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I've been trying to think of a way to hide a LT150 under a coffee table an I came accross these tables (see link) I'm thinking you could mount it to the underside of the top and open it for movies, seems to me it would help with the fan noise a bit and keep some of the dust off of it as well as saving you the trouble of doing a ceiling mount. when you are not watching movies you just close it and I dissapears. I know with out zoom that placement would be critical but I did some measuring and it looks like it would work to me. Any thoughts??


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I don't think this would be that beneficial as once you've raised it up, noise is not hushed and it's near face level. I have a table similar to this and I raise it up to write a letter. It's close to chest level when sitting on couch. Plus you also run a risk of tipping table (balance is off when lid is open) or jarring PJ when lid shuts accidentally or intentionally. It also loves to pinch fingers (especially kids). Having PJ moving up and down may be a hassle for wires and cables too. Plus you have no where to put your feet as it's raised up to chest level. It may be better to get a $100 regular coffee table with a pull-out drawer. Take the drawer out and project through drawer opening. Some mount PJ lower than table lip to project from under the lip. This way you can still use your table and it will do a better job of hushing as sound is directed down towards floor instead up in your face. If you really want to hide your PJ then you can take the drawer face off and attach the drawer face into the drawer opening using hinges. This way you have a stylish door that you can open to use PJ and close to hide it (magnet latches can hold door closed). Just a thought :)
 

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No. Due to my short room (14 feet), I have mine on back wall above my head on shelf shooting downward in table top mode (to minimize noise) with some vertical keystoning. I correct this keystoning by pulling bottom of screen about 12" from wall using bungie cords and dumbells (5#).


I was just brainstorming as I stared at my coffee table which is similar to the one you were contemplating to buy.
 

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I used to own a fliptop coffee table like this one, it is a very nice one. The lid flips down to coffeetable level when not in use, but easily flips up to full table level (For TV dinners, pizza, keyboards, writing, etc)

http://www.marky.com/hometheater/pdrm0223.jpg http://www.marky.com/hometheater/mpdrm0223.jpg

(Click for large size version)


It's also useful for HTPC use, whenever you want to use a keyboard for Internet, etc.


Highly recommended, but not for housing a projector.
 
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