First off if you want "native" 4K your in the wrong forum as they start at $4K with Sony and JVC your only options. As for "true" 4K the term is made up by manufactures as your into the 1080p imagers with some form of pixel shifting projectors. Epson uses a 2x shift with 3 1080p LCD imagers so only displays 1/2 the number of 4k pixels but most won't notice at standard viewing distances since resolution is the least important factor in the UHD format. Most XPR DLP projectors use a single DLP shifted 4x to display the full 4K and a few have a bigger chip that is a 2x shift. The Epson 5050ub is the best replacement for your 5025ub as it will have at least as good or more likely a little better contrast. The LG 810 one of the latest 4x DLP with laser may be right for you also but poorer contrast and still a few growing pains. JVC of course is the king of contrast but new MSRP is way above this forum. Screen size, AR, throw distance, placement limitations and viewing distance would help for other recommendations. Note upgrading to 4K requires every other component to be compatible so expect a sizeable investment in everything else especially HDMI cables.