Best cheap projector mount for my situation?
So, I would greatly appreciate any help with this situation. In the attached pictures you will see that our living room is about 11.5 feet by 18 feet. I plan to ceiling mount the projector about 11 feet back (the yellow square) centered left/right in the room projecting onto the wall at the top of the pic. Originally the plans called for a standard 52" ceiling fan centered left/right and top/bottom (so exactly 2 feet in front of where I planned to put the projector). I talked my wife into moving the fan a foot and a half to the right (away from the front door and windows) but she doesn't want it moved any more than that. So, the fan will not be close enough to hit the projector and won't be directly in front of it but the blades will still likely block a portion of the image unless I place the projector below the blades.
We have 8 foot ceilings and the second picture shows the fan drop down. The fan could be used with a 2" down rod or a 4" down rod, but we aren't sure which one the contractor got.
So, do I have any chance of mounting the projector close enough to the ceiling that the image won't be blocked by the fan blades or is the only/best option to have the projector just slightly below the fan height?
And...another difficulty is that when I started this home theater project my wife gave me a strict budget, and I have everything I need now except for the ceiling mount....but I only have $50 left in the home theater fund and my wife won't budge. She says we can potentially get a more expensive mount down the line, but wants me to stick to the $50 limit at least until after the holidays and tax season.
So, given these two restrictions, what projector mount would you recommend me to buy? Thanks in advance for any and all replies!
Forgot to mention, I have a BenQ W1070.
Last edited by chmcke01; 08-22-2014 at 07:33 PM.