Originally Posted by Liquid$team
ugh Im so glad I found this post. I also have an 8500ub and I am thinking about upgrading to the 5050. I couldn't be happier with the 8500. Ran perfect for 9 years now and still going strong. Technically it's on it's 3rd lamp but I never reset lamp hours so I don't actually know how many hours are on the 8500 itself.
I can't wait to hear from you specifically on the upgrade. Differences? ect. I use the lens shift on the 8500 through 4 different screen to line everything up and I loved it. I'm sure it will be even cooler with powered shifting. Looking forward to read your thoughts. Thanks
Another 8500ub owner ask me about the upgrade so I will give my opinion on that and other general things I noticed.
First I lived with my 8500ub for 8-9 years also, when they first came out also and even recently I’ve had people comment on how good the picture was. So in summary as much as I loved my 8500ub, this thing is in another league, this upgrade was equivalent to when I upgraded my Infocus 5700 to Epson 8500ub, night and day better. BTW, why did Infocus drop the ball on PJ development?
This PJ is should I dare say, maybe too bright? My screen is 110”. Even in Eco mode this thing is a light cannon.
The contrast and punch in the picture even with boring old 1080p is incredible.
It is really quiet in eco and medium brightness.
With medium brightness I can easily get a good punchy picture with my 8 -10 CAN lights on in the large room. I haven’t even tried Bright mode, I might go blind..lol
The 4k 60hz HDR from my Roku just rocks. So on the Roku is the aquarium screen saver and it just looks so good, I mean so good, I find myself watching that for fun, the fish are 3D like. So for comparison on the 8500ub if you look at the moray eel in the cave, there is really no shadow detail at all and I never noticed it until I got the 5050ub
Out the box colors and setting are good/great IMHO, but I’ll let you obsessive types find the ultimate settings, please post, thank you for your effort…smile
Size, its big beast but it is sleek, kind of a big sexy!
Switching back from watching 4k HDR content back to say Netflix menu, there is a delay 4-5 seconds, but I didn’t measure its noticiable.
What I didn’t like is when I first turned on the PJ it was way out of focus, so I could see the on screen meu, and of course I don’t read manuals, so it took me a minute to figure out how to use the LENS button.