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I am close to purchasing the Epson HC6100...my first projector!! I just had some questions regarding the mounting.


For those that have shelf mounted their projector, what did you use for the shelf? The 6100 is quite large (~14" deep) and the deepest shelf material I can find is 12".


Secondly, is there some sort of formula or something to determine the projected image cone?? What I mean is...based on throw distance, lens height, screen height, lens shift, etc...can I determine the correct mounting location to prevent someone from blocking the image if they were standing up? Is that clear as mud?


Appreciate any help. Very excited to get into the realm of home theater projectors.
 

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1) Why not just buy some brackets and a cut a piece of wood to size? You don't even need the tools. You can simply buy the wood at the local hardware store and have them cut it for you.


2) Yes, you can do the calculations. I learned from some tables and stuff posted around the net. I would recommend perusing the manual for all the appropriate numbers. They may even give you some examples illustrating the max and min angles, etc. I'm finally glad I took geometry in high school.
 

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I agree that simple shelf supports or brackets or whatever you want to call them can be had cheap, cheap to support most any depth of shelf.


Our PJ sits approx. 60 inches high from the floor. Works great.


Yes, if someone walks in front of the projector they will pass through the image throw but anytime anyone walks in front of a screen that is likely to happen.


In our personal experience the K.I.S.S. solution for locating a projector is always a shelf mount.

goodluck - our shelf took practically no time and was easy, easy.
 

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I found metal shelf brackets at Home Depot that are 18.5" long. They simply "click" into the metal tracking that Home Depot sells as well. For the actual shelf I got lucky because I have some leftover glass around my house from another project. Just so happened I had a piece that was just the right size.
 

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My concern with the image throw is because we will do a fair amount of gaming with the projector. Wii sports, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, etc will likely have people standing to play. I really don't want to move furniture every time we play so someone is not blocking the image.
 

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My concern with the image throw is because we will do a fair amount of gaming with the projector. Wii sports, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, etc will likely have people standing to play. I really don't want to move furniture every time we play so someone is not blocking the image.

Are you using a fixed screen or a roll up screen? My projector sits on an adjustable height shelf so I can raise it up higher, but we usually don't. I do raise the screen if we are using the Wii and use the lens shift to shift the image up. Kids do not have any problems. I am six foot and as long as I do not stand center of the screen it is not a problem. I am just outside the projected cone.
 

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I was planning on using a ~100" fixed screen mounted ~30" off the floor. I did some calculations and I think I may be ok. For some reason, I did not think about standing to the sides will get one out of the projected cone as well.
That will help as well.
 
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