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Originally Posted by SubaruB4  /t/1484992/optoma-gt760-hd-and-3d-ready-short-throw-distance-dlp-projector#post_23618743


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)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Originally Posted by VTOLfreak  /t/1484992/optoma-gt760-hd-and-3d-ready-short-throw-distance-dlp-projector#post_23678562


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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...
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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!
 
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