Im quite happy with the deal I got on my 6050 from Dream Media... and yes I am happy it's black since it's visible. People go so far as to paint their rooms black yet have no problem hanging a giant white projector. I myself had a white pj for 9 years...but no longerJust to add to this, the 6050's are the highest performing models, apparently cherry picked to be able to deliver the slightly higher contrast ratio of 1.2M:1. They also have installer-specific ISF calibration modes and another anamorphic lens setting. With the longer warranty, extra lamp, and mount it's actually a pretty good deal, especially since I doubt anyone is paying MSRP for these things. When I got my old 6500UB back in the day, I remember getting a significant discount (cost +10%) - I hope it's still the same today haha. It would be nice if you could get the regular 5050 in black though.