I have been using an Epson 8700UB projector for a little bit over 5 years now. I recently upgraded my screen painted wall to a 120" silver ticket screen, and it looks even better.
I'm considering the Epson 5400UB as my next projector upgrade, but I'm wondering if I should spring for the UBe (wireless) version.
My current projector hangs in my loft from a ceiling that is 16.5 feet up. The projector hangs down by probably 6-7 feet. So, the run to get to my home theater cabinet (which sides under my screen) is quite far. The installer I used for mounting the projector ran 3 CAT5 (they might be CAT6) runs to the projector. One is partially used for an IR emitter, and another one is used for the HDMI balun. The third run is unused currently.
My concern is getting the 4K signal to the projector, and HDR in particular. I see on Monoprice that there are some reasonably priced 4K HDMI CAT5/6 extenders (the Blackbird series, for example). But from what I gather, these don't support HDR. Also, by the time you factor in the cost of replacing my HDMI balun, the cost difference to jump to the 5040UBe wireless version isn't much more.
I see some scattered information about the Epson wireless transmitter, but it's hard to find a solid review of just the wireless portion.
Some questions I have:
- Which modes work? 4K + HDR?
- Are there any issues with dropouts using the wireless?
- What about latency? Can I use this for gaming?
- Will it interfere with my home Wifi? Any other interference issues?
For 4K sources, I have a TiVo Bolt and recently picked up an XBox One S as a cyber Monday deal. These are all fed through a Yamaha RX-A860 receiver (2016 model that supports 4K+HDR).
I have a number of other non-4k sources as well: PS4 (original, not Pro), Apple TV, Wii U.