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[Epson] Epson 5040UB Projector - $1,497 (Refurbished, 2 years warranty, 4K e-shifter)

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Epson 5040UB Projector - $1,497 (Refurbished, 2 years warranty, 4K e-shifter)

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$1,497.00
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42%
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Epson
Still in stock... Probably not for long time.

https://epson.ca/Clearance-Centre/Home- ... 1H713020-N
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This is a traditional 1080P projector for $1500.

1920x1080 resolution
3500 hour lamp life
2500 lumen (not sure what that is in nits)
wide colour gamut

My first thought was how can this be worth, there are 4K projectors at $1000. Then I saw an amazon review that put two images side by side and realized the more expensive one looked way better. I can't say for certain this one is awesome but keep these things in mind and stay informed.
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93civicin604 wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 5:16 pm
This is a traditional 1080P projector for $1500.

1920x1080 resolution
3500 hour lamp life
2500 lumen (not sure what that is in nits)
wide colour gamut

My first thought was how can this be worth, there are 4K projectors at $1000. Then I saw an amazon review that put two images side by side and realized the more expensive one looked way better. I can't say for certain this one is awesome but keep these things in mind and stay informed.
Research 4K-shift technology


This is a great projector
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rinse wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 5:31 pm
Research 4K-shift technology


This is a great projector
Agreed. Great optics and still some of the best black levels out there.
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How does this compare to the Optoma UHL55 4K smart projector currently on sale for $1329 at Amazon?

Can't seem to post link.. auto directs to US site
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I have had this projector for 3 years and its amazing! Use it for gaming and movies with no issues at all.

Paid $2500 for it so this is a great deal!
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This is a fantastic projector, for both gaming and movies.. I had a problem with mine (which was purchased new) where the ballast crapped out after 1.5Y, and am now rocking a refurb with a brand new bulb. No complaints.
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JulianM wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 6:12 pm
This is a fantastic projector, for both gaming and movies.. I had a problem with mine (which was purchased new) where the ballast crapped out after 1.5Y, and am now rocking a refurb with a brand new bulb. No complaints.
I read online that this model is sensitive to fluctuations in the current especially in older houses. Solution was to get a surge protector to plug the projector into to prevent this issue. ( A good quality surge protector not the one from Dollarama Winking Face)
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rinse wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 5:31 pm
Research 4K-shift technology


This is a great projector
Thanks for this. Now I know more about projection TV technology. One webpage summarized it well "the differences in detail resolution between all of these various 4K implementations are extremely trivial compared to the major issues of contrast, brightness, color balance and saturation, and image stability and clarity that ultimately define the greatness of a home theater picture." This is why this Epson at 1080P can beat other cheaper "4k" projectors.

For those curious, pixel shift is a projector technology where the LCD display chip physically shifts to create a higher resolution image. It is then displayed twice as fast per frame. This makes 4K projectors chips more affordable.
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nivek_k2020 wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 6:38 pm

I read online that this model is sensitive to fluctuations in the current especially in older houses. Solution was to get a surge protector to plug the projector into to prevent this issue. ( A good quality surge protector not the one from Dollarama Winking Face)
For projectors I recommend sinewave ups, since it also protects the projector from black and brown outs. It will keep the projector going while you shut it down and its fans will have enough power to cool down. This will avoid heat damage from a power failure to the unit and the bulb.
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Holding off for 5050 model as well.


Yes it technically does what it states on the box in terms of features but its severely hampered by the HDMI input limitations of 10 GBPS.

What does this mean to normal folk?

It's not fast enough for 4k, HDR capability with a lot of devices. Your XBOX one X and PS4 Pro will not work correctly. It will do 4k, but not HDR.

The only time you can get 4k and HDR is with 4k bluray disks, as its 24 fps and is under 10 gbps.
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There's 200+ available. I will wait for a 15% coupon.
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nivek_k2020 wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 6:38 pm
I read online that this model is sensitive to fluctuations in the current especially in older houses. Solution was to get a surge protector to plug the projector into to prevent this issue. ( A good quality surge protector not the one from Dollarama Winking Face)
This is absolutely right, I've had mine plugged into one of these tucked into the ceiling from day one, on a dedicated circuit as well. https://www.amazon.ca/Monster-800-HT-Fi ... B016F73AIK
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Legatinho wrote:
Jul 10th, 2019 1:02 am
There's 200+ available. I will wait for a 15% coupon.
now 160 units, btw Epson e-store coupons are rarely applicable on Epson refurbs.
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corcoran_chris wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 8:00 pm
Holding off for 5050 model as well.
The 5050UB current "sale" price $4800, doesn't really compare to bang for the buck you get buying 5040 for $1500.

Yes, the 10Gbps limitation is true, but it's really only relevant to video gamers. Many won't even consider gaming on the 5040 as they don't consider 27 ms input lag good enough (despite being 1/3 of the comparable DLP option).

Even when gaming, HDR works in 1080p (PS4 IIRC) on the Epson, remember with 3LCD e-shifting the e-shifter will only double the 1080p resolution (compared to DLP shifters that quadruple it to effectively match 4K native resolution) so lots of reports about the 5040 doing a good job upscaling on its own when fed 1080p/HDR with PS4.

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