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Desired Screen Size: 54x96, 16x9
Desired Type Screen: Electric, direct ceiling mount with dark wood case or front, screen will drop down 1†away from front of fireplace mantel
Temporary Screen: “Parkland Plastics†DIY in this forum, 60x98 sheet masked to 54x96 with black masking tape, white screen area starts 18†below ceiling – working very well for a cheap temp. screen
Projector: Sanyo PLV-60HT
Light Conditions: Night – Dark and controllable, Day – Medium ambient light from Window over Kit. Sink (see below) and door into DR, Most viewing at night
Room: 16.5’x16.5’, Rec Room off Kitchen, Eggshell walls & ceiling, medium dark carpeting
Throw: Ceiling mounted 15.5’, projector top of lens currently 10†below ceiling, top of start of white screen 18†below ceiling, ceiling 8’4†high

Recommendations needed: Screen material [Grayhawk or Studiotek 130 or other], tensioned or non-tensioned, model of stewart or other screen – type of electric / case /etc., and projector drop from ceiling [10†OK? or should top of lens be aligned with top of screen]

Thanks - Rob
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Regarding the screen material, the Greyhawk is probably your best choice. The PLV-60 benefits from a grey screen and has more than adequate brightness for a Greyhawk of the dimensions that you need. If you would like a slightly brighter image, you could consider the Da-Lite High Contrast Cinema Vision.
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Rob -
From the Draper product line I can recommend the Artisan/Series V tab tensioned screen. The hardwood case can be ordered in 7 different stains, in 4 different case styles.

In your specifications, you do not mention the width of the mantle you wish to drop the surface in front of. I would recommend that the screen you order be reverse rolled, to bring the surface farther forward.

For screen surface, you may wish to consider our new HiDef Grey screen surface. It provides greater contrast, and also performs well in ambient light.

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Rob,
As Scott B said the GrayHawk would be the best choice here from the Stewart screen line. This is a "Luxus A" if electric retractable screen is desired.
For best image performance, the top of the viewing area should start at the same dimension as the projector lens. In your case it sounds like 10" or perhaps you can lower projector if head room in your theater allows.
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Desired Screen Size: 54x96, 16x9
Desired Type Screen: Electric, direct ceiling mount with dark wood case or front, screen will drop down 1Ó away from front of fireplace mantel
Temporary Screen: ÒParkland PlasticsÓ DIY in this forum, 60x98 sheet masked to 54x96 with black masking tape, white screen area starts 18Ó below ceiling à working very well for a cheap temp. screen
Projector: Sanyo PLV-60HT
Light Conditions: Night à Dark and controllable, Day à Medium ambient light from Window over Kit. Sink (see below) and door into DR, Most viewing at night
Room: 16.5Õx16.5Õ, Rec Room off Kitchen, Eggshell walls & ceiling, medium dark carpeting
Throw: Ceiling mounted 15.5Õ, projector top of lens currently 10Ó below ceiling, top of start of white screen 18Ó below ceiling, ceiling 8Õ4Ó high

Recommendations needed: Screen material [Grayhawk or Studiotek 130 or other], tensioned or non-tensioned, model of stewart or other screen à type of electric / case /etc., and projector drop from ceiling [10Ó OK? or should top of lens be aligned with top of screen]

Thanks - Rob
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Don:

I have decided on the Luxus A retractable you mentioned in your post. I received advice from Jason at AVS that the Firehawk would work well in our environment. So, should it be the Grayhawk - or the Firehawk? During the day there is a moderate amount of light reflecting into the room. Night is pretty good. It will be a 54x96 screen. If I get the Firehawk - how far off-axis does one still see a good picture? I read that it was about 50 degrees?

Looking forward to your response. Thanks in advance. Rob.
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