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I found this video and it seems pretty straight forward. I'm going to try a few replacement units first. Worst case scenario, I'll live with the dust blobs until the warranty expires.

How often do you clean the projector filter?
The 5040/6040/9300 is much more complicated to disassemble than the 5030/6030/9200.
I clean my filter once a week just in case. Always cover up the hole when you take out the dust filter for cleaning.


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If Epson was sending out new units, I'd totally agree. It sounds like Epson is not sending out very high-quality replacements. There are stories about refurb units being in really bad shape. For example, one member reported the IRIS does not work, there was another story that they got a unit with 1000s of hours on the lamp, ...etc.

I don't mind going through a few units, but after a while, it's a waste of my time to keep calling Epson.

My unit is in a dedicated theatre, so I'm going to try to clean it every 100 hours. It seems like heat is the #1 enemy for projectors.
These units can get dust blobs even if they don't have them to begin with. That's what I was trying to say about Epson servicing them.
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These units can get dust blobs even if they don't have them to begin with. That's what I was trying to say about Epson servicing them.
Got it. That makes a lot of sense.
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The best way to find out the right screen size is to test it live. Sharpness perception is a combination of many factors. It's a complicated issue. Check out @ bud16415's posts.
I tested it live before I started my build and it seemed OK. But I'd like the optimal I guess. Then again if I liked it I guess I liked it. I'll probably project on a blank white wall before I paint it and see if it still looks OK.
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I have a chance to pick up a 5040ub used for $950. Should I jump on this or play the waiting game for refurbished units to show up again. It has 600 hours on the lamp.
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I have a chance to pick up a 5040ub used for $950. Should I jump on this or play the waiting game for refurbished units to show up again. It has 600 hours on the lamp.
Not worth loosing warranty, it's a small difference.
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Thinking the same thing, I should've jumped on the 5040ube refurbished unit 2 days ago. Haven't seen any pop up since. Just getting impatient haha
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Be patient. They will show up.

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Uther, I think I made some progress - although still can't tell how serious the problem is. Maybe the reason why no one has chimed in about the varying brightness is because no one is using ECO mode? Are you? There is no doubt the problem is getting worse, 10min into the next movie I couldn't stand it anymore so I decided to keep fiddling with any setting that might cause this effect. I changed the power mode from ECO to NORMAL, wouldn't you know - the problem went away. Still, I have my PJ setup and nice for ECO mode and don't understand why I am being forced now to use NORMAL. I wonder what the odds are that a bad bulb could cause this problem. Or perhaps something in the units H/W or F/W is not playing fair with bulb characteristics in ECO (maybe there is just not quite enough voltage and the bulb is not maintaining a hot enough temp?). Either way, want my ECO mode back. Now that I have pinpointed a fix, I'll contact Epson to try to find answers as to what is going wrong. I sure hope they don`t ask me to bring it to a service center. I'm sure they'll just turn it on quick then write "no faults found" on the work order. I have low hopes, tech support is horrible and usually they take you for a fool - or don't know much themselves.

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I have a chance to pick up a 5040ub used for $950. Should I jump on this or play the waiting game for refurbished units to show up again. It has 600 hours on the lamp.
Maybe the wrong thread to say this in, but perhaps you should think about getting a JVC? My experience with the 5040 is borderline, a bunch of negative quirks and some not addressed by Epson. Seems reliability is not the best to begin with and the refurb roulette a larger issue still. Then, factor in horrible Epson support. I have not even owned mine 1 year, have issues with the unit and I'm scared to send it in for repair. I can only compare to my old Panasonic PTAX, but while I thought I had a couple issues with that over 10 years - seems people have far more costly and serious issues with the 5040 over far fewer years.

One vendor told me they try to not sell Epson, pushing people towards JVC since they are similar price points. They said JVC might not always be more reliable at the start, but they insist that once there is a known issue JVC addresses it permanently by admission to the problem. They also said usually the JVC fails during warranty and during that time they always make repairs that address future epidemics. There have been instances where JVC has put stop-sales on products to address discovered issues, whereas it seems Epson just puts stuff on sale to get rid of it faster. You will get no admission of problems from Epson I assure you, although I cannot comment on the real-life performance and reliability of the JVC either.

Again, not based on my personal facts but what I've been told and read here. Take this info with a grain of salt and do your due diligence.

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Maybe the wrong thread to say this in, but perhaps you should think about getting a JVC? My experience with the 5040 is borderline, a bunch of negative quirks and some not addressed by Epson. Seems reliability is not the best to begin with and the refurb roulette a larger issue still. Then, factor in horrible Epson support. I have not even owned mine 1 year, have issues with the unit and I'm scared to send it in for repair. I can only compare to my old Panasonic PTAX, but while I thought I had a couple issues with that over 10 years - seems people have far more costly and serious issues with the 5040 over far fewer years.

One vendor told me they try to not sell Epson, pushing people towards JVC since they are similar price points. They said JVC might not always be more reliable at the start, but they insist that once there is a known issue JVC addresses it permanently by admission to the problem. They also said usually the JVC fails during warranty and during that time they always make repairs that address future epidemics. There have been instances where JVC has put stop-sales on products to address discovered issues, whereas it seems Epson just puts stuff on sale to get rid of it faster. You will get no admission of problems from Epson I assure you, although I cannot comment on the real-life performance and reliability of the JVC either.

Again, not based on my personal facts but what I've been told and read here. Take this info with a grain of salt and do your due diligence.
Dangit! This is what I'm worried about. I'm looking at getting a refurbished Epson 6040 as I know it will throw a nicer, richer image than my current DLP or really any DLP in that price range (Optoma UHD50x is what I'm also looking at). However, my Optoma has lasted 9 years with no problems until now and it's not even that bad (slightly darker spot in the lower corner). Anyone know if refurbished units are guaranteed to have no dead pixels? I can't afford to gamble on it as my wife is not super on board with an upgrade, so I kinda have to do it right the first time. Not sure what to do...

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Hi guys, guess it’s time to replace the lamp for me. There are several in eBay selling from 99$-180$ and claiming to be genuine OME Epson bulb. Any idea what is the best place to buy replacement bulb?
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Hi guys, guess it’s time to replace the lamp for me. There are several in eBay selling from 99$-180$ and claiming to be genuine OME Epson bulb. Any idea what is the best place to buy replacement bulb?
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Dangit! This is what I'm worried about. I'm looking at getting a refurbished Epson 6040 as I know it will throw a nicer, richer image than my current DLP or really any DLP in that price range (Optoma UHD50x is what I'm also looking at). However, my Optoma has lasted 9 years with no problems until now and it's not even that bad (slightly darker spot in the lower corner). Anyone know if refurbished units are guaranteed to have no dead pixels? I can't afford to gamble on it as my wife is not super on board with an upgrade, so I kinda have to do it right the first time. Not sure what to do...
I have a month old 6040 I picked up thru the refurb program. This is my first Epson. It replaced a Panasonic AE8000 that is still running great to this day on the original bulb
I also purchased a NIB JVC that arrived DOA from a AV member. Luckily I was able to return it, but i am not able to give you my impressions of that unit.

For the cost difference between the Epson and the JVC, I thought it was worth the gamble to go for the 5040/6040 refurb. I looked at it as buying a used project with warranty with the price to match. Mine arrived working fine, but did notice what I thought was a scratch on the lens towards the outside of the lens. However I did not notice any issue with the picture. It appeared that the scratch was out of the "lens line of fire". I can live with it and will not test Epson's Customer service on this issue.

My point is that for a pixel shifter and comparing it to my 1080p project, ti works quite well. Yes it does lack the 18GHz hdmi, but I don't game and I am starting to believe that HDR on a projector is not all it's cracked up to be at this time. I look at it as a cheap place holder until a real 4k with HDR that works and IS affordable comes my way.

Bottom Line: So far it is working great for me, although I have not watched any live sports on it given the current situation.

Please note that I am not putting down the JVC. I really want to try it out, but it didn't work out for me. Then again it was twice the price and replacement bulbs are $$$ if you use the PJ a lot.
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Maybe the wrong thread to say this in, but perhaps you should think about getting a JVC?
No offense, but it is the wrong thread, IMO. Pretty much anyone would want a JVC is cost was no issue. You're not buying Epson over JVC for the heck of it. It's because JVC's are 3x-10x more expensive. That's why you go with the next best thing.
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Dangit! This is what I'm worried about. I'm looking at getting a refurbished Epson 6040 as I know it will throw a nicer, richer image than my current DLP or really any DLP in that price range (Optoma UHD50x is what I'm also looking at). However, my Optoma has lasted 9 years with no problems until now and it's not even that bad (slightly darker spot in the lower corner). Anyone know if refurbished units are guaranteed to have no dead pixels? I can't afford to gamble on it as my wife is not super on board with an upgrade, so I kinda have to do it right the first time. Not sure what to do...
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No offense, but it is the wrong thread, IMO. Pretty much anyone would want a JVC is cost was no issue. You're not buying Epson over JVC for the heck of it. It's because JVC's are 3x-10x more expensive. That's why you go with the next best thing.
I dunno guys, I'm looking at some really decent JVC's on the web right now and they are not that much more than a 5040 refurb. However at the high failure rate, poor customer support and the fact that HDR is almost not worth using you can pick up some other models very close in price. I'm not an expert on the PJ market, but at this point I would almost consider it worth it to buy another model. The JVC LX-UH1 is selling for $2250 brand new while the brand new 5050 is $4000 - I am sure the JVC is a great projector. The LX-UH1 is 4K/60p, 4:4:4/36bit, 4K/60p 4:2:2/36bit, and 4K/24p 4:4:4/36bit signals. The epson - not! For almost the same price as the 5050, you can buy a lazer version of JVC, the LXNZ3B which looks spectacular.

My 5040 less than 1 year old with 350 hours, bought it brand new and now have to send it in for repair already. I regret not getting a JVC myself, even though I'm sure they are not perfect either.

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I dunno guys, I'm looking at some really decent JVC's on the web right now and they are not that much more than a 5040 refurb. However at the high failure rate, poor customer support and the fact that HDR is almost not worth using you can pick up some other models very close in price. I'm not an expert on the PJ market, but at this point I would almost consider it worth it to buy another model. The JVC LX-UH1 is selling for $2250 brand new while the brand new 5050 is $4000 - I am sure the JVC is a great projector. The LX-UH1 is 4K/60p, 4:4:4/36bit, 4K/60p 4:2:2/36bit, and 4K/24p 4:4:4/36bit signals. The epson - not! For almost the same price as the 5050, you can buy a lazer version of JVC, the LXNZ3B which looks spectacular.

My 5040 less than 1 year old with 350 hours, bought it brand new and now have to send it in for repair already. I regret not getting a JVC myself, even though I'm sure they are not perfect either.
The JVCs you mentioned are DLPs with typical DLP contrast and black level. When people talk about JVC, those are not it.

With Epson at least you have warranty.
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I dunno guys, I'm looking at some really decent JVC's on the web right now and they are not that much more than a 5040 refurb. However at the high failure rate, poor customer support and the fact that HDR is almost not worth using you can pick up some other models very close in price. I'm not an expert on the PJ market, but at this point I would almost consider it worth it to buy another model. The JVC LX-UH1 is selling for $2250 brand new while the brand new 5050 is $4000 - I am sure the JVC is a great projector. The LX-UH1 is 4K/60p, 4:4:4/36bit, 4K/60p 4:2:2/36bit, and 4K/24p 4:4:4/36bit signals. The epson - not! For almost the same price as the 5050, you can buy a lazer version of JVC, the LXNZ3B which looks spectacular.

My 5040 less than 1 year old with 350 hours, bought it brand new and now have to send it in for repair already. I regret not getting a JVC myself, even though I'm sure they are not perfect either.
Are you referring to the 6050 or the 5050 here? The 5050 is not $4K
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Maybe the wrong thread to say this in, but perhaps you should think about getting a JVC? My experience with the 5040 is borderline, a bunch of negative quirks and some not addressed by Epson. Seems reliability is not the best to begin with and the refurb roulette a larger issue still. Then, factor in horrible Epson support. I have not even owned mine 1 year, have issues with the unit and I'm scared to send it in for repair. I can only compare to my old Panasonic PTAX, but while I thought I had a couple issues with that over 10 years - seems people have far more costly and serious issues with the 5040 over far fewer years.

One vendor told me they try to not sell Epson, pushing people towards JVC since they are similar price points. They said JVC might not always be more reliable at the start, but they insist that once there is a known issue JVC addresses it permanently by admission to the problem. They also said usually the JVC fails during warranty and during that time they always make repairs that address future epidemics. There have been instances where JVC has put stop-sales on products to address discovered issues, whereas it seems Epson just puts stuff on sale to get rid of it faster. You will get no admission of problems from Epson I assure you, although I cannot comment on the real-life performance and reliability of the JVC either.

Again, not based on my personal facts but what I've been told and read here. Take this info with a grain of salt and do your due diligence.
I looked heavily into getting a JVC before I bought my 5040. From my research, JVCs have their own failures and are by no means perfect. Plus their replacement bulbs are around $600 each.

FWIW, if my 5040 dies in a couple of years, I'll just pick up another refurb Epson. It won't be the best looking projector, but it's pretty damn good and I didn't spend $5-10K on something that'll be outdated in a few years.
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The JVCs you mentioned are DLPs with typical DLP contrast and black level. When people talk about JVC, those are not it.

With Epson at least you have warranty.
Yes, I should have specified. For JVC's on the same level as Epson, Epson refurbs vs. JVC lowest retail, is like a $3000 difference.
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Are you referring to the 6050 or the 5050 here? The 5050 is not $4K
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I looked heavily into getting a JVC before I bought my 5040. From my research, JVCs have their own failures and are by no means perfect. Plus their replacement bulbs are around $600 each.

FWIW, if my 5040 dies in a couple of years, I'll just pick up another refurb Epson. It won't be the best looking projector, but it's pretty damn good and I didn't spend $5-10K on something that'll be outdated in a few years.
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Yes, I should have specified. For JVC's on the same level as Epson, Epson refurbs vs. JVC lowest retail, is like a $3000 difference.
This is Canadian current pricing right off a vendor website. If you read these older reviews:

https://www.tvspecialists.com/jvc-lx...-optoma-uhd65/

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https://www.projectorcentral.com/Eps...D65-review.htm


You'll see that all 3 of these projectors were compared head to head, with the Optoma almost seeming to take the lead. Right now the 5040 is NLA brand new, but the refurb is $1500cdn. The 5050 sells for $4000cdn on sale. The JVC LXUH1 is $2250cdn on sale and the Optoma UHD65 is $3500cdn not on sale. Of the 3 compared head to head, they concluded that the 5040 was more or less on par with the JVC and the Optoma took the lead by a smidge overall.

So yes, the refurb is the cheapest, but for a discount you are entering into the horrible refurb roulette - and they're not the best projector even brand new. Factor in horrific customer support and I understand the JVC has some setup things included to help you set up the picture. I know the 5040 won a lot of people over for pure value, but is it worth buying something that will likely cause you grief? Maybe just suck it up and hold out another year or two as real 4k HDR projectors become commonplace. Now that I re-read these reviews, perhaps I should have got the Optoma instead of the Epson. What I do know is that Epson service and product has not really won me over, I will certainly consider other brands over the Epson next time around. I'm not looking forward to being without mine for a few weeks when I send it out for repair with under 400 hours on it!

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I'm not looking forward to being without mine for a few weeks when I send it out for repair with under 400 hours on it!
Sorry, it just sounds like you're upset with your purchase. Which is understandable. But that doesn't really justify coming into an owners' thread and trying to dissuade people from buying the projectors that they obviously like as this is an owner's thread, not a refurb pricing thread. I bought a refurb and tested it about 10 hours before starting my build, and it looked stellar. The bulb had zero hours on it. Sure there may be a few lemons, but overall I don't think it's really widespread. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and also writes the reviews. DLP vs 3LCD is also not apples to apples.

In this forum, if you're interested in a JVC you're probably looking at the $5K+ models. The 5040UB even brand new is less than half that.
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Well, despite some of the negativity here, I pulled the trigger and bought a refurb 6040UB from Epson Canada Clearance center. I loved my DLP, but the blacks and contrast are piss poor and I'm sorry, but I doubt you'll get a picture that comes even close to the 6040 on DLP with a comparable price. It has super easy placement flexibility which DLP's don't typically have, and this one has anamorphic mode so I can still use my anamorphic lens to keep the brightness on my scope screen. Yes, I'm a bit worried about dust blobs and failure rate (bloody hell, why can't they seal the light path like DLP?), but it does have a 3 year warranty and I will milk it if I have to in order to get a properly working unit. Wish me luck. I will post some before and after pics (no, it's not fair as I have an older DLP model in the Optoma HD3300, but it is what it is). Stay tuned!
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I have a chance to pick up a 5040ub used for $950. Should I jump on this or play the waiting game for refurbished units to show up again. It has 600 hours on the lamp.
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Sorry, it just sounds like you're upset with your purchase. Which is understandable. But that doesn't really justify coming into an owners' thread and trying to dissuade people from buying the projectors that they obviously like as this is an owner's thread, not a refurb pricing thread. I bought a refurb and tested it about 10 hours before starting my build, and it looked stellar. The bulb had zero hours on it. Sure there may be a few lemons, but overall I don't think it's really widespread. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and also writes the reviews. DLP vs 3LCD is also not apples to apples.
In this forum, if you're interested in a JVC you're probably looking at the $5K+ models. The 5040UB even brand new is less than half that.
While it seems I'm just on a rant - in fact all I have answered "Antec" with my opinion. I've done nothing wrong or inappropriate here, except to try to educate people including links from authoritative sources. This thread is for the Epson units, and the center of the conversation is the Epson unit. Without reference to put everything in prospective, how can anyone say we are doing justice to the thread? Right now in Canada the JVC is $750 more brand new than the Epson refurb which is not huge considering you get a brand new unit. Also, the websites compared these units head to head and rated them extremely close in performance (of course with each having pros and cons). Your opinion that I have not compared apples to apples appears incorrect as people who get paid to review these things say otherwise. As I said, I am no expert - which is why I have offered the links to people who are. I may be on a rant, but how many people have you counted regarding the Epson refurb routlette? The list is huge, on almost every page there is negative comments on them. How should we have done justice to "Antec"s question, simply say "no" and let him figure out why on his own?

Sorry for appearing rude, I guess I took the comment more personal than I should have. In conclusion, when I ask people for help, I expect them to help me with fact and experience - not give me what I want to hear to shut me up.

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I may be on a rant, but how many people have you counted regarding the Epson refurb routlette?
I count in this thread, the thread for the refurb purchasing:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/199-f...-151-00-a.html

As of late there have been a few people with dust issues, but I've been on this thread for months and I haven't seen much more than that.

If you're looking to by an Epson refurb, you're looking to spend $1150, and get the same two year warranty that comes with it new. spending another 75% of that towards a JVC for "pretty much the exact some scores' as you say, doesn't seem cost effective at all. Cost effectiveness is the reason people by refurbs over new. Otherwise they would just buy new.
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I count in this thread, the thread for the refurb purchasing:
If you're looking to by an Epson refurb, you're looking to spend $1150, and get the same two year warranty that comes with it new. spending another 75% of that towards a JVC for "pretty much the exact some scores' as you say, doesn't seem cost effective at all. Cost effectiveness is the reason people by refurbs over new. Otherwise they would just buy new.
You do of course make a good point, It's my personality if I'm going to spend a lot of money, I often will not go through with my original choice when I think about the fact I will have things for many years and a little more money will make all the difference.
I have a question for you as you have been doing lots of research in the refurb thread. Have you seen any comments about the 5040 brightness going up and down constantly? Mine is doing it on ECO, but then another person in the thread said his is doing it and is on NORMAL. It's driving my wife and I mad, have to get it repaired. I tried fiddling with iris settings and even turned it off then on and used HDMI2 also. When I set mine to NORMAL the problem finally went away, but considering the other member I imagine as it worsens it will start doing it on NORMAL too. None-the-less, my PJ is set up for ECO and would prefer to keep it there. It almost sounds like a bulb issue, but with 350 hours? Epson won't offer up any info, just said to either take a refurb (which I won't do) or send it in for repairs.

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You do of course make a good point, It's my personality if I'm going to spend a lot of money, I often will not go through with my original choice when I think about the fact I will have things for many years and a little more money will make all the difference.
I have a question for you as you have been doing lots of research in the refurb thread. Have you seen any comments about the 5040 brightness going up and down constantly? Mine is doing it on ECO, but then another person in the thread said his is doing it and is on NORMAL. It's driving my wife and I mad, have to get it repaired. I tried fiddling with iris settings and even turned it off then on and used HDMI2 also. When I set mine to NORMAL the problem finally went away, but considering the other member I imagine as it worsens it will start doing it on NORMAL too. None-the-less, my PJ is set up for ECO and would prefer to keep it there. It almost sounds like a bulb issue, but with 350 hours? Epson won't offer up any info, just said to either take a refurb (which I won't do) or send it in for repairs.
I haven't, and I'm not expert on projectors - it sounds like a power conditioning issue though - what is your projector plugged into? Is there something power hungry on the same circuit like a refrigerator or A/C unit that might cycle on and off?
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Alright, so I'm anxiously awaiting my refurbished 6040UB. I bought an Oppo 203 just before they went belly up in their blu ray player division (read: I bought it when it was a normal price). For those who have had a chance to compare the Oppo to the Panasonic 420 or 820, would it be beneficial for me to sell my Oppo and get one of those models to complement the 6040 or is the Oppo up to the task of making the 6040 look the best it can be?
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Congrats blaster! The Oppo 203 is one heck of a player, but from the reviews I read the Panny 820 actually bests it in the PQ department. It's really the HDR optimiser that sets it apart though. This actually makes HDR usable and will make your 4k discs really shine.

The only area the Oppo still beats it is in network streaming. They can handle everything however the Panny won't do Atmos on mkv etc.

Now I don't have one, so this is just from reading and owning a Panny 820.

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Alright, so I'm anxiously awaiting my refurbished 6040UB. I bought an Oppo 203 just before they went belly up in their blu ray player division (read: I bought it when it was a normal price). For those who have had a chance to compare the Oppo to the Panasonic 420 or 820, would it be beneficial for me to sell my Oppo and get one of those models to complement the 6040 or is the Oppo up to the task of making the 6040 look the best it can be?
As Brettmckinney said, a good tone mapper is essential if the source, disc or streaming, is HDR.
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