Originally Posted by sahil0909
Hey, thank you so much for taking your time to give me this very kind reply with all the answers i was hoping for!
i've been good as well thank you.
This answer really helps me out alot with my decision, since to be honest im looking for the best value projector for my needs, and after your answer, as for my personal situation i think i've pretty much decided on the 4010 series over the 5050 as FOR ME it and my situation i find it isn't worth it. Only problem now is, i'm now trying to find good reasons why the 4010 is worth the extra money over the 4000! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG] (Digging as deep as possible to get best value!) Because the only main feature i see upgraded apart from the small 200 lumens and little contrast bump, is the better hdr tone mapping.
Since the hdr tone mapping on the 4000 is probably the same as the 5040, just as the tone mapping for 4010 is same as 5050, do you find that the improved hdr on the 5050 is much better/watchable for movies than the 5040?
Since i heard that the updates with the older models improved their hdr, and also i see that there are alot of hdr settings which those with the older models seem to like and feel it improves the hdr. Is the hdr on the new models still much better and much more of a step up, for movies?
Thank you once again.
You're welcome! Always glad to help a fellow AV enthusiast.
When I had the 5040 I was not impressed with the HDR tone mapping (or lack thereof) that came with it. I have a Panasonic 4k player that was very good at handling increasing the HDR brightness without overexposing the overall picture. With the new 5050 the tone mapping is very similar to the Panasonic method. I believe the new tone mapping on the 5050 has 15 or 16 points to choose from. 16 being the most dim and 1 being the brightest. Where the 5040 failed is that there was only 5 different HDR adjustments to choose from. What does that mean? From my eyes, it seemed that anytime you jumped from one hdr setting to the next on the 5040, there was this massive increase or decrease in brightness. Nothing was subtle about it.
The best comparison I can make is sort of like seasoning your food. With the 5050, you can season ever so slightly until you find just the right taste. With the 5040 it's either way too much seasoning or not enough. There wasn't enough level of control. Not to mention, the way the HDR tone mapping looks picture quality wise is much better than the 5040. I feel like the 5040 just overly increased contrast and didn't truly add brightness which made the picture look very blown out. I hated it. There was no real good balance. The 5050 gives you just that. So in that department, the 5050 far exceeds the 5040.
My opinion and my eyes see a better HDR picture when it comes to movies. I no longer use the tone mapping of the Panasonic because the Epson tone mapping is implemented so well. I just wish games took better advantage with HDR like movies do.
Hope this helps!!! I'm here for any other questions or advice you might have my friend. Take care
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