I have it set up haphazardly right now hooked up to an ATV 4K. I just wanted to make sure it works. It’s late now and I’ll do more testing tomorrow. But a few quick observations:
1) It’s relatively quiet. Much more quiet than my Viewsonic PX800HD. No coil whine that I can hear.
2) The GUI and menus leave a lot to be desired. I don’t see a lot of adjustments that can be made to the image outside of a few preset gamma modes. Picture modes include standard, UMAX (I’m guessing this is movie), text, sports, among others.
3) Relatively bright. It produces a very watchable image even wih my brightest floor lamp on 3ft from the screen, whereas the PX800 got very washed out anytime this lamp was on.
4) Anyone who’s a fan of FI will be happy. The option is available even with 4k sources.
5) It works on a standard US outlet. Mine came with the proper power cable.
Here’s the crazy thing. Once connected, the ATV asked if I wanted to switch to Dolby Vision mode. I selected yes just to see what would happen. Once enabled, the B5U’s available picture mode options become “Dolby Vision bright” and “Dolby Vision dark.” I’m not sure how it’s interpreting the data but it’s clear the B5U at least recognizes it.
Chiq B5U | 100” Snowhite UST Screen | Pioneer Elite LX-503 | 7.2.4 Surround | Sony Core Series LCR + Atmos | Cambridge Min 12 Side Surrounds | Monoprice Rear Atmos Surrounds | Bic V1020 x2