Originally Posted by jbarteli
Anybody knows the real life difference between the N5 and the Epson 5040? Will it be worth the extra money
Originally Posted by coolgeek
I have seen both side by side. Unless you're a videophile, the answer is no.. especially when the price of the 5040 is so low now... the Epson is really that good! for a budget projector! in fact, after checking out all that is on offer right now, I have decided to get the Epson as my projector to wait for the next year or 2 so that they can get all the HDR and HDMI stuff together...
Might want to do a search in the RS440 thread. Several people in that thread moved from 5040 to the RS440 and all of them spoke of it as a nice improvement. The 1000 has several improvements over the 440 the gap will just be bigger.
1000 is native 4K. 5040 E-shift
1000 has 40,000:1 best case and around 15,000:1 worst case native contrast. The 5040 is around 6,000:1.
The 1000 has 18Gbps HDMI. The 5040 has 10.2Gbps HDMI
The 5040 has the DCI P3 color filter, but can only do about 700 lumens with filter in place, so not really usable.
Calibrated the 1000 and 5040 are about the same light output, though 5040 can be brighter non calibrated, but picture color will be off quite a bit.
1000 has auto tone mapping.
1000 is quieter in low lamp and much quieter in high lamp.
The 1000 can do vertical stretch with 4k content for an A-lens
1000 can store a lot more info in lens memory.
1000 has a better lens, though the lens in the 5040 is pretty good.
1000 if it is like the 440, should be better with 3D. Will have less ghosting.
5040 is cheaper.