Predictions for Epson 5040
Realistic predictions for Epson 5040
Has anyone heard any credible news/rumors on what will be in the next top-end Epson? (guessing it will be called 5040)
Is there any low hanging fruit that still needs improvement?
What would be your realistic predictions for what will be improved in the 2014 model?
I would take 4K off the table in this discussion. It is too early, and Epson will come out with a new 4K line when they are ready at a higher price point. They would still keep this line at this price or lower to maintain their volume in the market.
I was looking at getting the 5030, but I am holding off now until Sept and we see what is in the new model. The biggest thing I am looking for is a good fast mode for gaming. This is the biggest Achilles heel for me with the 5030. Right now to get good gaming performance, I have to put up with a softer picture, which I consider unacceptable for the price of this projector. Panasonic can get great gaming performance using the same LCD from Epson. Anyone know why Epson is having such a hard time with this? I own a 8350 without this issue, but their best projector after 3 generations cannot still get the speed that my budget PJ has? That is my personal biggest wish for the 5040, and I think is a very realistic one.
Black levels were improved last year, I cannot see any change here. Already the brightest projector on the market, can't see any change here. Not sure what else they would add/improve.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?