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What brands & models of mounts are people using for their JVC PJs? I've been looking at some universal mounts for ~$100 and many of them have arms that are too short to handle the HD250's ~15" diagonal span.

I've come across two so far that look like they might do the trick:
1. OmniMount 3N1-PJT
2. Perfectmounts "Everest"

Any thoughts on either of these (or on any others)? Do most mounts come with the M5-thread screws (> 13mm, but < 21mm) required for the HD250? (I've e-mailed OmniMount twice about this, but haven't heard back yet. I plan to contact Performancemounts today.)

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I used the Chief RPM-U Elite mount. Works great.

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Thanks for the reply. The RPM-U looks like a pretty solid piece. Unfortunately, it's priced closer to $200, and it looks as though I'd need some sort of adapter plate for my PJ. Oh, well... smile.gif
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It is a universal mount and fits the HD250 perfectly. That's why I used it, not to mention the the reputation of the mfg.

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OK, I guess I must be missing something. I can't find the RPM-U mount on the Chief website, but when I do a Google search for it, the pics all come up looking like this, which is too small to fit the HD250.
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You'll be just as happy with the highly regarded Peerless PRG-UNV mount. It rated to 50 lbs. And yes it comes with the M5 bolts for attaching to projector.

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGUNV-PRG-Mount-Black/dp/B000TXNS6G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341936819&sr=8-1&keywords=prg-unv

However if you're still intent on the Chief mount try the RPAU, it's compatible with the JVC HD250.

http://www.chiefmfg.com/Products/RPAU

http://www.amazon.com/Chief-RPA-U-Inverted-Ceiling-Mount/dp/B000BVOP6I

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The Chief mounts look solid, but they seem to run ~$200 up here in Canada, so I'm not that intent on them. That being said, I'll check out the link for the RPAU. Thanks for that.

The Peerless, on the other hand, looks good and it's available for ~$140 up here (at Amazon.ca). I'll give that one a closer look. smile.gif
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The Peerless mount is looking very interesting to me - it looks solid, it's well-reviewed and the price is closer to what I'd like to spend. I've sent an e-mail to the company to confirm that it comes with everything I need and, once I get that confirmation, I'll likely snag one off Amazon.ca. Thanks for the tip! smile.gif
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If you search on YouTube you can find several different reviews. Here is a video overview of the PRG-UNV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS9953FhEU4

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I'll check 'em out. Thanks again for the tip. smile.gif
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I just had a "live chat" with a Peerless rep. I asked about the length of the screws. He provided me with an installation manual. The manual indicates that the M5 screws are 10mm long. Subtract some length due to the requirement to slot through the "spider legs" and the screw is far too short to meet JVC's requirement of a 13mm minimum length. Bummer.
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OK, just got a reply from the e-mail I sent to Peerless earlier today. The rep says they can supply the longer screws if I need them. This is starting to come together... smile.gif
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Order placed for a Peerless PRG. smile.gif And the helpful CSR at Peerless has confirmed that they will ship me four 16mm screws at no charge. smile.gif

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You'll like that mount. I've got it, easy to adjust and very sturdy.. Good buy.
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Got the four 16mm screws from Peerless today. While I absolutely appreciate that they shipped me the four screws for free, my first reaction to the double-box packaging was "Holy freakin' overkill!" wink.gif

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LOL. I was trying to think of something funny to say but I think you've said it all. biggrin.gif

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My new ceiling mount arrived last night...and in a box considerably smaller than the one used to deliver four 16mm screws, I might add! wink.gif The mount looks like really solid piece, and I'm looking forward to setting it all up this weekend and finally getting my projector squared away on the ceiling. smile.gif

One thing I found a bit odd was the fact that there are only two large wood screws included in the package. My previous, smaller (and lower weight capacity) mount included four large wood screws to secure the base into the ceiling. (Above/behind the drywall, I have a section of 1/2" plywood screwed into the floor joists above it).

Are two wood screws really enough to secure this mount and the 25lb. projector that's going to hang from it? I wouldn't expect Peerless to include only two screws unless they were certain that that was sufficient to handle up to the max. rated load, but I can't help thinking that I should pick up a couple more from the local hardware store, just to be sure.

Have you guys - with similar mount + PJ combos - used just the two screws, or have you used four?

Any thoughts/comments are appreciated.

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I mounted mine using the Peerless ceiling plate that uses two screws along with an extension tube in order to drop the projector lens to the same height as the top of my screen.

The AR100U projector weighs 19 lbs which is somewhat lighter than yours. No problems, very solid. But if two more screws ease your mind that's not a problem.


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Thanks for the reply, Mr. G. If two screws will hold up your 19lb. PJ, I guess there's no reason two would also hold up mine.

I guess I'm looking at this from the point of view that the old mount had four screws, so maybe two just isn't enough; but perhaps I should be looking at it the other way: Two is actually enough, and four was overkill. smile.gif

Anyway, I'll start with the two that are there and, if I feel uneasy about it, I'll add a couple more. Thanks for humouring me and my "thinking out loud" questions. smile.gif
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I'm not sure if this is the right thread but I thought I would ask anyway. I was thinking about picking up a HD250 but I wanted to get an idea from owners how they like it and what they have upgraded from (if any) other projectors.

I have a BenQ W7000 but I am finding out that my family doesn't seem to care to much for 3D so I may return it and get the HD250.

I have a 106" 1.1 gain Elite screen.
Completly light controlled room (Pitch black)
Projector is about 12' from screen
Seating is about 11' from screen

70% Movies
20% Games (FPS Games so I need a fast refresh)
10% TV

Thanks for any info.
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That really looks like an excellent match for your projector. Nice clean install. smile.gif

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@dolphinc: I like the HD250 - it's a solid upgrade from my older InFocus SP7210 720p DLP projector - but from what I've read it's not the PJ to get if you need fast refresh for gaming or sports, as it lacks "creative frame interpolation" (CFI). I'd stick with the W7000.

@Mr. G: Thanks. It's definitely a solid mount, easy to install and easy to adjust. smile.gif
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@dolphinc: I like the HD250 - it's a solid upgrade from my older InFocus SP7210 720p DLP projector - but from what I've read it's not the PJ to get if you need fast refresh for gaming or sports, as it lacks "creative frame interpolation" (CFI). I'd stick with the W7000.
@Mr. G: Thanks. It's definitely a solid mount, easy to install and easy to adjust. smile.gif

I have been reading the same thing and the W7000 has almost no lag so maybe I should just be happy with the unit I have since it does have a really amazing picture.

Thanks for the info.
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