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post #16921 of 18082 Old 02-11-2019, 10:12 AM
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Hi all. I have a question. I am building a PC. I was leaning towards an RTX 2080 TI for my GPU but would this be pointless for use with this projector? As I understand, 60 fps is the most this projector will put out. Would the GTX 1080 TI be a better option? I don’t really want to throw money away on the highest spec GPU if I won’t see any benefit out of it. I plan on keeping my 5040ube for several years. Thanks in advance!
I use a Zotac miniPC for my HTPC which has a 1060 and I've had zero issues with Win10/Kodi playing blu ray iso's on the 5040, but I don't game with the system. It can play 4K fine so far, but Win10 is more headache than its worth to get HDR right so I haven't bothered with that.

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I knew I missed something. Setting it to Projector put me at 350 nits. I have changed the settings and it looks very good, not great. I'm going to check the settings for Harpervision and make sure that I have everything correct, my bulb has about 800 hours.
Is the bulb on high mode and the auto iris is on without any limitation (make sure you don't have an iris value set)?

My bulb has similar hours, fully blackened dedicated HT room with 150" screen and the image is very bright and vibrant.

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Anyone able to comment on general bulb info? How many hours did some of you get before needing to switch out the bulb?
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Anyone able to comment on general bulb info? How many hours did some of you get before needing to switch out the bulb?
I definitely wouldn't wait for it to burn out,that could end up damaging other stuff also.
Just replace it now if it has allot of hours on it and save your old one for a back up.
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I definitely wouldn't wait for it to burn out,that could end up damaging other stuff also.
Just replace it now if it has allot of hours on it and save your old one for a back up.
I plan on replacing my bulb at 1000 hours and saving it for a back up,the bulbs are cheap.

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I definitely wouldn't wait for it to burn out,that could end up damaging other stuff also.
Just replace it now if it has allot of hours on it and save your old one for a back up.

Yea I can definitely do that.. Where do most shop for bulbs, anywhere in particular for an overall decent price?

Edit: and I just wanted to reiterate that I wouldn't wait for it to burn out, I just didn't notice any type of dimming on my picture is all, curious if that's just a fairly early precautionary message as opposed.

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Yea I can definitely do that.. Where do most shop for bulbs, anywhere in particular for an overall decent price?

Edit: and I just wanted to reiterate that I wouldn't wait for it to burn out, I just didn't notice any type of dimming on my picture is all, curious if that's just a fairly early precautionary message as opposed.
depending on where your located,b&h photo has good price and are lagit,i got my 5040 and Yamaha 3070 from them with out a hitch
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3500 hours is getting up there,I bet when you put a new bulb in you'll notice a big difference ,prob wouldn't hurt to change the filter while your at it.
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depending on where your located,b&h photo has good price and are lagit,i got my 5040 and Yamaha 3070 from them with out a hitch
One last question man, what is the exact bulb for the 5040ub? There's a handful coming up but I just want to make sure I snag the correct one.

Thanks for the info btw
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I was one of the first to get the 5040UB when it came out 3 years ago. I didn't notice much (maybe a little) change in the pixel structure with and without 4k enhancement - both looked pretty close to each other. I never thought anything about it.

Fast forward to last month. I helped a friend install his brand-new 5040UB and immediately noticed that the pixel structure with 4k enhancement "on" was virtually invisible - almost perfectly solid and seamless.

I never gave it much thought, as I had nothing to compare my 5040UB to - in fact, I went back and looked at an early review of the unit, and photos showing the before-and-after 4k enhancement pixel structure looked just like mine - less structure, but clearly visible.


So, my question is: did the 5040UB get an upgrade to its pixel shifting hardware or software in the 3 years since it came out? BTW, I did do the version 1.09 software upgrade.

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I would be very surprised. Are you sure that the image enhancement settings were the same on both projectors?
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One last question man, what is the exact bulb for the 5040ub? There's a handful coming up but I just want to make sure I snag the correct one.

Thanks for the info btw
https://epson.com/Accessories/Projec...b/p/V13H010L89
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Hi All - I have had the Epson 5040 for ~2 months now and notice that for all content the 4k enhancement is greyed out......I assume it is a default to always be on but found it strange that for bluerays, streaming netflix through xbox, youtube through amazon fire stick etc I don't have the option to turn it on or off. Is this typical or do I have a faulty unit??? Thanks!
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Hi All - I have had the Epson 5040 for ~2 months now and notice that for all content the 4k enhancement is greyed out......I assume it is a default to always be on but found it strange that for bluerays, streaming netflix through xbox, youtube through amazon fire stick etc I don't have the option to turn it on or off. Is this typical or do I have a faulty unit??? Thanks!

Are your XBox and Firestick outputting 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080? If the Epson is receiving a 4K signal, you can't change Enhancement.


I don't have either, but my UHD player and ATV can output native resolution. I'm sure there's a setting you can change.
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Hi,
Are the 5040 unit still randomly dying on people? This looks like a good option for me, but really don't want to buy another PJ a few months after the warranty expires.... if I even make it that long!
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Yeah they still have the power failures.just have to warranty it until you get a good one if this happens
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The problem is there's nothing I'm aware of at the same price point that compares in picture quality.
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The problem is there's nothing I'm aware of at the same price point that compares in picture quality.
Right... Exactly my dilemma.

Comparing it to the Optoma UHD65 and JVC LX-UH1.

Truly a tough decision.
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Yes, identical settings. The 5040 at Best Buy Magnolia shows virtually no pixel structure either.

What do you folks see for pixel structure with 4k enhancement "on"?? I see very distinct pixels, although somewhat subdued from the "off" setting.


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I would be very surprised. Are you sure that the image enhancement settings were the same on both projectors?
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I don't see any pixel structure as long as the movie is clean.movies like the last Jedi and infinity wars have really bad grain or snow dancing all over.
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Then there's Dunkirk and alien covenant that are crystal clear🤔
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Blade runner 2024 is another on that's crystal clear.Its really annoying to get s new movie only to find out it's really grainy.I wish there was a way to know before buying .Once I notice the grain it takes me out of the movie lol
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Yes, identical settings. The 5040 at Best Buy Magnolia shows virtually no pixel structure either.

What do you folks see for pixel structure with 4k enhancement "on"?? I see very distinct pixels, although somewhat subdued from the "off" setting.

You should be seeing something like this when off:


& then switched on:



The pixel grid should be less pronounced.
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Right... Exactly my dilemma.

Comparing it to the Optoma UHD65 and JVC LX-UH1.

Truly a tough decision.
Honestly it's all about the black levels.If you could step up to something like the jvc790r it could be a improvement,you could also have two 5040's lol
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That is what I see - thanks so much for the comparison photos...
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You should be seeing something like this when off:


& then switched on:



The pixel grid should be less pronounced.
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Honestly it's all about the black levels.If you could step up to something like the jvc790r it could be a improvement,you could also have two 5040's lol
Right! I'd also have to pair this with a super expensive screen material as well.

I have a quote for a Dragonfly Acoustiweave and LX-UH1 for $2,900 total...

The jvc790r is $1,100 more than that entire set up!

Would you scrap the LX for the Epson 5040?

It looks like the JVC has better resolution/detail, but not quite as bright.
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Honestly it's all about the black levels.If you could step up to something like the jvc790r it could be a improvement,you could also have two 5040's lol
Or a 5040 and a bad azz subwoofer
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Or a 5040 and a bad azz subwoofer
Currently using PSA 15" Ported so far I like it!
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Does anyone else notice this??? Could be due to my screen...

I made a 130 inch spandex screen and have the 5040 in a dedicated room (black ceiling, dark grey walls etc). In order for me to watch a 4k movie in HDR I have to crank the brightness up to ~70+ on harpervision in order to see any detail in the dark scenes. It looks great but then for light scenes, Infinity War as an example, it is too bright.......I realized yesterday when comparing the Blueray to the 4k movie, the Blueray was more enjoyable to watch as I could get almost the same contrast in scenes and just overall more consistency...........perhaps this is due to the low gain nature of my spandex screen however it seems buying 4k bluerays is just a waste of money at this stage!
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Right! I'd also have to pair this with a super expensive screen material as well.

I have a quote for a Dragonfly Acoustiweave and LX-UH1 for $2,900 total...

The jvc790r is $1,100 more than that entire set up!

Would you scrap the LX for the Epson 5040?

It looks like the JVC has better resolution/detail, but not quite as bright.
I would because I want the deepest black levels and the most contrast I can afford.dlp projectors are not known for having the best black levels,
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I would because I want the deepest black levels and the most contrast I can afford.dlp projectors are not known for having the best black levels,
It is difficult to find out anything about the Dragonfly material... I will be sitting 6-10' from the screen and don't know if I'll see the weave pattern... They do not ship samples.

Then you have Center Stage UF - which will probably do nicely...

Or a Silver Ticket at 1/4 of the price, but I'm sure there are a lot of trade offs.
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