Money well spent!
Just received and set up my new 5050 last night. Coming from a Sony VPL-40ES. The 5050 is probably 50% bigger, but once installed from my celiing, it looks very nice, professional. Wish it wasn't white.
Projecting onto a 150" Seymour 130" AV XD Screen (acoustically transparent - very nice upgrade from a regular screen). Projecting at a distance of about 16'. Light-controlled room.
Right out of the box, using the Natural settings with the projectorreviews.com settings, the 5050 is obviously generating much deeper blacks, which sets up the higher contrast with the brighter colors. Very impressive - honestly reminds me of my OLED TVs. Just much, much bigger.
I'm having 4K handshake issues with my "old" Marantz SR7008, so I've got a new cord on order. I was able to plug in my Amazon Fire TV directly into the 5050, so I could see (but not hear) 4k HDR. Very nice.
I'm more excited about how my Blu-rays look, though. I showed my entire family, one at a time, the opening credits of Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse. Colors really pop. Lots of deep blacks. Lots of bright colors. My jaw literally dropped the first time around.
This 5050 is clearly brighter than my Sony 40ES. Much newer techology, much better projector. I really like the features new to me - like the ability to focus remotely rather than manually - allows me to get right up to the screen and make adjustments from there.
And when I first turned on the projector, and the lens cover slid back - "You had me at 'hello'..."