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Prior to upgrading to a 4k model, I had an older JVC projector ceiling mounted with a Panamorph lens sled to move the UH480 in and out of place when needed. For the first several weeks of owning an NX7 projector, I left it shelf mounted while I was testing it and exclusively used the Zoom Method for CIH with no lens.
This past weekend, I finally moved the projector up to the ceiling mount. Although the NX7 will fit on the old sled mounting plate, the projector is much larger than older JVC models and extends further forward. The only way to attach the lens is to fit it inside the projector's lens recess. Although this works, it means that I can no longer slide it in and out of place. It has to be a permanent installation.
I haven't put the lens on yet. I will try to test that sometime during the next week, and make my determination about whether the UH480 works well with a 4k projector or not.
This projector works great even with Zoom Method, so I won't feel too disappointed if I decide not to keep the lens. Selling the lens would help me to recoup some of the cost of the projector. However, if I go that route, I'll have to unmount the projector again and put up a different plate so that I can sell the slide as well. That's a little frustrating (this projector is heavy!!), but I knew what I was getting into when I put it up this weekend.
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