Originally Posted by bluer101
In your pictures it looks like you have a back cover on the Epson. Is that one and if so where did you get it?
The back cover only comes included with the wireless version of the 5040.
This is because you can set up the 5040UBe
so that the only cable connected is the power cable.
Thus, you do not need the physical connections on the back of the unit, like the HDMI inputs. So those inputs can be covered up.
If you are using the standard/non-wireless 5040, then you must use HDMI or other cables, and when doing that then the cover can not be placed on the back since the cable(s) are in the way, so the cover is not included with the non-wireless version.
It does seem like they could have easily cut a couple of holes in the panel for HDMI cables to go through while still being able to cover the rear input panel. I mean it's only plastic panel, and it was already developed for the projector, so seems like something small they could have included for the $3000 price paid.
However there are a lot of other features I would rather see that we probably won't, which is disappointing.
Like being able to save BLANKING and HDR modes to specific memory saves, and a proper zoom mode to counter the curvature of a curved screen, and a vertical stretch mode for use with anamorphic lenses.
It's unfortunate that this projector seems to cater more to the gaming demographic rather than the home theater one.