mounting

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by reggieperrin, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. reggieperrin

    reggieperrin
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    17
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    hi all

    just got in my optoma hd65 (and wow- bang for the buck is HUGE) now looking at screens

    due to length of room and height of ceiling (would involve massive long ceiling mount) im getting approx 3m wide 16:9 image - around 130" diagonal.

    now most of the cheaper screens i have seen seem to have the screw mounting holes at the end of the case. pretty inflexible if like me you have studwork walls

    could plasterboard screws hold up a screen of that size?

    ceiling hanging is a no-no as well i think again due to the height of the ceiling - would look a bit weird with 2m of chain hanging down!
     
  2. stevelup

    stevelup
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    6,642
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Swindon
    Ratings:
    +1,167
    There are lots of screens with sliding brackets which you could align with the studs so have another shop around before committing to one.

    I wouldn't recommend plasterboard screws - those PJ screens are very heavy and they are subject to vibration when raising and lowering.

    Best compromise would be to fix a batten to the wall (screwed into the studs), and then attach your screen to that. It should be possible to do it discretely as the screen housing will hide your batten.

    Steve
     
  3. reggieperrin

    reggieperrin
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    17
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    yeah i was thinking of batten, only problem is there is a large (~1m) drop back from the wall, and when it comes forward again that seems to be just plasterboard, no studs there.

    only studs i can find on the left would leave over a meter floating in mid air :)
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice