Gaming Projector How to Mount / Hang
Author : Efrain Silva
Many have said the best way to get your projector up and running is to place it on the ceiling and hang directly down from there (as opposed to actually mounting it from a side wall or one across from the room, which not only has to work harder to project the image all the way across but also gives off less quality audio and video, and also is more unstable hanging from a wall). For that reason, we are going to talk about ceiling - hanging your projector so that you can get the most value. In addition, you’ll hopefully start to notice the difference in quality, once you try out this approach for yourself…..so let’s get to the nitty gritty of it all, then!
Did I mention that when you install on the ceiling, by the way, you get a full - glimpse projection and view from the best high - angle possible, shooting straight down onto your screen? Of course, it makes sense! And when you want a nice, home - theatre - like type of setting, in a dark, cool room area, it’s just right, too. So it’s perfect in every sense, whether you want a multi - player large - screen shootout for Halo (and I know you do, he heh), or simply a cozy, cuddling movie night, it can be done.
Now, first of all, choose the area of the ceiling that you deem best for installing —- and try, as best as you possibly can, to avoid any areas that get direct sunlight (such as by ceiling windows, if there are some in your home) as this can and will mess with the quality of the video output that comes out, often making it appear more blurry or washed out, as a result. This is to be expected. Then, take measurements on the ceiling, making sure that the part you are going to install up there is a good fit and can adjust just right. Bring out that measuring tape!
Know the screen max size as well as the throw ratio. These should be included in your projector’s user guide. If not, you can easily Google this info. Next, you are going to want to think about finding a ceiling stud (by means, of course, of a stud finder). Some also prefer to call these a joist —- tomato, tomatoh…
A couple of lag bolts, at this stage, can come in so handy, in addition to a solid screwdriver of your choice (mine is usually a nice Phillips head one) and a working wrench. Secure your stud and its mount together, remembering also that those lag bolts or screws can usually go right into any wood without hesitation or trouble. If you happen to lack joists, install a small wood piece there from which the projector will mount from the ceiling, instead ; see? There is always an alternative.
Or you can drill through the ceiling. It’s your call. It’s your home, friend : So you get to set the rules!