Optoma has added Darbee Visual Presence image processing to its Full HD DLP GT1080 gaming projector. The model is the second in Optoma’s Darbee range, following on from the HD28DSE home entertainment projector.

Darbee image manipulation seeks to bring extra visual snap to pictures, without overtly emphasising edge enhancement or noise. It’s also been adopted by Oppo for Blu-ray and available in standalone image processors.

The Optoma GT1080Darbee offers a bright 3,000 lumens image, suitable for media room installation, and boasts an Enhanced Gaming Mode with a low 16ms response time.

A short throw model, the GT1080Darbee can project a 100-inch 1080p image on a flat surface or screen from just over a metre.

GT1080Darbee Gaming Projector Front

GT1080Darbee Gaming Projector Rear

The projector has two HDMI inputs, with MHL, allowing the projector to be used with the Optoma HDCast Pro, Roku streaming stick, as well as tablets and smartphones. There’s also a 12v trigger.

Using Dynamic Black technology, contrast is specified at 28,000:1. The colour gamut adheres to Rec709. The projector features an integrated 16W audio sound system, but has an audio output for connection to external sound systems.

Speaking about the Darbee integration, Optoma EMEA Head of Marketing Joe Ahmed, enthuses: “The end result is revolutionary levels of depth, clarity, object separation and realism for an immersive and lifelike viewing experience.”

The GT1080Darbe retails for £730.


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