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Projector mounts

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by nunew33, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. nunew33

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    If I want a rear wall mount what are the issues with using a cheap TV/speaker wall bracket?

    Am I over simplifying things? If I am what are the limitations of this approach and is there an alternative to a £200 ceiling mount?
     
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    nunew33 many folk have mad a diy ceiling mount using a TV wall bracket . Check out mine in the diy forums , cost roughly £25 in parts
     
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    many thanks rooster.

    I just wondered why manufacturers charge so much, just wandering if there was an X factor that makes them special.
     
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    There is a big problem with wall mounted TV mounts.
    They are designed for TV's to sit on a tray/shelf. You can do this with a pj but once you lift the mount anything above 1.5 metres, then the pj needs to be upside down or you'll project the image onto the ceiling ! (unless you have a very high ceiling).

    The reason pj mounts are so expensive is that they are relatively low volume and also that they (good ones anyway) give you the ability to alter the position of the pj in any plane by very small amounts. This is essential if you intend to project onto a screen.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Tonto i use a tv wall mount on the celing and the speaker bracket i bought from cpc allows me to shift the pj in anyplane . It works a treat
     
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    rooster,

    Do you hang the pj from the mount ?

    Do you have any pics. I would be interested in doing something like this as my ceiling mount is a bit agricultural.
     
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    Until I got things sorted My Z1 was backed up to a wall and as it exhausts from the rear :blush: the hot air reflected of the wall and created a slightly tropical atmosphere around the PJ.

    It's now on the ceiling and the air ventilates a lot better. Though in the summer my room gets quite hot and hot air rises.......
     

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