Optoma GT1080HDR Short Throw Projector Review

The GT1080HDR has HDR10 technology (with 4K input), which results in brighter whites, deeper blacks, and richer color depth. The GT1080HDR brings movies, games, and sports to life with its 3,800 lumens of brightness, remarkable 50,000:1 contrast ratio, and full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution with HDR10.


Improve your gaming experience with the Optoma GT1080HDR short throw, 1080P, 3, 800 lumens. A 120Hz refresh rate and enhanced game mode allow blur-free graphics with a lightning-fast 8.4ms reaction time for a competitive gaming edge. Keystone correction allows you a variety of installation possibilities. A powerful 10-watt speaker provides a space with loud, clear audio, enhancing movies and presentations. For connecting to a broad variety of devices, robust inputs include HDMI 2. 0 and VGA. A bulb life of 15, 000 hours allows for many years of usage with minimum maintenance.


Is Optoma GT1080HDR short throw gaming projector capable of producing native 4K UHD video?
No, it does not. The projector can receive a 4K UHD or 4K UHD HDR feed and produce 1080p HDR with a little upgrade to 4K UHD.

Is it simple to set up Short Throw?
Simply set the projector on a level surface. To align the picture if the projector is not level, utilize the vertical keystone feature.

My picture is not straight or aligned with the screen or the wall. How do I make this right?
This indicates that the projector is not lying on a totally flat and level surface OR that the projected surface is not flat. Because Short Throw projector lenses are less forgiving of misalignment than standard throw projector lenses, projecting from a level surface ensures a straighter picture.

Is Optoma GT1080HDR compatible with HDR?
Yes, it supports HDR10, which provides outstanding white and black levels as well as rich cinematic color. HDR is supported on the “HDMI 2.0″ connector.

Is Optoma –  GT1080HDR compatible with the Xbox Series X/S and PS5, as well as HDMI 2.1?
It is compatible with the Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5. The projector has one HDMI 2.0 port, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.1. The projector can take 4K UHD HDR 60Hz signals, 1440p HDR 60Hz signals, and 1080p HDR 60Hz signals and display them in 1080p HDR 60Hz. It will produce 1080p HDR 120Hz if the signal is 1080p HDR 120Hz. 4K UHD 120Hz support is not available.

How long does the projector’s input lag last?
With Enhanced Gaming Mode active, 1080p 60Hz takes 16ms and 1080p 120Hz takes 8.4ms.

Is the Optoma GT1080HDR projector capable of 4K UHD 120Hz?
No, it does not. The projector only supports 1080p 120Hz. Visit the True 4K UHD section of the Optoma Brand Store on Amazon to see Optoma’s current selection of 4K UHD models.

Is 3D support provided by the Optoma GT1080HDR short throw gaming projector?
Yes, it is. Top/Bottom, Side by Side, Sequential (PC), and Frame Pack 1080p 3D content is supported (Blu-ray).

Where can I get 3D DLP Link Glasses?
Answer: Compatible 3D DLP Link Glasses from companies like APEMAN and Boblov may be ordered straight from Amazon.

HDR10 technology (with 4K input) allows for brighter whites and deeper black levels; a 6-segment color wheel (RYGCWB) delivers accurate color with sRGB and REC. 709 color profiles.

Fast reaction time: The improved game mode provides a lightning-fast response time of 8.4ms with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

Short throw lens: enjoy a huge 120” image projected from 4 feet away, allowing for closer positioning to the screen – great for compact rooms and easy installation.

Images that are bright and razor-sharp: 3, 800 Lumens, a contrast ratio of 50, 000: 1, and full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Allow for a detailed, clean picture.

Long light life: Optoma GT1080HDR projector has up to 15, 000 hours of lamp life allows for an average of 4 hours of viewing time every day for 10 years or more.

Connect to game consoles, video players, and other HDMI devices such as Google Chromecast, Fire Stick, and Apple TV for flexible connection; inputs include dual HDMI (1. 4a 3D compatibility).

Vertical keystone correction plus/minus 40 degrees enables the GT1080HDR to be off-center without having to raise it to project the picture onto the screen, resulting in a simpler, more flexible image setup.

The GT1080HDR, which includes a 10-watt speaker, is excellent for a wide range of venues, including family rooms, theater rooms, and gaming rooms, as well as outdoor places such as backyards, camping, tailgating, and more.

Full 3D: The Optoma GT1080HDR shows True 3D material from practically any 3D source, including 3D Blu-beam Disk players, 3D broadcasting, and the latest-generation gaming consoles; 144Hz rapid-refresh Rate support gives ultra-smooth flicker-free visuals; 3D glasses needed.

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My Honest Optoma GT1080HDR Projector Review

Despite the fact that this machine is widely advertised to gamers, my use case was not gaming. I saw an internet review that rated this projector as the finest all-around outdoor/backyard movie projector. It is fantastic. You can get projectors with more brightness (I’ve seen 6000 lumens for $2,800, but I’m a flashlight geek and can tell you the difference between this unit’s 3800 lumens and 6000 lumens isn’t as big as you think). To put it another way, the juice isn’t worth the squeeze.)

After extensive study, I discovered that you need a Short Throw projector, such as this one, for outdoor inflatable movie displays. This is due to the fact that this device can display a 120-inch picture at a distance of just 4 feet! The brighter the projector, the closer it is to the screen. When I combined this with my 20-foot Khomo Gear inflatable movie screen, the effects were amazing. Star Wars (A New Hope), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and The Empire Strikes Back were among the films we viewed. The projector delivers stunning deep blacks as well as bright blues, greens, and reds. The projector in my outdoor movie setup is behind my inflatable screen rather than in front of it (it’s a 2-way projection screen). Because the light must get through the textile screen, this design often needs more light. Optoma GT1080HDR projector had no trouble doing it from more than 15 feet away! It produces 3800 lumens and looks great. What you pay for is what you get.

Don’t trust anything anybody tells you about getting an inexpensive projector for viewing movies in your garden. I purchased a GooDee (they calculate brightness in lux, which is a marketing ploy; you need lumens) and was really dissatisfied with the image. This is due to the fact that the GooDee and similar projectors are not short throw projectors and do not generate the requisite lumens for a good image (let alone the resolution). The GooDee is good if you want a cheap 1970s drive-in atmosphere, but any decent high definition movie will need a projector of this quality at a least to generate an acceptable outdoor picture. Many projectors outperform Optoma GT1080HDR short throw gaming projector, but for the price, I can’t suggest it enough.


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9.34 pounds

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12.4 x 9.5 x 4.5 inches

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Short Throw