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What wall mount do you guys recommend? I have my 1070 on a pedestal and would like to mount it on my ceiling. I have 12' ceiling and my screen is somewhat low (dont remember the height off the top of my head) I was looking at a Peerless PRG Series PRG-EXC-W (adjustable mount) Look like i am able to drop the mount down to 32" for my setup.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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The gearing on the Peerless mounts is nice, but they lack a yaw adjustment (rotating the projector around the axis of a pipe on which it might be mounted), other than loosening and retightening the bolts that hold the mount to the ceiling or a pipe. So you'd need to get yaw adjustment from the pipe, and it would be more crude, i.e. no gearing. Some will point out that if you mount it *perfectly* square to the wall, and everything in your setup is perfectly square, this won't be an issue. But I suppose that's true for other dimensions, too, i.e. maybe those people don't feel a need for adjustability in other dimensions, either. Personally, I like to be able to adjust my projector in all three dimensions necessary to get it square.

Chief makes nice mounts with all three axes of adjustment. The RSM, a mini version of their popular RPM, works great with our projector, that's what I have. I had a Peerless before returning it, and aside from their overlooking the fact that we live in a three-dimensional world, thought it was rather well engineered and built.

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Pre-construction wiring / placement questions for a W1070:

I have my first pre construction meeting for a house we're building tomorrow. I'm having conduit run to a spot on the ceiling along with what they call a "flat panel prep" - basically an outlet and path for the hdmi cable. Is there some blocking between joists that should go along with that? Will probably go with the Peerless mount if that matters.

The main wall in our living room is 16 feet wide with 9 foot ceilings. Seating will be about 12-13' away. I'd like to get the W1070 first and project on the wall to decide between a 120 or 135" screen. The calculator has the throw range for those sizes between 11'4" and 12'9." Do I just have it wired at 12' for versatility or is there a distance that would be better?

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http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ...ulator-pro.htm
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Pre-construction wiring / placement questions for a W1070:

I have my first pre construction meeting for a house we're building tomorrow. I'm having conduit run to a spot on the ceiling along with what they call a "flat panel prep" - basically an outlet and path for the hdmi cable. Is there some blocking between joists that should go along with that? Will probably go with the Peerless mount if that matters.

The main wall in our living room is 16 feet wide with 9 foot ceilings. Seating will be about 12-13' away. I'd like to get the W1070 first and project on the wall to decide between a 120 or 135" screen. The calculator has the throw range for those sizes between 11'4" and 12'9." Do I just have it wired at 12' for versatility or is there a distance that would be better?

Thank you.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ...ulator-pro.htm
Not sure about joint blocking, but I can answer some of this.

My take on Peerless vs. Chief is in the post above.

On closer versus farther, it's tricky. Farther reduces brightness, which improves contrast, but may be less optimal for 3D if you care about that. And the projector seems to focus a little better when it's closer. You definitely don't want to be at the limit where you lack adjustment ability, and since you're not sure of screen size, you'll have to factor that in, too.

I sit at about 12.5 ft and project onto a 119 screen. I really like it, but in the absence of room constraints, I might have gone up a little, say to 125ish. But this is very subjective, I like the immersive feeling of a really big screen. Your preferences may evolve, too--initially my screen seemed very big to me, less so these days.
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119" Da-Lite Cinema Contour with High-Contrast (gray) Da-Mat screen
Denon X2000 receiver fed by Panasonic DMP-BDT210 Bluray player
Focal Chorus 700-series towers and center, JMLab Tantal 500-series bookshelf rears
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Thanks for the help. Although I was assuming the cable management I would be using would "open" to allow you to slide the cables within and then "close" to keep the wires from showing and coming out.

Similar to this product -

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Legrand-W...2?N=5yc1vZc64e


If you look at all the pictures you can see how it opens to slide the cables in, without having to push them all the way through. Cause that would be one helluva B!tch trying to push 50' of "limp" cable through 40' of rigid tubing. Especially with a couple 90 degree elbows

I just want something thin and pliable so I don't need to use wide tubing and I want it to easily conform in those smaller 90 degree elbows. Standard component cables seem like that would be tough as they don't have much "give".
That channel only has a 3/4" outside diameter. Running 3 cables, even if they were as small as Cat5, through them and making those sharp 90s will be frustrating. Running coax (which is what component is) with its isolating core and braided shield around those sharp bends is not recommended. I would look for a different type of channel. You really want "sweeping" turns for coax.

Or just run CAT5/6 and use a pair of converters like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Com...cat5+converter

Which would be cheaper than all the wire mould and 50' cables you'd need for component.

I can't vouch for that particular model as I don't use component for anything, but somebody else may chime in.
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Pre-construction wiring / placement questions for a W1070:

I have my first pre construction meeting for a house we're building tomorrow. I'm having conduit run to a spot on the ceiling along with what they call a "flat panel prep" - basically an outlet and path for the hdmi cable. Is there some blocking between joists that should go along with that? Will probably go with the Peerless mount if that matters.

The main wall in our living room is 16 feet wide with 9 foot ceilings. Seating will be about 12-13' away. I'd like to get the W1070 first and project on the wall to decide between a 120 or 135" screen. The calculator has the throw range for those sizes between 11'4" and 12'9." Do I just have it wired at 12' for versatility or is there a distance that would be better?

Thank you.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ...ulator-pro.htm
Just FYI, the W1070 has a ZOOM lens, so the figure on the calculator is not a single figure for a given screen size. Look at the top and bottom numbers in the "Zoom: Throw Range" box.

The W1070 can be anywhere between 10' and 13' for a 120" screen, and for a 135" screen between 11'3" and 14'9". That distance is from the lens to the screen, and you don't want to be too close to either extreme or you may lack the fine adjust to exactly fill your screen. A safe place to have power and HDMI outlets would be 13'6" to cover both possible screen sizes. If the ceiling joists run perpendicular to the screen wall, then having a 2x10 installed on the flat between the two in the center of the projection screen width at 12'6" would make a projector mount easiest. If they run parallel to the screen wall, then the 2x10 must be in between the two where the 12'6" mark falls and in the middle of the screen width.
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That channel only has a 3/4" outside diameter. Running 3 cables, even if they were as small as Cat5, through them and making those sharp 90s will be frustrating. Running coax (which is what component is) with its isolating core and braided shield around those sharp bends is not recommended. I would look for a different type of channel. You really want "sweeping" turns for coax.

Or just run CAT5/6 and use a pair of converters like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Com...cat5+converter

Which would be cheaper than all the wire mould and 50' cables you'd need for component.

I can't vouch for that particular model as I don't use component for anything, but somebody else may chime in.

Thanks, yeah I was only using that product as an example to show that I wasn't planning on pushing 50' of soft cable through 40' of hard tubing.

That is likely not what I will get for my management needs. The only other cable I need to run is HDMI from the BD player. So I was hoping to find something small, to keep the cable management small and not much of an eye sore.

What you linked could be a very good solution though. I still need the mould as my basement is finished and it's simply not worth the money to tear apart a large amount of drywall and ceiling to make the run. Cat5 isn't much thicker than my HDMI cable and would allow me to use a smaller diameter housing to route the wires with. Compared to the standard 3 RCA component cable. Nice recommendation!

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Thanks guys. So is there an optimal distance between mount and outlet/hdmi? Like 6" behind the mount for example?
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