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just got my grayhawk screen (VW11HT)

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jules, May 24, 2002.

  1. Jules

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    Wow!

    Compared to my old 1.5 gain draper... what a difference!
    I thought it would be better, but not THAT much better.

    Blacks are truly black, and the colours appear more accurate.
    It doesn't hurt my eyes on bright scenes and I see everything
    in the shadows.

    Expensive, yes! but worth it?.....absolutely.
    I'd even say the picture quality now rivals my Philips CRT TV, but obviously on a much larger scale.

    Any owners of a Sony VW11HT should buy with confidence.

    Just though I'd let you know!


    Jules
     
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    Jules - glad to hear it - I am currently going thru the process of installing a dedicated HT room ( A 10 year dream of mine that I have now saved up enough cash to do). I have had my grayhawk screen on order for a couple of weeks and it arrived today. The construction work on the room is due to start soon, but the excitement is pant-wetting. I am commited to getting a DLP projector (deposit paid, on order) But I believe the grayhaw works well with DLPs too - due to enhanced shadow detail. I demoed a Sim2 on a 1.3 studiotek screen, and it looked pretty darn amazing on that - but I bought the grayhawk blind so to speak, based on research and reviews on US web sites. Delighted to hear what Ive got to look forward to.:D
     
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    Can I ask you guys where you purchased them, or where I can purchase them online.

    I live in Denmark, and I have not been able to locate a dealer.
     
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    Had the New Firehawk about a week now and it looks superb on the Sim2 HT300.

    It is designed for DLP's and to reduce ambient light effecting the image.

    Recommended.
     
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    Thomas_J.
    Anders and Kern are the official distributors in the UK and ? Europe. Try them at www.anders-kern.co.uk. Mine was ordered for me by Sevenoaks Sound and Vision - but they don't do mail order.
    Also be warned they are not cheap!
    Good luck
     
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    I am interested to know if you have seen a comparison of the HT 300 (also my pj) on both a GrayHawk and FireHawk screens. I ordered the GH after researching it and discovering it was well suited to the DLP pjs due to its gain being 0.95 thus enhancing black levels in a pj with high lumens. Seemingly weeks later the FH screeen is released, and Stewarts web site claims this is the one to go for if you have a dlp but it has a gain of 1.3. I am confused and slightly miffed that my expensive new screen has been "upgraded" before Ive even got it on the wall
     
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    I have seen the HT300 on both screens. The black level is very similar on both screens. The firehawk takes over on the white's and colours. On the Grayhawk it gave whites a greyish blue hint, althought not to any great degree.

    The main advantage of the firehawk is its ability to reduce cross reflestions and to not be effected by ambient light. It looks good in moderate light conditions. Unfortunatly most dealers are unaware of the firehawk's advantages with DLP projectors. I believe I am the only dealer demonstrating the firehawk at this time, but I'm sure others will follow.

    There is a good thread at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=142017 if you want some other opinions.

    The Grayhawk is a superb screen and I'm sure you will be very pleased with your purchase, You could always get a firehawk material for your housing at a later date if you wanted to. Just enjoy what you have.
     
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    It appears Stewart has an office in Denmark
    EUROPEAN OFFICES
    Vestre-Gade 6-E
    2650 Broendby
    Denmark

    Phone: +45-36-48-2204
    Fax: +45 36 48 2299


    They should be able to point you in the direction of your local distributor.

    Sharky,

    Your right of course - I'm sure I will love my set-up once it is set-up. Interesting thread at avs. I thought I was a bit anal when it comes to home theatre but those guys.....
     
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    How much is the Firehawk material? Is it available off the roll?? Perhaps i could make a join to my existing electric screens surface above the image and save some money!!!
     
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    Docsmith,

    I looked on their website and they don't mention Greyhawk or Firehawk.

    Could you give more information on the screen you selected and the price :)

    Thanks,
    Dave.
     
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    Stewart material is available in some countries seperate from the frames and screen housings. In the UK Anders and Kern have chosen not to supply the material seperately at this time.

    All Stewarts greyscreens are a very stretchy fabric. They need tab tensioning to stay flat on an electric screen. All Stewart electric screens have tab tensioning as standard for this reason. So it's not that simple to use it to replace the material on a standard electric screen from another manufacturer.

    There is a supplier of Stewart screens who has a banner add on this site and does mail order....hint hint....

    Gordon
     
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    Sounds like Gordons yer man. Check out stewarts site http://www.stewartfilm.com/home_cinema_screens/home_theater_3.html

    You can chose the type of material - studiotek, grayhawk etc, and whether you want a fixed or motorised tab-tensioned device. Then the screeen size. Standard ones are available although I believe you can get made to measure at additional cost. I have a Luxus Delux Screenwall, with velour aplique on the frame in a grayhawk material and 92" wide HDTV format. This is one of their standard screens and has a product code SNDO92H. Price !!! not much change from 2K (installed) If Gordon tells me he could have done it at half the price I will cry.:)
     
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    I'm not going to publish pricing on the forum but it would be fair to say I would have been cheaper......sorry!

    Gordon
     
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    Boo Hoo:(
     
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    Me too :eek:

    BTW Gordon others here do mail order. hint...hint :D
     
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    Hey...Paul even has a dem grey screen. I'm a CRT guy so mine's plain jane white one....

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