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Epson 5040UB or Optoma UHD51A for 3D Playback

Which one would you choose if 3D was as important as 4K HDR? I have a dedicated home theater setup but have been using my OLED TV for last 3 years for 3D and 4K so blacks and contrast are just as important for me. I have researched and read both pros and cons of each projector but I can't decide which one I could live with. If it wasn't for 3D I would go with the Epson with no hesitation.

Wonder if anyone is in my situation... this of course becomes a problem because they are priced about the same right now.
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For 3D, easy, UHD51A. Epson's crosstalk and ghosting are distracting. For 4K, same, UHD51A... sharper picture, but contrast, colors and blacks are better on Epson.
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I'll let you know when I open my 5040! It may be awhile though (still fixing up/moving into a new house)

I have the ht3050 which should be pretty equal to the uhd51a for 3d. I will be comparing mostly that aspect of the two. One thread says that there are several possibilities causing bad crosstalk/ghosting on the epson that can be ameliorated. Some of them are saying the crosstalk went from horrible to non-existent or close to it.

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Which one would you choose if 3D was as important as 4K HDR? I have a dedicated home theater setup but have been using my OLED TV for last 3 years for 3D and 4K so blacks and contrast are just as important for me. I have researched and read both pros and cons of each projector but I can't decide which one I could live with. If it wasn't for 3D I would go with the Epson with no hesitation.



Wonder if anyone is in my situation... this of course becomes a problem because they are priced about the same right now.
I had the 5030ub and the 3D was excellent. I have upgraded to the 6050ub and it is even better with the additional brightness and improvement in contrast. Not sure if that helps any, buy I have absolutely no complaints of ghosting or any other issues. Everyone to s blown away when they see it and those who never enjoyed 3D actually say they would like to see more of it was this good.

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Which one would you choose if 3D was as important as 4K HDR? I have a dedicated home theater setup but have been using my OLED TV for last 3 years for 3D and 4K so blacks and contrast are just as important for me. I have researched and read both pros and cons of each projector but I can't decide which one I could live with. If it wasn't for 3D I would go with the Epson with no hesitation.

Wonder if anyone is in my situation... this of course becomes a problem because they are priced about the same right now.
You might also consider the UHD51ALV as it has brighter 3D than the UHD51A:

https://www.projectorcentral.com/Opt...ALV-review.htm
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Which one would you choose if 3D was as important as 4K HDR? I have a dedicated home theater setup but have been using my OLED TV for last 3 years for 3D and 4K so blacks and contrast are just as important for me. I have researched and read both pros and cons of each projector but I can't decide which one I could live with. If it wasn't for 3D I would go with the Epson with no hesitation.

Wonder if anyone is in my situation... this of course becomes a problem because they are priced about the same right now.
Get a cheaper 1080p used/refurbished and the 5040UB. It's not worth sacrificing the benefits of the Epson for a poor contrast DLP. A used W1070 or an Optoma HD143x can be had not that much.
Or a used Sony/JVC, both which have good contrast and 3D, but they're 1080p. Not sure what a used JVC 4K starts at.
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Thanks for all the suggestions! This is definitely tough choice. I wish I could buy both and see it for myself and compare the two especially 3D playback. If Epson doesn't have any issues with 3D, I would go that route before all the refurbs are out of stock though. If the Epson does go out of stock, this makes the decision even easier. LOL.
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Get a cheaper 1080p used/refurbished and the 5040UB. It's not worth sacrificing the benefits of the Epson for a poor contrast DLP. A used W1070 or an Optoma HD143x can be had not that much.
Or a used Sony/JVC, both which have good contrast and 3D, but they're 1080p. Not sure what a used JVC 4K starts at.
Agreed, don’t know why anyone would sacrifice contrast and decent black levels for improved sharpness. When you make to switch to 3D brightness is a necessity and I’m pretty sure the UHD51 hasn’t the kind of brightness to match with the Epson has to offer.

But of course if possible try and get a demo of both side by side so you can make a informative decision on which to get.
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For 3D, easy, UHD51A. Epson's crosstalk and ghosting are distracting. For 4K, same, UHD51A... sharper picture, but contrast, colors and blacks are better on Epson.
How about the Optoma UHD51A vs UHL55? Which one would you choose?
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