[quote=HiFiFun;21612202]Probably we and Projector Central provided constructive feedback to Acer for which they are correcting. Notice PC still have not published their 9500 review. They can't because the technical loose-ends are being corrected. BenQ see, BenQ do?
QUOTE]I hope you are right.
In the mean time to spice the thread up some, pictures are always good, even though mine are not the best, I have some. Not screen shots but how I mounted my 9500 using an old tripod and how I was able to keep my ceiling fan after removing the light kit and raising it up some. It should give some folks an idea of how the offset works and the shift ability. My 9500 is mounted about 3" to the right of center so minimal lens shift there and absolutely zero vertical shift. I need to drop my screen about a half inch for the fan but for now it does not bother me enough. It is so minimal as to not be a bother, for now.
Here is how I compared it to my 8350:
And this is what it looks like from behind. Apologies for the poor photography but it is what it is. I have to work around a column that encloses a pole and I enclosed that as decoratively as I could so minor lens shift to the left and keeping the screen centered to most of the viewing area.
The above image shows my 61" Samsung LED DLP TV with Happy Days on grrrr but that is what the wife wanted to watch so I took pics of things. Anybody wondering why the PJ is not on? Anyways, I was trying to show how the tolerances work out for me. My top of my screen starts about 9" below the ceiling tiles there and you can see I have the 9500 as close as it gets to the ceiling for the offset. I can barely see fan blades at the top of a full screen pic.
Now as to this tipod mount, it was stupid easy for me using stuff I had laying around. Old broken tripod, plexiglass and scrap wood. I even had a lot of the hardware so I estimate I have $15 in new hardware to mount the PJ and most of that was replacing tripod knobs that were too big or long. Have a look and no mention of code violations because I would rather have surge protection than worry about something that is far less likely to happen.
Stand by, I almost lost the entire post due to explorer not responding so will post what I have and edit after recovery. OK here is hopefully the rest:
Obviously there is much to do. The ceiling is much darker than the pictures illustrate and I am going after trim and walls next. Anyone who has any questions fire away.