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recommend mount for hc1500 with 20" extension

post #1 of 11
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I need a recommendation for a projector mount.

Here's the details. I planning on getting a mits hc1500. I need a ceiling mount that will have a drop of approximately 20" (need to get below a ceiling fan) and would like to spend $100 or less.

Thanks
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by Cocophone View Post

I need a recommendation for a projector mount.

Here's the details. I planning on getting a mits hc1500. I need a ceiling mount that will have a drop of approximately 20" (need to get below a ceiling fan) and would like to spend $100 or less.

Thanks

The Mit HC1500 has an image drop that may not require any extension. But it all depends on the following:
Screen size
Distance from projector to screen.
Distance from projector to fan
Ceiling to bottom of fan measurement
Ceiling to floor measurement
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Cocophone View Post

I need a recommendation for a projector mount.

Here's the details. I planning on getting a mits hc1500. I need a ceiling mount that will have a drop of approximately 20" (need to get below a ceiling fan) and would like to spend $100 or less.

Thanks

Try monoprice.com

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Good ajustable mount for $17 is hard to beat.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help. I will need to do some mathematical calculations.

The projector will be about 18" to 20" back from the edge of the blades of the fan.

This is about 11.5 to 12 feet back from where the screen will be.

The ceiling is about 9.5 feet high.

The screen will be 92" to 96" diag base on other constraints of the room.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Cocophone View Post

Thanks for the help. I will need to do some mathematical calculations.

The projector will be about 18" to 20" back from the edge of the blades of the fan.

This is about 11.5 to 12 feet back from where the screen will be.

The ceiling is about 9.5 feet high.

The screen will be 92" to 96" diag base on other constraints of the room.

How far will the screen be from the ceiling?
Proejctor Centrals calculator helped me a lot when placing my projector without lens shift.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Mits...ulator-pro.htm
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Cocophone View Post

Thanks for the help. I will need to do some mathematical calculations.

The projector will be about 18" to 20" back from the edge of the blades of the fan.

This is about 11.5 to 12 feet back from where the screen will be.

The ceiling is about 9.5 feet high.

The screen will be 92" to 96" diag base on other constraints of the room.

You have an almost identical setup to me. Mine will be 11.5-12ft back, cieling is 9.6 feet high. Screen should be 96" diagonal. I think I might build a mount, although there are a couple that aren't pricey I would consider (mount direct).
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
I looked at this one from monoprice



But, it doesn't look like you can put the cables through the center post of the mount.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Cocophone View Post

Thanks for the help. I will need to do some mathematical calculations.

The projector will be about 18" to 20" back from the edge of the blades of the fan.

This is about 11.5 to 12 feet back from where the screen will be.

The ceiling is about 9.5 feet high.

The screen will be 92" to 96" diag base on other constraints of the room.

Just did a quick checkon my HC1500: at 18" from frt of HC1500 lens, the top of projector image is only 2" below the center of the lens. (My center of lens is only 2" from ceiling). You will need an extension to clear. Based on your floor to ceiling and using the Mit Projector Calculator:
92" diag screen at 144" from frt of projector lens with 12" extension rod:
Top of image on screen is about 84.4" above floor (or about 29.6" below ceiling) Bottom of image is about 39.3" above floor. The 9.5' ceiling is a big plus for you in this case. Hope this helps.

Good Luck,
sgibson
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help.
post #10 of 11
ideal is lense is centered on screen - most can't do that. Most at least try to line up top of screen with lense.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by sgibson View Post

Just did a quick checkon my HC1500: at 18" from frt of HC1500 lens, the top of projector image is only 2" below the center of the lens. (My center of lens is only 2" from ceiling). You will need an extension to clear. Based on your floor to ceiling and using the Mit Projector Calculator:
92" diag screen at 144" from frt of projector lens with 12" extension rod:
Top of image on screen is about 84.4" above floor (or about 29.6" below ceiling) Bottom of image is about 39.3" above floor. The 9.5' ceiling is a big plus for you in this case. Hope this helps.

Good Luck,
sgibson

One last and important screen placement determines final pj mount.
The screen should not be placed too high on the wall as noted here:
http://www.thx.com/home/setup/display.html
I suggest you have your seating setup (temporary if need be) and then find the screen position that serves you best. In my case, that's determined by my feet resting with a recliner in the extended position. Small point but important, don't put my feet in the field of view.
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