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post #1 of 6 Old 08-04-2012, 09:02 PM - Thread Starter
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OK…I need some input from anyone who can help. We have a home theatre that is 15’-6” x 19’-6”. Projector will be mounted approximately 12’-6” from the screen. We have settled on the Epson 6010 with a 100”, possibly 106” screen. Viewing distance will be at 17’-6” and another row possibly added in the future at 9’. Room images are below. We will use it equally for movies, sporting events and TV. The room can be completely dark but during sporting events we’ll want to leave some light on and doors open. Also with small children there will probably always be some lights on when they are in the room.

We thought we were set on the Firehawk G3 but when I called another contractor to get a second quote he recommended we go with Da-Lite Affinity JKP 0.9. We’ve seen both screens with the 6010 and they both looked good. My concerns with the Affinity JKP is that it seemed to wash out more than I had hoped when he turned the lights on. Concerns with the Firehawk are hot spotting and narrow viewing angle. Does anyone have any experience with either screen? Are my concerns valid for my setup and use? The cost difference is roughly $700 more for the Firehawk but for how we use it I’m thinking it may be the better option.

I thought the Firehawk looked incredible with with blu-ray and blu-ray 3D. The kids brought Tangled along. The Affinity look good with Rio playing. Other than that all we were able to see was sat TV. They didn’t have the 3D setup to view.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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With ambient light the FH will be a better choice as well as going slightly smaller like the 100". It does have a reduced viewing angle but the question is do you have off angle seating/ viewing areas? It is not a concern if the couch shown is the main viewing area. Hot spotting can be reduced with good projector placement and I doubt would be an issue if the PJ is going to near that back wall, the shorter the throw the more hot spotting would be a problem. I'd move the projector as far back as possible and avoid horizontal lens shift with a gain screen by keeping the lens centered on the screen.
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Originally Posted by umr View Post

I would definitely choose the Firehawk over the Affinity in your case. I would also give a StudioTek 130 consideration.

+1 on checking out the StudioTek 130 as well.

I have owned a 106" JKP 0.6 fixed screen and the image was amazing, but I never really ran it with much of any ambient light.
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I have the JKP .9 screen and recommend it highly but with lights on your best choice will be the firehawk,

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So what screen did you wind up going with?

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