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How to Mount a Projector for Home Theater Viewing

If you have purchased a projector and considering it installing at your home, then installing the same is not difficult as might look like. Projector installation requires the right technique and you’re ready to convert your home into a great home theater. However, before installing the projector, you’ll need to decide whether you want to project onto a screen or a wall. To project on a screen, you will need a proper screen in order to get the best home theater experience.

In this article, we have discussed some important things to consider while installing a home theater projector.

  1. Height of Your Room Ceiling

The first crucial step to mount a projector is to find the height of your room ceiling, as it will determine the distance of the projector from the screen. We recommend that the bottom of the screen should be around 15 to 23 inches above the floor, which enables viewers to keep their sight up. If you have multiple rows of seating, just like a theater, you may need to adjust the screen a bit higher so that the people sitting behind the front seat can view it clearly. This is the basic and most important step as it will help you have a great movie experience.

  1. Aspect Ratio

The aspect ratio is an important factor to find the width of the screen. If you’re using an HDTV or HD projector for your home theater, you are stuck with the 16:9 format for better or for worse which is also referred to as 1.78. Now, if you multiply the aspect ratio of 1.78 with maximum screen height as calculated in the previous step, you will get the maximum width of your screen.

  1. Screen Placement

After determining the dimension of your screen, now is a good time to put the screen up. Before start, you need to decide whether you want to fix it permanently on the wall or want to have a choice of moving it up and down. You will also need to adjust the focus, zoom, pitch, yaw, and roll of the projector/mount.

  1. Make the Necessary Holes

Now after finding out the screen placement, it’s time to begin mounting it. You will need to make the necessary holes in your ceiling using a power drill to place the projector. Make sure that the part of the ceiling should be made of concrete or beams so in order to avoid the chances of accidents or a falling projector.

  1. Attach Mounting Bracket to the Projector

In this step, you have to attach the bracket to the projector. Make sure to follow the instruction manual properly and also ensure that the bracket is in-line with the lens. They should be screwed tight so that the entire bracket is ideally attached to your projector. Now, screw the bolts in these attached brackets and check whether the projector is drifting or not.

  1. Set Up Your Projector

Once the above steps are finished, double-check all of the screws are tight, do a final re-focus of the image, and you should be ready to rock. Just close the blinds and curtains to power things up and enjoy your ultimate home theater….oh, and don’t forget to take the lens cap off.

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