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post #61 of 345
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Yeah but...Chief had drawings from JVC (we all did). As far as I know the drawings are accurate.

But, it is what it is. So, unless complaining about this helps makes things better the next time, it isn't going to help anybody. All we consumers can do is put the usual pressure on Chief or another ceiling mount manufacturer to come up with a compatible mount. I was ready to order the Chief mount today, so I'm actually glad this came to light before I ordered.

i am guessing that Chief probably doesnt want to go based on technical drawings because they cant be sure that's how the projector will be manufactured. JVC may not upgrade their drawings if something is moved 1/16 of an inch because for the most part it wont make a difference to anyone, but a 1/16 inch difference in the hole placement can make a big difference for Chief. In other words, they want an actual projector in house before they make a new design.

Having said that, I dont remember there being any time delay with the RS1 and RS20 came out
post #62 of 345
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Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

Chris. From those numbers I would gather the first is for the RPA mount with a custom plate for the JVC, the custom plate being the SLB281. and the mount sold together with the SLB 281 plate being called the RPA281. I would also assume the SLB281 plate will work with any RPA or RPM mount out there and fr those who have a RPM or RPA-U, you would use the plate instead of the small universal plate holding the spider arms. Of course with the dedicated plate one would not use the spider arms either.

Hi Mark,

You are correct. The SLB281 is a custom plate specific to the JVC DLA-X3, X7, X9, RS40, RS50, RS60.

Chief also confirmed to me that the pricing for the complete mount with custom plate will be the same price as the RPAU universal mount.

The SLB will be compatible with any RPA mount. Not sure about RPM mounts. No spider arms needed.

Chris
post #63 of 345
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Originally Posted by Daniel Hutnicki View Post

i am guessing that Chief probably doesnt want to go based on technical drawings because they cant be sure that's how the projector will be manufactured. JVC may not upgrade their drawings if something is moved 1/16 of an inch because for the most part it wont make a difference to anyone, but a 1/16 inch difference in the hole placement can make a big difference for Chief. In other words, they want an actual projector in house before they make a new design.

Having said that, I dont remember there being any time delay with the RS1 and RS20 came out

That is exactly right. Fact is that drawings can have mistakes, and in no way would a company mass produce a plate without for sure dry fitting it...that would be an expensive mistake for sure if it were wrong.

Nevertheless...it stinks.
post #64 of 345
I just got off the phone with Chief technical support and if you are one of the few that have already purchased your RPMAU(SLBU) kit then you are welcome to call Chief and they will be happy to work out a solution for you in the immediacy. They were very customer focused and I'm happy with the work around they provided me.
post #65 of 345
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Originally Posted by krichter1 View Post

I just got off the phone with Chief technical support and if you are one of the few that have already purchased your RPMAU(SLBU) kit then you are welcome to call Chief and they will be happy to work out a solution for you in the immediacy. They were very customer focused and I'm happy with the work around they provided me.

So, what, they gonna kill you if you tell us what their solution is?
You got some 'splainin to do Lucy........
post #66 of 345
Will do.
post #67 of 345
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Originally Posted by krichter1 View Post

No offense Mike but from that pic that mount looks a little "light in the loafers". You sure that thing will support a heavy PJ like the JVC's?? Sam said it's like lifting a dead body!

LOL none taken, I don't see how it would be structurally weaker than the newer chief mount. They are still holding the legs by 1 bolt. We'll see.
post #68 of 345
I hope it works buddy!!
post #69 of 345
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Originally Posted by cdeutsch View Post

Hi Mark,

You are correct. The SLB281 is a custom plate specific to the JVC DLA-X3, X7, X9, RS40, RS50, RS60.

Chief also confirmed to me that the pricing for the complete mount with custom plate will be the same price as the RPAU universal mount.

The SLB will be compatible with any RPA mount. Not sure about RPM mounts. No spider arms needed.

Chris

OK. Here is more detail from Chief this afternoon:

If you currently own an RPA, the interface you will need is the SLB281.

If you currently own an RPMA, the interface you will need is the SLM281.

If you are looking at buying a complete mount/interface kit, your choices are:

RPA281

or

RPMA281
RPMB281
RPMC281

The RPMs differ in the keys for the locks.

I hope this makes sense.

Chris
post #70 of 345
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Originally Posted by krichter1 View Post

I just got off the phone with Chief technical support and if you are one of the few that have already purchased your RPMAU(SLBU) kit then you are welcome to call Chief and they will be happy to work out a solution for you in the immediacy. They were very customer focused and I'm happy with the work around they provided me.

i just purchased my RPA-U mount in september (3 months), did they give you any indication that they would be willing to supply this work around free of charge?

i assume the work around is the new plate?
post #71 of 345
When the 281 is made available just call Chief to make arrangements to keep you happy.


post #72 of 345
Wrong. You are probably unhappy that what you have doesn`t fit without drilling. When the fitting plate comes out and you get one, then you will be happy. The exchange will make you happy, not keep you happy.
post #73 of 345
I have a Chief RPM-184 which I am using for my RS1. Will I just need the SLM281 bracket for my RS40 when it arrives?
post #74 of 345
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Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

Wrong. You are probably unhappy that what you have doesn`t fit without drilling. When the fitting plate comes out and you get one, then you will be happy. The exchange will make you happy, not keep you happy.

+1

i knew there was a reason i liked you.

i paid a lot of money for this mount (compared to other mounts on the market). so, i'm not happy that i have to wait for a solution plate and go through the hassle of asking for one.

that being said, if chief does offer this plate free of charge, then yes i will be happy.
post #75 of 345
Yes. Your bracket is a set comprised of a RPM and a SLM184. You just replace the SLM184 part with a SLM281 part.
post #76 of 345
I just keep posting and sooner or later just by sheer numbers I am bound to post something somebody will like.
post #77 of 345
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Originally Posted by krichter1 View Post

I hope it works buddy!!

The RS40 only weighs about 6 more pounds than an RS1 which worked fine with my current mount so it SHOULD be ok lol.
post #78 of 345
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Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

Wrong. You are probably unhappy that what you have doesn`t fit without drilling. When the fitting plate comes out and you get one, then you will be happy. The exchange will make you happy, not keep you happy.

Thank you for the clarification Professor Haflich. Now go make me happy and get us some info on PJ shipping timelines (you do know your JVC reps number don't you??)!


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Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

I just keep posting and sooner or later just by sheer numbers I am bound to post something somebody will like.


Good to see you are the ever optimist. It's gotta happen someday! Never give up buddy!
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post #79 of 345
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Originally Posted by aztech View Post

+1

i knew there was a reason i liked you.

i paid a lot of money for this mount (compared to other mounts on the market). so, i'm not happy that i have to wait for a solution plate and go through the hassle of asking for one.

that being said, if chief does offer this plate free of charge, then yes i will be happy.

Iks-Nay on the ee-Fray!

You need to call Chief to get the replacement of your 184 as long as you have proof you already had one prior to the announcement of them not being compatible. If you don't already own one and now know they won't work, you'll have to wait for the 281 to be released (unless of course someone has found a workable mount like possibly Mike's). That's what I was told.

If you buy one now to drill and use until the 281 is released at the end of the year, you'll have to call to work out your own deal.

Kevin


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post #80 of 345
All this mounting talk of mounting issues, is amounting to a mountainous and mounting headache...
post #81 of 345
Let's hope it doesn't turn into the Mountainous thread like the old one (that would be bad!).
post #82 of 345
Do we know for a fact that the Omnimount 3N1-PJT DOESN'T work?

I know some reach is lost if the mount points are not in a square, but 503mm of span gives a good bit of room for manoeuvre.
post #83 of 345
It would nice if a link was provided that actually showed the specs. What are they?
post #84 of 345
I see they have "pro" version as well but that doesn't even show max extension length anywhere.
post #85 of 345
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Originally Posted by krichter1 View Post

It would nice if a link was provided that actually showed the specs. What are they?

I guess from the second comment that you found it, but if anyone else is looking:

http://www.omnimount.com/Product/Pro...ounts/3N1-PJT/
post #86 of 345
How are you guys securing the mount to the ceiling? My ceiling will be two sheets of 5/8 with green glue hanging from whisper clips.

Simple plywood on top of the sheetrock should be good for the 32lbs projector? I shouldn't screw the mount directly in the joist to keep the projector decoupled right? I don't want it to shake if kids are running on the floor overhead. Or does it matter?

How about bass in the theater room. Does this shake the projector?
post #87 of 345
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Originally Posted by PhatboyC View Post

How are you guys securing the mount to the ceiling? My ceiling will be two sheets of 5/8 with green glue hanging from whisper clips.

Simple plywood on top of the sheetrock should be good for the 32lbs projector? I shouldn't screw the mount directly in the joist to keep the projector decoupled right? I don't want it to shake if kids are running on the floor overhead. Or does it matter?

How about bass in the theater room. Does this shake the projector?

Yes, if you went through the trouble of decoupling your ceiling, you definitely do not want to drill into the stud. I use these with no problem:

http://www.anchorco.com/images/bm6Lg.jpg

http://www.toggler.com/products/snaptoggle/overview.php
post #88 of 345
The technical drawings are correct.

The Unicol mount I bought in the UK with custom X3/X7/X9 plate (called an RSU) works perfectly.

It wasn't the cheapest option but I am glad I did go with this because otherwise my projector wouldn't be up on the ceiling at all!
post #89 of 345
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Originally Posted by Mikenificent1 View Post

Some good news, I think. I have the older Chief RPAU mount. It has adjustable "feet" at the end of each leg. If you reverse them like I did in the pic, there is more than enough span for the RS40's mounting holes (11.41" by 13.26"). I measured the mounting holes on the box and you can see it fits fine. The only possible issue is if the mounting screws will fit in the slots. If not, I figured I could always drill or file them bigger. What do you think?

Sorry guys. I may have missed this on the thread but did this old version of the mount work or not? This is the one I currently have with my Chief RPMAU mount.


LL
post #90 of 345
Anthony. Neither the old RPMU one or the new one will work. You will need the new SLM281 plate when it becomes available at the end of the month.
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