I really need some advice and reccommendations concerning a major problem Im facing! Here's the situation summed up... I have a very high end (and expensive!) DLP projection unit from Digital Projection Intenational (iVision HD-X). It's ceiling mounted in my livingroom. Pictured below: As you can hopefully see from the image posted, the projector is mounted about 40" above the screen, meaning that the projector and screen are not flush, and therefore the projected image is not leveled. In order to balance the image to the geometry of the screen so that the entire frame is properly filled, I need to resort to keystone correction within the projector via remote functions. This renders terrible digital effects and sabotages the quality of the projector output which I invested so much towards! It essentially causes wavy motion effects in detail and all sorts of ugly artifacting, etc. It might not jump right out at you, but any videophile or enthusiast who frequents forums like this would certainly pick up on it, and I personally find it extremely distracting and unappealing! I don't think I needed to spend the ammount of money I did on front projection if I were going to go the careless route of aligning the image via keystone functions and ultimately effecting the quality of resolution and picture. It seems backwards to me. But it was not something I thought about when purchasing and doing the installations. It was stupid of me, but I was also completely new to all of this at the time and much of my advice was obtained from everyone here at HTF and the AV Forums as well as my dealer/installer/calibrator friend whom I trust and know well. We just somehow overlooked what would seem like an obvious factor. Well now I'm stuck because for the past 4-5 months, my dealer has been trying very hard to order what he described to me as a "remote" lift that essentially acts as an electronic arm that can lower from the ceiling and than retract in order to properly align the projector and screen. This would be a simple solution and accessible via remote control, all pre-programmed. Unfortunately, I got a call back from him the other day saying that the company we were going through had been "aqquired" by a larger corporation whose direction has sort of shifted and now our options are somewhat limited. In order to install something like what was described above (as we'd initially intended) I would be looking at shuffling over a couple of grand. I don't have an exact estimate, but that was what was referred to me on my answering machine. I cannot afford to go this route right now. I had expected to pay for the lift, but I was expecting something within the range of $800-1700, and not in excess of that. It sounds like i now might be looking at what could be up to or higher than $3,000 + which is too much money, imo! The other option, is a fixed ceiling bracket. The problem with this is, the drop would have to be around 42", which means that my projector will basically hang down in the room and loom just above the top of the couch over everyone's head. Apart from obvious aesthetical concerns, this also means that I will no longer have access to my back window, behind the couch... It's hidden by the curtains, but I have a wrap-around balcony surrounding the entire room. The two windows which you see in the picture above, actually open inwards into the room. Think of a laundry hamper. It's basically the same concept. So apart from the fact that I'd have a huge bracket with wires hanging down 40+ inches into my livingroom which would look quite ridiculous... I'd also lose the freedom of my window in the summertime which is somewhat important to me. It would basically make it, so that if one were to stand up hastily without thinking, they could practically bump their head above the couch on the bottom of the projector. That does not sound like a reasonable solution to me... So I don't know what I'm really asking here to be honest? I'm hoping some of you might have some advice or suggestions for me. Have any of you ever experienced a similar situation, or perhaps know of a company that specializes in lifts for projectors for home use or otherwise which might fit more within my demands and pricing? I guess I'm really just fishing for resources to turn to now in order to figure out what to do about my situation. I think the only reasonable solution would be the remote lift, but how much can an electronic base-arm for a projector realistically cost? Is there a more economic route? Do you think the somewhat vague referral that I received for a "few thousand" would seem reasonable for such an item and given the context of my predicament? Please, please, please offer me your opinions or suggestions!!! If you have any links to companies which might specialize in this sort of thing or ones you've either used before or would reccommend, please let me know... Thanks in advance.