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I have the HC4000 mounted (Percheron super low ceiling mount) in my basement with a similar setup to yours. Ceiling is 7.5' and finished, not drop style.
My 120" screen originally sat pretty much on the floor, but after painting the room - and then re-setting everything up again - decided to try a projector tilt to move the image up, which I combatted on the screen side by tilting the top of the screen out an inch or so. Works completely fine. Now my screen sits roughly in the centre of the wall, perhaps slightly lower than centre because there is a window above it.
I'd say if you're set on this projector, make sure you're mounting as close as possible to the ceiling with a low mount and just edge the top of your screen out a bit, you'll be fine. There are other topics around discussing the screen tilt-out technique, which prompted me to try it.
I should say that it seems the HC4000 commonly falls victim to 2 criticisms --
1) Project placement restriction
2) RBE due to DLP technology
I have found that 1 was much ado about nothing if you can employ a fix as outlined above. Whereas 2 I was not prepared for... I'd be sure that you can return the unit or have a plan to deal with RBE if you or anyone in your family ends up being prone to RBE sensitivity. Might be an even bigger reason to go with a different projector in my opinion.
Mitsubishi HC4000/Elite Screens 120" SableFrame CineWhite/Darbee Darblet/WDTV LIVE HUB/WD MYBOOK LIVE NAS