So.... I am still in my return to Best Buy window (I should have gone with a better return policy seller, lessen learned)
I keep switching from my new 5050ub ($2800ish) to my BenQ 2050 ($600ish). I'm comparing what a 2500-3000 upgrade gets me. My conclusion is....
- Better blacks and contrast (not mond blowing, but noticable)
- Better resolution (at a cost) - meaning that this projector seems to bring out a DOF effect, where the main image on screen is noticably more clear and detailed, whereas the background has more blur. On the 2050, the main image is slightly less detailed, but the background is a closer match.
-More judder, more noticable when gaming on my PC. Quick movements in shooters, the backgrouds noticably jumps, whereas in the 2050 you hardly notice.
-More headaches when using it as a 120" desktop monitor. This seems to be from the brightness as well as the less detail in text and numbers on screen.
My 2050 was a "all in one", that I loved and still love. The 5050 was my entry into 4k movies and gaming, while upgrading my contrast and black detail. I am still considering returning the 5050 and taking a 15% restocking hit, because I am sadly not seeing a justified jump in performance. I would really like to get a jump in 4k/better blacks. I would consider keeping the 5050 if I could lessen the motion issues vs my BenQ.
Anyone have any ideas before I throw away $400 bucks on a Whoops purchase? On paper, the 5050 is perfect. I want to like this darn thing so much. Any help/advice is appreciated.