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Sony Cineza HS1 ceiling mount

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Gavin_Hall, May 7, 2002.

  1. Gavin_Hall

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    I have recently bought the Cineza HS1 and would be *very* interested to see / hear the success stories for ceiling mounting this beast! :)

    I see in Oz you can buy the official ceiling mount bracket. Go to www.sony.com.au and search for the part# PSSHS1. The question I wonder is ...how much? What have other HS1 owners done to ceiling mount their projectors?

    cheers

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    Just as an update, I have asked a friend in Australia to enquire about this official Sony ceiling mount. It costs AU$420 incl Tax, which equates to about £155. We obviously don't pay AU$ Tax, so can claim that back. I have asked for shipping costs from Australia to the UK.

    I have also asked Sony UK for the mount, their reply was the HS-1 cannot be ceiling mounted! I suggested to them they may want to talk to their Australian counterparts who may put them straight. They are going to get back to me....

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    Hi Gavin,

    I do not have a digital camera or I would take a few snaps, I will try to explain what I have done and hope you can paint a picture in your mind.

    Here goes:

    I have a 2" diameter pole to which I have pushed through my ceiling and clamped to one of my rafters in my loft. The pole hangs just over a foot from my ceiling.

    I opened the table top stand you get with the projector and striped it down to give me the semi-circle section that clips onto the projector out of the stand, I have then attached this into the pole and cliped removed semi-circle section of the stand back onto the projector.

    I have not in any way damaged the original stand and could put it back together if i needed too.

    So my ceiling mout cost me nothing other than a 4 hour task of running cables up my walls and down the inside of tube to the projector.

    you will get a better idea if you were to open the stand and you will see what I mean.

    Cheers

    Kev.
     
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    Kevin,

    Wow what an ingenious idea! I assume the Projector/stand connection is strong enough to take the weight of the projector, guess it must be if you are doing it :)

    I will have to take a look at the projector stand to get a clearer understanding of what you've done. I have a spare pole in my garage, it was used as a satellite dish mount, looks like I'll have a new use for it.

    cheers

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    Kevin,

    I think I'm going to need a photo :) I have taken the projector stand apart....this is the plastic one that comes with the projector isn't it? I just can't see what you connect your pole onto?

    I can't see the semi-circle section your referring to. To save some guessing I have taken a few photos of my stand. Can you point out where your have mounted the pole?

    cheers

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    Hi Gavin,

    Your picture looks like the way I have my projector.

    you see the metal "T" shaped bracket that sticks out from the circular section ontop of the projector in your picture, I cut slits in the pole that hangs from the ceiling. I then slid the metal "T" bracket into the pole and crimped the pole below the newly inseted bracket.


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    Pole side view, same slit on the other side.

    It is not very easy to explain but I hop ethis helps.

    Cheers

    Kev
     

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