Originally Posted by zich
Has anyone figured out how to mount this on a shelf upside-down? I have a shelf behind my viewing area that's at the perfect height, but I would have to sit it on it upside down. Too bad it didn't come with feet on the top of it!
There are many different ways to do it, I have mounted uneven projectors upside down before.
1) The Rig Method = Turn the PJ upside down, then use CD cases, books, wadded paper, rubber, whatever you find to balance the projector and to get it at the correct level height. Obviously this has several disadvantages being it is not as stable and it won't look clean.
2) The Custom Board Mount Method = Take 3-4 pieces of wood cut to the proper dimensions, attach the first board to the mounting holes on the bottom, attach the second board and third board to create sides. Attach the 4th board to the 2 sides. Buy some projector wheels online or something comparable and drill them into the board. You now have a flat surface with wheels. I have seen people do this, but it can look quite ugly. You also have to make sure you leave holes for the cooling and fans, or do it so that the fans are not blocked.
3) The Below Shelf Mount Method = You can buy a mount that attaches to a shelf so that the projector sits underneath the shelf, or if you have to put the projector on top / above the shelf, then I believe they actually also make mounts that can sit flush on the shelf and pivot enough to invert themselves. I believe in this last case the type of mount is still a wall mount, but one with 3 arms or a completely pivotable adjustment. Some wall mounts can be converted to "inverted shelf mounts" by adding an extra adjustable arm or pipe.
4) Mounted to Wall above Shelf Method = If there is WALL behind the shelf or if you were planning on mounting the PJ on the top shelf anyway, a better option is to buy a wall mount and attach it to the the wall near the shelf so the projector sits above the shelf, and use the wall mount like it was intended. In many cases, the projector will still look like it's sitting on the shelf if you want to mount it near-flush, or it will appear it is sitting just above the shelf.Edited by coderguy - 9/6/13 at 7:03pm