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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
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Value

The Epson 705 HD is considerably cheaper than the Optoma GT720, but had bad enough color performance that we just can't recommend it for movies or HD gaming.

Blacks & Whites

The Optoma GT720 proved to be a lot brighter than the Epson 705 HD, but suffered from problems with maintaining a consistent black level.

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Color

The Epson 705 HD was not a strong color performer. What should have been smooth transitions in color gradients looked like a mess of color banding. It's simply not up to the task required of a decent home theater projector

Motion

The Epson 705 HD had more problems producing smooth motion than the Optoma GT720.

Viewing Effects

The Optoma GT720 has a very short throw distance and no zoom. The Epson 705 HD has a slightly longer thrown and a zoom lens that makes it a little more flexible.

Connectivity

The Epson 705 HD offers two USB ports that allow you to plug in USB storage devices. Otherwise, the AV inputs are the same as what you find on the Optoma GT720.

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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
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