1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ae100 in celing mode on shelf

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ChrisAllenFiz, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. ChrisAllenFiz

    ChrisAllenFiz
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    Messages:
    818
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +17
    I seem to remember several people having thier AE100s shelf mounted on a high shelf with celing mode on. Can people with this set up give me an idea of what sort of depth of shelf is required, and also how they have kept the buttons from being pressed whilst mounted?

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  2. Timh

    Timh
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2000
    Messages:
    4,805
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Altair-4
    Ratings:
    +128
    Hi Chris

    I think you will find that they fitted it under a shelf upside down, this way there would not be a problem with the buttons being accidently pressed.
     
  3. snelly

    snelly
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    227
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +3
    Any reason why you want it on a shelf?

    I have gone for ceiling mount but found the most aesthetic solution was to use a board (I used MDF) with 4 holes drilled through it and then M4 bolts screwed into the PJ to connect.

    As for depth my 'board' was approx 280mm x 230mm (WxD) so I assume it will need to be of this order plus about 75 - 100mm clearance at the rear for the cabling.

    The power switch (not standby) is only accesible from the rear though so to reach this you would have to move (and hence lose focus) the pj.

    HTH
    Tim
     
  4. ChrisAllenFiz

    ChrisAllenFiz
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    Messages:
    818
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +17
    Hmm, I think the celing mounts look a bit ugly, and given that this room still has to be a guest bedroom as well, I wanted it as unobtrusive as possible. Mounting under a shelf is one idea I suppose

    Chris
     
  5. snelly

    snelly
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    227
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +3
    I agree that the ceiling mount is not *the latest* in home decor stlye...

    But for many there will be no choice due to the very short throw of the panny - at the back wall I was getting a > 9ft screen on min zoom - scary

    I reckon a shelf (with brackets wide enough apart for panny to slot in - or invisible brackets) with it mounted on the underside would be good. My only small concern about that would be ventilation as you have created a pretty good heat trap. Perhaps make the shelf out of some material with holes (like fretwork ?)

    Tim
     

Share This Page

Loading...