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Optoma GT-7000 review

A portable projector? Try not to get carried away

Optoma GT-7000
Optoma's GT-7000 is all about getting your HD gaming fix anywhere you like

TechRadar Verdict

A good image makes this projector worth a look for a simple gaming solution


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    Great setup menu and image controls

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    Bright, impressive image


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    Limited manual focus and zoom

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    Not the cheapest around

Designed as a portable projection solution for gamers, the GT-7000 is well-specified enough to attract the attention of less demanding home cinema enthusiasts.

The major drawback is its 720p resolution, but let's assume that if you're projecting on a white wall or a sheet you're unlikely to be picky about resolution.

The unit weighs around 2kg and comes with a set of folding 2.1 speakers. The speakers are punchy, though prone to distortion at high levels. They can't be driven from the projector itself, which has no audio output – you connect them directly to the audio outputs of your console.

Connections are VGA, component, S-video and HDMI, plus a 12V trigger output. A selection of cables and adaptors are supplied.

The claimed 4,000:1 contrast ratio tested more like 200:1, and close inspection revealed the limitations of the resolution, but the quality was fine for gameplay.

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