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Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors

Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« on: October 22, 2016, 06:27:36 AM »
Epson has announced a few new models and I find the 5040UB and 6040UB as great options at their price points. The 5040 is the consumer side and the 6040 is sold on the pro side. The specs between the two are nearly identical so i will talk about the 5040. This projector has greatly increased calibrated light output over the previous 5030. Other improvements are DCI P3 color space and the ability to play 4k UHD BD's and display HDR. Pricing on this projector is $2,999.

Manufacturer's link to 5040: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?sku=V11H713020

Projector Review's blog on the new 5040 & 6040: Epson HC 5040UB and PC 6040UB Projectors w/4K Support, Announced At CE - Projector Reviews:http://www.projectorreviews.com/the-art-of-home-theater-projectors/epson-hc-5040ub-pc-6040ub-projectors-w4k-support-announced-ce/

Cine4home's review: http://cine4home.de/epsons-neue-eh-tw7300-9300w-im-cine4home-preview-test/

User manual: http://www.projectorcentral.com/pdf/projector_manual_9498.pdf

Both 5040 and 6040 are available from AV Science.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2016, 06:55:08 AM by AVSMike »
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Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 09:40:54 AM »
Epson awards.
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Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 07:08:11 AM »
Epson has announced a few new models and I find the 5040UB and 6040UB as great options at their price points. The 5040 is the consumer side and the 6040 is sold on the pro side. The specs between the two are nearly identical so i will talk about the 5040. This projector has greatly increased calibrated light output over the previous 5030. Other improvements are DCI P3 color space and the ability to play 4k UHD BD's and display HDR. Pricing on this projector is $2,999.

Manufacturer's link to 5040: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?sku=V11H713020

Projector Review's blog on the new 5040 & 6040: Epson HC 5040UB and PC 6040UB Projectors w/4K Support, Announced At CE - Projector Reviews:http://www.projectorreviews.com/the-art-of-home-theater-projectors/epson-hc-5040ub-pc-6040ub-projectors-w4k-support-announced-ce/

Cine4home's review: http://cine4home.de/epsons-neue-eh-tw7300-9300w-im-cine4home-preview-test/

User manual: http://www.projectorcentral.com/pdf/projector_manual_9498.pdf

Both 5040 and 6040 are available from AV Science.

Subsequent to Art's (Projector Reviews) initial blog on the Epson 5040UB/6040UB that you mention, Art posted a review at the following link:

http://www.projectorreviews.com/epson/epson-home-cinema-5040ub-pro-cinema-6040ub-home-theater-projector-review/

More recently the HC 5040UB was declared Best in Class in the 2016 Best Home Theater Projectors Report at Projector reviews, at the following link:

http://www.projectorreviews.com/projector-reports/2016-best-home-theater-projectors-report/
« Last Edit: November 09, 2016, 06:42:56 PM by Ron Jones »
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Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 04:37:25 PM »
Very seriously considering replacing my 6010 with the 6040.  I've seen the 6040 locally, and I'm really impressed with the image created by the pixel shifting.  My local dealer doesn't have a working UHD setup yet, so I haven't seen any 4K HDR content yet.  I've been reading up on the different 4K HDR formats (HDR 10 & Dolby Vision), so I think I understand the advantages of each and realize that the 6040 can play only HDR10.  What are the chances that Epson could release an affordable Dolby Vision compatible projector anytime in the near future?  Will anybody?

Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 06:00:56 PM »
Very seriously considering replacing my 6010 with the 6040.  I've seen the 6040 locally, and I'm really impressed with the image created by the pixel shifting.  My local dealer doesn't have a working UHD setup yet, so I haven't seen any 4K HDR content yet.  I've been reading up on the different 4K HDR formats (HDR 10 & Dolby Vision), so I think I understand the advantages of each and realize that the 6040 can play only HDR10.  What are the chances that Epson could release an affordable Dolby Vision compatible projector anytime in the near future?  Will anybody?

Chance of Dolby Vision in the near future for any projector is not very good. Theaters can do this because they can be designed to an exact standard. HT projectors on the other hand have too much variation, due to screen size, screen gain, throw distance, projector used and settings used.
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Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 01:13:22 PM »
Had been looking at the RS400 (maybe 500) and this 6040/5040.  The latter, mainly, only because of a little gaming, and superb performance from the Epson in that regard. I have been convinced of the "King of Contrast" for ultimate movie quality viewing, but the Epson seems to do it all "great" if not the best.....Price is a factor as well.  By the time I get the build done, speakers updated, Oppo 203 purchased (IF I don't win it!!!!), odds and ends electronics, receiver upgraded (for Atmos), purchase a screen, etc....$ makes a difference.

Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2016, 08:56:48 AM »
The ProjectorReviews review talked about a wireless HD version of the 5040, but I didn't see any mention of the 6040.  Is there a version of the 6040 with wireless HD capability?  I see from discussions on other forums that the wireless chip in the 5040 has higher bandwidth.

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Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 06:36:10 PM »
The ProjectorReviews review talked about a wireless HD version of the 5040, but I didn't see any mention of the 6040.  Is there a version of the 6040 with wireless HD capability?  I see from discussions on other forums that the wireless chip in the 5040 has higher bandwidth.
There is no 6040UBe. Not sure why. I even double checked at Epson's website.
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Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016, 08:29:26 PM »
There is no 6040UBe. Not sure why. I even double checked at Epson's website.

I visited my local dealer today to check out their 6040, but they were having connection problems.  Turned out to be a bad HDMI cable, but at one point the projector displayed a message indicating it thought it had a wireless HD signal.  This indicates to me that the 6040 has the internal circuitry and firmware for wireless HD.  Just need the wireless adapter.

Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2016, 05:10:40 PM »
I visited my local dealer today to check out their 6040, but they were having connection problems.  Turned out to be a bad HDMI cable, but at one point the projector displayed a message indicating it thought it had a wireless HD signal.  This indicates to me that the 6040 has the internal circuitry and firmware for wireless HD.  Just need the wireless adapter.

It might, but you probably can't buy the required transmitter for it.
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Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 09:38:42 AM »
As people are starting to notice, Epson is offering a Black Friday special on the 5040, $2,799. :)
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Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2016, 05:09:54 PM »
Very happy to say I took full advantage of the Black Friday Special on the 5040 from Mike at AV Science sales.  Can't wait to get this unit set up.

Thanks Mike!!!

Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2016, 08:07:59 PM »
At this price point, it is tough to beat. :)
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Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2016, 05:06:40 AM »
Very happy to say I took full advantage of the Black Friday Special on the 5040 from Mike at AV Science sales.  Can't wait to get this unit set up.

Thanks Mike!!!

congrats looking forward to your review!

Re: Epson 5040 and 6040 projectors
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2016, 10:38:05 AM »
Very happy to say I took full advantage of the Black Friday Special on the 5040 from Mike at AV Science sales.  Can't wait to get this unit set up.

Thanks Mike!!!

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