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Anyone know cheapest price for unicol mount

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by azzo, May 29, 2002.

  1. azzo

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    As it says anyone know of a good cheap supplier for this
    mount, not that it will ever be 'cheap'

    Thanx.
     
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    Unicol sells direct, so unlikley you will be able to source it much cheaper than directly from them, unless you find a second hand one.

    Also, If it is a new projector, they offer to give you one free, if you're first to lend them your projector with which they can make a template.

    Also, their customer service did not leave me satisfied.
     
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    It is a ridiculous price to pay for a mount and as nice as it is I will be looking elsewhere as I feel will be many others.

    Barring the adapter plate the rest of the mount is universal and as such production numbers shouldn't be that low to justify such a high price IMO.
     
  4. azzo

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    So whats the alternative, the official one is 100quid, and is apparantly too low. I can't be asked with a DIY jobbie...
    Any ideas??? I mean I could by a game cube and one or
    two games for that price!!!! They are having a laugh.
     
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    azzo

    I have made one although not 100% DIY, bought a Speaker bracket as recomended by someone on the forum. Then got a local plastics firm to make a mounting plate, i drew up a CAD drawing of the plate and emailed it to them, it has the sizes and locations for all holes. If anyone wants to use the drawing for making a simular plate then let me know
    the Plastic one looks Sooo cool its in 10mm plastic with Diamond polished edges (like a large ice cube) and has laser milled holes. it goes well with the style of the PJ, better than MDF anyway.. cost £30 plus the bracket £20

    cheaper than unicol... ;)
     
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    Dominic, if that was smith bros, down on south coast, then it was probably me.

    Must admit, it's a bit fiddly to get it straight, but has certainly done the trick for me.

    Although I went the MDF route, to really save costs.
     
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    I would like the drawing please.
     
  8. azzo

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    Ok, but I'm not quite convinced, how low does your speaker
    bracket go, I'm trying to get no keystone correction, so I will need about a foot drop. Does the end product feel 'safe'?
    Oh, and is there room to remove the filter on the side?

    Thanx

    Azzo
     
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    just got a digi camera so i can take some piccys to show the setup, although not yet installed. Its all very sturdy and feels safe enough. I have yet to see the amount of keystone ( none is the plan) but i plan to project quite high, my cabinet / rack is 1.2m high so the screen will be fairly close to the ceiling..so hopefully no KS


    for those that are interested i have a jpg of the drawing on my old website ( all ways unfinnished) anyway here is the link

    http://www.50cherryorchard.fsnet.co.uk/ptae100

    The holes all line up nice but at the time i forgot about the filter so you may want to do the same but with a notch taken out of it along one side I think its the side where the 63mm dimension is in green.
    The bolts are around 40mm ( cut down a bit) M4 for the plate to the projector and some M8 with nyloc nuts for plate to speaker mount.

    As for getting another one made, Do a seach on Yell.com for Plastics companies in your area, i live in Essex and i used Eurolux Plastics in Tolleshunt Darcy ( Nr Maldon). but there are loads out there, they specialise in leaflet holders and POS stuff for shops but for one off cash jobs they dont mind.

    i will get some photos ASAP
     

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