I need to share this information as it is quite amazing.
Last Friday I received the long awaited Ruby. The 110" Firehawk was already mounted and I couldnâ€t wait to give it a first try.
I chose the Firehawk because the unit is in our living room with less then ideal control over the light.
Sitting on top of a few boxes the Ruby threw at the screen just over my head.
Out of the box the unit is amazing and quite an upgrade from my previous VPL-VW10HT that I left in the house we sold last year.
I was a bit surprised about the small viewing angle the Firehawk gave. Not a problem for most viewing but noticeable off axis the light dropped of quite dramatically.
Since yesterday the unit is ceiling mounted â€¦â€¦. Wow. Exactly 1.6 times the screen width.
The angle is much wider the light output a lot higher, fantastic.
Yes I know this is the only way Stewart advises to use the Firehawk, but the difference is BIG.
(at the NAB show in Las Vegas last month Sanyo used a Firehawk with the projector sitting on a table â€¦â€¦ a definite no go)
For those having less control over the light in the living room/theater the Firehawk is a great choice.