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StudioTek 130 G4 vs Firehawk G5 vs ???
I've been reading through posts here and would love some guidance.
I'm in the process of a home theater buildout. The room is about 18' x 21' (screen on the shorter wall). It is in my basement with no windows, thus completely light controlled. The floors, ceilings, and furniture are a dark grey. The walls are acoustic panels by soundply in a walnut veneer - so a medium brown.
Projector will be a JVC-NX7: 1,900 rated Lumens but operating in HDR mode so at least a 10% drop in light output. It will be about 14' away from screen. Seating will be about 12' away.
Planning to do a 120" wide, 2:35:1 screen.
Audio-wise the system is all Wisdom Audio. LS75 speakers as mains, P4i surrounds, and P2i height.
I've been debating going with StudioTek 130 vs Firehawk. For my personal movie viewing I'm happy to have all the lights off. I have kids who might prefer some light, although optimizing for them isn't as high of a priority (they are less picky about video quality than I am). Planning on a Balon edgeless screen.
If the lights are completely out, will the walls reflect too much light for the StudioTek? If I'm watching with any amount of light on, will I be better off with the Firehawk? Should I consider anything else?