Just received my recently purchased 5040UB two days ago. I’ve been running an Optoma HD25E for the last 5 years, and been very happy with it. It was better contrast wise and had deeper blacks than its peers, like the Benq 1070. I was able use settings from another user that made the skin tones very nice.
This Epson is in a whole another league however. It has a pop to the image that makes it look like a giant plasma screen. Could be the very high end lens and high ANSI contrast (Cine4home measured 412:1). It is enormous, but gorgeous. The blacks, contrast, and brightness is a huge step up from my HD25e. I tried the Iris (fast mode) on last night for an hour, and didn’t notice it even once. I’m usually quite sensitive to brightness pumping, but noticed none in my brief time. Very impressed!
Unfortunately, my Optoma ZF2100 3D glasses would not sync with the Epson. Any recommendations on 3D glasses that are reasonably priced? I think I’ll keep my DLP PJ though, as the 3D on it was flawless, but I’m curious to try the Epson as it seems it would be brighter. I wear prescription glasses already, so looking for ones that can fit overtop comfortably (the ZF2100 are very good this way). Any recommendations would be most welcome
Also, anyone use an Amazon 4K Fire Stick with this PJ? That’s the only 4K capable device I have, and not sure if its worth trying. I have a Nvidia Shield TV, but its for the living room duty only and I’m not allowed to take it.
Anyone use an HTPC and MADVR to do HDR on this Epson? Seems like I need to upgrade to a minimum 1070 video card to do it justice. It’s a shame, as I won’t be doing any gaming, so seems like a waste of such a fast video card. Opinions welcome!