Originally Posted by Project H
Btw in what use cases would an extension pole be necessary?
Vaulted Ceilings......some might be quite high ! 8350 at 12' high.
.....really, if by "pole" you simply mean a "solid pole" assembly over 8" like the square channel variety shown, the sole purpose is to bring the Projector within a specified required height / position in relationship with the "Top Edge" of the Screen.
The 8350 has a range of Vertical Shift that ranks among the largest in the Industry...if not indeed "the" largest. Almost 2 full Picture heights (...if the Lens is approx. centered on the screen...) So in many cases, Lens Shift can do the job of positioning the Image on / within the Screen's parameters while the PJ can be optimally placed for "cosmetic reasons". Up....and away.
But that represents a perfect world.situations. Ceilings that are 12' to 14' high are not tractable locations for placement if only because even routine maintenance chores become issues. Almost every PJ on any Ceiling has what constitutes as a "drop". be it 3" or 30".
The examples I show use 1.5" i.d. Schedule 40 PVC and Threaded Couplings to match up with a Mount that also has a 1.5 " NPT Threaded Hole.
If you gotta "drop" any distance at all, being able to hide the HDMI / 110 ac supply line in a real "Tube" makes for a clean, attractive installation that almost any Wife can wrap herself around.
.......and I'm talkin' "Tube"...not Pole.
Does it take a bit more effort? Yeah...but it looks so good. Does it cost a little bit more? Yeah....but for about $60-$70.00 more, it looks so good. Can just about anyone do it? Absolutely....I do.
When budget PJs are in play, many cannot / do not want to spend 1/10th the amount of a PJ on a higher quality Mount. And the market is full of Mounts for 39.95 to 69.95 that are simply sections of Steel Channel, Nuts & Bolts.
They are not attractive. Have no Cable management to speak of. But it's a testimonial to how badly people want the "Big Picture" that as far as gettin' the thing hung....anything that works is just alright.
.......until the Significant "Other" throws a fit!
That's why I roll like I do.
A clean installation simply eliminates one of the oft expressed comments from the Skirt Set.
"I don't want that thing hanging there !"
Oooooh. Gives me chills.
Don't think I'm dissin' your choice! For any angled Ceiling app, that assembly shown is a good, inexpensive choice. The Peerless / Chief products to do the same would total over $250.00. In those cases, I'd have to have a real need to go with their Hardware just to be able to run my cables down a Pipe.