Originally Posted by JewDaddy
Correct. I had my settings dialed in very nicely on the 5040 as well and now that I have them dialed in on the 5050 (for the most part) I see an improvement but not leaps and bounds over the 5040. I wanted to be blown away like you have been but I’m not. I’m glad I upgraded because I was so tired of trying to figure out how to get 4K HDR 60hz and using a Linker and then that throws some of my other devices off, etc etc.
So if I compared the settings I had in HDR on the 5040 and what I’m seeing in HDR now on the 5050, I would say overall I notice about a 10-15% improvement. Colors, sharpness, black levels look the same to me but with the new HDR slider, I am noticing better highlights in the HDR picture. Keep in mind I have a Panasonic 4K player that had an HDR luminance slider that pretty much already did what the 5050 does now so I was already getting increased brightness and highlights.
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Hey how are you? i just wanted to request your opinion on something if it's okay with you please, i'm currently debating between the epson 4010 and the 5050. The 4010 is perfect for me except just one thing, 4k hdr gaming. Which is available on the 5050 due to the hdmi but not on the 4010. This is literally the only thing that's concerning me right now, since im personally not interested in any other improvements which come with the 5050. So i wanted to ask your opinion since you seem like the right person to ask, since i see you've had the 5040 (which has the hdmi shortcoming just like the 4010), you've also had the linker on the 5040, and you now have the 5050. i'd really appreciate your opinion.
the questions i wanted to ask you are:
1. How big was the improvement in quality from the 5040 4k sdr gaming, to the 5040 4k hdr gaming with the linker?
2. How big was the improvement in quality from the 5040 4k hdr gaming with the linker, to the 5050 4k hdr gaming without linker?
i hope to also learn from this whether the hdr capabilities added by the linker are really at the same level, and really improve the picture just as much as actual hdr on a capable display like the 5050.
Lastly, im not fascinated by 4k hdr gaming just to get to see that 'im playing in 4k hdr', but its just in order to get the better picture quality, so with that being said would you say that for someone like me, for whom the 4010 is perfect in every other way, would it really be worth spending all that extra money for the 5050 JUST to get games in 4k hdr over 4k sdr on the 4010? (Purely in terms of picture quality)
Thank you very much