Optoma GT1080 DARBEE (White) 3D DLP Projector 1080p HD Ready

Optoma GT1080 DARBEE (White)

3D DLP Projector 1080p HD Ready

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£799
Project a big 100” screen from just over a metre away, with the short throw Optoma GT1080 DARBEE projector – the perfect choice for smaller rooms.

Putting clarity first with DARBEE Visual Presence

For total and professional control of the picture, the GT1080 is equipped with DARBEE Visual Presence. It provides greater clarity and increases the perception of depth resulting in a more dynamic, lifelike experience.

Short throw lens
Thanks to a short throw lens, the Optoma GT1080 DARBEE is ideal when space is tight. Even when positioned just over a metre from the wall, the Optoma can produce an image as big as 100" (254cm), making the biggest pictures in the smallest rooms easy to achieve. Settle for a smaller size image (still big by TV standards) and you’ll get a crystal clear image within a metre of the wall – making this ideal for desktop projection.

Rec.709 for picture brilliance
Colour precision, resolution, frame rate and display specifications are all guaranteed by meeting one of the highest HD video standards seen in professional-grade home cinema today: Rec. 709. Instigated by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), Rec.709 approval means a true cinema-like appearance.

Outstanding brightness
Boasting an outstanding brightness figure of 3000 ANSI Lumens, the GT1080 DARBEE not only offers bright and vivid colours but is also able to be used in many lighting conditions. Even during daylight conditions with curtains or blinds open, the Optoma can produce a watchable and detailed picture - something that can't always be said for some more expensive designs.

Pin sharp detail from Texas instrument's DLP chip
Using Texas Instrument's DLP technology, the Optoma GT1080 DARBEE gives crystal clear clarity, sharply defined images and true, natural colour. Even at larger screen sizes, the detail is astounding and would have once been the preserve of projectors costing many times more. In order to make the most of high definition video sources, the Optoma will also project 1080p Full HD images, making it the perfect match for your Blu-ray player or Full HD gaming device.

Optional 3D
Impressive as the Optoma GT1080 DARBEE is in 2D, it's only when you take advantage of the optional 3D system that the picture becomes truly immersive. Just add the optional ZF2300 3D glasses system, connect up to a suitable source and enjoy 3D images that are every bit as bold as at the cinema. Rather than using Infra-Red, the Optoma uses a Radio Frequency (RF) system. This not only reduces the chance of interference but also provides a higher contrast and brighter images. The optional glasses are also fully rechargeable.

HDMI with MHL
With twin HDMI sockets, the Optoma is well equipped to handle your digital sources. The HDMI interface is also compatible with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link). This lets you connect up a suitable smartphone or tablet to the HDMI socket and watch HD video, at up to 1080p Full HD, from your mobile device, on the big screen!

Perfect for smaller rooms or to take to friends and family’s homes – the Optoma GT1080 DARBEE makes the big screen possible in any space.

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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
Project a big 100” screen from just over a metre away, with the short throw Optoma GT1080 DARBEE projector – the perfect choice for smaller rooms.

Putting clarity first with DARBEE Visual Presence

For total and professional control of the picture, the GT1080 is equipped with DARBEE Visual Presence. It provides greater clarity and increases the perception of depth resulting in a more dynamic, lifelike experience.

Short throw lens
Thanks to a short throw lens, the Optoma GT1080 DARBEE is ideal when space is tight. Even when positioned just over a metre from the wall, the Optoma can produce an image as big as 100" (254cm), making the biggest pictures in the smallest rooms easy to achieve. Settle for a smaller size image (still big by TV standards) and you’ll get a crystal clear image within a metre of the wall – making this ideal for desktop projection.

Rec.709 for picture brilliance
Colour precision, resolution, frame rate and display specifications are all guaranteed by meeting one of the highest HD video standards seen in professional-grade home cinema today: Rec. 709. Instigated by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), Rec.709 approval means a true cinema-like appearance.

Outstanding brightness
Boasting an outstanding brightness figure of 3000 ANSI Lumens, the GT1080 DARBEE not only offers bright and vivid colours but is also able to be used in many lighting conditions. Even during daylight conditions with curtains or blinds open, the Optoma can produce a watchable and detailed picture - something that can't always be said for some more expensive designs.

Pin sharp detail from Texas instrument's DLP chip
Using Texas Instrument's DLP technology, the Optoma GT1080 DARBEE gives crystal clear clarity, sharply defined images and true, natural colour. Even at larger screen sizes, the detail is astounding and would have once been the preserve of projectors costing many times more. In order to make the most of high definition video sources, the Optoma will also project 1080p Full HD images, making it the perfect match for your Blu-ray player or Full HD gaming device.

Optional 3D
Impressive as the Optoma GT1080 DARBEE is in 2D, it's only when you take advantage of the optional 3D system that the picture becomes truly immersive. Just add the optional ZF2300 3D glasses system, connect up to a suitable source and enjoy 3D images that are every bit as bold as at the cinema. Rather than using Infra-Red, the Optoma uses a Radio Frequency (RF) system. This not only reduces the chance of interference but also provides a higher contrast and brighter images. The optional glasses are also fully rechargeable.

HDMI with MHL
With twin HDMI sockets, the Optoma is well equipped to handle your digital sources. The HDMI interface is also compatible with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link). This lets you connect up a suitable smartphone or tablet to the HDMI socket and watch HD video, at up to 1080p Full HD, from your mobile device, on the big screen!

Perfect for smaller rooms or to take to friends and family’s homes – the Optoma GT1080 DARBEE makes the big screen possible in any space.
Brand Optoma
Colour White
1080p Full HD Ready Yes
Remote Control yes
Scart Sockets No
HDMI 2
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio 28,000:1
Weight (KG) 3
Speakers Yes
Carry Bag Yes
3D TV Optional
Maximum Screen Size 300
Projection Technology DLP
Fan Noise 26 (Eco)
Power Consumption - Standby 1
Power Consumption- Normal Use 187 (Eco) 225 (Normal)
Throw Ratio 0.49:1
Lens Shift No
Dimensions HxWxD (mm) 114 x 315 x 224
Brightness 3000
Projector Technology dlp
Lumens 3000_plus
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Meets expectation. Great features. Easy setup. Great quality image.
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cracking little projector Had the projector for about 3 months now and couldn't be happier. Everyone who comes round is gobsmacked by the quality of the picture when you're watching in HD or Bluray. Compare the price of our (106") system with screen and soundbar to a good quality TV (max 65") and it's a no brainer.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Projector with good imagery I bought this product a month ago and still cant believe the quality of the output. I have linked it to a TV device and Blu-Ray 3D DVD Player. I don't have a screen, just a plain wall and find the TV and Video quality great. I have also found it too be good in the day time and spectacular at night. I have also linked it to Tibo Plus powered speakers which was recommended by Richer Sounds assistant which I gives a type of cinema sound quality.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, high quality projector and screen Richer sounds delivered really quickly. I was pleasantly surprised that the projector was compact and the screen is really high quality.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product Tested out the projector and it works great with blu ray discs. Short throw provides great flexibility for home use.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very happy for the price and features specifically researched this and very happy with the product. easy setup, nice quality. handles a 1080p signal nicely through my AV receiver. Does need a high quality cable if you need a long 10m stretch.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Home Cinema 3D Projector I bought this projector from Richard Sounds (great service as usual), back in August 2017 and so I have had plenty of time to play with it. I looked around for a couple of months at projectors below the £1000 mark. The Optima GT1080 Darbee was the only one suitable. I do not have a room that is suitable for a permanent large screen setup. Windows, doors, and fire are all in the wrong places. The projector was never meant for replacing the television. It is used for film nights and for this purpose it is superb. The projector sits on a coffee table about 5ft away from a Celeron 8ft wide tripod screen. Setup takes less than half an hour and to dismantle it even less time. Even with the seats placed at the far wall, it is a bit like having IMAX in the living room. Having been brought up with 8mm and 16mm projectors the noise the fan makes is not a problem. Just can't hear it when the film is on. I do see rainbow effects occasionally but not everyone is affected by that. The effect is minimal and appears mostly in dark high contrast scenes such as the white on black credits at the end of most movies. Funnily enough, I never see it while watching 3D movies. One of the functions I was most looking forward to was the Darbee image enhancement. This is a great addition to this projector. Foreground faces and clothing, in particular, take on an almost 4K quality. I turn up the Darbee for 3D film shows. Projecting in 3D seems a little softer than 2D projection but Darbee sharpens it up again. I did find that I had to turn Darbee down or off for some older films such as House of Wax because the Darbee enhanced the grain and noise. Because I have a large 3D collection one of the reasons for buying a projector was to be able to experience large screen 3D and in this case better than the cinema. You will, of course, require good quality 3D content but that is still available on Blu-ray. If you have this projector and never watch in 3D, what a waste. I did not go to the expense of buying the 3D emitter. I just got myself a few DLP 3D glasses and use the projector on DLP 3D mode. Make sure your glasses can handle 140 Hz and you should have no problem with synching. The projector delivers perfect immersive 3D with no double imaging. You will have to make sure your room is dark for 3D shows. The glasses cut out a bit of the light. You can argue about colour wheels, colour casts, and the likes but this projector delivers a good picture and because I can easily set up the living room as a 3D home cinema with an 8ft wide picture and just as easily dismantle the setup, I give the projector 5 stars.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3D function is non existant We do love the projector despite my review title. Had some great movie nights already and Star Wars looks brilliant. Picture is very good, instructions easy and glad we opted for short throw as we have options of move it about and it isn't permanent. There are negatives however. You will definitely need to connect to an external speaker system because the built-in 10 watt is next to useless. We tried watching a movie but even the sound of popcorn crunching masks the sound. The other gripe, and a big one for me, is the 3D. This is utterly rubbish! I am a big fan of 3D, which was what led me to this model but extremely disappointed. Basically, there is no 3D! You enable it, make sure everything is connected and off you go. At first I was thinking, I must not have the setting in the right place, it is that bad. After an hour of re-reading the instructions and trying various 3D movies we decided 3D is a non starter. We are able to determine 3D mode is enabled, because you get these dreadful reds and blues and the worst ghosting I've ever seen. Other than that, brilliant service from Maidstone Richer Sounds as always!
Date published: 2018-05-03
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Optoma GT1080 DARBEE (White) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
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Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.