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Get closer! More depth, more detail

The all new GT1080Darbee short throw projector builds on the success of the popular GT1080, integrating DARBEE Visual Presence™ image enhancement technology to bring revolutionary levels of depth and realism. It also features Enhanced Gaming Mode with a 16ms response time, ideal for gaming enthusiasts.

A short throw lens design allows the GT1080Darbee to be placed on a coffee table and project a stunning 100 inch Full HD 1080p image on a flat surface or screen from just over a metre away. Easy to move around your home, it even comes complete with integrated speakers and a carry bag so you can take it to a friend’s for a sports event, movie night or games marathon.

Optoma’s advanced colour technology, multiple settings and features enable users to enjoy long-lasting, reliable and precise colour for vibrant, lifelike images - perfect for immersive gaming, live sports and home entertainment any time of day.


Create a 100” Full HD 1080p image from just over a metre away
Lights on viewing – 3000 ANSI Lumens
Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI and MHL support with built-in 10W speaker
Award winning Darbee Visual Presence™ technology inside, 16ms response time


Darbee acclaimed Visual Presence™ patented technology further enhances Optoma projection technology with more depth and realism, delivering a clearer sharper picture by embedding stereoscopic depth information from a human-vision-based model. The image processing is adjustable, giving you the flexibility to customise the visual enhancement to suit your particular taste.

Short Throw

With a short throw lens, you can project an impressive 100” image from just over a metre away. This allows you to place the projector closer to the wall, reducing shadows so you can present with ease.

Amazing colours

Amazing colours

Watch your movies, TV shows and play games with stunning colours in any environment. Optoma projectors provide reliable performance suitable for any content and environment. Our home projectors are capable of reproducing the Rec.709 colour gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic colour exactly as the director intended. Or more saturated colours for a punchy looking image, great for gaming and animated movies.

Full HD 1080p

Full HD 1080p

1080p resolution gives you sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression; perfect for watching Blu-ray movies, HD broadcasting and playing video games.

Full 3D

Full 3D

Optoma projectors can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles.

Dynamic black technology

This feature gives more depth to your image by smoothly adjusting the lamp output, based on the brightness information of each frame; 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.

Game mode

Game mode optimises your projector for maximum contrast and vivid colours to capture every detail - leaving you time to focus on winning.

Integrated speaker

Integrated speaker

Complete your home entertainment experience with the convenience of a powerful built-in speaker for exceptional sound quality and an easy set up without the need for costly external speakers.

ISF modes

ISF modes

This feature allows you to save your calibrated day and night mode settings for the highest possible viewing experience.



Most movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps). To preserve the purity of the original image, Optoma projectors can accept high definition sources at 24 fps to display movies exactly as the director intended.



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.



Use the USB-A port to power an HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast.

Auto power off

Auto power off

There may be instances when the projector is left running when not in use. To help save energy, the "auto power off" feature automatically turns off the projector after a set period of time if it is not being used

Quick resume

This feature allows the projector to be instantly powered on again, if it is accidentally switched off.

Wireless option

Instantly stream Full 1080p and 3D content from a Blu-ray™ player, set-top box, games console or AV receiver to your projector wirelessly; eliminating the hassle and extra cost of installing long cables using the WHD200 (sold separately).


EMEA standard warranty
EMEA standard warranty


Owner reviews

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Quality Projector
Darren Gee, London : United Kingdom, October 2018.Purchased from RicherSounds
Optoma's use of Darbee techology makes the GT1080Darbee a unique projector. As a PC gamer, I am used to the crisp, sharp and detailed images of video games played on a quality gaming monitor. I never thought that a projector would be to come close, but Darbee technology brings the detailed textures out of HD video and games. This is the closest you will get to 4K without buying a very expensive projector. Like any display hardware item, be prepared to spend considerable time calibrating the projector for perfect quality, colour and sharpness.
Very Bright and Clear
D. Welch, Virginia, August 2017.Purchased from B&H Photo
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.
Great Projector
John Bowman, Reidsville, NC, August 2017.Purchased from B&H Photo Video
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.
perfect projector!
Luis Doria, Orlando, FL, August 2017.Purchased from Newegg
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.
Exceptional Speed and Quality for FPS Gaming
Sam Bocetta, Chicago, August 2017.Purchased from Amazon.com
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 - https://outdoormoviehq.com/best-projectors-gaming/
Excellent Gaming Projector
Kiho Woo, Fullerton, August 2017.Purchased from Amazon
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
Replacing my TV
Jacob Zane, Concord, CA, July 2017.Purchased from Amazon.com
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.
Fantastic Projector
Reymundo Marquez, Bakersfield, CA., July 2017.Purchased from Best Buy
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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Display technology
1080p Full HD (1920x1080)
3,000 lumens
Contrast ratio
Native aspect ratio
Aspect ratio - compatible
Keystone correction - vertical
Horizontal scan rate
15.375 ~ 91.146Khz
Vertical scan rate
24 ~ 85(120 for 3D)Hz
Screen size
1.15m ~ 7.62m (45.3" ~ 300") diagonal

Lamp info

Light source type
Lamp watts
Lamp life hours (up to)
5000 (Bright), 8000 (Dynamic), 6000 (Eco)


Throw ratio
Projection distance (m)
0.5m - 3.35m
Zoom type
Focal length (mm)
Native offset


Inputs 1 x HDMI 1.4a 3D support + MHL, 1 x HDMI 1.4a 3D support
Outputs 1 x Audio 3.5mm, 1 x USB-A power 1A
Control 1 x 3D sync, 1 x 12V trigger, 1 x mini USB service


Noise level (typical)
PC compatibility
2D compatibility
NTSC M/J, 3.58MHz, 4.43MHz PAL B/D/G/H/I/M/N, 4,43MHz SECAM B/D/G/K/K1/L, 4.25/4.4MHz 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p(50/60Hz), 1080i(50/60Hz), 1080p(50/60Hz)
3D compatibility
Side-by-Side:1080i50 / 60, 720p50 / 60 Frame-pack: 1080p24, 720p50 / 60 Over-Under: 1080p24, 720p50 / 60
Full 3D
Security bar, Kensington Lock, Password protected interface
OSD / display languages
25 languages: Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese (simplified), Spanish, Swedish, Chinese (traditional), Turkish, Vietnamese
Operating conditions
5°C ~ 40°C, Max. Humidity 85%, Max. Altitude 3000m
Remote control
Backlit home remote
Speaker count
Watts per speaker
In the box
Carry bag
Lens cap
AC power cord
Remote control
Basic user manual
Input lag
Optional wireless models


Power supply
100 ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60Hz
Power consumption (standby)
Power consumption (min)
Power consumption (max)

Weight and dimensions

Net weight
Dimensions (W x D x H) mm
315 x 224 x 114
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