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kraine 08-07-2013 03:49 AM

Optoma will bringing out nex september the new GT760.

This new model is a short throw HD ready projector that support 3D DLP-Link glasses only.

http://www.projection-homecinema.fr/2013/08/07/optoma-gt760-nouveau-dlp-hd-et-3d-ready/

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http://translate.google.fr/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.projection-homecinema.fr%2F2013%2F08%2F07%2Foptoma-gt760-nouveau-dlp-hd-et-3d-ready%2F

kenshin2b 08-07-2013 07:56 AM

Thanks for the link.

Guess there may not be a successor with FHD soon rolleyes.gif

Glad I got the W1080ST without keep waiting tongue.gif

SubaruB4 08-10-2013 05:04 PM

Why does the prices on the outgoing models go up?

Sonyad 08-10-2013 07:51 PM

Seems that Optoma dropped the ball on this one.

SubaruB4 08-11-2013 02:10 PM

Not sure what they were aiming for.. what improvements does it have over the GT750E?

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by SubaruB4 View Post

Not sure what they were aiming for.. what improvements does it have over the GT750E?

It has a higher contrast ratio (20000:1), higher lumens (3400), and longer bulb life (up to 6500 hours in ECO+ mode)

SubaruB4 08-28-2013 11:04 AM

Ah I see.. I guess they just plan on staying with 720P

VTOLfreak 08-28-2013 11:08 AM

I have the GT750E and the black level is awful. I am glad they increased the contrast ratio in its successor. If you need a cheap short throw projector with high light output there is not much to choose from. The GT760 is already on sale (and in stock) in Europe for €629. ($839) Taking into account that it also has native 720p resolution and full 3D support its a very good deal imho.

There is however a dealbreaker: They removed the VESA sync output! So if you want to project in 3D you are forced to use Optoma's DLP link glasses. I currently have an RF transmitter hooked up to my GT750E and RF glasses seem to work much better than DLP link glasses. Not to mention they don't lose sync if you turn your head away from the screen.

I think I am going to hold on to my GT750E until projectors with HDMI 2.0 start showing up. smile.gif

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 11:59 AM

I was actually thinking of holding out for the GT760 myself. First projector I'm buying and primary use is gaming. You think this is still the best deal around for gaming or should I see about increasing my budget and going BenQ w1080st? I'm buying next week.

VTOLfreak 08-28-2013 01:15 PM

If you have the budget and you can black out the room, go for the BenQ W1080ST. That is really the selling point of the GT760: high light output and low price.

I would buy the GT760 over the BenQ W1080ST but only because I am a 3D gaming addict. HDMI 1.4 cannot do 1080p 3D at 60Hz per eye. To get 60Hz 3D over HDMI you need to drop down to 720p anyway. Also, shutter glasses make the image much darker so if you are going to spend allot of hours playing in 3D you can really use the higher light output of the GT760.

Short answer: Can you black out the room? If you can, get the BenQ. It is superior in every way except light output.

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by VTOLfreak View Post

If you have the budget and you can black out the room I would go for the BenQ W1080ST. That is really the selling point of the GT760: high light output and low price.

I would buy the GT760 over the BenQ W1080ST but only because I am a 3D gaming addict. HDMI 1.4 cannot do 1080p 3D at 60Hz per eye. To get 60Hz 3D over HDMI you need to drop down to 720p anyway. Also, shutter glasses make the image much darker so if you are going to spend allot of hours playing in 3D you can really use the higher light output of the GT760.

Short answer: Can you black out the room? If you can, get the BenQ.

I live in an apartment and, aside from buying blackout curtains for the windows and soundproofing my office/mini theater, I dont plan on doing anything else. GT760 and 110' Elite it is! Thanks!

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 01:26 PM

I forgot to ask. You think PS4 and Xbox One gaming will look fine on the 720p projector?

VTOLfreak 08-28-2013 01:47 PM

I game on 720p all the time and my screen is even bigger than 110'. (I have no screen actually, I painted a wall white)

It depends on how close you sit to the screen. If you are sitting almost next to the projector i would go to 1080p or you might start seeing pixels. If you sit further back from the screen, say 1,5x times the distance the projector is from the screen, 720p is more than enough. Besides, I would rather get a steady 720p 60fps out of a console then have the frame rate drop because it can barely push 1080p.

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 01:49 PM

True, thanks! Here's hoping the 760 comes with free glasses. With a price of 649, no point in getting the older model.

VTOLfreak 08-28-2013 01:55 PM

From the Optoma site: "Requires Optoma ZD301 DLP® LinkTM active shutter glasses – sold separately"

Bummer. frown.gif

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 01:59 PM

Damn. Thankfully I found them on Amazon for lower than retail, still a bit costly though:

http://www.amazon.com/Optoma-BG-ZD301-Active-Shutter-3D-Glasses/dp/B00BVT69U4

VTOLfreak 08-28-2013 02:10 PM

I use the ZF2100 glasses but you need a VESA sync port on the projector for the RF transmitter. Advantage of the RF glasses over DLP link is that they don't lose sync if you turn your head away from the screen. It takes a few seconds for the glasses to link back up.

Sadly, Optoma decided to remove the VESA port from the GT760.

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 02:19 PM

If it wasn't for the longer bulb life and higher contrast ratio, I'd buy a GT750e instead just for that.

VTOLfreak 08-28-2013 02:45 PM

Look around for a (used?) Optoma 3D-XL. Optoma discontinued it but its a HDMI 1.4 passthrough box that gives you a VESA sync port that works with any brand of shutter glasses, not just Optoma's. (also works with any brand of projector that supports DLP-Link)

But if you do that you are almost up to the price of the BenQ I think. (Which also does not have a VESA port... tongue.gif )

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 02:53 PM

Yeah, that would cross my "low priced short throw projector" threshold, lol. Have you seen the projector calculator for the GT760? 100 inches at 3'11??? Crazy! eek.gif

VTOLfreak 08-28-2013 03:09 PM

What did you think I bought a GT750E for? My screen starts at the floor and goes up to the ceiling. Had to make a custom bracket to flush mount the projector to the ceiling. tongue.gif

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 03:21 PM

Nice, been thinking about ceiling mounting myself. In an apartment but leasing office already said I'm good as long as holes are smaller than a dime. Now it's just a matter of fixed screen vs painting a wall.

VTOLfreak 08-28-2013 03:43 PM

I really can't make any recommendations here, it depends on your room and your taste. I sunk all the cash into the projector and 3D glasses, then slapped a can of white paint on the wall. I guess I got lucky and got it right the first time.

djtheg33k 08-28-2013 03:49 PM

Well, seeing that a screen is more expensive and I'll need help (not to mention I may want to ease up on the spending so the wife won't kill me when the Xbox gets here) I'll be painting like you. Already doing research on projector paint biggrin.gif

hotjt133 08-28-2013 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by VTOLfreak View Post

It takes a few seconds for the glasses to link back up.

Not true. Even the cheapest Sainsonic can resync in a fraction of a second.

VTOLfreak 08-28-2013 05:04 PM

The glasses I got with my GT750E don't. That's the reason I bought the RF glasses and transmitter. It's not a long delay but long enough to be annoying.

hotjt133 08-28-2013 11:10 PM

So that's the problem of your glass only. Just don't generalise to all DLP glasses. If you buy another brand it may work better. If you scan the 1070 thread, most brands of its DLP glasses resync instantly.

But anyway RF glass has its advantages.

ka417h 10-17-2013 03:39 PM

hello guys, I'm considering buying optoma gt760 (638$)or ben q 770ST(595$)

 

.. the significant different between them is 20000:1 vs 13000:1 contrast 

 

does this play a significant impact..  ?

 

any suggestions ?


JOHNnDENVER 10-18-2013 10:01 AM

Get the one that has the best throw for your setup. I'd bank no discernible difference can be noted from the different contrast ratio specs on them. The no VESA connection on the 760 would be a bit of a bummer for me though, really limits your choices on 3D Glasses.

HeavvyD 10-28-2013 10:38 AM

Purchased the Optoma GT760 projector a couple of weeks ago. This is my upgrade from the HD66 I have in my bonus room. In one word - WOW!! The difference is like night and day. I have not had to make one single adjustment to any of the settings (brightness, contrast, colour adjustment). The colours and saturation out of the box have been nothing short of fantastic! The extra lumens on this projector definitely make a difference. I usually watch with a lamp on in the back of the room and the image has been great. With the room darkened, the image is just awesome. I was really impressed with the colour saturation compared to the HD66. It took me awhile to ceiling mount it as I was trying to precisely place it to fit the image on a white fabric sheet I hung from the ceiling only to discover later that the projector has horizontal and vertical image shift, which is a big bonus. Watched the Immortals 3D movie yesterday with some Monoprice glasses and was totally impressed. The projector switched automatically to 3D mode. It is a movie with a ton of dark scenes and I was extremely impressed with the detail I saw compared to the HD66. I'm going to watch the 2D version bluray to see how it compares as far as brightness and dark scene details go. It only has one HDMI port and no VESA connection so that sucks and the remote is not backlit but other than that I can't complain. I'm not a gamer so I can't vouch for it's gaming capabilities but for home theatre this is great. I was looking to purchase the Benq W1080ST because it had such good reviews but this Optoma was a good $500 cheaper. I don't know how the GT760 compares to the W1080ST in terms of colour accuracy, saturation, etc., but I don't regret one bit taking the leap and buying the GT760 even though there are no reviews out there.


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