Would definitely recommend finding a ceiling mount, but it sounds like you already mounted the new one so I'm not sure if you're still planning to go with the HT1075. Your cat seems great, but that's going to be a pain to deal with after a while. I get the argument that it'll decrease mobility, but once you have the screen centered, it's not like you're going to move the projector around anyway.
Can you take a picture of the new projector mounted? I want to see how it looks. And are you giving up on the HT1075?
Wow, there's so much wrong there to unpack, let me try to hit all of the points.
I don't own the 1075, I had it in to review and then sent it back to BenQ. The 4050 will also be sent back to BenQ when I am done.
I have had the Peerless 'flush' cieling mount for 3 years. It is used to hold up my Epson 5020 PJ which I paid cash for and was not a review unit. I love both the mount and my 5020.
I bought a SECOND Peerless mount, I essentially am 'throwing away' the part that gets attached to the ceiling and am attaching the 'spider' part to the 4050 so that I can easily swap between it and my 5020 without a lot of hassle. It takes roughly 20 minutes and bruised fingers to swap the spider from one PJ to another, it was worth the cash to have a second one on hand to easily compare between them.
I never put the 1075 on the ceiling. It was only reviewed on my DaLite Projector Stand. It worked ok for that time but would not work for me today because my high back Devonshire Chairs would get in the way of the light path. The only way I can reasonably effectively review the 4050 is with it ceiling mounted.
My cats are beloved. They aren't going anywhere. They are fans of 3D and 16hz bass drops.
My screen is permanently mounted on my wall. It was an inexpensive buy via Amazon and was mounted by me and another HTFer! Thanks Jason Charlton =)
There will be tons of pictures of the 4050, both of itself and in situ in my basement when the review is done. It will be a new post, not added to this one.