Choosing The Right Projector MountAuthor: Rob Buehl
Home theaters are becoming commonplace. Everything from huge DLP Projection TV's to customized acoustic walls/ceilings built to augment the 8-speaker surround-sound is proffered to the home theater enthusiast. Cinema (or stadium)-style seating is even available for the home! But not every home theater is created equally. Perhaps the most important consideration for the ultimate home theater experience is the projectorspecifically, the HOW, WHICH, WHERE and WHAT
How - how do you want to mount your projector?
The key to a wonderful home theater is the quality and placement of the projector. And while the projector is the focal point of your viewing experience, it shouldn't be the first thing people see when they enter the room! That is why many people opt to mount their projectors to the ceiling or to a wall, which not only keeps their expensive equipment safe, but also keeps it from blocking anyone's view. This article will focus on ceiling-mounted units.
While most projectors are mounted to the ceiling by inverting the projector and attaching the mount to its underside, be aware; some projectors cannot be inverted. You can easily determine whether or not your projector is invertible by examining its underside. If there are no threaded screw holes visible, it cannot be inverted. Additionally, if your projector is very heavy and bulky, it may also be a non-invertible unit. Otherwise, it is likely that your projector can be inverted. If so, you have 2 options in terms of ceiling mounts: 1) a ceiling mount that serves as a platform so your projector can sit upright; or, 2) a mount that acts as a clamp.
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