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Ceiling Bracket for Projector (Max 44 lbs.)
This is a versatile, high quality, universal ceiling mount for projectors.
- Steel construction
- Four fully adjustable and extendable swing arms to accomodate various mounting patterns
- Removeable extention arm with variable height adjustment including 4.7" (120mm) and 16.9" ~ 25.6" (430 ~ 650 mm)
- 15degree tilt, pitch and yawl adjustment
- Glossy white painted finish
- Mounting hardware included
- Maximum load capacity 44 lbs. (20kg)
- Mounting holes on projector can be a maximum of 10.5" apart
- Ceiling plate measures 3.9" x 3.9" square
- Cieling plate holes are 3" apart
Not compatible with the Epson PowerLite 83C, Epson Powerlite Home 720, or Hitachi CPX 206!
- Dimensions Diagram (Apr 6, 2011)
The adjustments were easy to make, and the set screws didn't throw it out of adjustment.
I would recommend this mount to anyone looking for a flat or sloped ceiling application.
PROS: Very easy to install. Very sturdy.
CONS: I had to turn part of the mounting brackets inside out in order to fit my Optoma HD26. It works great, but it took a little while to figure out.
Mount attachment to Sony VW40 projector was fine - a little tweaking to get the best balance, but once determined worked well.
I had a complex ceiling situation (8 ceiling drop at mount location) which required careful extension height determination. Once determined I cut both extensions ~4) and drilled two holes one for friction stop hold down and one for bolt to pass through both extentions for additional security (used one of the 2 screws from unused extension), I wanted 100% certainty that extension was fixed.
The above work would have been required most likely with any mount purchased.
Once installed function is great, I was really pleased with final result.
The end result was fine after working through the following snags.
(1) Two of the legs were too short for my Epson 1080UB so I had to make some lengtheners using shelf brackets - worked fine.
(2) The tilt mechanism is at the bottom of the bracket which is really quite stupid. The tilt should be at the top when it is mounted on a vaulted ceiling. I modified it to reduce the stresses so there is only a small angle from vertical.
(3) Don't trust the clamp. If it lets go everything drops. Drilled a hole and installed a set screw. Solved that problem in 5 minutes.
Overall though, once installed, it looks and works well and the price is definitely right. I bought this unit, not mainly for the price, but because of the length of the extensions. If you're handy with tools and don't mind monkeying a bit to get the mount to work, it is good value for the money.
1) Should come with two short mounting arm extenders, in addition to the supplied ones, to substitute for the long ones to be able to mount on projectors with smaller spacing between mount holes. I had to invert the long mounting arm extenders to get it to fit (just barely) my Marantz VP4001 and it looks awkward with the extra 2.5 of arms sticking out into space someday I may cut them down with a hacksaw and paint the ends white, but didn't have time when I mounted my projector yesterday.
2) Inadequate range of vertical adjustment. Although you can raise and lower the mount by between 8 and 20 or so with the extension tube, if you need to extend the mount just a few inches lower than attaching the mount base directly to the ceiling, there's no way to do it with the mount itself and included hardware. I had screw a placque-shaped spacer I made with a section of 2x8 into the ceiling and attache the mount to that in order to get the right vertical drop. Tip be extra careful in measuring where your projector needs to be located (probably need a friend to help you) and set your projector's vertical image shift to zero to give yourself extra adjustability. The mount gives you a short range of vertical adjustment by swiveling the bracket up and down to the front and back of the curved, elongated hole, but the range of motion was not sufficient and I needed to extend that curved mounting adjustment hole by hollowing it out further with a small round file and dremel.
3) Both of the small retaining bolts for the curved, elongated vertical adjustment holes stripped. Not sure if if the problem is the bolts or the metal plate on that part of the bracket into which the bolts screw, but there's no excuse for making such a critical portion of the mount out of weak, soft pot metal when there is no other means of securing the vertical travel of the mount. Mine is holding in the proper place now, but just barely and I anticipate I'll have to retap the holes and use larger diameter bolts.
I made my own mount based on the AVSForums (where Monoprice advertises and which generates a huge amount of business for the company) DIY ceiling mount plans for my old Infocus 4805 projector and it was a sturdier, more adjustable mount that, unlike this one, allowed me to conceal my video cables in the downtube. I should have made another one for my new projector - in the end, it wouldn't have required any additional time on my part.
MP - please in the least offer a cathedral version and say on the description for this one that it does not work on a sloped ceiling.
PROS: looks great and strudy
CONS: I have a cathedral ceiling and this won't work.
PROS: Will fit with any projector.
PROS: Worked perfect