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I found I have a need to still have my standard Plasma TV in my theater room...you cannot play the Wii or do exercise tapes in my room because you block the projector. Yeah, I should have realize that from the get go...but lessons learned.
So...on that note, I started looking into a myriad of ways to put the TV in the room yet also have it NOT in the way. Most have been so horribly expensive I gave up on them.
Then I found this thread:
Big...you will see your own post in that thread with a great idea. It is this:
I think you could configure a sliding ceiling mount with sliding door hardware:
You can buy this kit with up to a 8 ft track:
The TV weighs about 100 pounds, but the slider can hold 200 pound doors...so I am good. The weight gets spread along the path as well. I would buy (1) 6 foot long track, (4) rollers, and (2) track stops...$77 before shipping and such. I already own screws to affix it to the ceiling, and paint to make it black.
My question is, how do I attach it to something that can rotate. I can easily source a TV extension pole to make connect to the rollers - and a long flat plate to spread out the weight.
I want to place the TV against the side wall, with a picture covering the TV so it looks nice and is not reflective. I want to then remove the picture, pull the TV away from the side wall, then turn it 90 degrees to face the seats.
There is much win in this, with little money spent. I am excited but need that one last step. Any ideas?
Edited by cybrsage - 6/11/12 at 3:57pm