Projector Installation easy?

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  1. T-Rex

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    I am looking at buying a home cinema projector for the first time. I have seem some great deals on the internet that include free screen, cables etc.

    However, is it worth going to a hifi dealer, paying their (higher) price for the projector, screen etc and have them install it all, or is it easy to install/ setup yourself?

    I won't ceiling mount my projector so will need a portable stand, and will mount the screen from my ceiling. However, I'm thinking as I'm breaking my projector virginity, maybe it's best to leave it to a specialist? Is it worth the extra cost?
     
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    If its a pull down screen as opposed to an electric screen then it should be a relatively easy install from the screen perspective.

    If the PJ you are looking at has horizontal and vertical lens shift then it will take about five minutes to align it with the screen, if that.
    If you were ceiling mounting and there was no lens shift then it would be quite tricky imo.
     
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    Agree with the above post. I bought a PJTX200 as I was on a budget and have a small room and it has a flexible lens shift. I went with the Beamax R-Black 77" screen for about £150 as it looked really easy to mount and the positioning is quite flexible. I'm sure other screens are just as easy to fit but I liked the fact the mounts were separate, there are no ugly hooks and the mounts can pretty much placed anywhere for the screen, sealed the deal. I had to bolt some batons to my ceiling joists, which took about an hour in the loft, then it was a case of screw the mounts to the ceiling, clip the screen in, adjust it, tighten some screws, put the pj on a table and voila'. I'm sure other screens would be just as easy to fit but the fact, the mounts are separate and The PJTX200 seems to be really flexible (so is AE900) and was great for a noob to install.
     

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