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post #1 of 7 Old 01-03-2002, 07:30 PM - Thread Starter
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I was wondering if this screen might be too tall for such a short ceiling. The room is 25' X 18' if that means anything.


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Do you have a second row of seating? Is it elevated? By how much?

Where is your center channel speaker going to go?

What are you doing for masking?

My ceiling is about 5" higher than yours. On paper, it appears I have enough room, but just barely. My second row of seating can just see the bottom of the screen. I'm going to need a MicroPerf screen to make room for the center channel, and I don't have enough room for motorized horizontal masking, so I'll be using some other solution.

I'd suggest drawing it out.

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That is exactly the setup I have and it is just great for me. I mounted the screen about 4" from the ceiling and the viewing height is perfect from a set of berkline recliners 15' back from the screen. I would have no reservation recommending that screen size with a low ceiling. The only detail you want to pay attention to is since the screen is so close to the ceiling, the reflections can get bright. make sure you use a darker flat color on the ceiling to minimize them.

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Hello Sir,
I would just like to offer some help. If you need to know how much room the frame or the overall dimensions of the screen would be, you could contact one of our sales engineers so they can send you drawings.

Joaquin Rivera
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(800) 762-4999

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I know this is probably obvious, but don't forget about leaving room for your center channel speaker.


Hi. I just caught your post and thought I would let you know that I still love my Grayhawk (beta) after one year of use. I really enjoyed participating in the Beta program. I read a post that stated that the gain is higher now than on the Beta screens. Is this the case? BTW, I am considering the purchase of a 2.35:1 Firehawk. Stewart makes great screens!

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Hey Joaquin,

Same here! It was a great experience and privilege to have participated in that program. And what a great screen it is! It has served me well to this day and I am proud to show it off to guests. I don't think the higher gain model would have improved much for me, since I seem to have enough lumens and total light control. The original really compliments my projector well. That new Firehawk sounds very interesting though, should I decide to go bigger - 2.35:1 constant height, some day :). Thanks and good luck at CES!

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My room dimensions are nearly identical to yours and I use an even bigger screen: a 100"x56" Greyhawk. If you want a good visual go to www.woodht.homestead.com. (My cieling is 7'5")

I agree with GHawk that a 15 foot seating distance works well. My second row of seats is an a 1 foot riser, 18 feet back. There's no problem seeing the screen from the back row.

My center channel is beneath the screen and projects well to both rows.

The relatively large screen adds to the immersive experience.
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