Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves
Okay since this will be my first projector and first projector install, since the lens is offset from center what would you recommend is the easiest way to go about installing this projector?
I would assume you would start with the screen first (in my case dead center of the room) and then from there go about mounting the projector, would you want to install it to the ceiling mount and then say have a friend hold it focus it in and what not until its crystal clear and the image is centered to the screen and then make marks on the ceiling and go about installing it or is there an easier way?
I plan to get the low profile Mustang mount.
I have always mounted the projector first, established the image location and size on the wall, then install the screen at that position. With the projector mounted first, you can display the test grid pattern to level and rotate for proper positioning. Having a friend try and hold the projector still would be VERY challenging.
I measure the distance to the center of the screen, then transfer the measurement to the ceiling location from a common side wall. The lens offset from center is 2.66" that you have to account for (ASSUMING you attach the mount at dead center). The Mustang mount provides about 2 3/4" side to side movement so you can fine tune the projector AFTER the screen is installed if need be. I purchased a Carada screen and the mount style allows the screen to be slid horizontally (if you miss the mark).
This stuff can get VERY tricky, so measure and remeasure frequently.