Originally Posted by eastbaygreen
Wow, that is a bit bigger than I thought. It's only about 2"/50mm wider and a bit deeper, but that pic makes it seem like more.
Interested to get your thoughts about the upgrade...I too have the 5020 and have a bit of upgrade-itis.
Im liking it more as it burns in. Initially normal hdtv seemed a bit blown out, even after tweaking things down. Once I got it setup so it looked nice with 4khdr movies and have put 20-30hrs on it even regular tv seems to have more detail and better colors now (or perhaps just watching better mastered shows/episodes?). I.e. tonight watching AP bio/brooklyn 99, both of which on the 5020 generally come off as more muted in color, there seems to be a bit more highlights than usual and I could also notice much more detail in faces, but of course not sure if thats just the episode or not since I dont think I can chalk all that up to the 5050. Initially though watching some shows that were only a couple years old seemed to have more blown out colors but they are starting to tone down a bit and look much better now
Actual 4k stuff so far looks amazing. Most of what Ive been playing on it has just been the netflix our planet series, I only made it through half a movie last weekend so hopefully this weekend I can give it a good run at full length. On the our planet stuff, close up shots are just insane with the amount of detail. The wife has even commented multiple times on how great it looks.
All in all I think its met my expectations of what I had been hoping for in an upgrade. Im not totally ZOMG blown away, its not a giant difference to the 5020, but everything is just nicer. The motorized lens (it only took a couple minutes to get it perfect), the DI (which I cant hear at all but could definitely hear on the 5020 in quiet scenes), the color and brightness (Ive only run it at medium power and it feels like plenty). The black levels are good I guess, Im not a huge black level snob but dark portions and bars seem maybe a slightly bit darker and there does seem to be more black level detail than what I can remember on the 5020.
I was at ~2800hrs on the bulb in my 5020 and had everything all setup for a 4k upgrade anyway so it was about time. So its really up to you of course. IMHO if you have plenty of life left in your bulb Id just stick with the 5020 for now until the time gets closer, prices can only go down and more competition popup. If you are nearing that time though I think its a pretty good upgrade