or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP › I need help choosing a Wall Mount for Optoma HD33
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I need help choosing a Wall Mount for Optoma HD33

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hello,

Please I need your help.

I am looking for a black Wall Mount for Optoma HD33

Is that suitable?
http://www.amazon.com/Projector-Ceiling-17-3-Inch-Adjustable-Extension/dp/B00155RH28

I don't know what they mean 12.8 to 17.3-Inch ....

Any help?

Thanks
post #2 of 22
Dunno.

I can promise you that THIS "Universal" mount does not work with Optomas in the universe in which I live.
post #3 of 22
The numbers are for the length of the extension drop from the ceiling.

If you're installing the mount shown in your link, you must have REALLY high ceilings.

With the Optomas the projector gets mounted at approximately the same height as the top of the screen. (Assuming you are mounting it upside down on a ceiling. If you were setting it on a table or something, it would get placed parallel to the bottom edge of the screen.)

For instance, my basement ceiling is seven foot, four inches high, I have my screen pushed way up on the wall to maximize sightlines, I HAVE A RECESSED BOX IN THE CEILING with my power and HDMI outlet, and my 8 inch (minimum) mount is still about 3/4 of an inch too long. I keystone a little and have to square it out with the Optoma settings.
post #4 of 22
Here you can see my "too long mount" on an Optoma.

post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
cshawnmcdonald,
Your theater room looks very beautiful. You did not think to hide the cables in the ceiling? smile.gif

Anyway, I have created a quick panoramic picture of my room I hope that help to understand the situation.

post #6 of 22
Yes I did. At some point the cables have to get from the ceiling to the projector.

post #7 of 22
Oh. Okay. You did say "wall mount" but those are rather uncommon. I incorrectly assumed that you meant ceiling mount.


Something like this, then. Right?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10911&cs_id=1091103&p_id=8804&seq=1&format=2
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cshawnmcdonald View Post

Oh. Okay. You did say "wall mount" but those are rather uncommon. I incorrectly assumed that you meant ceiling mount.
Something like this, then. Right?
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10911&cs_id=1091103&p_id=8804&seq=1&format=2

Exactly like this but this mount has 4 screws while Optoma HD33 has only 3 screws.
post #9 of 22
Keep in mind that you Optoma absolutely must be mounted no closer than 12 ft from your 110 inch screen and no farther away than 14 ft, four inches.

Otherwise it will never focus.


http://www.projectorcentral.com/Optoma-HD33-projection-calculator-pro.htm?haveflashipromise
post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freaky011 View Post

Exactly like this but this mount has 4 screws while Optoma HD33 has only 3 screws.

1. Those legs are removable. So you could modify it to three legs easily. But that won't help you because...

2. The top of the Optoma where the holes mount has some irregularities that are a major pain-in-the-ass for matching up with mounts.

3. Here's what I did:

a. I removed ALL the legs from the monoprice mount, leaving the circle plate (it looks almost exactly like the mounting plate for a ceiling fan or a ceiling light fixture)

b. I bought a simple square sheet metal piece that you'd use to cover an electrical gang box.

c. I drilled three holes in the gang box cover to match the holes in the top of the Optoma.

d. I drilled three more holes in the gang cover to match the big groves in the circular plate on the monoprice mount.

e. I ran three wingnut screws upwards from the gang plate to the circular plate on the mount (Which also ends up giving you a LOT of adjustment potential)

f. I ran three M3 diameter screws down from the gang plate/mounting plate circle into the Optoma.

Bingo. Solution cost me less than $3 and took less than 20 minutes to drill and assemble.
Edited by cshawnmcdonald - 10/8/12 at 2:39pm
post #11 of 22
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cshawnmcdonald View Post


You are very creative!

Do you think this mount will cause the same problem you described in your last reply?

http://www.amazon.com/Projector-Ceiling-17-3-Inch-Adjustable-Extension/dp/B00155RH28/ref=sr_1_13?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349733953&sr=1-13&keywords=projector+wall+mount

It is a peerless wall mount.

more details:
http://www.peerlessmounts.com/dyn/Products/BrowseProduct.aspx/tn/316/u/t/categoryID/193
post #13 of 22
I have my hd3300 wall mounted and I am using this mount purchased from the same eBay seller. I have been happy with it and is lockable and sturdy. The picture shows grey but the mount is black .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Secure-Locakable-Universal-Projector-Wall-Mount-/190344909661?pt=US_Projector_Mounts_Stands&hash=item2c5170d35d

Hope this helps and good luck!
post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freaky011 View Post

Do you think this mount will cause the same problem you described in your last reply?

Brother... I'm tellin' ya. You're going through the same hassle that cost me inches off my hairline last year. Almost NONE of the people selling mounts show a closeup picture of the actual mounting plate.

Almost NONE of the people selling mounts offer a compatibility chart for projector models.

I can't see the mounting plate any better than you can, so I have no idea. Nobody likes the idea of buying blind, but that's where you are at. Best Buy sells Optomas, but they don't sell Optoma mounts. If you search the Interwebs for "Optoma Wall Mounts, "you only get results for generic wall mounts. I know. I feel your pain.

Now you understand why when I saw the word "Universal" in the monoprice description, I threw my hat into the air like Mary Tyler Moore and did the happy dance... And I kept dancing until the package arrived... Right up until the profanity clinic that ensued when I discovered "Universal" wasn't really "Universal" and the monoprice.com Customer Service department was one airbag deployment away from being full, pants-on-head retarded.

Sigh.

BLWTX's mount looks awesome! And a great price, too! Again, because we have Optomas, we have to be keenly aware of the throw distance. BLWTX's mount has no length extension adjustment, so that back wall of your room would have to be exactly 12-14 feet from the screen.

Good luck. Soldier, I wish you well.
post #15 of 22
Yaknow, looking at the closeups of the spider arms on the model you are looking at, Freaky, there's no way those arms work. The triangle of mounting holes are under the center plate and, unlike the monoprice, those spider arms won't double back under the plate.

But again, you are $3 and 20 minutes from taking off the arms and making your own "middleware" that binds the projector to the mount.
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cshawnmcdonald View Post

Yaknow, looking at the closeups of the spider arms on the model you are looking at, Freaky, there's no way those arms work. The triangle of mounting holes are under the center plate and, unlike the monoprice, those spider arms won't double back under the plate.
But again, you are $3 and 20 minutes from taking off the arms and making your own "middleware" that binds the projector to the mount.

Thanks brother.
I will wait for package arrival.
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
I am pleased to tell you that the mount was appropriate. Optoma HD33 has been successfully wall-mounted .



product: http://www.amazon.com/Projector-Ceiling-17-2IN-25-2IN-Adjustable-Extension/dp/B00155RH32

I am satisfied from hiding cables. I also like more the installation on the wall instead of the ceiling.
post #18 of 22
That cool, never seen one of those before and might come in handy for my project. To cshawn, great DIY spirit- it can drive you nuts but I always enjoy a succesful DIY solution (don't ask about the 99% that weren't lol)

Jeremy
post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freaky011 View Post

I am pleased to tell you that the mount was appropriate. Optoma HD33 has been successfully wall-mounted .



WHOOOOO!!!! Looks great, Freaky. Congrats.
post #20 of 22
Glad to see things worked out for you!!!

Enjoy your projector biggrin.gif:D
post #21 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thank you all smile.gif
post #22 of 22
This is a very helpful and detailed thread! Is this Peerless mount adjustable? Meaning does it have a mechanism within the mounting spider that allows one to slightly adjust the vertical or horizontal angles at which the project sits?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP › I need help choosing a Wall Mount for Optoma HD33