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Spoke to my loacl dealer about getting a FireHawk for a Sharp 9000. He said that the projector was too bright for that screen and suggested a GrayHawk.


Can people with either screen tell me what they think?


I occasionally do have a bit of ambient light in the room, so I was starting to think getting a FireHawk would be a good idea. Now I'm thinking of making my own.



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Wrong answer!!


The Sharp 9000 is perfect with the Firehawk, but so is the Grayhawk. How can this be?? It all depends on the lumens of your projector, the screen size and ambient light in your room. I suggest you search this forum, there are lots of posts on this topic. Generally I think Stewart would recommend a Grayhawk for smaller screens, say

I have a Firehawk with a Sharp 9000. Mine is 92" diagonal 16X9 screen in a light controlled room. I had originally ordered a Grayhawk, but then changed it after reading all the posts on this forum. I am extremely pleased with the screen. The colors are vivid, the picture almost 3D in depth, blacks are outstanding, and I have plenty of brightness for a little ambient light and/or running the Sharp in the theater (low power) vs bright mode. I think the Grayhawk also would've been fine in my room, but I decided to try the Firehawk based on other's experiences written here - I've not been disappointed.


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I had a dealer tell me the same thing. Further questioning revealed that he had several GreyHawks in stock, but no FireHawks. I wonder if that influenced his opinion.


I ordered a 100" FireHawk from Jason. It's fabulous.


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In the digital projector forum, it turns out that HP asked some high end dealers as to what was good for HT. As far as I can tell, many dealers are living in the past and don't know **** about how things have been changing.


I have a Firehawk feel that the choice depends a lot on your ambient situation. If you live in a cave, use a Grayhawk. If you have high ambient, use a Firehawk. If you have very low output, like a 7" CRT, a high gain (curved as I have recently learned) white screen may be in order.
 

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It is amazing to me that spending a few months on this forum is so much more informative than talking to dealers. I spoke to one of the largest Home Theater outfits in New England. There was a ton of information I got from him that I question. The first was the statement that the Firehawk was wrong for use with a Sharp, but the most alarming was the suggestion to run all my signals to the Sharp via a S-Video cable - including DVD (although he did mention later that a component cable could be used to connect a DVD player).



Thanks for your helpful input. After I get a better idea of my screen size, I'll order a Firehawk.


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I have a 100" Firehawk to go with my 9000. The picture is terrific. Forget about that dealer and call Jason at AV Science. He'll take care of you.
 

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John -

Thanks for the recommendation. I spoke to Jason and right now I'm trying to decide on what screen size to get. I may get a smaller screen (72" wide), and then the Grayhawk may be a better choice.


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