Just got my 6040 refurb today! I am beyond excited. I just got back from camping. Screw unpacking. There's a projector that needed to get mounted! It's up, and the Panamorph is in place. The default bright cinema looks fantastic to my eyes. I threw in GOTG 2 and sat in the front seat. You can maybe see the pixels a bit in very bright scenes, but overall I am more than impressed with how sharp the image is, especially considering the front row is like 7.5 feet from a 138" scope screen. I would love to keep the lens in place all the time, but it doesn't appear like I can. With my old projector, I hit the 4:3 button to bring 16:9 content to the proper AR when the lens was in place. I don't see what the analogous one would be on this PJ. Anyway, I'm super happy with it and glad I kept my lens.
Gear: The Brains: Anthem MRX 720. The Brawn: Outlaw 7700. The Fun: Custom PC w/ Logitech 27 & reverse mount pedals, Nintendo Switch, Playstation PS4 Pro. The Visuals: Panny UB420, Epson 6040UB, Panamorph UH480, DIY 138" Curved screen using Semour Centerstage XD AT material. The Audio: 7.1.4: LCR: Tannoy DC12i. Sides: Tannoy IW63DC. Rears: Tannoy DC8i. Ceilings: Tannoy CMS 603/601 DCBM. Subs: 3X Micro Marty and 1X Full Marty.