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Originally Posted by Steve Carr
Hey HD80 Owners,
I am now looking to finish my HT with a professional screen. I've been using BOC and now able to pick up a screen. I've been looking into a few manufactures but I would like to know what gain and types of material HD80 Owners are using and why...
I splurged for a Stewart Firehawk G3 with my HD80, purchased from AV Science. Actually paid more for it than the projector which may seem odd, but I figured I would keep the screen longer. That is definitely looking to be the case. Since I have it in my living room (white ceiling/walls, imperfect light control etc.) it looked like the best option at the time. And while an expensive screen, it's a LOT cheaper than building/modding a room! Had a Da-lite High Power before which had its own advantages, but for a ceiling mount it wasn't exactly the right fit so the Firehawk works better in a few ways.
HT: Sony VPL-HW55ES, Screen Innovations 110" motorized Black Diamond, Samsung PN51F8500, Mirage OMD-28/OMD-C2, Revel W873 x 4 surrounds, Revel C763L x 4 heights, Hsu VTF-15 x 2, Anthem AVM-60, NHT Power5 / Marantz MM8003, Denon DBT-1713UD, DirecTV HR-34 Genie
2 channel: Martin Logan Summit X, Krell S550i, PS Audio DirectStream DAC, Oppo BDP-105D, Mac Mini with JRiver Media Center