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pj trolley

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Dak, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. Dak

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    Hi

    I have been trying to work out how to put a pj in my front room and think that I am going to have to settle on a trolley of some sort behind the settee. The throw from behind the settee is going to be about 12 feet and a coffee table pj will not work as the throw will only be about 5 feet.

    The problem is that there is a full height large window on the wall behind the sofa, right in the middle where the pj would need to be mounted. Ceiling mounting will not work as there is a light fitting in the way.

    So I will have to have a trolley of some kind behind the sofa that I can move in and out of place when i want to open the shutters - unless anyone has any bright ideas?

    Has anyone seen a nice looking trolley for this purpose? I have seen the unicol ones and they are a bit industrial for a Victorian front room.
    Thanks
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  2. Bristol Pete

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    a nice 'mock' butchers block from IKEA.

    Stylish, on wheels I think, room for components below and maybe in keeping with your room. Not bad prices either.

    Just a suggestion:)

    Captain Benefit.
     
  3. Dak

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    Perhaps with a magnetic knife rack so not just the pj but a row of 18" knives are hung over our heads? Extra ambience for horror movies?! Not sure that'll go down well!
     
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    Hey Dak

    Why not simply change the existing light rose for a quick release version (about £10) which come in brass, chrome or white from B&Q and then ceiling mount and simply remove the light fitting when you want to use the pj.
     
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    Use a 'Z'-fold configuration infront of the sofa and make a nice new coffee table out of it.

    Put in an electric motorized ceiling mounted trolley, so you can lower it whenever you want.

    Hook up a new short throw lens and use existing coffee table.

    Rear-projection???

    Or visit your local steelworks and see if they can do you a fancy trolley that fits in with the rest of the room. Home Front do it all the time - why can't we?

    Just a few ideas, but they all would work.
     
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    Not talking about a full sized butchers block with free blood stains, simply thought about one of the 'modern' 'funky' tall mini butchers blocks you can get.

    Sorry mate - just a though however.

    Cap
     
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    I liked it - my response tongue in cheek, just forgot to add a couple of :devil: :clown: :devil: (or somethings) to make it clear I was jesting. It is an interesting idea, but as I have racking for the equipment at the side of the room I am hoping for something minimalist for the pj to go on.

    An alternative would be a swing arm with at least a 3-4 foot arm mounted to the wall on the side of the window but I cannot hfind one with a long enough arm.

    Dak
     
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    What about a television arm/stand from the argos book. May swivel etc, but not sure if it will be long enough.

    Cap.
     
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    Me, I'd go for a removeable light fitting and LMP mount.
     
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    surely putting a PJ on a butchers block would make movie watching more visceral - imagine -

    The Silence of the Lambs.

    Babe - pig in the city

    Mad cows

    Black Sheep

    on a seven foot screen!

    Sorry:D

    Cap:smashin:
     
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    Remove the offending light fitting :devil: Banish it forever!

    Honestly, ceiling mounting really is the best solution IMO. At least change the fitting for a "low profile, ceiling hugging" model.

    I bet that once up there, you'd ask yourself why on earth you ever considered anything else :D

    Best of luck..
     
  12. Dak

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    Yeah but what sort of light will I get away with in a victorian flat from a 3 foot victorian ceiling rose thing and be a light that doesn't hang down far but looks good?????

    I can't see any way around it, it'll have to be a stand of some sort.....
     
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    Dak, why so against getting one of the removeable ceiling roses? It WILL solve your problem unless you want the ceiling light on while watching the pj - which I would assume is unlikely. Is there no rose attachment where the wire eneters the ceiling?

    They work superbly, look great and also aid cleaning the light fitting as you can remove it for that purpose.
     
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    My concern is the 14" high ceiling - do I keep a ladder in the lounge to take the light down each time?

    Dak
     

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