When I got my AE-2000 last summer, I avoided using an inverted mount because of the problem documented on this thread where one or more of the three color filters would slide out of position because the tops of the fiter brackets (when mounted right-side up) were not metal like the other three sides but were simply a piece of tape across the open edge. Turn the projector upside down and the tape is now all that's fighting gravity. Heat the tape - by using the projector! - and a filter may slide out of position.
I decided instead to mount it right-side up. Little did I know that I was also, by this simple ruse, avoiding the other common problem: dust blobs, which RandomEngy
has now correlated with inverted mounting as well!
On page 112 of this thread, in post 3338, you'll see the simple, cheap, and easy solution I found: wire-frame shelving, sold by many hardware stores and home decorating places under the name Metro (mine is actually a similar brand that looks just like it but has dimensions just different enough that the parts don't interchange). The assembly is simple: the corners of each shelf are hollow cylinders with inner dimensions a little larger than the diameter of the four poles it sits on. Each pole has a groove every inch or so along its length. A pair of plastic pieces that look like Darth Vader's helmet fit around the pole. They have a ridge that seats into the groove, and their outer diameter is narrower on top than the hole in the corner of the pole, widening enough as it goes down so that at the bottom it is too wide to fit into the hole. The weight of the shelf thus squeezes the two plastic pieces together, wedging the ridge firmly into the groove. It is rated to support 60 pounds per shelf - a lot more than the projector weighs!
To readjust the height of a corner of the shelf, you hammer upwards on it from below to lift it off of the plastic shells, freeing them from the pole, so they can be aligned with a different groove.
The poles simply stand on the floor. They have rounded rubber bottoms, which are threaded for fine height adjustment. You need to use at least two shelves (I have my second one at the bottom) to make the structure form a rigid rectangle. It costs $50-$100 for the poles + shelves, and assembles in about 15 minutes.
Here's a link to the post I made with photos of my setup, focusing on the shelving, and showing the ceramic tiles I had lying around that I put under the projector's feet so they wouldn't slip between the wires (anything similar would work): http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post14444130
PS The photos show my amplifier under the projector. That worked until I lowered the projector to shoot upwards under an underhang between the projector and the screen instead of down from behind it - this let me put the image a few inches higher up on the wall.
The problem was that the projector ended up only about an inch over the amplifier, which kept losing one of its channels from a bad solder joint caused by heat prostration a few weeks later!
Now I have my disk player - which doesn't need as much ventilation - under the projector, and I keep the amplifier off to the side!