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!
Gear: The Brains: Anthem MRX 720. The Brawn: Outlaw 7700. The Fun: Custom PC w/ Logitech 27 & reverse mount pedals, Nintendo Switch, Playstation PS4 Pro. The Visuals: Panny UB420, Epson 6040UB, Panamorph UH480, DIY 138" Curved screen using Semour Centerstage XD AT material. The Audio: 7.1.4: LCR: Tannoy DC12i. Sides: Tannoy IW63DC. Rears: Tannoy DC8i. Ceilings: Tannoy CMS 603/601 DCBM. Subs: 3X Micro Marty and 1X Full Marty.