I think that I'm the first to ask this question or make this request, but surely I can't be the only one who is curious about the enhanced B&W Film setting. Can you, zombie10k took at look at this feature? Is it just hype without substance? I watch a lot of B&W films - so if there actually is a great difference between the 5030 and a (hopefully soon) discounted 5020 or refurbished 5010, then that could make the decision for me between the three projectors. Of course, if anyone else has said experience than I'd love to know.
This from HDGURU:
There’s also a new dedicated “black and white” mode, tweaked to look a bit warmer (think more “sepia tone”) with B&W movies.
I think this sounds like hype. Black and White movies, unless they were dyed for a specific reason (i.e. Blue to represent night, Yellow to represent daytime) were always meant to be seen in black and white. Unless you were viewing the movie on a projector with a seriously aged bulb there should be no "Sepia Tone" to a regular black and white film. I was hoping, when I first heard of the black and white mode, that the gray scale had been improved. It's doesn't seem to be the case although I don't think the gray scale on any of these projectors is bad at all.