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Any tips for installing a projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jonny1973, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. Jonny1973

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    I've finally bought my first house so the projector will be moving from my bedroom in my parents house to pride of place in my lounge.

    I've got a Gyrolock, 80" 16:9 screen, HK DVD-25, Pro-V and a Panny AE100.

    What's the easiest way to find the perfect spot on the ceiling to achieve 0 keystone correction??

    My plan would be to mount the screen first??? Is that right??

    Do I need to find a beam??? Do I need to attach a piece of wood between beams and screw the PJ into that?

    Any recommendations from your own experiences???
     
  2. theritz

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    Hi Jonny,

    Try this for starters, with more info in this thread.

    Come back for more info if you want......


    Congrats on the new house, by the way, you must be chuffed.

    All the best


    Sean G.
     
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    Cheers Sean,

    Yes, I can't wait to get the key then lay the floor then paint the ceiling and walls and finally install the PJ.
     
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    Jonny,

    Have a good think about where/how you're going to run your cables for the projector before you start putting down carpets/flooring or painting walls. When you're doing it, include a "fish" wire to allow you to pull other cables through later if you have to. If you're going for ceiling mount, you could think about getting the builders to include a socket on the joists above the ceiling where you're going to mount the PJ - would really make things easier and neater for your install.



    All the best,

    Sean
     
  5. Jonny1973

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    Cheers Sean,

    The house is 18 years old but i will be gutting the place before i move in. I'm going for cream walls and laminated floor. I know that black walls are better for contrast but this is my lounge guys!!!

    All the speaker wires will be going either under the floor or behind skirts. The PJ wires will go up through the ceiling to a socket on a joist with signal cables coming back down in the corner behind trunking.
     
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    you should network the house while you're gutting it
     
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    Only need Cat5 from the main phone socket to my main PC in the study then I'll use Wi-Fi to connect other PCs.
     

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