Congratulations on the purchase of your new projector! It’s now time to convert an area of your home into your own personalized theatre. When deciding where to install your device, there is one key question which will lead to all the answers you’re looking for: how often do you wish to use your projector? There are two primary types of users – occasional, and frequent. We have separate tips for each of you, so stay tuned and we’ll have your projector up and running in no time.
If you intend on using your projector on a daily basis, you will require a permanent fixture to accommodate this regular usage. Before diving right in and installing a ceiling mount, you must first determine your device’s ideal throw ratio – that’s a term referring to the size and brightness of the projector’s image, which will be directly affected by where you install it. Try using this fantastic Projector Calculator to figure out your device’s optimal placement.
Once you’ve decided on where to install your projector, you’ll need to select a ceiling mount that can accommodate its weight and shape. Models like the Tygerclaw Home Theatre Projector Mount are more than capable of supporting devices up to 33lbs. Equipped with a versatile tilt mechanism, this durable piece of hardware is constructed from heavy gauge steel – ensuring you’ll have piece of mind once your installation is complete. BENQ manufactures a high-end Universal Ceiling Mount, if you’re looking for something a bit snazzier.
Before affixing your mount to the ceiling, remember your projector is going to require power, as well as some means of connectivity to your home theatre system. Those placing their device in an unfinished room will have an easy time installing cables inside the walls, but those who do not will be faced with the task of wiring their device through the ceiling. Consider contacting the experts at ConnectPro – they can provide you with affordable, efficient solutions for all your installation needs.
Consumers who only intend using their projectors for special occasions – movie nights, gaming marathons, and so forth – have the advantage of being able to get up and running in only a few minutes. Your first step is to locate an adequate surface in your home where you can place your projector. A dining room table or office chair might do in a pinch, but you run the risk of tipping and damaging your prized device. A desk is a much more reasonable suggestion, but many consumers might not have one available in their viewing area. Word to the wise: do not place your projector on the same surface where you put your feet (learn from my mistakes). Instead, select a dedicated stand where your projector can live. Consider the TechCraft 40” Multimedia Tower. It’s an attractive, durable piece of furniture that can also house a variety of home theatre accessories. A second option would be to consider installing a shelving unit reserved entirely for your projector. The Cambre 17” Wall Shelf can be placed cleanly and easily behind your sitting area, ensuring your projector remains safe and sound while
you enjoy your favorite media on the big screen.
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