Originally Posted by AV_Integrated
Snaptoggles certainly are the product to use, but you must be very cautious of how you use them and use your best judgment. I believe most of their tests are related to them being used in walls, not ceilings, with a force perpendicular to the Toggler, not straight out. Thought 30 pounds isn't much, and it likely WILL hold without issue, the concern would be someone tugging on it.
You can always use a board and Snaptoggle it to the drywall in 8 or 10 different locations before hanging the screen from that board. Weird what is going on with the ceiling, but not surprising really.
Totally agree. I have built a few homes and remodeled at couple of older ones. Sheetrock gets a lot of damage during installation and once everything is finished it is not obvious. An area that was messed up is no longer stable to hold anything close to a projector. The screen is probably a safe bet if you have to. I really think there are floor joists in the ceiling if there is another floor and if there is not a second floor there has to be something to span the roof trusses.
Ok, I think I know something about construction and remodeling but admittedly I know nothing about projectors. I am trying to finish my purchase decisions and move the to easy part, assuming I have bought the correct items. So AV or anyone else please give me some input.
1. I sorta chose the Benz w1080st because I had electrical pretty close, however it is not huge deal to move the projector back further and eliminate the short throw selection. Is there really any reason to not have a st projector? Also I want to keep the pj as close to the ceiling as possible. I could not even figure out how far the w1070 would have to be from the ceiling at a throw distance of say 10'5" or 9'6. Brightness on the Optima is a little better and I have some ambient light.
2. I will get either a 100"D or a 110"D screen from elite and this is perhaps my most difficult decision because of conflicting info. My ceilings are 8'3" and I sit 12' away from the screen. I looked on the screen thread and it looked like 110D was too big. I really need a real world comment on this before I but a screen that is not easy to return.
3. Need some 3D glasses and was thinking about the Sansonic Rainbow on AMZ for $22 per pair. Any thoughts?
4. Will need to run HDMI cables for at least 20 feet are there limitations on how far without losing pic quality? On the same topic I will likely need to get a splitter for the HDMI OUT to go to my TV and the PJ and suggestions?
That pretty much sums it up. Please comment on any or all of my concerns and thank you. I really want to get my orders in asap but I hate returns so I want to try and get it right the first time.