Ok, I've calmed down and much less stressed. Going to mount the screen so that the bottom is 22" from the floor. That leaves 9" from top of screen to ceiling. Should be able to make it work, I hope. Now the question is if I can get the box or the longest item in the box down the stairs. Stupid right/left type turn from the floor above the basement down the stairs to the basement. Not stressing it though. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
As for the mount, I'm going to take AV's advice and get the Chief. At this poing there's no sense cheapening out. I'm confused how it mounts to the ceiling. Below is a pic of the mount:
Does it need some pipe like thing to go in the top which is then screwed into the ceiling or do we just use four screws in the visible holes and screw/mount onto the ceiling? Would it be advisible to get the custom plate and what exactly would i need to get? Looked on the Chief site but not sure what it is.
For projector placement I am going to mount it at like 11'2" from the screen. That is 7" from the farthest of the throw range scale of 9'-11'9" but allows a different projector to be mounted at the same location and just use a lot of zoom to get it to work. I can always move it back if I deem it necessary. At 11'2" the W0170 will be using 1.05 zoom. Am I good?
The joists run across the ceiling and from what I can tell they're at 16" apart. I'm likely off in my measurement as witnessed in previous measuring attempts. All cables are 30ft so I should have some room for slack. Worse case I'll have to run longer ones if the need arises.
Still confused as to where to put the outlet and cables. From what I gather the proejctor will need to go at like 62" off the left wall (looking at the screen) since the lens will be like 2" to the right of centre (64") when turned over. Do I put the outlet at 60" off the right wall or should it be in the high 50" range (57-59 inch)? How many inches behind 11'2" should it go?
Been working on decluttering the room. Got all AV equipment out other than the TV, which will be the last thing to go and it wont got until screen and projector are ready to be installed. Lots of boxes and bags full of crap. It's amazing how much stuff you accumulate over the years. More to get ready over the next couple week.to be junked outta here.
Lighting question. What kind of dimmers can I use to enable dimming via PC, iphone or harmony one remote? I found this Lutron dimmer
at HD but I can only use one in the room so only one zone. If I had two they would both operate at the same frequency so all lights would dim.
Thanks as always