Amazon Review by CSharpDad
118 people found the following review helpful
Freaking sweet projector. Unreal color, great price. Highly recommended!
First, props to Amazon for excellent customer care. I pre-ordered this product, since it was coming out Aug 22nd, 2016. I got it from Amazon Aug 23rd. I rushed home from work, ripped out my old Mitsubishi 6800HC, adjusted the ceiling mount and installed this all my own. I was so damn excited. As soon as I powered it on, i saw the Epson logo popup... then all of a sudden, the shutter closed and the temp + power light were flashing. It was for sure not hot, waited a while, tried again. I called Epson premiere support, which they give you a contact number in the box where you get an expert for these higher end systems. The guy didnt even know about the 5040UB yet. Went through the troubleshooting guide, and he determined it was a bad sensor. He told me Epson would advance replace to me at no cost. I was thankful for the excellent customer service, but told him I bought it Via amazon, and i know that they will get me one soon!. That was on Tuesday. I received the replacement one Aug 25th from Amazon. This time, I powered it up before going through the mounting process. Worked like a charm. Few things I didnt know, that I think is very cool.
- When you power on/off this device a shutter opens and closes. I can only imagine thats to protect from dust. My other one was loaded with it!
- Its quiet. Its mounted about 10 feet above my head. Didn’t bother me at all.
- Color – OMG! Played battlefield 4 on the Xbox One from 6pm to 12pm last night.
- Clarity. So damn clear.
- Lens - this was really cool. I My previous projector didn’t have a center mounted lens. So when I mounted this one, i just had to use the lens shifting option, and it squared in my screen.
- Daylight - I struggled with my previous projector when the curtains were open or any light would come in. I opened up the blinds, and it was still very vibrant.
- Contrast - 1m to 1 dynamic – I was cautious about it. but man, Black is black.
- Game play, I couldn’t detect any lag, and coincidentally had one my of my best rounds of Battlefield 4.
- Menu has many options. Many I am not sure I would ever use!
- Picture posted below, had curtains open behind me. The screen was so vibrant, that it looks like they were closed!
I haven’t had this projector for 24 hours yet, but will update my review as I find out cool new things.