Join Date: Feb 2001
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Originally Posted by GlenH
Having both the TK800 and 5040ub in my house for a few weeks, I have to disagree that it looks almost native 4k. Perhaps at normal viewing distance, it looked almost as good at the TK800 from a resolution perspective. However, if you come anywhere close to the screen, the TK800's resolution was noticeably better than the 5040ub in it's enhanced resolution mode. The TK800 was smooth as silk and gave the same 4K super high resolution look as my native 4K 85" Sony X900F TV. The pixel grid pattern was so much finer on the TK800 vs. the 5040ub that it was no comparison - again this is close up within 3-5 feet. At 11 feet+ on my 135" screen, the resolution of both looked similar, though the TK800 still looked more detailed in some scenes.
The DLP isn't native. 4x vs 2x pixel shifting, which will be a little sharper and native sharper too. No one will argue different to this.
However unless you are up close, or have an exceptionally big screen, the real world difference is minimal.
Particularly when you don't have a direct comparison.
DLP has a slight sharpness advantage, but loses it big style on colours and contrast.
Natives may be a little better, but the massive extra cost for that "little better" is painful.
Add in the high light output of high mode for 3D and HDR, a switchable filter for better colours and cheap original bulbs...and the Epson really does punch well above its cost
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