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PCMD makes very solid mounts. Very strong and inexpensive. I like that the mounting plate has 8 holes aligned with the 8 holes on the Epson 5050. Not as easy to align as the Chief mounts. Then again they are 1/5th the cost. I owned one for my 5040 for two years and was only replaced because the 6050 comes with a mount. PCMD also offer free exchanges in the future when you purchase a new projector you send then the old mount and they send you one to fit your new projector. They have storefronts on Ebay, Amazon and Walmart.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Projector-C....c100930.m5375
But...the Chief comes complete with bracket/attachment hardware that anchors to the ceiling, It has an adjustable 3 or 4 point quick release system that will fit virtually any future projector, and you can quickly remove and remount without any tools or a second human being. Most importantly it has full dimensional tilt adjustment making it simple and easier than most mounts to get the PJ perfectly level from the "get-go"...this makes it easy and simple to align the image exactly to your screen without having to make image compromising PJ/lens adjustments .
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PCMD makes very solid mounts. Very strong and inexpensive. I like that the mounting plate has 8 holes aligned with the 8 holes on the Epson 5050. Not as easy to align as the Chief mounts. Then again they are 1/5th the cost. I owned one for my 5040 for two years and was only replaced because the 6050 comes with a mount. PCMD also offer free exchanges in the future when you purchase a new projector you send then the old mount and they send you one to fit your new projector. They have storefronts on Ebay, Amazon and Walmart.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Projector-C....c100930.m5375
Too funny! I just went downstairs to my home theater to see what I had. Turns out I already have a PCMD mount on my old Sony. Looks like I can trade that in for a new mount for my new 5050.

Thanks for the recommendation. I just saved myself $60 over buying a new PCMD and hundreds over buying a new Chief.

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Honestly what are the chances. I mean I doubt too many people have even heard of the company for this mount let alone have one already installed. You can order the new Mount first and then ship them back the old mount and they will credit it to your purchase or you can send them back the old mountain request a new one. Pretty amazing in this day and age that a company would do that I'm pretty sure they don't even charge for shipping you have to read the fine print but I don't think they do.
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PCMD makes very solid mounts. Very strong and inexpensive. I like that the mounting plate has 8 holes aligned with the 8 holes on the Epson 5050. Not as easy to align as the Chief mounts. Then again they are 1/5th the cost. I owned one for my 5040 for two years and was only replaced because the 6050 comes with a mount. PCMD also offer free exchanges in the future when you purchase a new projector you send then the old mount and they send you one to fit your new projector. They have storefronts on Ebay, Amazon and Walmart.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Projector-C....c100930.m5375
Too funny! I just went downstairs to my home theater to see what I had. Turns out I already have a PCMD mount on my old Sony. Looks like I can trade that in for a new mount for my new 5050.

Thanks for the recommendation. I just saved myself $60 over buying a new PCMD and hundreds over buying a new Chief.

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Another 5050 newbie question:

Can I plug my Amazon fire TV stick right into the 5050, in the second HDMI port, and send audio back to my receiver via the first HDMI port?

(I'm trying to bypass the video on the old receiver so I can take full advantage of the fire TV's 4K.)
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So I had my 5050 for about 3 days and sometimes when I would switch inputs I would get the message " No Input" or "Not Supported" next to the HDMI 1 text. The only way to fix it was the power cycle the machine. When I would attempt to turn the projector off with the power button, the status light would flash blue and the lamp light would flash orange. I looked up the status lights in the manual which told me: "Internal projector error; turn the projector off, unplug it, and contact Epson for help".

I called Epson support expecting them to have me try a few things or install and update but they pretty much immediately set up a warranty replacement. Has anyone had a similar issue? The projector was AWESOME for the three days I could use it...cant wait for my replacement.
I have the blue flashing lights followed by orange followed by projector shutting down. Epson has been amazing in working with me and replacing defective projectors. I cannot say enough good things about them as a company who stands behind their product and works with you to correct the issue to the customer satisfaction.
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Perhaps I should go with the 5050UBe, so as to not bother with the HDMI cable at all?

Are there limitations of the 5050UBe versus the standard 5050 (other than additional cost)?
I don't believe you will be able to get 4K w/ HDR @ 60hz.
The wireless is limited to 4K/30FPS. Obviously you could still use the HDMI ports and get 4K/60FPS.
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PCMD makes very solid mounts. Very strong and inexpensive. I like that the mounting plate has 8 holes aligned with the 8 holes on the Epson 5050. Not as easy to align as the Chief mounts. Then again they are 1/5th the cost. I owned one for my 5040 for two years and was only replaced because the 6050 comes with a mount. PCMD also offer free exchanges in the future when you purchase a new projector you send then the old mount and they send you one to fit your new projector. They have storefronts on Ebay, Amazon and Walmart.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Projector-C....c100930.m5375
But...the Chief comes complete with bracket/attachment hardware that anchors to the ceiling, It has an adjustable 3 or 4 point quick release system that will fit virtually any future projector, and you can quickly remove and remount without any tools or a second human being. Most importantly it has full dimensional tilt adjustment making it simple and easier than most mounts to get the PJ perfectly level from the "get-go"...this makes it easy and simple to align the image exactly to your screen without having to make image compromising PJ/lens adjustments .
I am in total agreement regarding the chief Mount that came with the Epson 6050. It is by far the best Mount I have owned in 20 years of projectors. Honestly if I had known how amazing the Chief mount was I would have bought one a long time ago and spent the money. Everything you said is completely accurate and true and I finally have my projector aligned perfectly which is something I haven't ever been able to say before with any other mount.

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Another 5050 newbie question:

Can I plug my Amazon fire TV stick right into the 5050, in the second HDMI port, and send audio back to my receiver via the first HDMI port?

(I'm trying to bypass the video on the old receiver so I can take full advantage of the fire TV's 4K.)
For a 100% certain answer you would have to contact Epson. I am 99.5% certain that you cannot send the audio signal back from your projector to your receiver.
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I have the blue flashing lights followed by orange followed by projector shutting down. Epson has been amazing in working with me and replacing defective projectors. I cannot say enough good things about them as a company who stands behind their product and works with you to correct the issue to the customer satisfaction.
I agree that Espon has EXCELLENT customer service and is quick to respond and replace projectors. However, I'm a little concerned to hear of failing 5050UB projectors. There are really not that many out there yet and to hear of several failures already makes me a little nervous - especially after the 5040 fiasco. That is one of the reasons why I'm waiting until fall or winter to upgrade. I want time for some reliability data on the 5050.
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Anyone have recommendations for a good 4k receiver to go with the Epson 5050?

Our media room just has Klipsch in-wall speakers (7 of them) for surround sound including ceiling

We have an old Marantz Receiver and would have a budget up to $2k for a new one. I saw their mid level 4k receiver for around $1400.

Any recommendations?
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Anyone have recommendations for a good 4k receiver to go with the Epson 5050?

Our media room just has Klipsch in-wall speakers (7 of them) for surround sound including ceiling

We have an old Marantz Receiver and would have a budget up to $2k for a new one. I saw their mid level 4k receiver for around $1400.

Any recommendations?
I have the Denon 4300. 18 months of audio bliss. I would buy a less expensive receiver and spend the extra money on a professional calibration. I had Jeff Meier of Accucal AV calibrate my 4300 and it was the best money I ever spent in my home theater. He calibrated my 5040 as well. He is a gentleman and a scholar and very reasonable for how he transforms your audio and video. The latest version of that Denon model is the 4500 which adds IMAX enhanced. I don't think that is worth another $800 over the Denon 4400 which can be found for $800 these days.

https://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVRX440...non+440&sr=8-3
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I have the blue flashing lights followed by orange followed by projector shutting down. Epson has been amazing in working with me and replacing defective projectors. I cannot say enough good things about them as a company who stands behind their product and works with you to correct the issue to the customer satisfaction.
I had blue and orange flashing simultaneously and it seemed to not stop until I unplugged the projector. I agree the support was very good, I didn't even have to hold. Hopefully this is just a one time issue for my projector. They didn't mention what was broken, just that the lights indicate an internal hardware issue.
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Anyone have recommendations for a good 4k receiver to go with the Epson 5050?

Our media room just has Klipsch in-wall speakers (7 of them) for surround sound including ceiling

We have an old Marantz Receiver and would have a budget up to $2k for a new one. I saw their mid level 4k receiver for around $1400.

Any recommendations?
I think you will find the mid-range receivers in the $1-2K range from all the usual suspects to be extremely comparable (Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Yamaha, etc.) Denon and Marantz are the same company. Onkyo now owns Pioneer, too.

In my personal opinion, as long as the receiver has the general features you want and you have no unusual requirements, I would turn my attention to quality of amplification and room correction. If you won't be adding any speakers, then you don't need to pay up for 11 channels of amplification either, or you can buy a receiver that has 7-9 amplified channels but processing for 11, so you can upgrade down the road if you wish by simply adding an external amp.

Also keep in mind between now and September, quite a few new receivers will be announced, though I am not sure how significant the updates will be. You could view that as a reason to wait, or a way to get a bargain on a current model.

Very generally speaking, if you read a lot, I think you will find that Yamaha has a reputation for above average reliability, Onkyo has a reputation for below average reliability, but that does vary from year to year, model to model, and as ownership changes. Every manufacturer has a few stinkers on their record.

I would start by looking at the following if I were you:

Denon X3500H/X4500H
Marantz 6013 or 7013
Yamaha RXV 2085 / RXA 3080


Some of those can be found for some pretty incredible prices if you keep an eye on sales. By no means is that a complete list, just some popular starting points for you.
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Anyone have recommendations for a good 4k receiver to go with the Epson 5050?

Our media room just has Klipsch in-wall speakers (7 of them) for surround sound including ceiling

We have an old Marantz Receiver and would have a budget up to $2k for a new one. I saw their mid level 4k receiver for around $1400.

Any recommendations?
I think you will find the mid-range receivers in the $1-2K range from all the usual suspects to be extremely comparable (Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Yamaha, etc.) Denon and Marantz are the same company. Onkyo now owns Pioneer, too.

In my personal opinion, as long as the receiver has the general features you want and you have no unusual requirements, I would turn my attention to quality of amplification and room correction. If you won't be adding any speakers, then you don't need to pay up for 11 channels of amplification either, or you can buy a receiver that has 7-9 amplified channels but processing for 11, so you can upgrade down the road if you wish by simply adding an external amp.

Also keep in mind between now and September, quite a few new receivers will be announced, though I am not sure how significant the updates will be. You could view that as a reason to wait, or a way to get a bargain on a current model.

Very generally speaking, if you read a lot, I think you will find that Yamaha has a reputation for above average reliability, Onkyo has a reputation for below average reliability, but that does vary from year to year, model to model, and as ownership changes. Every manufacturer has a few stinkers on their record.

I would start by looking at the following if I were you:

Denon X3500H/X4500H
Marantz 6013 or 7013
Yamaha RXV 2085 / RXA 3080


Some of those can be found for some pretty incredible prices if you keep an eye on sales. By no means is that a complete list, just some popular starting points for you.
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I think you will find the mid-range receivers in the $1-2K range from all the usual suspects to be extremely comparable (Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Yamaha, etc.) Denon and Marantz are the same company. Onkyo now owns Pioneer, too.

In my personal opinion, as long as the receiver has the general features you want and you have no unusual requirements, I would turn my attention to quality of amplification and room correction. If you won't be adding any speakers, then you don't need to pay up for 11 channels of amplification either, or you can buy a receiver that has 7-9 amplified channels but processing for 11, so you can upgrade down the road if you wish by simply adding an external amp.

Also keep in mind between now and September, quite a few new receivers will be announced, though I am not sure how significant the updates will be. You could view that as a reason to wait, or a way to get a bargain on a current model.

Very generally speaking, if you read a lot, I think you will find that Yamaha has a reputation for above average reliability, Onkyo has a reputation for below average reliability, but that does vary from year to year, model to model, and as ownership changes. Every manufacturer has a few stinkers on their record.

I would start by looking at the following if I were you:

Denon X3500H/X4500H
Marantz 6013 or 7013
Yamaha RXV 2085 / RXA 3080


Some of those can be found for some pretty incredible prices if you keep an eye on sales. By no means is that a complete list, just some popular starting points for you.
Thanks for the responses.

I was looking at the M 6013.
Does the type of 4k HDMI cable matter? Are there some that are better than others or would any do the job?
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Thanks for the responses.

I was looking at the M 6013.
Does the type of 4k HDMI cable matter? Are there some that are better than others or would any do the job?
As long as it's certified for 18Gbps and 60Hz it *should* work, provided the manufacturer isn't playing any games with buzzwords like "high speed" or "4K HDR" without actually advertising a bandwidth. The bandwidth (18Gbps) is the most important bit as HDMI cables for the most part are "dumb pipes".

You will also want everything in your chain (source, receiver, cables, projector) to be compatible with HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 for issue-free 4K viewing.
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I have the blue flashing lights followed by orange followed by projector shutting down. Epson has been amazing in working with me and replacing defective projectors. I cannot say enough good things about them as a company who stands behind their product and works with you to correct the issue to the customer satisfaction.
I agree that Espon has EXCELLENT customer service and is quick to respond and replace projectors. However, I'm a little concerned to hear of failing 5050UB projectors. There are really not that many out there yet and to hear of several failures already makes me a little nervous - especially after the 5040 fiasco. That is one of the reasons why I'm waiting until fall or winter to upgrade. I want time for some reliability data on the 5050.
I hear you I had two Epson 5040 s failed due to power supply issues. I know that most of the people who post about things that are negative will come to AVS Forum especially if they are already members so I don't know if the 5050 has more widespread issues or if it's just a matter of seeming like that because of all the people coming here to post about the 5050. Only time will tell but it does throw an amazing picture even if you choose to buy now you do have a two year warranty on the 5050 and we know that Epson has great customer service and backs up their products. You could be enjoying a new 5050 right now and not have any issues whatsoever.
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Anyone have recommendations for a good 4k receiver to go with the Epson 5050?

Our media room just has Klipsch in-wall speakers (7 of them) for surround sound including ceiling

We have an old Marantz Receiver and would have a budget up to $2k for a new one. I saw their mid level 4k receiver for around $1400.

Any recommendations?
I would go with the Denon avr-x4400h or avr-x4500h, but the 4400h is by far the best bang for buck right now.
Buying anything more for in-wall speakers sounds a bit overkill. The avr-x4500h is probably not worth the extra money for the small differences unless you find a good deal on it.

https://www.zkelectronics.com/compar...on-avr-x4500h/

I have full towers that are 4.5 ohms (which is pretty load heavy) and even the Denon avr-x3400h (one model less) has plenty of wattage.
You could even just get an x3400/x3500 if you only plan on running 7 speakers, unless you want to upgrade to 9.2 later or 5.4.x full atmos later.

I would avoid Onkyo or Yamaha as their receivers are slightly brighter, and are generally not quite as good for home theater (IMO) - especially with BRIGHTER Klipsh speakers, but ultimately it does depend on the room. However, I am not sure about if Yamaha and Onkyo fixed their non-flat response tone issues in the higher-end models, but some lower models have a definite and measurable tone issue with high frequencies that is virtually impossible to calibrate around (but does depend on room and speakers as well). The lower-end Yamaha and Onkyo have sloppier tone curves than the Denon which is more flat in the high frequencies (and this is what you want for home theater). There is a definite effect to vocals compared to the slightly cleaner sounding Denons, and I have A/B'd them. I have the old Infinity 360 speakers, which aren't quite as bright as most Klipsh, but they are brighter than Polks or similar.

You could also look at Marantz, but they are a bit more pricey, and at this budget it's really not worth spending all that money on a receiver.
I would focus on other things, like buying more UHD/HDR movies and get a better UHD player or setup a MadVR HTPC.

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I hear you I had two Epson 5040 s failed due to power supply issues. I know that most of the people who post about things that are negative will come to AVS Forum especially if they are already members so I don't know if the 5050 has more widespread issues or if it's just a matter of seeming like that because of all the people coming here to post about the 5050. Only time will tell but it does throw an amazing picture even if you choose to buy now you do have a two year warranty on the 5050 and we know that Epson has great customer service and backs up their products. You could be enjoying a new 5050 right now and not have any issues whatsoever.
I have a 6010UB which still throws a good picture. Since it was the 6000 series, it came with a 3-year warranty. My credit card (Chase) extends the warranty for 1 year - which gave me a 4 year warranty. In fact, right after 3 years, the 6010 kept overheating, I sent it in to Epson and they replaced the entire light engine. So, it's almost like a new projector. And, yes, the Chase credit card paid for the entire thing. So, when I DO upgrade with an Epson, it will be the 6050UB series with the 3 year warranty that I will extend to 4 years. But, again, I'm in no hurry. I can be patient, so I'm waiting until fall or winter so I can see reliability data and also to see what Cedia 2019 has to offer.
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I’ve own a few AVRs over the years, Sony, Denon, Marantz and Yamaha. Denon & Marantz have the nicest menu interface with Yamaha the most complicated.

In the price bracket you are willing to spend I’d go for Denon.

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I hear you I had two Epson 5040 s failed due to power supply issues. I know that most of the people who post about things that are negative will come to AVS Forum especially if they are already members so I don't know if the 5050 has more widespread issues or if it's just a matter of seeming like that because of all the people coming here to post about the 5050. Only time will tell but it does throw an amazing picture even if you choose to buy now you do have a two year warranty on the 5050 and we know that Epson has great customer service and backs up their products. You could be enjoying a new 5050 right now and not have any issues whatsoever.
I have a 6010UB which still throws a good picture. Since it was the 6000 series, it came with a 3-year warranty. My credit card (Chase) extends the warranty for 1 year - which gave me a 4 year warranty. In fact, right after 3 years, the 6010 kept overheating, I sent it in to Epson and they replaced the entire light engine. So, it's almost like a new projector. And, yes, the Chase credit card paid for the entire thing. So, when I DO upgrade with an Epson, it will be the 6050UB series with the 3 year warranty that I will extend to 4 years. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] But, again, I'm in no hurry. I can be patient, so I'm waiting until fall or winter so I can see reliability data and also to see what Cedia 2019 has to offer.
Rumor of true 4k laser projector from Epson at Cedia 2019. Heard from multiple reliable sources here in the states and a couple dealers in the UK. I was given an Epson 6050 from Epson after two failed 5040's and one 5050 that was to replace my 5040, that exhibited the same issue one time as the 5040. So Epson really stepped up.
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But...the Chief comes complete with bracket/attachment hardware that anchors to the ceiling, It has an adjustable 3 or 4 point quick release system that will fit virtually any future projector, and you can quickly remove and remount without any tools or a second human being. Most importantly it has full dimensional tilt adjustment making it simple and easier than most mounts to get the PJ perfectly level from the "get-go"...this makes it easy and simple to align the image exactly to your screen without having to make image compromising PJ/lens adjustments .
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I am in total agreement regarding the chief Mount that came with the Epson 6050. It is by far the best Mount I have owned in 20 years of projectors. Honestly if I had known how amazing the Chief mount was I would have bought one a long time ago and spent the money. Everything you said is completely accurate and true and I finally have my projector aligned perfectly which is something I haven't ever been able to say before with any other mount.
You guys are echoing what’s been continuously repeated over the past two years in the 5040,6040 thread...see my recent posting in this thread! Bottom line: “There ain’t none mo betta.”

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Anyone have recommendations for a good 4k receiver to go with the Epson 5050?

Our media room just has Klipsch in-wall speakers (7 of them) for surround sound including ceiling

We have an old Marantz Receiver and would have a budget up to $2k for a new one. I saw their mid level 4k receiver for around $1400.

Any recommendations?
My 5050ub paired with Yammie A3080 is true audio bliss for me. Atmos, 4k60, preamp outs. Dual subs, etc, etc. 6 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outs. I have a full 11.4 system, with three subs and two external amps and I couldn't be happier.

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A better option than a mount. Easy to to remove and clean PJ and back up running in no time. Infact I mount the exact spots where there feets are on the shelf and I rarely need to re-align the screen. Which with the 5050ub is a non-issue, but my older PJs like my 8500ub it was nice. Someone ask me before what fiber optic HDMI cable I was using. Its a RUIPRO 50' cable and it is great it love's 40k60hz.lol
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A better option than a mount. Easy to to remove and clean PJ and back up running in no time. Infact I mount the exact spots where there feets are on the shelf and I rarely need to re-align the screen. Which with the 5050ub is a non-issue, but my older PJs like my 8500ub it was nice. Someone ask me before what fiber optic HDMI cable I was using. Its a RUIPRO 50' cable and it is great it love's 40k60hz.lol
Nice execution...

But perhaps “alternative” to a mount is more descriptive. I’ve personally used shelves, boxes, hush boxes, and various mounts over the past twenty years. The Chief Mounting system has become my personal favorite due to its flexibility, ease of use, and ability to maintain “dead on” registration accuracy when installing and reinstalling. Also, with the correct SLB bracket, it can/will accommodate any future PJ regardless of shape and size. In any case, these are personal choices and YMMV.

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A better option than a mount. Easy to to remove and clean PJ and back up running in no time. Infact I mount the exact spots where there feets are on the shelf and I rarely need to re-align the screen. Which with the 5050ub is a non-issue, but my older PJs like my 8500ub it was nice. Someone ask me before what fiber optic HDMI cable I was using. Its a RUIPRO 50' cable and it is great it love's 40k60hz.lol
Nice execution...

But perhaps “alternative” to a mount is more descriptive. I’ve personally used shelves, boxes, hush boxes, and various mounts over the past twenty years. The Chief Mounting system has become my personal favorite due to its flexibility, ease of use, and ability to maintain “dead on” registration accuracy when installing and reinstalling. Also, with the correct SLB bracket, it can/will accommodate any future PJ regardless of shape and size. In any case, these are personal choices and YMMV.
Found a great deal on the CHF 4500 mount in black. CHF 4000 is the white version. Usually $300. Almost makes me wish I needed a second one LOL.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EPSON-CHF45...YAAOSw3Epbh~6a
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Nice execution...

But perhaps “alternative” to a mount is more descriptive. I’ve personally used shelves, boxes, hush boxes, and various mounts over the past twenty years. The Chief Mounting system has become my personal favorite due to its flexibility, ease of use, and ability to maintain “dead on” registration accuracy when installing and reinstalling. Also, with the correct SLB bracket, it can/will accommodate any future PJ regardless of shape and size. In any case, these are personal choices and YMMV.
No doubt subjective, but I much prefer mounts as well. I have done the shelf/box before and had issues with vibration from the subwoofer, being that the shelf/box was much more a part of the wall. Also if you ever get a new projector, you probably need a new box/shelf. They also allow dust to accumulate and are more work to keep clean, just in my experience anyway. A good mount makes it easier to get everything aligned flawlessly as well - I was always fiddling with the screw feet on my PJ when I had a shelf and I never got it perfect. Boxes can be good if you really want to quiet down the PJ though.
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Found a great deal on the CHF 4500 mount in black. CHF 4000 is the white version. Usually $300. Almost makes me wish I needed a second one LOL.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EPSON-CHF45...YAAOSw3Epbh~6a
Sold! Only one left now...

Even though my 5050 is white (arriving tomorrow!), and this mount is black (arriving next Wednesday), this was too good a deal to pass up. Too much bragging going on about the Chief mounts.

Have... To... Stop... Spending... Money...
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Found a great deal on the CHF 4500 mount in black. CHF 4000 is the white version. Usually $300. Almost makes me wish I needed a second one LOL.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EPSON-CHF45...YAAOSw3Epbh~6a
Sold! Only one left now...

Even though my 5050 is white (arriving tomorrow!), and this mount is black (arriving next Wednesday), this was too good a deal to pass up. Too much bragging going on about the Chief mounts.

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You won't be disappointed. It might seem a little intimidating right out of the box but honestly I had mine up in mounted in less than 10 minutes.
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Hey everyone! I’ve been working on dialing in HDR 4K movie settings and I feel like I finally got them where they look fantastic! I’ve tried Alaric’s Bright and Digital Cinema. They both have things I like and dislike about them. However, I keep finding myself going back to the settings I’ve dialed in myself. I feel like they’re a good balance of both of his bright and digital cinema settings. Would love some feedback if anyone wants to try them out. Let me know!

Color Mode - Natural
Brightness - 48
Contrast - 43
Color Saturation - 56
Tint - 50
Sharpness - 5,5,5
Color Temp - 7000K
Skin Tone - 3
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Adjustment 7 -2,0,0
Adjustment 6 -1,1,0
Adjustment 5 -1,-2,-2
Adjustment 4 -1,0,1
Adjustment 3 -2,-2,0
Adjustment 2 0,0,0
Adjustment 1 0,0,0
Image Enhancement - Preset 2
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Power Consumption - High
Auto Iris - High
Video Range - Auto
EDID - Expanded
Image Processing - Fine
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Thank you for sharing. These settings have had the biggest impact on my 5050UB for 4kHDR to date. I've also tried Alaric's settings.

Any other settings others are using they care to share?

This is my first projector, I'm using a 125" scope screen with a 14'8" throw in a light controlled room but I'm not getting the outcome I was hoping for. I also have 2 LG OLEDs (65E6p and 55B7A) so my expectations are high. My next step is to build a black velvet pit around my screen to reduce reflections back on the screen. The sharpness and color pop I see in other's photos is currently missing.
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