I'm in the (early) stages of designing a front-projection video setup for my family room. However, I have a cathedral ceiling (peak at 11.5 ft), and virtually NO rear wall on which to mount the projector (fam room backs up into kitchen). My wife isn't keen on having a front projector permanently hanging down from the ceiling in the middle of the room (behind the fan), so I was thinking I could mount it on a drop-down swing arm from the small upper wall at the rear of our family room (see pic, "X" on small wall). Of note, the rear upper wall is ~18 ft from where the screen will be, so I need a mount that brings it both down and forward a bit, to clear the fan, and give better placement for the proposed ~7 ft screen height (sketched in front pic). Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a swing-arm type mount. If I just mount it on a shelf on that small wall, that would put it ~10 ft high, which I think would require too much keystone adjustment. Thought I'd pick your collective brains for other suggestions. Of note, I'm having custom bookcases built around my front console cabinet, and the top cross-piece will have a hidden recess for the drop-down screen (to hang in front of my 52" HDTV).
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12/14/08 at 5:51am