Just took delivery of my new Elite Spectrum 100" screen and am getting ready to install.
The instructions that came with the screen cover hanging it from a chain and screwing it to a backing wall, but they do not cover screwing it directly into the ceiling. My ceiling isn't very high, so I don't want to sacrifice any space between the ceiling and the screen case for a chain, and the screen will have speakers behind it (it's acoustically transparent), so there isn't a backing wall.
The mounting holes that are intended for chain-hanging are arranged such that I could use them to screw into the ceiling; is there any reason I couldn't use them for that?
There isn't a ceiling joist where I want to mount the screen, so I'd be using toggle bolts. Four of them, rated for 50 pounds each for ceiling use. My ceiling is 3/4" plaster. The screen weighs 20.1 pounds, so I'd be well below the rated strength of the bolts; each would have to bear a bit more than five pounds.
Is there any reason I shouldn't do this?
My original plan was to use an in-ceiling trim kit, but the WAF is extremely low on that option.
Living Room: Denon 2113ci + BIC V1020 + Panasonic BDT220 + AppleTV + uVerse DVR + Panasonic P42S2 plasma
Theater: Denon 2313ci + Klipsch RW12d + Panasonic BDT220 + Mac mini + uVerse wired receiver + Epson 8350 PJ + 100" screen