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post #1 of 7 Old 11-17-2013, 07:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I wanted to ask for your help / experience with a recommendation for a proper stand for a short-throw projector.

I simply couldn't find a stand / cabinet that could host a few components as well as a projector that needs to be located ~50" from the wall..

 

I actually went ahead and asked for a quote on a customer cabinet, one that will sit next to the back wall, and will have a stand reaching out from it to back to allow the projector to be located 50 inch away from the wall - but the prices they quoted were in the thousands.. much more than the whole A/V system!

 

Anyone with a short-throw projector that have already figured it out ? Or maybe there is an untapped market here, waiting for short-throw projectors to pick up in popularity ?

 

 

 

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Don't count on it. Projectors are typically ceiling mounted, those who need it mounted in front of the screen are generally business travelers who just put it on a desk, or use a portable projection stand.

If it were me, I would go to www.racksandstands.com (Wayfair) and look at their equipment racks. The all wood ones often have a removable 'back' to them and adjustable shelves, so you can get a clear line of sight to the screen while still having a decent looking piece of furniture.

Any specific reason you don't ceiling mount?

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Any specific reason you don't ceiling mount?

Wife doesn't allow it on the ceiling.. :confused:. Thanks for the advise, I am trying to see if I can find a cabinet on wheels (or put one on wheels myself) so that it will stand next to the wall when we dont use it, and be wheeled 4 feet back when we do use it.

Not optimal but good enough, I guess..

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Wire cart, microwave cart, printer cart couldn't work?
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Ikea has a lot of cabinets
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thanks. just a simple cart would look out of place in the living room as well as expose all the cables coming in and out of the projector.. I do think about adding wheels to a medium size cabinet, and take it to and from the wall. Will need to test this out though, and see how cumbersome or not this will be.

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If it has to match your living room aesthetically, you may be out of a lot of money. Ikea has some fabulous carts but if that doesn't match your living style that is also a problem. Have you thought about using a table cover to allow it to blend in when not in use?
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