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Optoma GameTime GT750E: For Games and More

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Street Price: n/a
3D: Full HD 3D
Weight: 6.6 lbs
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Lens Shift:No
Lamp Life:3,000 Hrs
4,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:$249.00
Warranty:1 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite, VGA In, HDMI 1.4a (x2), RS232
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60

As one of the few projectors designed specifically for game playing, the Optoma GT750E is both a prime representative of this still new category, and one of the projectors that's helping define it. Despite the focus on video gaming, or more precisely because of it, the GT750E can also fill in as a capable data or low-end home theater projector, which is lot more than you might expect from the $799 price.

What Makes a Projector a Game Projector

Optoma says that the GT750E has been engineered to essentially eliminate the video delay that can make action games painful to play with some projectors, and, indeed, I didn't see any noticeable delay in my tests. Beyond that, it offers a constellation of features that make it particularly appropriate for games.

To help give you an immersive experience, it offers a short throw lens, which lets you sit close enough to the screen for the image to fill your field of vision and still be behind the projector where you don't have to worry about casting shadows. It also offers an audio system that delivers both high volume and good sound quality, a 3000 lumen rating so it can throw a large image that can stand up to ambient light, and a DLP engine with a native 1280x800 resolution, so you can show games at 720p without scaling.

Most important, because games have scenes with photorealistic rendering that approach a video-like image and also have screens that are visually equivalent to business graphics with text that you need to be able to read easily, the GT750E is designed to handle both kinds of images well. This is the key factor that lets the GT750E serve as a data projector or home theater projector if you need it to.

Still another feature that helps make the GT750E particularly appropriate for games is that it's fully 3D ready, able to plug directly into, say, a PlayStation 3 for 3D games. And, finally, if you're the kind of gamer who takes your equipment with you, you'll appreciate both the light weight, at 6.6 pounds, and the padded backpack that the GT750E comes with.

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Reuben Posted Nov 13, 2011 1:22 AM PST
It seems like this PJ has it's niche, but it has to be careful because some other 1080p PJs are approaching 1K in street price.

The question is lag, and the question is lumens. This PJ seems to be a "gaming LANFest" type where you put it in your backpack and run. The short-throw helps with setting it up easily in a tight spot.

I just wonder, a 120" 720p vs 1080p image is easily differentiated, but maybe not with mainly 720p games.
Kevin Posted Nov 18, 2011 9:03 AM PST
You guys have this PJ listed as 3D ready but in the review and on the specifics page you have it listed as HDMI 1.4a. What gives?
jello Posted Nov 27, 2011 7:13 PM PST
you guys say "a DLP engine with a native 1280x800 resolution, so you can show games at 720p without scaling."

how can it be "no scaling" by playing 720p content, if the native is 800p?
Dirk Posted Dec 1, 2011 12:27 PM PST
Did you measure output lumens in 3D mode? Was it more comparable to Bright or Game? Thanks.
ricardo Posted Jul 18, 2012 5:44 AM PST
first of all this projector is one the cheapest 3d projectors out right is selling it for $678 with free shiping.and i have to say optoma definitely delivered on this one.i had the gt700 for a year and a half and it was a great gaming/movie projector.but the gt750e has some improvements.the image on the bluray movies and xbox 360 gaming looks brighter and has 2 hdmi 1.4 for unleashing the latest 1080p image.
Eduardo Posted Aug 5, 2012 4:46 AM PST
I have a Optoma GT700 and do not have more than 80 hours of using, but had start appearing white points at the screen, in the beggining it was only one, now it has eight, I tried everything but they are still there, anybody knows what is happening and what I can do?
Chuck Posted Aug 15, 2012 5:35 PM PST
""WOW"" i bought a GT750E, and WOW its great picture quality great large or small i took this projector outside and shot it on the wall of an industrial building about a 25' screen size and everyone was impressed, added sound and chairs and the crowd grew, sports everyone is at my place back yard a 16' screen BBQ oh yea YOU NEED TO DO THIS!! kids movie night, games, best bang for the buck i have ever had!! ""Short Throw" the best way to go
Stephen Posted Sep 26, 2012 1:28 PM PST
Technically, your right. You cant say there isnt any scaling. The reason people say 720p anyways, is because scalling from the 800 to the 720, is very very very small. Downscaling from Full HD your going from 1920x1080-->1280x800. Now thats a big leap. Upscalling from 800x600 or even a native 1024x768 up to this 1280x800 is also a pretty big leap. But 1280x800 to 1280x720 is next to nothing.The 40 native downscaling on the height is not going to noticeably affect the image quality. But again, thats a whole different story when your upconverting from widescreen 480p (853×480) of regular DVDs to 720p 1280x800 (800) of this projector.
Jon Watkins Posted Oct 1, 2012 6:33 AM PST
The reason that it says there is no scaling for 720p is because it does not fill the screen when running 720p. It puts 40 rows of black pixels on the top and 40 rows of black pixels on the bottom. The a 720p screen fits within the 1280x800 so there is no stretching of the image. When you run the projector in 1080p scales the image within 1280x720.
arvind Posted Oct 29, 2012 2:43 PM PST
does the gt750e play both full and half sbs 3d files...and if it down scales the half sbs 1080p to 720p then it means its ? 640 x 800 (1280 x 800 / 2) for each pic.....just want to know if it plays full sbs mkv files downloaded of the net so that the resolution is not too compromised in 3d...anyone out there tested this? would be appreciated..ty
Roberto Rossell Posted Apr 24, 2013 8:23 AM PST
Hello every one, i am really newbie in this, i know the last post was on 2011,but this PJ seems good today and my question is about how important would be have a 1080p projector instead a 720p projector on a 100 inch screen it is noticeable for a untrained eye? the reason of my question is that this PJ is 520$ on amazon and a similar 1080p pj BenQ W1080ST its about 1078$ even Acer H6510BD 3D is 774$ i want to use it for 3d gaming and watch movies equally
Roberto Rossell Posted Apr 24, 2013 9:49 AM PST
Hello again, i have been reading a lot about the difference between RF glasses and DLP but is not clear to me which one is better to use in my case i will use them in my living room son is not a dedicate room i have reading that it is important factor. Which you would use in a room with some ambienta light

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