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Chief Mini RPA Elite mount custom or universal

I'm looking for a ceiling mount for Sony VPL-HW40ES.
I have decided to get a Chief Mini RPA Elite mount.
The price of the custom bracket one is not much more expensive than the universal one but need to special order. It'll take longer to deliver and no refund or exchange.

Is the universal bracket good enough?
Is the custom bracket worth the extra cost and trouble?

Bonus question, is it alright to screw the mount directly to the ceiling without ceiling plate and extension column?

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Yes, get the universal adapter. It's the last projector mount you will EVER purchase.

Yes, you can bolt the mount directly to the ceiling.

I would get the standard full size RPMAU instead of the mini, but the mini is very well build just as the full size is.

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I would get the standard full size RPMAU instead of the mini, but the mini is very well build just as the full size is.
Thanks for you reply.

I'm wondering, the project is 21.1 lb and the mount is rated for 25 lb.
Is getting the full size for future proof?
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Thanks for you reply.

I'm wondering, the project is 21.1 lb and the mount is rated for 25 lb.
Is getting the full size for future proof?
Since you are starting with a quality model now, you may find yourself desiring something a bit better in the future, which may weigh a bit more. Why not go ahead and spend a bit more and get the 'ultimate' projector mount in the RPMAU?

I've always picked them up via eBay and I keep a stock of them around all the time. I have tried about a dozen or more different mounts from various manufacturers and it is the Chief Elite mount which has really won me over for all the right reasons. The mini version is really nice, but I would stick with the larger size for greater stability now and in the future.

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I just realized the price different is not that much. I'll go with the full size one.
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I'm not sure what pricing you are getting, but eBay often has very good options for a potentially much better price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chief-RPMAU-...item418bcba653

If you don't need it right away, then you can occasionally find this model for under $100.

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