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Optoma GT1080HDR

Hi everyone. New member here. I had the Optoma GT1080Darbee earlier in the year and saw that Optoma now has the GT1080HDR releasing. Specs seem good but was wondering do you think there will be an advantage having the HDR feature? I don't have the option of a projector 15'-20 ft away so the short throw would work best for me. Unfortunately no native 4k projectors in short throw range and not interested in pixel shifting.



If anyone is wondering I watch movies in darkness. Zero lights on. Will be getting an Elite Screen or painting my wall (it has no defects, I know this from experience as the GT1080 looked great on the wall) with silver screen.



Thanks all and look forward to the discussion.
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Optoma is doing a heck of a job leveraging their 1080p models with 4K/HDR support which certainly adds something to their models and value. The price point is solid, but if you aren't gaming and watching actual 4K content, I'm not sure what advantage you are going for here. By more reports, for 1080, the short throw BenQ tends to do a better job (2150ST) with the 6 segment RGB/RGB color wheel.

That said, I don't think most would be able to tell them apart unless they actually were side by side.

Not sure why you wouldn't be interested in pixel shifting as all reports are that it does an excellent job delivering the goods.

But, you aren't getting any short throw 4K pixel shifters yet. UST yes, but regular short throw, no. And, the UST models carry a serious price tag right now.

The usual USA trickle factor on projectors. They will take a few more years to get a couple of 4K ST models into the marketplace, and we will slowly see the Chinese UST models come in, or US models get released with sub $3K price points.

But, nobody seems to be rushing towards that 4K ST model for $1,500 or less yet.

If you are buying, and comfortable with 1080p, then I wouldn't have any qualms about someone picking up the 1080HDR. It certainly is a solid value for the money.

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Thank you for the feedback. I would like to go to 4k but the UST are definitely too expensive at this time. I was hoping the Optoma P1 was going to be under 3 but sadly that didn't come to fruition. I honestly can afford up to $3,000 but will possibly be moving out of state within the next year and that would be a nice condo and the rules will not allow running wires for a Sony or JVC native. I was looking at the BenQ 2150 but wasn't sure if HDR on the Optoma will actually have deeper colors and back levels when in that mode. I also see that the bulb is much more affordable for the Optoma GT1080 HDR. While I'm not an avid gamer I do enjoy playing a couple times a week for a few hrs or so each session. Not into online, competition driven gaming though.



Thank you again for the tips.
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Forgot to mention that I have a Sony 4k player and about 60 4K Ultra HD Discs I would be using with the Optoma GT1080HDR
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The big river showing 1 to 3 months still before it ships. Hmmmm, really want to try this one out.
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Hi Everyone !

I subscribed just recently to the forum. I'm very interested in the projector field, since the CES 2019, mostly where we seen some interesting presentations of UST projectors (P1, viewsonic x1000-4k, LG etc...).

Well, concerning the gt1080HDR, as I understand, it is an improvement of the gt1080Darbee with the same crazy low input lag and better contrast and brightness. We even seen a black version of it during the CES, which is dope !

I'm also looking for informations about this one (release date and so on), so if anyone could help it would be great.

Can we trust "the big river" and deduce a release date between 1 to 3 months ?
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Hi Jordan. Welcome to the group. I don't think it's accurate really for the 1-3 months and noticed the price dropping so that is a good sign it's getting close to release. Soon as it shows in stock think I'll take a chance on it and see how much improvement there is over the GT 1080 Darbee.
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