but it's loud enough to fill a large, quiet room.
  • Remote codes: My Xbox One Kinect can turn it off by voice, but it can't turn it on...yeah, I know - first world problems.
  • Not loud but not quiet: not the worst con, as a decent surround sound system in all but the quietest scenes will negate this effect.
  • The projector gets VERY hot. Don't plan on putting it in an enclosed space (duh) and don't place any other electronics anywhere near the vent.
Optoma GT1080Darbee 3D DLP Short Throw Gaming Projector
  • Internal speaker - It's honestly not bad if you had to use it. I would never use it to watch movies, but it would be good for presentations.
  • Very very quiet fan - I can't hear the fan at all. I sit about 5 feet behind projector. Only way I ever hear it is to mute the volume.
  • Longer lamp life of 8000 hour compared to about 5000 average on others.
  • The unit is lighter; noticeably lighter and easy to setup.
  • No lens position adjustment (side/side or up/down).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information

Price History

Other reviews