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HS-20 Ceiling mount.

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by AlfaKhan, May 30, 2004.

  1. AlfaKhan

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    Hi guys!

    More than 2 years ago I bought a Sanyo PLV30 and this was the place I got more information from, at the time.

    Since then I've only been the occasional visitor to this forum, from time to time, just to keep current on your in-deep knowledge of the LCD and DLP markets.

    I am now contemplating the purchase of a Sony HS-20. I understand that it must be ceiling mounted in such a way that the lens is flush-mounted with the top portion of the screen. I see that Sony has a ceiling mount accessory (PSS-610) but I expect it to have a steep price tag.

    Are you guys using other, non-Sony, ceiling mounts for this unit?

    Which ones?

    Thanks for any help you may provide.
     
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    LMP looks very good value for money.
     
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    hi,
    only last night did i ceilling mount my pj, i have a hs20,
    i possitioned mine 100mm above the screen(this required -4 keystone adjustment) and doesnt seem to have affected pq.
    i am using the LMP mount, which i must say is excellent qaulity.
    you are correct in thinking that without using any keystone adjustment, the center of the lense should be level with the top of the picture.
    best wishes and regards
    nick.
    forgot to mention the price for the full spec lmp mount was £110 delivered and they do a bassic model for £84.
     
  4. AlfaKhan

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Yes, they seem to be...

    Unfortunately, I contacted them by e-mail and was told they only ship to the UK and Ireland :rolleyes:

    Any others, apart from them?
     
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    I can't speak for any alternatives, but I can strongly suggest you don't go for the PSS-610. I've got one and it is rubbish value for money. There are no real adjustments to allow fine-tuning of tilt etc, just lots of grub screws that seem to have pretty random effects!
     
  6. AlfaKhan

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    Thanks for the word of caution, Richard...(One has to love this forum. :) )

    If I go the HS20 route, I'll probably try to "fish out" a good UK soul here, who has Paypal and ask for the superior favor (...and pain :blush: ) of buying me a LMP mount and have it shipped over to Portugal.
     
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    Installed a Vogels universal mount (close ceiling mount) that is only about 5 inches from the ceiling. The mount looks great and adjusts easily allowing your HS20 to be positioned further forwards, backwards or to the side. I adjusted it 3 times to get the ideal position. Not the cheapest but at £129.99 delivered it is one of the best looking and easy to install and adjust.

    See http://www.av-sales.com/projectors/html/vogels_universal_supports.html
     
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    I have the LMP mount and it is fantastic.

    The projector hangs down about a foot from the ceiling.

    Dont use the keystone correction unless it is absolutely necessary.

    Chris
     
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    I have a HS20 projector do you know what size tube i need for 45cm drop, (DRH screen) from the ceiling using a LMP mount,as the one i have is only 20cm. I dont want to use keystone . thanks
     
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    Homethx-

    Does this mean you will be selling your existing LMP?

    If so, I would be interested in buying it as I have to get mine pretty close to the ceiling.

    The Missus dropped it 7 ft onto a solid concrete floor recently, so my mount money is going on repairs.....
     
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    Selling :eek: no chance :D just sending the tube back and getting the right size.

    Can somebody help me with getting the right size :lease:
     
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    Depending on how you hang it from the ceiling - the length may not matter. I cut a hole in the the ceiling and screwed it to a plinth in the loft which was supported by 2 joists. If it hangs to low just pack the plinth up a little higher. I got the 500mm length - it will cover all eventualities in the future.
     
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    That only works if your home theatre is upstairs or have nothing above .
     
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    NOR, Your intelligence amazes me.

    The Quotes - Depending on how you hang it from the ceiling - the length may not matter and I think the word loft was used in there as well.

    These 2 quotes may have taken into account that I didnt know how you wanted to hang it and that mine was upstairs.
     
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    hi
    homethx if the total lenght of the mount needs to be 450mm, then just deduct the top of the mount and the bottom of the mount plus the spacers.
    have just measured mine and i make it 85mm with the spacers so if you need 450mm total then the pole needs to be 365mm long(providing your intend to use the spacers)
    best wishes and regards
    nick
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    Thank you so much much :smashin:
     

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