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post #1 of 13 Old 01-03-2014, 02:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello,
First projector set up in my home and I wanted to ask the experienced owners/installers here if there is anything "extra" I should have the installer do?
Such as extra cable runs for future needs, etc. A vague question, but my first go around, so want to check with the pros wink.gif

Equipment:
JVC RS57U (bought from AVS, thanks Mike smile.gif)
JVC RF 3D emitter + 5 Samsung SSG-5100GB glasses
SI BD Zero Edge 133" 1.4
Yamaha RX-A2030
HTPC
DirecTV
Xbox 360

Ceiling mounted with Chief Mount RPAU/CMA101
Video Sources all fed to Yamaha via HDMI
From Yamaha single HDMI out to Atlona AT-HDTX + AT-HDRX using CAT6 to send the signal.
Eventually will be interested in setting a full control system, not sure which one.

The installers will be mounting, running cables, and adding power outlet. Plus initial tuning of projector.
I'm wondering if there is anything I should ask them to also do, even if I don't have the equipment yet to support it. Extra HDMI/CAT6 run? Any need for 2nd HDMI line? Things like that...
Any insight would truly be appreciated!
thanks
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I would postpone the install until JVC has new software which can be down loaded into the projector to solve source switching problems.

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I was following that in the owner thread, a bit disheartening. But a with the LAN jack on the back, can't a wire just be run to it from a laptop and update the firmware once released? Who knows how long it will be before they release an update too?
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True. But it will drive your installer crazy and it will not be his fault. Of course yiou could just set it up now for 1080p 24 out of your Bluray player but your installer may need to come back.

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Hello,
First projector set up in my home and I wanted to ask the experienced owners/installers here if there is anything "extra" I should have the installer do?
Such as extra cable runs for future needs, etc. A vague question, but my first go around, so want to check with the pros wink.gif

Equipment:
JVC RS57U (bought from AVS, thanks Mike smile.gif)
JVC RF 3D emitter + 5 Samsung SSG-5100GB glasses
SI BD Zero Edge 133" 1.4
Yamaha RX-A2030
HTPC
DirecTV
Xbox 360

Ceiling mounted with Chief Mount RPAU/CMA101
Video Sources all fed to Yamaha via HDMI
From Yamaha single HDMI out to Atlona AT-HDTX + AT-HDRX using CAT6 to send the signal.
Eventually will be interested in setting a full control system, not sure which one.

The installers will be mounting, running cables, and adding power outlet. Plus initial tuning of projector.
I'm wondering if there is anything I should ask them to also do, even if I don't have the equipment yet to support it. Extra HDMI/CAT6 run? Any need for 2nd HDMI line? Things like that...
Any insight would truly be appreciated!
thanks

Plan on getting a different mount. The PPAU does not fit the JVC projectors. You need an RPA281 or RPMA281. Also you list a CMA101, but I do not see a drop tube. You will need a drop tube or pipe nipple.

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I've seen it recommended to either run a couple extra lengths of cat6(gotta be UHD-ready right?) or an empty conduit to make running a new wire easier. that's of course assuming your ceiling isn't easily removed(like a drop ceiling with tiles).
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Plan on getting a different mount. The PPAU does not fit the JVC projectors. You need an RPA281 or RPMA281. Also you list a CMA101, but I do not see a drop tube. You will need a drop tube or pipe nipple.

Mike, you know better than to use a word like nipple when Mark is reading the thread! biggrin.giftongue.gif

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A nipple in this context is a short length of 1 1/2 inch D pipe NT threaded at both ends. The pipe can be all threads and need add no length to the drop. You can buy them cheaply at Home Depot. The rotation around the pipe is needed for precise and easy lens alignment to the screen.

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Thank you for the suggestions, I will definitely make sure they bring both flavors of the mount. Not sure if it will be flush to the bulkhead or behind it yet. Also plan on the extra cat or conduit. Thanks again!
Can't wait to have this pig mounted!
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The installer will probably not have it and it can't be picked up locally. Order it from AVS.

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Thanks again guys. The RPMA281 will be coming with them!
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Just wondering if you have had this installed yet at what your opinion is of the setup. I am thinking of going with this exact combo and would like opinions. Also what distance did the projector end up being mounted at?
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A nipple in this context is a short length of 1 1/2 inch D pipe NT threaded at both ends. The pipe can be all threads and need add no length to the drop. You can buy them cheaply at Home Depot. The rotation around the pipe is needed for precise and easy lens alignment to the screen.

picked up '2' nipples, n '2' couplings.. just incase at the depot yesterday.. total cost under 7bucks...
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