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Does anyone have experience with the new firmware making HDR too dark? I feel like I liked it better back on my old version (I upgraded from 108 to 111). I even tried Auto (Bright) mode and it's still quite dark compared to what I had before, which was (I think) HDR 1.
HDR1 (Auto Bright) on 1.11 is a new config/profile
HDR2 (Auto) on 1.11 is the old pre 1.11 HDR1
 

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Then I suspect I was on HDR 2 before.
HDR 2 would be even darker than HDR 1. In general, 1.11 should be brighter than corresponding modes in previous firmware.
 

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" I wish ps5 or at least a ps4 with a player existed."

Yup. A troll. One who can't read too good, neither.

Back on topic.

I am putting the 5040UB in my basement and am considering several installation options. I was hoping to get feedback.

First some background:
My basement 7 foot ceilings with parts as low as 6 feet. Right now I plan to put the projector in the middle of the basement facing a side wall. THe middle of the basment has a separating wall that only take up half the length of the basement. This wall is 8 feet wide and will serve as the back wall. The separating wall is about 11 feet away from the side wall where the image will be projected.


#1 - Put a hole in the wall and project through the hole directly onto the side wall. This would allow me to center the imagine directly across from the projector.

#2 - Move the projector over to a doorway that never gets used and project through this "doorway" (more like just space with no wall). Doing this would make me have to horizontal lens shift almost the whole 40% or so to one side.

#1 - Advantages
- Possibly some projector noise will be reduced.
- wont be able to physically see projector
- cool look, like a movie theater
- Doesn't take up space in doorway
- I want to pay a former student to paint a mural with the projector opening as part of it (I think this would be cool)
Disadvantages
- have to put a hole in a wall
- harder to change later
- standing up from MLP will result in shadow on screen

#2 - Advantages
- No hole in the wall
- Easier to change mind later
- Less likely to put shadow on wall (?)
Disadvantages
- image quality (?)
- takes up doorway space
- doesn't look as cool


I love the fact that the 5040UB has good lens shift. This allows me to shift the screen to the side, but I'm not sure if that's detrimental to the PQ. I know that keystoning is, but not sure about shifting.

ANy help would be appreciated.
I wish you, yours wishes became true. As soon, as Sony will release new console PS5.

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Hdr

I have similar feeling like Shane M, HDR 1, 2, 3 they make the image so dark that it looses the natural picture quality, i don't understand the purpose of these HDR settings? When and with what combination we should use these settings?
I was under the impression that HDR would make the image more bright, more natural with rich colors as we see in the display units in all Electronics stores but these settings make the picture look awful.
 

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I have similar feeling like Shane M, HDR 1, 2, 3 they make the image so dark that it looses the natural picture quality, i don't understand the purpose of these HDR settings? When and with what combination we should use these settings?
I was under the impression that HDR would make the image more bright, more natural with rich colors as we see in the display units in all Electronics stores but these settings make the picture look awful.
Can you give us a bit more info on your settings?

What image setting are you using? Have you done any calibrations or used any suggested settings from this forum?

With the 1.11 firmware, the HDR settings should not look darker. Also you should be using Auto Bright for the brightest image.

Stupid question but I have to ask, have you verified you are actually getting an HDR signal to the projector? If you are running HDR1 or Auto Bright with a verified HDR signal and it looks "awful" something is terribly terribly wrong. My guess is you are feeding the PJ a BT 709 signal.
 

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I recently purchased Roku Ultra and connected to the proj via AVR, all the HDMI's i own only support 4k uhd 30Hz (that's what roku shows in display type) and set the color format to BT2020 but when i look into the projector info it shows Color format as BT. 709 SDR and color depth as 8 bit 4:2:0 or 4:0:0, i tried changing settings but it didn't change much in the info. But when I connect my sony 4k uhd player it shows color depth as 12 bit 4:4:4 but color format still remains as BT709SDR, I am not able to understand what setting i need to change to see the color format as BT2020HDR? Can some one suggest what i am missing?:confused:
 

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I recently purchased Roku Ultra and connected to the proj via AVR, all the HDMI's i own only support 4k uhd 30Hz (that's what roku shows in display type) and set the color format to BT2020 but when i look into the projector info it shows Color format as BT. 709 SDR and color depth as 8 bit 4:2:0 or 4:0:0, i tried changing settings but it didn't change much in the info. But when I connect my sony 4k uhd player it shows color depth as 12 bit 4:4:4 but color format still remains as BT709SDR, I am not able to understand what setting i need to change to see the color format as BT2020HDR? Can some one suggest what i am missing?:confused:

.....and that is why it looks terrible. The projector is not receiving BT2020 HDR signal. It is only getting an SDR signal which is why it does not look correct.

Unfortunately I do not have any experience with the Roku Ultra or the Sony BD player so I cannot give you any suggestions. But do not lose hope, once you get the correct signal to your projector, it will look amazing.
 

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Can you give us a bit more info on your settings?

What image setting are you using? Have you done any calibrations or used any suggested settings from this forum?/QUOTE]
Not done yet but will be trying

With the 1.11 firmware, the HDR settings should not look darker. Also you should be using Auto Bright for the brightest image./QUOTE] I have selected AutoBright as the setting as HDR looks too dark for me

Stupid question but I have to ask, have you verified you are actually getting an HDR signal to the projector? My guess is you are feeding the PJ a BT 709 signal. /QUOTE] You are right, I tried but i see only BT709SDR in the info not sure what setting i need to change to check? I posted the same finding in my previous post titled "Roku".
 

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.....and that is why it looks terrible. The projector is not receiving BT2020 HDR signal. It is only getting an SDR signal which is why it does not look correct.

Unfortunately I do not have any experience with the Roku Ultra or the Sony BD player so I cannot give you any suggestions. But do not lose hope, once you get the correct signal to your projector, it will look amazing.
I had a Sony and had to shut it on and off for it to have HDR signal on many occasions

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. But do not lose hope, once you get the correct signal to your projector, it will look amazing.
Thank You Juiced46, for giving me hope, do you or anyone thinks it can be HDMI cable I am using, but I get the same results with Audioquest Pearl HDMI cable
 

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Thank You Juiced46, for giving me hope, do you or anyone thinks it can be HDMI cable I am using, but I get the same results with Audioquest Pearl HDMI cable

What exact HDMI cables are you using?

Are you running your sources through an AVR? If so, which model?

What model is your Blu Ray player?
 

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What exact HDMI cables are you using?

Are you running your sources through an AVR? If so, which model?

What model is your Blu Ray player?
My AVR is Anthem MRX 720, hdmi cables are "Atevon" but I am using "AudioQuest Pearl" and My Sony Player is BDP 6700
 

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My AVR is Anthem MRX 720, hdmi cables are "Atevon" but I am using "AudioQuest Pearl" and My Sony Player is BDP 6700
I looked up both of those cables quick and both look like they pass 4k/60 unless you have a different model of those cables then what I found.

When I get a minute I will have to look up the manual on that AVR. But you want to make sure in your video settings in your AVR you are not using any type of video conversion/scaling. You basically do not want the AVR to do anything to the video signal aside from passing it to the Projector. On my Denon if I have my Video output set to AUTO, it does not output an HDR signal. I have to manually select it to output to HDMI 1 which is my HDCP 2.2 port. Not sure if your AVR does the same but its worth a try.

Another quick test if you have not done it is go straight from the Roku to the projectors HDMI 1. And then also try going straight from the Sony BD player to the projectors HDMI 1 port. This way if it works, we know its a setting in the AVR. This is probably the quickest test for you to try.

On your Roku for your Display settings. Do you have it set to AUTO? If so, what other options does it give you? Is there an option for 4K/24hz or 4K/30hz HDR? If so try that instead of auto. Like I said, I have no experience with the Roku. But some streaming devices output @ 4k/60 10-12bit which is an unacceptable signal for the Epson.
 

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I recently purchased Roku Ultra and connected to the proj via AVR, all the HDMI's i own only support 4k uhd 30Hz (that's what roku shows in display type) and set the color format to BT2020 but when i look into the projector info it shows Color format as BT. 709 SDR and color depth as 8 bit 4:2:0 or 4:0:0, i tried changing settings but it didn't change much in the info. But when I connect my sony 4k uhd player it shows color depth as 12 bit 4:4:4 but color format still remains as BT709SDR, I am not able to understand what setting i need to change to see the color format as BT2020HDR? Can some one suggest what i am missing?:confused:
The Roku Ultra does not play nice with HDR and the Epson's bandwidth limits. You'll get a lot of HDMI handshaking between menus and most apps will not send 12-bit 24Hz HDR. I personally disable HDR in the display settings on my Roku. If I want HDR with Netflix or Amazon I use the Samsung K8500's apps which support forcing 12-bit 24Hz HDR.
 

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The Roku Ultra does not play nice with HDR and the Epson's bandwidth limits. You'll get a lot of HDMI handshaking between menus and most apps will not send 12-bit 24Hz HDR. I personally disable HDR in the display settings on my Roku. If I want HDR with Netflix or Amazon I use the Samsung K8500's apps which support forcing 12-bit 24Hz HDR.
Does the Apple 4K unit also play nice with the Epson 5040/6040 like the Sammy K8500 does re: Netflix 4K HDR and Amazon 4K HDR at a higher than 8 bit bit rate to avoid banding?
 

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Does the Apple 4K unit also play nice with the Epson 5040/6040 like the Sammy K8500 does re: Netflix 4K HDR and Amazon 4K HDR at a higher than 8 bit bit rate to avoid banding?
I don't have an Apple 4K, but there was a post a few pages back that said you can set a custom resolution so it may work. Maybe someone who owns one can chime in for you.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digital-projectors-under-3-000-usd-msrp/2563857-official-epson-5040ub-6040ub-owners-thread-430.html#post55585342
 

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was really hoping that the 5040 would go on sale this week given the superbowl. c'est la vie
 

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my 5040ub arrived today. When i opened the box i saw that the lens-cover was half open. Is that regular? Or should it be closed?
Just wondering. Thank you for replying.
 
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