How To Locate A Home Cinema Projector
Much time is spent on helping you select the right projector for your home cinema which is great as it is an expensive purchase. Unfortunately little time is given to location, and this is critical to achieve a great cinema experience. The following describes the different ways of locating a projector successfully.
There are three ways a projector can be set up. These are table top, wall mounted or ceiling mounted. One of your considerations when selecting a projector will need to be where is it going to live. If you are deciding to mount your projector on the ceiling make sure that one of the modes available is ceiling, otherwise you will probably be watching a movie that is upside down.
When you have decided on the location of the projector you will need to look at the relevant requirements for the chosen set up
Does the projector go well with the décor?
Is the noise output low enough? ? This should typically be less than 35db
Is the position the projector will need to be placed in the room acceptable for the screen size that you want?
When mounting on a ceiling thought should be given to:
Is it easy to install the cables and power required?
Is the ceiling vaulted or flat? Make sure the mount fits your ceiling type
Do you need a mount with quick release for transportation of the projector
Can the mount be adjusted for pitch and roll? (Can you move the mount up and down left and right)
How low from the ceiling will the projector be? Mounts vary in drop height from base.
Wall mounted can be either a special mount similar to a ceiling mount or a special AV rack. Things to bear in mind when wall mounting are:
With a specific wall mount:
Can it support the weight of the projector?
Is it adjustable for height and sideways movement?
Is there anyway of tidying the cables?
Will it fit in with the room décor?
Will the chosen location produce the desired screen size with the projector?
*For AV rack mounted:
Does the rack allow enough airflow?(Has it been designed for Audio Visual (AV) equipment)
Will cables be out of the way?
Will the rack fit in with the décor of the room?
Does the location of the rack give the screen size required with the projector
About the Author: Ray Johnson - A Home Cinema Fan