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What are you guys using to mount this projector? I want something with a low profile to help with the large built in offset. I used the Chief RPA series in the past and think it's a great mount. Any suggestions or pictures of your set-ups?
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I would DIY search for Monkey Man mount. It's what I'm doing. Cost a lot less than manf. mounts. I'll be spending about $20 for mine.
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What are you guys using to mount this projector? I want something with a low profile to help with the large built in offset. I used the Chief RPA series in the past and think it's a great mount. Any suggestions or pictures of your set-ups?


I found a low profile (4") mount here:
http://www.projectormountstore.com/p...products_id=38

Not familiar with this dealer, or their repution. Maybe somone else could further enlighten us .

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sgibson, this seller is on ebay as are a lot of other sellers who sell universal mounts... however i dont really like that one because of the plastic spacers...
i PMed the seller of auction 220050995566 on ebay and he said that this will work for the hd1000u...
still waiting to hear from the seller of auction 110058426747 to see if this one will work... i think i may like it a little better
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I just checked the user manuals for the HD1000 and HC3000 - they use the same case.
Ebay auction 110058426747's listing of projectors that will work includes the HC3000, so the HD1000 should fit.

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Does anyone have pictures of their mounts? I have been looking at the ones suggested and they all look very inferior to the chief mount. Granted the cheif mount is more $$ it looks to be a very high quality build and assembly. This is only my second projector and I want to make sure I mount it correctly. I stopped by Magnolia after work and they have a chief univeral, but they are asking $200
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here's the link to that thread for Monkey Man's mount:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...t=monkey+mount
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Thanks, Going back to my earlier post thought I think these DIY mounts look cheap. I am all for DIY since I'm building my own media room, but I want something more professional. I guess I'm looking for the chief without the chief price. Might just be a lost cause.
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note to all you guys bidding on ebay 110058426747... dont compete against each other... just look at the seller's other auctions, he is selling a lot of them... if he runs out, PM him and he will most likely re post it.
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Have you looked at some of the DIY mounts in the post linked? Some look better to me than most manf. mounts.

here is a pic of Monkey Man's mount. Give you a lot of adjustability. Doesn't cheap to me.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...achmentid=7622

It all depends what kind of effort you put into it. Guess it all in the eye of the beholder. Good luck with finding a mount at the $ you want.
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confirmed... mountdirect supports the hd1000u... just got an email (ebay 110058426747)
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The mountdirect mount doesn't look to bad. Does anyone here have first hand experience or pics of an installation?
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Thanks, Going back to my earlier post thought I think these DIY mounts look cheap. I am all for DIY since I'm building my own media room, but I want something more professional. I guess I'm looking for the chief without the chief price. Might just be a lost cause.

I just bought and received a Peerless Spider mount for my upcoming HC3000. After examining it, I'm fairly impressed. It doesn't offer independent tilt and roll adjustments like a Chief RPA does. You just have to adjust for both at the same time. Still, it's easily up to the task.

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I ended up purchasing the mountdirect mount for the HC3000. It should be the same mount for the HD1000. Both the projector and mount should be arriving tuesday so wish me luck! I will post some pics of the mount install when I get it done.
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I ended up purchasing the mountdirect mount for the HC3000. It should be the same mount for the HD1000. Both the projector and mount should be arriving tuesday so wish me luck! I will post some pics of the mount install when I get it done.

I did the same exact thing. Only for me the mount might come a day later
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Well there is still a chance they may not show up the same day. I am keeping my fingers crossed!
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I just bought and received a Peerless Spider mount for my upcoming HC3000. After examining it, I'm fairly impressed. It doesn't offer independent tilt and roll adjustments like a Chief RPA does. You just have to adjust for both at the same time. Still, it's easily up to the task.

Basically, the PMS mount from MountDirect are using the ball joint (not plastic) like the peerless spider

But the NPL mount from MountDirect offers indepedent tilt and roll (plus easy rotate) adajustments.

Email: Sales@MountDirect.com
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UPDATE: To my shock , my mount arrived today!! Talk about quick shipping. I assembled the mount and hung the mit's with ease this afternoon. The mount has a great build and is definately sturdy. I definately recommend this mount to anyone on the line.
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what did you guys use to drill your holes for your mount. Does anyone have any easy, general intructions for this?
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You mean the holes in the ceiling? The easy general instructions come with the mount or you can download them from www.mountdirect.com. The mount came with the wood screws needed to attach it to the ceiling. I did need to get into my attic and attach a 2x4 as an extra brace.
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How many inches does the mount put the projector lens from the ceiling? I'm trying to do some calculations to see if I can fit a fan inbetween the projector and screen.

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All the information on the mount is HERE . They can answer your questions better than I can. I went with the flush mount due to the offset of the HD1000U
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You mean the holes in the ceiling? The easy general instructions come with the mount or you can download them from www.mountdirect.com. The mount came with the wood screws needed to attach it to the ceiling. I did need to get into my attic and attach a 2x4 as an extra brace.

I meant on the bottom of the projector. I guess i need glasses, i coulda sworn they werent there before
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What are my options with a concrete ceiling?
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UPDATE: To my shock , my mount arrived today!! Talk about quick shipping. I assembled the mount and hung the mit's with ease this afternoon. The mount has a great build and is definately sturdy. I definately recommend this mount to anyone on the line.

Just ordered one from them too.. not a bad price, didn't want to do a DIY, figured this was a good compromise. Can't wait, should be here by Friday!
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What are my options with a concrete ceiling?

Try this:
http://www.wikihow.com/Put-Anchor-Screws-in-a-Wall
http://www.wikihow.com/Drill-Into-Concrete
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I just got the mount today and set everything up. Since this is my first time with a projector, I can't use previous mount experience as an example, but here is what I can say so far.

I bought my universal mount of a vendor on Ebay for much cheaper than anything else I saw. Once I got it I kind of just looked at all of the pieces a little confused because there were so damn many (a lot of them don't get used, they are just there to make sure their mount is truely universal). After figuring out how to set up this jigsaw, I will say that for the money, I am pleasantly suprised. I seems really sturdy and reliable and now I guess that only time will tell.
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To the people who have bought mountdirect mount? Did you choose NPL or PMS? I see with the NPL, you can hide the cables in the channel.

Thanks.

I ordered my Mit's the day before Thanksgiving and am still waiting for it to arrive. It should get here end of next week.
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I went with the NPL. I think the cable management can only really be utilized if you are doing your wiring through your ceiling. I could be wrong though.
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I went with the NPL. I think the cable management can only really be utilized if you are doing your wiring through your ceiling. I could be wrong though.

I will be finishing my basement next month, so the NPL should work better for me.
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