Projector mount

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Chris Stock, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Chris Stock

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    Just thinking about mounting my new Panasonic AE700 from the ceiling.

    If I were to make a projector box, should I make it level with the floor or angle it less than 30 degrees towards the screen. I can't set it up on the same level to the screen unfortunately (doors at the back of the room). It will be installed close to the ceiling at 2550mm. The screen is 96" (widescreen), approximately 800mm off the floor, and 500mm clear of the ceiling. The Pani can optically shift this image comfortably. I will try and mount the projector as far as possible from the screen (almost 1.9x optical zoom).


    Thanks for any feed back,
     
  2. Kevin Deacon

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    Just try not to use the Keystone feature as it degrades image quality, but you already knew this[​IMG]

    Good Luck
     
  3. Chris Stock

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    Thanks - I had a play with the idea on a scarry ladder and it seemed better that I angled it. Anyone know of some URL's on how to build a projector box?

    Thanks,
     
  4. Kevin Deacon

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    Go check out the AVSFORUM.COM

    They have a good DIY area concerning screens, mounts and such. Check out Monkey_man's diy mount as it may give you some ideas. I'm building his idea and it looks great for cheap.

    http://avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthrea...hreadid=232749
     
  5. Chris Stock

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    Thanks Kevin ~ very nice mount by Monkey Man.

    I'm aiming more towards a particle board for the base, a wooden frame, finished with plaster board on three sides to make it blend in with the ceiling.

    Somebody must have seen this!?!?!?
     
  6. Kevin Deacon

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    Just make sure that the projector can get enough airflow to cool properly. Otherwise, your bulb life may suffer.
     

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