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ok, now what do I stand it on?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Fordy, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Fordy

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    had my ET1 few months now, great, loving it.

    except for getting it out of the box everytime I use it and juryrigging something to stand it on.

    Whats out there that doesnt cost a fortune and is about 3-4 feet high?

    I'm thinking Ikea Bar Stool, any input?

    Cheers

    David
     
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    Ceiling/wall mount it........it's the best way :thumbsup: :D .

    :smoke:
     
  3. Fordy

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    Nah, i need to keep it portable, I use it in the living room and my bedroom.

    Plus the throw is a little odd and I've only got 100 useful inches of screen.
     
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    Buy another, maybe a Z3 @ £600 odd. One for the living room, ceiling mounted (lens shift!) & the Toshiba for the bedroom.

    Problem solved :smashin: .



    Yes, I know, I'm a genius :D
     
  5. Fordy

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    Giddyup Kramer, are you gonna lend me the cash?
     
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    I'm using the stand for a synthsiser keyboard. Initially it was free-standing, seemed stable enough but knocking it over wouldnt have been too difficult.

    Now I've got it wedged over the top of the mantlepiece and it's rock solid.

    The stand is fold-out, so it doesn't take any room when you're not using it.

    There are some examples here: http://www.millennium-music.co.uk/home/products.pl?keys=stand&x=0&y=0&mode=search
     
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    hate to say this and I'd not admit this in public but I used the ironing board for a while. Right height, folds up, you can put it away and you've already got one. (You have haven't you?)

    Use a small table now. Antique. rather nice, looks a lot better!
     
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    look somewhere like Staples or similar, should be able to find a portable projector mount, basically a pedastal leg with a metal top plate....

    sevenoaks can do one, but for a couple hundred, somewhere like Staples, or any other office furniture place should do it a lot cheaper..

    oh to save setting up time, get some invisible UV paint, a drop for each corner on the floor where its going to need to be when in use, then when u wanna set it up, just shine a torch on it...heh
     
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    done the ironing board thing, perfect height. The probelm i have is the screen is behind the tv and from the coffee table (or any table in the room) it catches half the throw on the tv. I will look into all of your suggestions, many thanks.

    Although, im thinking of cutting up the ironing board :p
     
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    Cost me 30 quid, can go really high and tilt all angles. Uses screwhole under PJ. Been using this for years so it does the job, can be used for a camera and packs away neatly when not in use.

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: It called a Velbon CX 540
     
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    Sweet idea!

    I never even thought of that.
     
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    SODDING HELL!!!!!
    Bloody toshiba doesn't have screwhole underneath! :(
     
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    What about an old Cine Projector stand?
    We've got one in the loft my father used to use.
    Folds flat (like an ironing bord does) but when you open it up it has a flat surface (wild guess) about 12" x 18" at the top and another smaller shelf underneath.

    Think something like that would be ideal really.

    There are a few on Ebay.
    This kinda thing:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Two-Level-Pro...ryZ11722QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Just a thought.
     
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    Its all good guy's i've managed to fabricate a mount out of sheet aluminium that attaches using the screws the hold the base on. Then screw the quick release plate on and away!

    Thanks ahyhoo guys.
     

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