I noticed one other person stating they had seen the new 4050 at CEDIA, who said that it looked "damn good" at the conference. I was at CEDIA as well, and I can also say that the new 4050 (which is a black 4010 with more goodies in the box) had a really nice image.
The primary reason I spent the money to fly to California and go to CEDIA was just to see the new JVC NX-5 and Sony 295 4K projectors. I went to decide which one I wanted to buy, but I sort of had my mind pre-made on the JVC. Each looked great, but then after attending the Epson demo for AVS, I was even more unsure than before I left Houston. Some in this thread seem to be basing their opinion of the 4010/4050 on speculation of what they think it might be, that it's just a refreshed 4000/4040 or otherwise. I don't know for sure about the lens, but they did tell us there that the new 4050 is using three completely new processors that handle the video processing and pixel shifting differently than previous models. That was evident to me, as well as many others, who thought that it looked great. We saw scenes from Infinity War, and there was no posterization in the image. I just saw the movie again at a friend's house and his projector was doing it a lot in those same scenes. (There were some AVS'ers at CEDIA who didn't like it too much because it still didn't quite have the contrast and inky blacks of the higher end JVCs, but overall, it was solid, especially for the price.) I know one can argue that contrast is the most important aspect of image quality, but my main concern is resolution, being that my screen size/viewing distance ratio will be larger than most. I went back and forth between booths many times, looking at the new JVC and Epson models, and the resolution, clarity, and colors of the new 4050 were just as good as that from the JVC NX-5...and I wanted a reason to like the JVC more. The JVC guys did say that the NX5 hadn't been thoroughly calibrated, they'd just done a minor one, due to time, so the colors and contrast might likely end up better, but from what I saw at CEDIA the 4050 gave the NX5 a solid run. (the Sony 295 looked great too, but Sony did that one in a separate 2hr demo, away from the trade floor, that I couldn't freely go check out again afterwards) Waiting for actual, thorough reviews of each to see what the production versions look like.
I still would like to get the JVC, but I'm certainly taking a hard look at the 4050 (and the upcoming 5050), to determine if the NX-5 is actually worth the extra $3500 over the Epson...it might not be, we'll see. That could go a long way toward other stuff for the room.
Last edited by deauxt; 09-20-2018 at 04:18 PM.