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$1000 for ceiling mount or $2000 for NX7 instead of NX5?

My theater room was built for mounting an NX5 behind the back wall 21 feet from a 135” 16:9 screen with 1.1 gain in a black room. Helpful commenters suggested I explore a ceiling mount closer to the screen for more brightness. I just learned that would cost $1000. Would I be better off upgrading to an NX7 for $2000 instead?
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I would choose the RS2000/N7 over a RS1000/NX5 every day of the week. If it cost $1000 to reconfigure and move the mount, I personally would just leave it. Probably would not notice too much of a difference moving it forward unless it's an easy fix.
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My theater room was built for mounting an NX5 behind the back wall 21 feet from a 135” 16:9 screen with 1.1 gain in a black room. Helpful commenters suggested I explore a ceiling mount closer to the screen for more brightness. I just learned that would cost $1000. Would I be better off upgrading to an NX7 for $2000 instead?
I'd buy the NX7 also but then mount it in the correct spot, about 14 feet from your screen. Why is this costing $1000? No one is spending that kind of money on a mount. Why not get a local handy man to build you a mount shelf? I think I paid a guy around $150 for this.



I'll never have to buy a mount again. I can just slide any projector up here.
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What all has to be done, to move the projector closer?
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He says "We'd have to retrofit a few wires for power, HDMI video, and control to the ceiling location where we'd have the projector location. That will run about an additional $600, plus the ceiling mount for those are around $400."
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He says "We'd have to retrofit a few wires for power, HDMI video, and control to the ceiling location where we'd have the projector location. That will run about an additional $600, plus the ceiling mount for those are around $400."
Ceiling plate, drop tube and mount should be less than $250 to purchase. If you have access above the ceiling, it is not that difficult to relocate the wires there, but if I was an electrician coming out to do the work, I could see charging $400 to do this.
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I would just stick with the nx5 if you have a dedicated room. I was in the same boat as a dealer and spoke with one of the top calibrators in the country and he said based on his experience there wasn’t enough of a reason to pay the extra money for the nx7. More than happy with my nx5 after being calibrated.

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If you have a dedicated room, that is more of a reason to upgrade from the RS1000/NX5 to the RS2000/N7. It's not as dramatic pricewise as going up to the RS3000/NX9, which is double the cost of the RS2000/N7.
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I am throwing 24’ with my NX5 on a 133” 2.40. Panamorph paladin lens and SI screen. I’m not sure a few feet forward will be terribly beneficial let alone a more expensive JVC as far as brightness is concerned.
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If you have a dedicated room that's totally black anyway, you can just run that cabling along the ceiling coming out of where it's at now 6 feet forward to where the projector is at and hide it with a painted black channel. You'd probably never see it. My room is a pitch black cave and I have cables hidden along the sides of the walls. No one can even see them. Plus this is not a permanent install you could undo it at anytime if you hated it.

I ran a black CAT5 cable along the baseboard, up the black wall, and up to the projector for IP control no one can see that either. I'm sure you'll benefit more from the increased lumens of moving forward vs the occasional seeing the black cover of cables when the lights are on and the projector is off. Of course if this is a living room, forget what I said. The cosmetics will matter a lot.

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If you have a dedicated room that's totally black anyway, you can just run that cabling along the ceiling coming out of where it's at now 6 feet forward to where the projector is at and hide it with a painted black channel. You'd probably never see it. My room is a pitch black cave and I have cables hidden along the sides of the walls. No one can even see them. Plus this is not a permanent install you could undo it at anytime if you hated it.
That's a great point! Can always get a longer power cord, just make sure its the proper gauge wire.......
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