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I'm looking for a way to hide my new projector in a coffee table (wall mounting is not an option) when it's not in use...and I don't want to set it up every time. I've looked for lifts, etc and can't find anything that's not mucho $$$. Then I found an ad for a Lift Top Coffee Table (see attachments). Does anyone think this could work with the projector mounted under the top so it would drop down into the hole when the top is lowered? I haven't seen one in person yet but hope to make it to some local furniture stores this weekend.


BTW, I have a Sharp DT-300.


Thanks!!


 

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I dont see why it wouldn't as long as it fits in the hole. That is a really good idea and I may look into this as well. Let me know if you find any and what the dimensions are on the hole.


Also have to think about how you are going to route the vid cable if you are looking at permanent installation.
 

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Check out this thread . Some people in the same situation as you have already pondered the idea and/or implemented it :) Some worried about the family cat being stuck in the one you're thinkin of using though. :eek:
 

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I think this is a good idea, but I wouldn't want to risk an expensive piece of equipment on a coffee table. You might kick over a can of pop when you put your feet up, but at least it'll dry fast with the fan constantly blowing hot air :)
 

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I've seen several threads similar to this the past 3 years. I never really followed them though to see how they worked out.
 

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MY coffee table would work great for that as the opening under the top is the size of the whole table. You would also want to make sure that the mechanism for the top moving is "stiff" and that the top would hold in place when moved. My table is very stiff and would work. I believe the manufacturer is "hooker" furniture. Table was about $400 and is very solid and looks great. I will try to find out the name for sure if you are interested.
 

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The only problem is see with that idea is the fact that you are going to have to be looking over a rather high table to the screen...not to mention, where the heck are you going to put your feet up on?
 

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I also thought about using the lift mechanism from a sewing machine cabinet (see attached image) mounted in a coffee table. This would be really cool but unfortunately the mechanism is too big (a little over 19" tall).
 

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You said wall mounting is not an option, why not ceiling mount?
 

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For me the problem would be that any flat surface in the house is always covered by a pile of junk. Thus I would first have to move a couple of handfuls of stuff whenever I wanted to open the lid and use the PJ.


But it seems to me, with the right projector (short throw and offset adjustment that allows mounting below the screen) it would work. But, it seems seems to me it would be simpler to use a solid topped table, then you could just mount the PJ to the underside of the table and not need a lid.
 
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