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post #1 of 7 Old 11-27-2001, 07:48 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a normal matt white Da Lite to use with my Sim2 projector (650 lumens).

Is there a general consensus on whether the Stewart Greyhawks are better than the Da Lite Da-mat (grey) screens, or are they broadly similar in perfomance? There is certainly a big price difference ie Stewart is much more expensive.

Also, are Stewart bringing out a 'new' Greyhawk in January? If so then what is the difference between this and the current one?

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Not sure, but, I think the new one will have higher gain.

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Paul,

The new Greyhawk will have a higher gain, I believe Don Stewart hinted at something around 1.3 gain (perhaps less). It would be ideally suited for your current projector because the Sim2's excellent colour reproduction comes at the expense of some light output. Traditionally, all screen gains from Stewart have cost the same, so it should not cost any more to get the new Greyhawk.

What size of screen do you currently have? I don't know if I would recommend a HC Da-Mat or a Greyhawk unless you find your picture quite bright. The Greyhawk is close to the gain of your current screen, but you would be better off waiting for the new screen at the same price (although at quite a premium to the Da-Mat). The HC Da-Mat has a gain of 0.8 and may be too low depending on your screen size.

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Thanks Kam & Rick,

The current screen is in 16x9 format and exactly 6ft wide, I don't know the diagonal measurement in inches.

Although the projector has many virtues brightness is perhaps not one of them! So - it wouldn't bother me too much to get a higher gain screen.

Can you perhaps let me know the approximate cost of a current Grayhawk of that width so I can measure the price premium over the Da Lite equivalent?

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Paul,

You should call or e-mail Jason at AVScience, he can give you pricing on both Da-Lite and Stewart screens with whatever options you want.

I think a screen that size starts under $1000, if that helps.

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Check out DLP section for info on "Firehawk" the new screen for DLPs. It is titled somthing like Beta testers for DLP. It is started by Don Stewart so you could do a search .

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Thanks Scott - I read the post.

This sounds exactly like what I need!

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