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The issue I see with the firehawk is the off axis viewing. The Firehawk looks to be 35 degrees to 50% vs 77% with the Grayhawk. The gain is not really an issue, given how bright the projector is (too bright really for 92" screen even in gray, find myself squinting on bright scenes). This is not a dedicated home theater, so off axis viewing is something that happens quite a bit.
Also with further researching I see mention of samples. Do these come from dealers or the manufacturer? Perhaps having a grayhawk and a firehawk samples to evaluate could be the way to go. Probably have to go to Dallas or Oklahoma City to find a dealer (both about 120 miles away).
As a side note I am also looking forward to getting a 4k projector, hopefully towards the end of next year when the whole HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 and Rec 2020 colorspace issues are worked out (I know next year could be dreaming). I assume both the Firehawk and the Grayhawk would do well with a 4k picture.
From my understanding of Stewart screens essentially there is 100->grayhawk->firehawk in order of no rejection of ambient/reflected to most rejected.
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