What do people use to hold up their projector?

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  1. tomacwhite

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    After 6 months of happy use, I love my AE200 projector to death and couldn't live without it. I am currently using a portable TV wall bracket to hold the projector to the wall in upside-down mode. Getting this to be an absolutely perfectly level (ie a straight image) is virtually impossible.

    Even just a slight mis drill to the left a little bit could make the wall braket not sit so perfectly. And obviously using it upside down means you can't use the adjustment legs on the projector. I have resulted in using little sticky pads to level the image out, and although its not to-the-degree perfect, its good enough and works fine.

    I was just wondering what other people use? Do you use the official or 3rd party ceiling drop kits to hang the projector? Or a table perhaps? Or like me do you use a TV wall bracket?

    I was having a fiddle with it tonight, and I am not sure whether to live with it until I can have a dedicated room, or try and sort something out..

    Thanks,
    Tomac
     
  2. theritz

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    Visit the FAQ for links to instructions on making a ceiling mount for your projector, or consider one from LMP or Nexnix......


    Home-made job here, not desperately pretty, but does a perfect job.......

    Sean G.
     
  3. GrahamC

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    I use a set of those adjustable shelf brackets from B&Q. Used the largest and have just enough room to the rear for taking cables in/out and make sure to use the screw holes in the brackets, we dont want any accedents do we. :rolleyes:

     

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    I use a unicol mount sprayed silver
     
  6. TheBigApple

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    Another vote for LMP. They really do have an excellent build quality.
     

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    I use a LMP mount, and think it is fantastic and great value.

    Maybe you could use some washers between the mounting screws and bracket. It might mean a bit of trial and error, but once done shouldn't need further attention. :smashin:
     
  8. Peter Parker

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    There are a couple of cheap speaker bracket versions here:

    http://www.g-lightfoot.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ht1000.html

    I've just recently made another ceiling mount which uses two pieces of 6mm MDF and three adjuster scews. I needed to make it to accomodate my anamorphic lens, but can be used for any pj. It mounts the pj straight to the ceiling more or less, so there is no drop down tube. I'll post pics of that on my site sometime too.

    It's basically a two pieces of MDF the same size as the pj, but with with three 'ears' that are for the adjusting screws. One at the front, and one each side at the rear. Along with some slots at the back (in the MDF piece that mounts to the pj), the screws allow adjustment in all plains incluidng sideways swivel to line up with the screen.

    HTH

    Gary.
     
  9. The Dude

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    A plank of wood hanging from the cieling timbers on 3 long coach screws..

    works as per gary lightfoot's post really.. just a bit simpler to do

    Fix the rear screw first, line up laterally, fix the 2 front screws, then use all 3 to get drop angle correct..

    Cost all of £6 and done in 20 mins..
     
  10. Peter Parker

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    That sounds great - can you post some pics so others can see how it work etc?

    Cheers.

    Gary.
     
  11. The Dude

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    dont have a cam so cant do piccy's, but it's so simple that a drawing will get the idea across..

    I'll put something together and post shortly..
     
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    Pany300 upside down on a shelf high up: rubber spacers underneath to give a bit of ground clearence and to help in levelling it :thumbsup:
     
  13. Peter Parker

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    Here's a pic of my idea - not as simple as Dudes, but still very simple.

    You attach the pj to the bottom piece of MDF. The top part is fixed directly to the ceiling.

    Gary.
     

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    vote for lmp mount from me ,great piece of kit
     
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    Yep, I bought one of these and it was simplicity itself to put up, once I'd worked out what I was doing :laugh:

    Highly recommended :smashin:
     
  16. tomacwhite

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    Cheers guys for all the info..
     
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    ive got my ptae500 on a camera tripod. easy to hide away when not in use, and portable too!

    pez
     
  18. cwick

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    Z2 on a wall mount for a vcr for me. Think it was about £14 from B&Q.
     
  19. Scotty

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    I use a portable TV bracket from a well known DIY chain, mounted on the back wall upside down.

    The one I have is adjustable for tilt, left, right, back and forward, gets over the problem of not getting the position of the mounting plate exactly square
     
  20. nero0410

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    I simply use a bedside cabinet and set it up before use and put it away inside the bedside cabinet after. Nice and simple for me.

    tris
     
  21. Peter Parker

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    Here's a pic of Dudes mount:

    He or I can email instructions if you need them, but the length is designed to fit onto the ceiling joists, so should be reasonably universal (concrete notwithstanding).

    EDIT - I've added the instructions, so provided their readable after resizing to 500 wide, it's all here.

    Gary.
     

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    Mine is currently on my av rack but will ceiling mount once i move into another room.

    They are good instructions gary i think that i will use those when i come to ceiling mount mine.
     
  23. tomacwhite

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    Nice one, Gary :)
     
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    pics of mine in my sig, very cheap to do and doesnt impose when not in use :)
     
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    Mad Andy

    That is a great looking stand, looks like one I could even sell to the wife.
     
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    aye, made it for £6 :D Installed the screen first, then measured up dead centre to screen and marked this position on the opposite wall, then put up the 'mount' then made the others around it just to look a bit fancy lol but didnt want to hang it from the ceiling due to the keystoning needed as ultimately, dead centre is best image as per the pics further down below

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    I made mine out of an old sky analgue sat dish, took the disk off the clamp, attacked it with a hack saw, put a peice of perspex on, voila :clap:

    Al
     

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    £13 microwave bracket out of argos. I didn't have the money or space for anything more complex.
     

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