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Optoma unveils DARBEE version of its GT1080e gaming projector

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Gamers can now experience extra levels of depth, clarity and realism with the new Optoma GT1080Darbee projector, just launched.

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 with an impressive 16ms response time – perfect for games that depend on rapid reactions.

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, brings exceptional levels of depth and realism to imagery. 

The bright, 3,000-lumen projector produces vivid colours whether playing action-packed games or watching TV shows, live sports and movies.

Its short throw lens 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.

Optoma EMEA’s Head of Marketing, Joe Ahmed, said: “We’re excited to launch our first short throw lens design projector featuring DARBEE Visual Presence™ technology, which is exclusive to Optoma projectors. The end result is revolutionary levels of depth, clarity, object separation and realism for an immersive and lifelike viewing experience.”

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

Two HDMI inputs are a huge benefit of the GT1080Darbee. Games consoles, Blu-ray players or digital television set top boxes can be simultaneously connected via HDMI, making switching between sources literally the push of a button. MHL connectivity makes it easy to wirelessly share content from MHL devices such as the Optoma HDCast Pro, Roku's streaming stick, tablets and smartphones, to connect directly to the projector and play back music and video, view pictures and even share webpages and other user generated digital media content. 

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

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 resolution

Full HD 1080p (1920 x1080)

Contrast ratio



3,000 ANSI Lumens

Throw ratio


Noise level





315 x 224 x 114mm (W x D x H)


2 x HDMI (v1.4a 3D supported)


3D-Sync Out (3-Pin VESA)

12V Trigger


USB-A Power (1A)


MSRP £729.99 inc VAT 

About Optoma

Optoma delivers engaging visual and audio experiences for a connected world.

With our customer needs and the user experience at the centre of everything we do, Optoma’s projection products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver stunning crystal clear images with ultimate reliability. Designed for professional AV and home entertainment, these use DLP® technology, pioneered by Texas Instruments.

The Optoma NuForce audio range is designed for people that care about sound. They are built from premium quality components combining a sleek design with outstanding audio quality. 

The Optoma Group has continental headquarters in Europe, the USA and Asia Pacific. Optoma Europe, based in London, covers Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Local services are delivered from multiple offices across this region. www.optoma.co.uk