projectors

Optoma GT720 DLP Projector Review

On the whole, it's a good projector, but if you're serious about gaming we'd recommend looking for something with a 720p or 1080p native resolution.

December 09, 2010
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Conclusion

The Optoma GT720 is not a perfect projector, but it's certainly not a bad projector. In one mode, the brightness is outstanding, but the color performance is awful. In another mode, the color performance is great, but it's not bright enough to see in even a moderately lit room. It claims to be a projector for gamers, but most game systems operate at the 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution, none of which the GT720 can rescale to very effectively. Sure, it's technically capable, but we noticed severe Moire patterns and illegible fine text.

The included backpack certainly helps make the Optoma GT720 more portable, but Optoma definitely cheaped out by including only inflated plastic padding – short-term use packing material, essentially – rather than sewing the padding into the bag. Weighing in at 6.5 pounds, we're not sure how often you'll be inclined to lug this around, anyway.

On the whole, it's a decent projector, but if you're serious about gaming and are set on buying a projector rather than a TV, we recommend looking for something with a 720p or 1080p native resolution.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Blacks & Whites
  3. Color Accuracy
  4. Motion
  5. 3D
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity & Media
  10. Power, Noise & Heat
  11. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  12. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  13. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Specs and Ratings
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

What's Your Take?

All Comments