Optoma unleashes GT1080Darbee gaming projector

optoma gt1080darbee HD gaming projector angleOptoma has just released the GT1080Darbee projector, especially aimed at gamers.

Building on the success of the popular GT1080e, the new projector has integrated DARBEE Visual Presence image enhancement technology.

It also features an Enhanced Gaming Mode. The equips the projector with an impressive 16ms response time. We all know how important response times are for gaming.

Optoma Darbee

The GT1080Darbee is the second in Optoma’s Darbee range following the launch of its HD28DSE home entertainment projector.

This technology, exclusive to Optoma projectors, promises exceptional levels of depth and realism to imagery.

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The bright, 3,000-lumen projector produces vivid colours whether gaming or watching TV shows, sports and movies.

The GT1080Darbee has a short-throw lens. This means it can be placed on a coffee table and project a stunning 100-inch Full HD 1080p image from just over a metre away.

Enhanced Gaming mode

The Enhanced Gaming Mode setting is designed to optimise the projector for lightning response times, maximum contrast and vivid colours.

optoma gt1080darbee HD gaming projector rearThe GT1080Darbee packs a pair of HDMI ports. This means you can hook-up games consoles, Blu-ray players or digital television set top boxes. Just flick between sources using the press of a button.

gt1080darbee gaming projectorYou also get MHL connectivity. This makes it easy to wirelessly share content from MHL devices such as the Optoma HDCast Pro, Roku’s streaming stick, tablets and smartphones. So, from your device, play back music and video, view pictures and even share webpages and other user generated digital media content wirelessly.

For added convenience, the GT1080Darbee comes complete with an integrated speaker that delivers 16W audio.

optoma gt1080darbee HD gaming projectorOptoma says that, despite the small dimensions of the projector, the level of audio created will easily fill a living space.

An audio output is also included, enabling connection to external sound systems.

Optoma GT1080Darbee price

MSRP £729.99 inc VAT

For further information

A full specification sheet for the GT1080Darbee together with information on the full product range, brochures and images of the projectors are available from www.optoma.co.uk

GT1080Darbee key features

  • Powerful DARBEE Visual Presence image enhancement technology to reveal extraordinary levels of depth, clarity and realism
  • Full HD 1080p resolution – perfect for high quality gaming or watching Blu-ray movies without downscaling or compression
  • Short throw lens – project huge images from a short distance
  • Amazing Colour – Rec. 709 HDTV standard for accurate colour
  • Bright vivid colours – 3,000 lumens
  • Easy connectivity – 2x HDMI and MHL support
  • Dynamic black technology to create a stunning 28,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Built-in 16W speaker

GT1080Darbee specifications

Native resolutionFull HD 1080p (1920 x1080)
Contrast ratio28,000:1
Brightness3,000 ANSI Lumens
Throw ratio


Noise level26dB
Dimensions315 x 224 x 114mm (W x D x H)
INPUTS2 x HDMI (v1.4a 3D supported)
OUTPUTS3D-Sync Out (3-Pin VESA)

12V Trigger


USB-A Power (1A)