The news here is all great news. When it comes to input lag, the HC5050UB is reasonably fast, at 27 (varies from 25.8 to 26.9) ms, per my Leo Bodner input lag measuring device. That’s considered to be very good, and is less than one frame behind on 30fps games, or two frames on 60fps games. Great low input lag times are considered to be a bit more than half of the Epson’s lag – around 16ms. If you want something faster than that, it’s likely not going to be with a projector – consider looking into a high-speed gaming LCD/LED monitor. Those input lag speeds are with 1080p content (and pixel shifting on), also Fine color mode. I also tried Fast color mode. Surprisingly, this slowed things down a "smidgeon" or to be specific less than 2 ms. So, both modes are definitely under 30ms! Good job.
Previously Epson used a 10 Gbps HDMI, and while that’s fast enough for just about everything, (not being a gamer, (and the older lacked HLG for broadcast/streaming), I never needed more than the HC5040UB (and 4010/4050) offered.
But the Home Cinema 5050UB will be used by users for broadcast, streaming as well as disc and cable, and should handle everything we can throw at it there.
There are games now that take full advantage of both 4K and HDR. Nikki was mentioning to me how great one game looked in 4K, 60fps without HDR, and another person I know commented to me (who plays that same game), that she would like the picture even better if she saw it in HDR.
Bottom line for Gamers – the Home Cinema 5050UB is an extremely good gaming projector. All but the most professional players should be thrilled, and even those demanding the fastest will find this reasonably close.
Nothing like low input lag times great color, plus full 4K 60fps content with HDR and P3! The HC5050UB does all of that!
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