Updated Oct 20, 2021
Wondering if Optoma GT5600 is the right projector for you? Worry no more because, in this review, we will dive deep into the features it offers, the pros and cons and how it compares with its competitors so you can take your decision.
Optoma GT5600 is a great projector for gamers who are looking for a projector that is easy to set up, produces a crystal clear picture, and has a lot of connectivity options. It’s a great value for money option even though there are projectors with better image quality.
Specifications & Details
- Native Resolution: 1080p
- Luminous Flux: 3600 lumens
- Contrast Ratio: 20000:1
- Thow Ratio: Projects a 100″ image from 10.3 Inches away
- Lamp Life: 15000 Hours
- Connectivity: HDMI, USB, VGA, RJ-45, 3.5mm I/O Jack
- Sound: 16W Speaker
- Screen Mirroring: iOs, Android
- Optoma GT5600 has a long lamp life
- It supports wireless connectivity
- It allows for USB screen mirroring with Android and iOS devices
- Bright 3,600 lumens and high contrast ratio for razor-sharp images
- It weighs 8.70 lbs which is heavy compared to some of its competitors
- It doesn’t have bluetooth connectivity
Optoma GT5600 comes with a number of color processing capabilities including bright and vivid colors specifically tuned for games and movies.
For audiophiles, it comes with a 16W speaker. You can connect external speakers to its audio input/output port if you need better sound
Also we noticed that this projector has a slightly noisy fan compared to other models but its overall performance is on the next level.
The Optoma GT5600 is 15.00 x 13.50 x 4.80 inches. It is small in such a way that you can keep it in your standard backpacks without the risk of bursting or spoiling them.
It is a lightweight projector weighing 8.70 lbs, making it effortless to carry from one place to another. Beating up many of its competitors.
With the Optoma GT5600, you get an ultra-short throw projector that can project 100 inches imags from a distance of 10.3 inches.
Another notable feature we liked about Optoma GT5600 is that it has 1080p 50/60Hz high resolution which is more than enough for watching movies, streaming content, or playing demanding video games.
Combined with 3600 lumens, this projector is awesome because it provides a good balance between color and brightness. It allows you to watch your videos during the day or in dim ambient light conditions.
While some of its competitors offer a contrast ratio ranging from 50, 000:1 to 300,000 (e.g LG HF85LA -150000:1 ), you’ll only get 20,000:1 with the Optoma GT5600. This is low compared to the competition but still it’s good enough.
The Optoma GT5600 has a lamp life of 15000 hours meaning that it has the capability to serve you for over 10 years if you stick to 4 hours of viewing each day.
Generally it comes with bright and vivid colors but lacks a high dynamic range for brighter whites, deeper black levels and wider range of color detail fine-tuned for movies and games.
One of the redeeming features for the Optoma GT5600 is that it comes with extensive connectivity options.
First, you can use the USB display connectivity to mirror and enjoy content directly from your mobile device (be it Android or iPhone) giving you a fulfilling viewing experience.
The connection panel also allows you to go wireless and share your presentations using Optoma HD Cast Pro HDMI Multimedia Stick (though sold separately). Another noteworthy feature is that it allows for screen mirroring and streaming via Wi-Fi. However, you’ll need a WUSB adapter which is also sold separately.
Other connectivity options you may find useful are HDMI 1.4a, a composite video in, audio in/out jack, VGA in/out, RS-232C, RJ-45, and a couple USB ports.
It has a trouble-free set-up so you can place it it on the table, mount it on the wall or even the ceiling.
How Does Optoma GT5600 Compare To Its Competitors
Optoma GT5600 VS ViewSonic-PX800HD: ViewSonic-PX800HD is a better projector for gamers as it has reduced/ultra-low input latency (16ms) compared Optoma GT5600 making it ideal for extreme action-packed games. This aspect is vital because it ensures that you receive smooth images and videos without delay.
Optoma GT5600 VS Optoma-GT5500: Optoma GT5600 proves to be the best choice if you’re are looking for a projector that supports DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, BMP, GIF, and JPEG file types. However, GT5500 beats Optoma GT5600 when it comes to contrast ratio as it has 25000:1 while GT5600 has 20000:1.
Optoma GT5600 VS LG HF85LA: We recommend LG HF85LA if you’re looking for a projector with a higher contrast ratio as it features a 150000:1 compared to 20000:1 for GT5600. On the other hand, GT5600 comes with 3600 lumens compared to 1500 lumens for the LG projector so if brightness is important for you GT5600 is the clear winner.
Optoma GT5600 VS BenQ MW843UST: Optoma GT5600 provides better picture quality since it comes with better resolution and image contrast ratio. Adding to that a better throw ratio, GT5600 is the clear winner
Optoma GT5600 VS Optoma Ultra Short Throw 3D 1080p Projector (EH320UST): Generally Optoma EH320UST produces a better image quality, however, GT5600 is cheaper, it has a better throw ratio and it is lighter
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should You Look For Before Buying An Optoma GT5600 Projector?
Before buying the Optoma GT5600, ensure that it has a superior contrast to add depth to your images and that it has the perfect brightness to work under any light conditions.
Can The Optoma GT5600 Projector Work From a Ceiling Mount?
Optoma GT5600 is designed for table or wall placement, nevertheless, it can be mounted upside down from the ceiling. After mounting, simply go into the projector’s settings and flip the image.
Does Optoma GT5600 Have Both Vertical and Horizontal Keystone?
This projector has auto Keystone set at +/-4 degrees allowing it to skew output images (making it rectangular) even if the projector is not placed perpendicular to the horizontal centerline of the wall or screen.
To conclude, the Optoma GT5600 has a lot to salute with its sleek look, high end screen resolution and connectivity options. Also, it comes with a very competitive price
We believe there is a lot that could be improved with the contrast ratio, to name one, which will be a great addition for you.
We hope that this review was helpful and that you can confidently decide if Optoma GT5600 is best for you.
Hit us up in the comments below if you have any questions or concerns.