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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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Ergonomics & Durability

The remote control that comes with the Optoma GT720 is small and lightweight, but equal parts confusing and frustrating. Because of the short throw, more often than not you're going to be standing behind the projector. But the IR receiver is located in the front, making the remote control all but useless.

Button Layout & Use

In addition to the inconveniently placed IR receiver, the button layout is maddeningly bad. Look at the picture of the remote. When you're in the menu, which buttons do you expect would move you left and right? You probably guessed the buttons labeled "left" and "right," arranged like the d-pad on almost any remote control, correct? WRONG! These buttons do... nothing, as far as we can tell. Instead, you're supposed to use the arrow buttons labeled "Source" and "Re-SYNC." Because they both look and feel like the incorrect, you're constantly hitting the wrong buttons. God help the poor soul that has this projector affixed to the ceiling and has to rely on nothing but the remote control.

Remote Control Detail Image
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Programming & Flexibility

The Optoma GT720's remote control cannot be programmed to work with any other type of device.

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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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