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It is coming. However it will be priced at $3,300. Not sure I want to pay that for a projector whose native contrast will most likely be no better than 6000:1.
Yea it looks like the 4050 is in the 5040s place and the 5050 will be a higher tier. So I hope the 5050 brings it because its at JVC level then.

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It is coming. However it will be priced at $3,300. Not sure I want to pay that for a projector whose native contrast will most likely be no better than 6000:1.
And, is it worth 40%+ more than the current 5040...? I personally don't think so....

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And, is it worth 40%+ more than the current 5040...? I personally don't think so....

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I wouldn’t pay more for a 4K enhancement then what I paid on my 5040. If I am, it better have native 4K


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Is anyone gonna ask them if they fixed the psu board, or whatever the problems were with the 40 series?
If not, ill be going jvc
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Is anyone gonna ask them if they fixed the psu board, or whatever the problems were with the 40 series?
If not, ill be going jvc
I'm sure the Epson customer service agent making $9 an hour will have a detailed answer for you if you call their customer contact number.
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Have anyone tried S&V settings for 5040/6040? What do you guys think?

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Yea it looks like the 4050 is in the 5040s place and the 5050 will be a higher tier. So I hope the 5050 brings it because its at JVC level then.

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This is more likely a replacement for the Epson Pro Cinema 4040.
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New Epson 5050 with MSRP $3.300??
JVC will keep their RS540/X790 for next year with a reduced MSRP of $3.999, becoming their new entry model.

That's a no brainer to me

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Have anyone tried S&V settings for 5040/6040? What do you guys think?

https://www.soundandvision.com/conte...eview-settings
I used these not long after I first got my 9300 (6040 in the US) and didn't like them at all.

Rob and Orcus' settings from around page 500 of this thread are so much better it's not even funny.
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I'll buy the new Epson 5050 for $3,300 if it'll have true 4K resolution. Just saying lol
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Enhanced 4k, all have been shown on IFA in Berlin.
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Enhanced 4k, all have been shown on IFA in Berlin.
The EH-TW9400 is the european name for what will most likely be called the 5050. It has 18 Gbps HDMI chipset which means it will solve the problems with the xbox one X and Apple TV in 4K HDR mode: "HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma, 4K / 60p HDR with support for 18 Gbps". Rated output is 2600 lumens and 1,200,000: 1 contrast according to the released specs.
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The EH-TW9400 is the european name for what will most likely be called the 5050. It has 18 Gbps HDMI chipset which means it will solve the problems with the xbox one X and Apple TV in 4K HDR mode: "HDR10, Hybrid Log Gamma, 4K / 60p HDR with support for 18 Gbps". Rated output is 2600 lumens and 1,200,000: 1 contrast according to the released specs.
Am I the only one who finds that very underwhelming given what the other manufacturers are doing.
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Am I the only one who finds that very underwhelming given what the other manufacturers are doing.

I give that a gigantic "it depends." In a true home theater setting rarely can you get so much more for $700 than the difference between this and the JVC 540. All that said....there are folks like me who have media rooms that aren't dedicated theaters. My room resembles more of a sports themed man cave but has still been customized to be able to use for lights off movie viewing as well. Dark ceiling, walls, rug etc. I'd say 50% of my viewing is sports with some lights on in the room on a 150" screen sitting 16 feet back. The other is "family movie night" with the lights off. For me if I can get an extra color imperfect 500 lumens plus for sports viewing in exchange for contrast that I still consider more than acceptable on movies it's not such a cut and dry decision. It also depends on how much they improved the eshift. They've claimed it so but it seems unlikely that it's even truly noticeable. In the end this projector has always seemed like a great media room jack of all trades master of none (like my room) solution and the JVC is meant for home theater.
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Am I the only one who finds that very underwhelming given what the other manufacturers are doing.

Depends on the price.



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I give that a gigantic "it depends." In a true home theater setting rarely can you get so much more for $700 than the difference between this and the JVC 540. All that said....there are folks like me who have media rooms that aren't dedicated theaters. My room resembles more of a sports themed man cave but has still been customized to be able to use for lights off movie viewing as well. Dark ceiling, walls, rug etc. I'd say 50% of my viewing is sports with some lights on in the room on a 150" screen sitting 16 feet back. The other is "family movie night" with the lights off. For me if I can get an extra color imperfect 500 lumens plus for sports viewing in exchange for contrast that I still consider more than acceptable on movies it's not such a cut and dry decision. It also depends on how much they improved the eshift. They've claimed it so but it seems unlikely that it's even truly noticeable. In the end this projector has always seemed like a great media room jack of all trades master of none (like my room) solution and the JVC is meant for home theater.

How does the JVCs handle HDR? Is it bright enough compared to the 5040?
What's the input lag on the JVCs?
I've heard that despite having better black levels, they crush blacks compared to the 5040....true?
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I give that a gigantic "it depends." In a true home theater setting rarely can you get so much more for $700 than the difference between this and the JVC 540. All that said....there are folks like me who have media rooms that aren't dedicated theaters. My room resembles more of a sports themed man cave but has still been customized to be able to use for lights off movie viewing as well. Dark ceiling, walls, rug etc. I'd say 50% of my viewing is sports with some lights on in the room on a 150" screen sitting 16 feet back. The other is "family movie night" with the lights off. For me if I can get an extra color imperfect 500 lumens plus for sports viewing in exchange for contrast that I still consider more than acceptable on movies it's not such a cut and dry decision. It also depends on how much they improved the eshift. They've claimed it so but it seems unlikely that it's even truly noticeable. In the end this projector has always seemed like a great media room jack of all trades master of none (like my room) solution and the JVC is meant for home theater.


That's not true and is your opinion only. My 6040 is in my HT and that is where it belongs!!!
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Am I the only one who finds that very underwhelming given what the other manufacturers are doing.
Projector Tech is moving along at a snail pace. They give us the same old specs each year with with incremental advances that don't mean much to most consumers.
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Welp. Seeing as there is no meaningful successor to the 5040ub from Epson after CEIDA and IFA (the minor upgrade the purported "5050ub" offered is not worth an additional $1000 imho), I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy the 5040ub that I've been eyeing for a couple of months now.

I'm expecting to be quite happy with it, should be a great upgrade over my BenQ HT1085ST.

Now I'm setting my sights on upgrading my crappy grey SilverTicket screen with a Dark Energy screen, and my new home theater setup should be complete.
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Welp. Seeing as there is no meaningful successor to the 5040ub from Epson after CEIDA and IFA (the minor upgrade the purported "5050ub" offered is not worth an additional $1000 imho), I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy the 5040ub that I've been eyeing for a couple of months now.



I'm expecting to be quite happy with it, should be a great upgrade over my BenQ HT1085ST.



Now I'm setting my sights on upgrading my crappy grey SilverTicket screen with a Dark Energy screen, and my new home theater setup should be complete.


Just curious why you chose the dark energy screen? Is it ALR? Im also looking to replace my silver ticket but dont know much about screens


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Just curious why you chose the dark energy screen? Is it ALR? Im also looking to replace my silver ticket but dont know much about screens


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Yeah, the Dark Energy screens seem to be extremely well reviewed ALR screens for a fraction of the price of most of the competitors out there (i.e. Black Diamond, etc.). You can check out some reviews on this forum if you Google "dark energy screens avsforum". Their site (darkenergyscreens . com; can't post links yet) also has several comparison videos.

Anyways, they definitely piqued my curiosity and since ambient light is probably my greatest enemy right now (I live in an apartment and I can't really do much to control the windows situation), a high performing ALR screen seems like a good pair with this projector. They're not the cheapest (still hover around $1200-1500), but it's more of a long-term investment since a good projector screen can follow you from projector to projector. And if you have a 5040ub, you already are used to spending a lot of cash on your setup.
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I picked up a Panasonic UB820 to try out with the Epson. So I figured I would share some first impressions and ask a few questions.

So right out of the box I configured the Panasonic to output SDR2020. I reset a memory save on the Epson to a default Digital Cinema mode and attempted to setup a gamma of 2.4. I loaded up The Matrix UHD. I upped the Dynamic slider on the Panasonic a few clicks. The result wasn't far off from HarperVision. And there was a noticeable and significant improvement in the handling of the really bright content. A great example is the blue-white electric gun special effect, which had less clipping, less of a white blob, and ultimately looked more realistic. I'm sure overall colors are off a bit and I'll have to spend some time with a calibration disk. But, as far as simplicity goes this seems like a real winner. Once I get it more dialed in I will maybe try to post some screen compares.

One area that is not very clear to me is getting setup with 2.4 gamma. I found two suggestions and it looks like a custom curve is required. I don't think digital cinema would impact these settings? But I'd appreciate any feedback you guys have.

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I picked up a Panasonic UB820 to try out with the Epson. So I figured I would share some first impressions and ask a few questions.



So right out of the box I configured the Panasonic to output SDR2020. I reset a memory save on the Epson to a default Digital Cinema mode and attempted to setup a gamma of 2.4. I loaded up The Matrix UHD. I upped the Dynamic slider on the Panasonic a few clicks. The result wasn't far off from HarperVision. And there was a noticeable and significant improvement in the handling of the really bright content. A great example is the blue-white electric gun special effect, which had less clipping, less of a white blob, and ultimately looked more realistic. I'm sure overall colors are off a bit and I'll have to spend some time with a calibration disk. But, as far as simplicity goes this seems like a real winner. Once I get it more dialed in I will maybe try to post some screen compares.



One area that is not very clear to me is getting setup with 2.4 gamma. I found two suggestions and it looks like a custom curve is required. I don't think digital cinema would impact these settings? But I'd appreciate any feedback you guys have.



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If your using the Blu Ray player to force the image to sdr before outputting to the projector I would probably use natural or cinema instead of digital cinema. (Digital Cinema is a pretty inaccurate starting point for SDR and still doesn’t really track well even after calibration for sdr). As for the gamma carrying over from one preset to another I found there were rough correlations but differences could be pretty darn significant. Gamma is honestly a nightmare when calibrating this projector as any adjustments in the cms effect gamma and vice versa in not insignificant ways. Only with natural and cinema did I really find the gamma values ended up pretty similar after calibration.


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If your using the Blu Ray player to force the image to sdr before outputting to the projector I would probably use natural or cinema instead of digital cinema. (Digital Cinema is a pretty inaccurate starting point for SDR and still doesn’t really track well even after calibration for sdr). As for the gamma carrying over from one preset to another I found there were rough correlations but differences could be pretty darn significant. Gamma is honestly a nightmare when calibrating this projector as any adjustments in the cms effect gamma and vice versa in not insignificant ways. Only with natural and cinema did I really find the gamma values ended up pretty similar after calibration.
Thanks, that's a helpful starting point. I've tried to research and understand the difference between digital cinema vs cinema but I haven't found much. I thought maybe digital cinema was better calibrated for receiving a 2020 color signal. But, even that doesn't make complete sense to me since cinema also uses the color filter.
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Thanks, that's a helpful starting point. I've tried to research and understand the difference between digital cinema vs cinema but I haven't found much. I thought maybe digital cinema was better calibrated for receiving a 2020 color signal. But, even that doesn't make complete sense to me since cinema also uses the color filter.


I didn’t realize you were passing through the rec 2020 cs data. Unfortunately ime the gamma and color management system are linked too closely to one another to correlate that sdr 709 gamma to sdr 2020. The only way to really get the results you are after would be to calibrate Digital Cinema specifically for sdr at rec2020 color space with a meter. Anything short of that would be guessing and likely end up with a less accurate image then you started with. As for your other question on the differences between cinema and digital cinema, yes they both use the color filter but Cinema is a much better starting point for an sdr 709 gamma and cms calibration, whereas digital cinema puts you in better starting position for hdr 2020 calibrations. It’s not impossible to calibrate one for the other but you would be pushing both gamma and cms systems to their extremes which introduces large errors in other areas making your calibration much more difficult.

If it were me and I didn’t have a meter I would have the player output the image at HDR2020 and use Harpervision, @robc1976 , or my settings and utilize the hdr optimizer settings on the player to tweak the image to your liking.


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Welp. Now I'm setting my sights on upgrading my crappy grey SilverTicket screen with a Dark Energy screen, and my new home theater setup should be complete.
That's what I say every time, before I upgrade to the next best thing.... The good thing is I have friends who buy my older equipment, which helps me compensate for my upgradeitis.

Congratulations sir.

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Is anyone gonna ask them if they fixed the psu board, or whatever the problems were with the 40 series?
If not, ill be going jvc

I have a long time friend at Epson. Per our discussion at CEDIA, the 5040/6040 power supply problem is now fixed.



I believe him. My current (and 3rd) 6040 has been flawless.



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If it were me and I didn’t have a meter I would have the player output the image at HDR2020 and use Harpervision, @robc1976 , or my settings and utilize the hdr optimizer settings on the player to tweak the image to your liking.
Great, lots of good info there! Seems like I had the right mindset. But, unfortunately like you mentioned the gamma controls are really tightly linked to the rest of the CMS; unlike some other sightly higher end projector brands.

And yup, my fall back is to continue running HarperVision with the full HDR signal and optimizer while I work on the SDR2020 stuff. All this aside I am still a fan of the Panasonic player and the optimizations it can provide projector owners.

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Great, lots of good info there! Seems like I had the right mindset. But, unfortunately like you mentioned the gamma controls are really tightly linked to the rest of the CMS; unlike some other sightly higher end projector brands.

And yup, my fall back is to continue running HarperVision with the full HDR signal and optimizer while I work on the SDR2020 stuff. All this aside I am still a fan of the Panasonic player and the optimizations it can provide projector owners.

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Originally Posted by Jameshtx View Post
Just curious what player you had prior to the Panasonic
Nothing fancy, a Samsung UBD-K8500. It surprisingly is one of the only devices I know of that correctly plays 4K HDR Netflix at 24hz. But it has it's drawbacks, it freezes in the middle of disks occasionally, the Vudu app is buggy and can't do HDR 12-bit correctly for the Epson, and IMO it doesn't upscale DVD all that well to 4K.

I guess it comes down to being able to justify the extra price of the Panasonic. I found an open box deal on eBay so I justified it to myself in that way! Joking aside though, I think there is potential for continued improvement with a solid calibration for SDR2020.
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