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Mounting PJ high up on wall

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by dUnKle, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. dUnKle

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    Have an 100e pj which had more use than it currently gets prior to me get a plasma

    Its currently on the back wall on a shelf about 5ft from the ground

    I now wish to mount it higher up the wall - 12ft or so - but not on the ceiling and I wish to do this as cheaply and easily as possible

    any suggestions - ready made would be better for me as im not that good at DIY

    would speaker brackets etc work ?
     
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    I did what you are thinking of doing Duncan.
    Bought the wooden brackets from B&Q for a few pound and a small sheet of MDF that I cut to a semi circle shape; cutting out a hole at the back to pass the cables through.
    The rear of the PJ (Pany300 by the way) is approximately 10" from the back wall, so far (fingers firmly crossed) that has been sufficient clearance :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]

    I know people having used TV brackets etc, personally I thought the shelf looked better, wish I could do something with the bleeding cables though :laugh:
     
  3. dUnKle

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    Thats very similar to what I use now - however if I have it any higher up the wall it will need angling down - so a shelf will not be best solution

    Thanks though
     
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    i got myself a tv stand that u use to put 14" portables on, cost 19 quid from b and q, took all of 10 mins to put on the wall :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice

    Can it be angled down

    and also - when I do manage to get it higher up - how can I secure the pj so it does not slip off when aimed down
     
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    Zone - please could you post a pic of your screen so that I can judge relative positioning of the projector (e.g. how high up the screen is) in relation to the height of the screen. My plans if/when I get a PJ is to ceiling mount, but I want to position the projector and screen such that the prjector is no lower than a conventional ceiling light while making sure viewing area is not too high.

    I've been considering AE500, but now am very much thinking of Hitachi TX-100.

    Thanks.

    Zoolap
     
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    Hi Zoolap
    I don't want to hijack Duncan's thread so I will PM you some pictures :)


    Why not raise the back of the projector with some rubber feet, I use some under mine to give some clearance from the shelf, this allows air to circulate underneath; but also helps level the projector on the shelf. I think it would work quite well doubling the height at the back to angle the picture down.
    Just a thought :)
     
  8. dUnKle

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    Thanks - and hi-jack away

    always up for some pics
     
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    mine can only be level, and it comes with a nifty strap to strap it securely down :)

    although u can buy ones that can be angled up/down etc
     
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    mine hides away on a bit of "modern art" ;)

    check my sig for details
     

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