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   I am interested in installing the Sony VPL-VW600ES to the back wall of the Home Theater. Does anyone know how close to the back wall I can get for ventilation? Can anyone suggest a good mount for a back wall application? Thanks much, Greg
 

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My 600 is hanging from a "Chief" wall mount. Its rear end is about 2 inches from the back wall. The vents on the back side are intake only, and there is intake on the front as well, so no worries.
 

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Originally Posted by Grhoffman  /t/1517497/sony-vpl-vw600es-mounting-distance-to-the-back-wall-wall-mount#post_24348491


Hi,

   I am interested in installing the Sony VPL-VW600ES to the back wall of the Home Theater. Does anyone know how close to the back wall I can get for ventilation? Can anyone suggest a good mount for a back wall application? Thanks much, Greg

Use a ceiling mount and place close to the back wall. I would probably allow 2" minimum. You can mount closer, but I think the fans will be working a little harder and noise will be a little higher.
 

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Hi Bweissman,

  Thank you for the valued input. What Chief mount are you using for the back wall? How high did you mount it, how far away are you and what size screen? I have a cross beam about eleven feet from the projector lens that is about eight feet up in the air projecting on a Stewart 235:1 with a 130 inch diagonal twenty three feet from the projector lens. I don't want to get light near it or the top of the couch in the middle of the room. Thanks much, Greg
 

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I didn't spec these items, my installer did. The ceiling of my room slopes down toward the back wall, so the top of the back wall seemed best. The Chief is the WMA2S Dual Stud Wall Mount, with a Peerless-AV PRGS-UNV coupler. The PJ is about 7 feet off the ground, upside-down of course.

 

My Stewart 2.35:1 screen is about 113 inches diag. I don't have the theater seats installed yet, but it is clear that anyone standing will cast a shadow. Maybe I'll add a Fasten Seat Belts sign to keep people from standing up. Going higher with the PJ doesn't seem to be a problem. There is no keystone adjustment, but the height adjustment seems to take care of that automatically.

 

The only troublesome adjustment is left-right swivel in order to get the top and bottom of the image perfectly horizontal. That's a manual adjustment, meaning I feel like I'm going to wreck it every time I put the lens cap on or off.
 

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Originally Posted by bweissman  /t/1517497/sony-vpl-vw600es-mounting-distance-to-the-back-wall-wall-mount#post_24372567


I didn't spec these items, my installer did. The ceiling of my room slopes down toward the back wall, so the top of the back wall seemed best. The Chief is the WMA2S Dual Stud Wall Mount, with a Peerless-AV PRGS-UNV coupler. The PJ is about 7 feet off the ground, upside-down of course.


My Stewart 2.35:1 screen is about 113 inches diag. I don't have the theater seats installed yet, but it is clear that anyone standing will cast a shadow. Maybe I'll add a Fasten Seat Belts sign to keep people from standing up. Going higher with the PJ doesn't seem to be a problem. There is no keystone adjustment, but the height adjustment seems to take care of that automatically.


The only troublesome adjustment is left-right swivel in order to get the top and bottom of the image perfectly horizontal. That's a manual adjustment, meaning I feel like I'm going to wreck it every time I put the lens cap on or off.

Unless you have to worry about someone touching the lens, then don't bother with the lens cap. The optics are coated with an anti-static coating, so dust does not stick to it much. Had projectors for many years, one projector that I still have is 7 years old. Never used a lens cover and have never had to clean the lens.


You can mount on a sloped ceiling. You would use this ceiling plate: http://www.chiefmfg.com/Products/CMA395
 

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The Chief mounts are RPA020 or RPMA020 for the 600.
This thread came up when searching for a mount for my Sony VPL-VW500ES projector, which I believe these mounts would work as well?

What is the difference between these two mounts and is one more suitable than the other?
 

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This thread came up when searching for a mount for my Sony VPL-VW500ES projector, which I believe these mounts would work as well?

What is the difference between these two mounts and is one more suitable than the other?

The RPMA has fine adjustments. Type in RPA and them RPMA at Chief - http://www.chiefmfg.com/


Both good mounts.
 

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This thread came up when searching for a mount for my Sony VPL-VW500ES projector, which I believe these mounts would work as well?

What is the difference between these two mounts and is one more suitable than the other?
The RPA is pressed metal and the RPMA is polished, cast metal. RPMA looks better.

Let's say you have an RPA and you need to adjust the projector up, to fit your screen. You would loosen four screws, leaving some friction on them to hold the projector in place. Then you would grab the front and back of the projector and tilt the projector up. You would have to overshoot the mark and see if it settles to the correct point. Redo if not correct. Once you hit the spot you want, you tighten down the four screens.

With the RPMA, you loosen one set screw, stick a #2 philips screw driver in a hole and turn a gear, to adjust the projector exactly where you want it. Then tighten down the single set screw.

Both work, one is just much easier to set up and looks better, but costs a little more.
 

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with the front vents, you can put it right against the wall. I have mine shelf mounted against the walll. Easy setup actually
 

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Thanks Craig and Mike!

My ceiling height will be fairly low, 7.5', so I would probably keep the projector very close to the ceiling. So probably will go for the RPA mount.
 
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