Received this laser projector today. Coming from a 1080Darbee it is def a step up in noise reduction (almost silent) and brightness. The 4k downscale leaves an extremely crisp picture as well. This does not seem to be a popular projector, maybe lacks 4k? Very little has been discussed, so I wanted to start this topic to resolve that hopefully.
1080p Short Throw Laser Projector
Exceptional, huge-screen image quality from several feet away
- 4,200 ANSI lumens with 300,000:1 contrast ratio
- 4K UHD input with HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2)
- 0.50:1 short throw ratio
- HDR10 and HLG compatible
- DuraCore maintenance-free laser light source up to 30,000 hours
- Auto keystone
- Quiet operation
Bring the cinematic experience to space-constrained environments with the incredible 4,200 lumens, 1080p Optoma GT1090HDR laser short throw home theater projector. A short 0.50:1 throw ratio projects incredible 100-inch images from only several feet away.
A DuraCore Laser light source eliminates lamp and filter replacements for up to 30,000 hours of maintenance-free operation with stunning color and image quality throughout the life of the projector. The compact size and low weight make mounting a breeze while its quiet operation ensures the GT1090HDR is seen, not heard.
Tested so far SD and HDR content, 4k input and 1080p input.
- Daytime viewing in a dim room looks almost as good as the 1080 in a dark room
- Only have tested with a white screen, interested in seeing grey screen performance feedback
- Displaying HDR content forces mode switch to HDR which takes 5+ seconds and occasionally fails leaving a black screen, switching back to a non-HDR mode takes 10+ seconds and occasionally fails. Sometimes a resync fixes this other times it does not
- No 120 HZ mode as of yet, firmware coming out this month.
- Whites are incredible.
- Colors seem a tad muted, this could just be my limited experience with projectors.
- Very fast start up (laser)
- Increasing contrast improves color saturation but whites overpower.
- Inputs face rear so if you have this short throw in front of you like most will you see the inputs and flashing yellow ethernet light (who thought of that!)
- non adjustable base, can not adjust feet of the projector to level or raise.
I really wish that HDR mode was more seamless, it seems very glitchy at the moment compared to my HDR monitor. Results are more obvious though which is pleasing. Only first day and still have not used in full darkness, will update more after.