[QUOTE=MississippiMan;57865140]Based upon the title of this Thread and what it pertains to, I'd say that grabbing up a sub-$1200 5040 Refurb would be a stupendous catch. Yep....you certainly can get an huge improvement going with a JVC that sports at least 130K:1 Native (x790r - RS-40)....but the Epson can deliver superb Blacks if mated with the correct screen (Silver Fire / Black Flame / DES ) that give accurate colors while also preserving Gain. Of course those are budget solutions (...even the DES, comparative to higher performing Mfg ALR screens...)
Hello MississippiMan; can you please help me with choosing the right screen. I plan to buy refurb 5040UB from Epson clearance center for about $1250. Right now I have 120" (16:9) white screen. I do have a dedicated light controlled media room. When you said use silver fire screen, does that mean a screen with "silver material color " ? I bought this screen from Amazon by STR for about $250 in white. They have same screen available in "silver material" as well. What do you recommend, or do you recommend a different screen ?
This screen I bought from Amazon.
STR-169120 Silver Ticket 120" Diagonal 16:9 4K Ultra HD Ready HDTV (6 Piece Fixed Frame) Projector Screen White Material
Thank you again for your help. I initially bought Optoma HD27HDR from Amazon. It's a nice projector but not as good as 5040UB. In fact, HD27HDR is bettery image quality than the latest BenQ 4K projector (that I returned after a few days). I have not seen 5040UB in action, but from what I read in this forum (your comments) and other online reviews, it seems like a nice projector.
Thank you sir,