Wanted to give my .02 to this thread since I recently purchased the Epson 5040ub. I upgraded from a Benq 1085ST to this projector. I am running it with a 35ft Bluerigger HMI cable from amazon for those that questioned distances, brands etc and I have had no issues whatsoever with audio/video 4k etc. My screen is standard 106 inch 1:1 white from Silver ticket. I am using an oppo udp-203 for UHD blu ray disks and regular blu ray disks, and an Onkyo tx-nr3030 for my receiver. First like others have mentioned, the projector is HUGE. It is rather loud on high power settings, but on medium and low you can barely hear it at all. I was able to relatively quickly dial in the lens position etc with little to no effort on my part since it's done via the remote. After tinkering with other user's settings they've posted on here, I settled into my own settings over a few hours of viewing and making changes. I found I preferred Bright Cinema setting, 4k enhancement preset 4, power medium. These seemed to produce the best picture in my environment, which is light controlled and only used for movies/games in a dedicated viewing room. Now too many people get in these long-winded diatribe, tangent-filled debates over the whole "faux-K" aspect of the pixel shifting projectors and several other brands costing triple. I however, and those who have viewed this projector in my environment, found the picture to be pretty amazing. I am more than happy with faux-k. Though I don't think you can realistically debate the upper echelon sony and jvc projectors not being better than this.However having seen a few in person, they aren't $7K-15K better IMO. So for the price point and value/bang for the buck, I would think these Epson's will be hard to beat for quite awhile. I have absolutely no buyers remorse and have had no issues so far with anything. I am admittedly using a standard ps4 and xbox one, but using the Oppo udp-203 with no problems. I did notice the whole HDR is too dim issue others have mentioned. I tried the settings, but realized I preferred it off and a brighter, punchier picture myself. So far what it's worth, if you are on the fence about this projector I highly recommend it myself. The picture with 4k material, and "4k enhanced" 1080p material looks absolutely amazing to me.
BenQ HT1085ST|Epson 5040UB|Silver Ticket 106'' Screen| Onkyo TX-NR3030| SVS Ultra Towers| SVS Ultra Center| SVS Ultra Surrounds| SVS Ultra Bookshelves| Def-Tech DI-8R in-ceiling speakers| PSA XS30SE subs| Buttkickers X's 4, 2 buttkicker amps| Oppo UDP-203| Darbee Darblet 5000| Monster HTS 5000 MKII| Carver 705x| PS4 w/VR|Xbox 360|Xbox One Forza Edition|Xbox w/coinops| Harmony Touch| Dell XPS 420 HTPC W/ Kodi W/12TB NAS| Seatcraft Adonis Seats| Monoprice & Sewell Direct cables|OmniMount RE42 Rack