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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2012
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This is long because I am not pleased with this product and stuck in the middle of my install because this mount has a major design flaw that no one mentions in the reviews.

Installation information so that you can apply this to your situation:
I am mounting an Epson 8350 to my living room ceiling. Replacing an old Sharp unit that has a older mount there, a mount I paid $30 bucks for and would have worked fine for weight but the 'arms' are too short to reach across the larger 8350 case.

Design problem:
This was made by Peerless Industries in Illinois. These guys fell massively short of the most key mating point where your your $1500+ projector connects to the mount. PLASTIC...Cheap, plastic!

When I first opened the box I was impressed. It had a machined aluminum collar, lots of different screws to fit your specific unit and the main pieces are powder coated gray. It even has a complex machined ball mount with a set screw to allow fine adjustments for tilt and angles. Then I noticed the connection point between this heavy duty metal mount system and your expensive projector. I first thought 'what the heck, after all this fancy machined billet aluminum and ball adjuster etc, you guys gave up and put flimsy plastic ears to connect and hold the entire unit".

After looking at it further I sort of conceded to others who were all looking it over with me that plastic is the new metal and the engineers (you hope they have engineers) might have the load and weights worked out. NOT.

I installed everything. I spun the projector into the key way onto the mount on the ceiling (yes this is the place where everything is very thin plastic holding your unit). It held there. But, I immediately noticed the ears of the plastic were bending, very stressed. So I thought it needed the two screws which are mostly there to prevent it from spinning off. Done. The plastic still was not solid or flat, the load of the projector was bending the plastic just by free hanging (the 8350 is about 8lbs; the mount is rated at 50!). Further, the projector was not solid up there. It was jiggly and wiggly to the lightest touch. And the reason was the plastic. As I tapped the unit I could see the plastic bending and flexing.

I have my HT room very close to our entry door. One of the problems I had with the other mount was having someone slam the entry door and the projector would pick up the shock and shake slightly. I was hoping this super metal mount would solve that.

Key part missing to do the job:
The other issue that really might make you angry is the nice billet collar used to attach the mount to the ceiling. This piece is supposed to allow your to pass your cables into the ceiling. It cannot be used as the mount kit is shipped. It requires an extension tube (sold separately of course). So they put a piece in the mount kit that you cannot use, a piece that most everyone likely needs to route their cable into the ceiling without having to install another ceiling plate & hole. Thanks Peerless. Of course you can likely go to the plumbing store and get a 1" 1/2 pipe nipple to make something work but dang it you guys, you should have included a short nipple to connect it.

Summary:
1. This mount is made very well up to the most critical mating point possible which is made of thin, weak plastic. FAIL.
2. The kit includes a piece you need to use to route your cables into the ceiling but they do not include all the pieces to actually use it. FAIL

Sadly I cannot return this now because I am in a pinch to finish the job and now have to cannibalize this mount with other pieces of my other mount to get this to work nicely.

PS - The Epson 8350 rocks! If you are considering it, buy it and don't worry about the BS about LCD chips vs. DLP. It it is bright and lifelike on a 120" screen with a 12' throw. Blacks are good too. I have a bright room and it still pops midday.

DO NOT BUY THIS MOUNT. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED. :-)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2011
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I initially got a cheap no-brand mounting kit for my new Epson 8350, but its mounting arms didn't quite reach the holes at the bottom of the monitor. I bought this Epson branded mount instead, and I was really pleasantly surprised. The mount is really well designed and setting it up was intuitive and easy. The parts are clearly very precisely manufactured, and fit together like a charm. The materials are solid, sturdy, and light, and once you tighten the screws, the mount feels rock solid.

The only negative I have found is that making fine adjustments to the position of the projector require you to turn a screw that is sandwiched between the ceiling and the projector and is kind of hard to get to. The upside is that the adjustment mechanism is really sturdy and allows full rotation of the projector in every direction.

My ceiling is so high that the image ends up being slightly skewed despite cranking the lens tilting controls on my projector all the way down. I am in the process of getting the extension tube to lower the projector somewhat. From what I can see on the instruction manual, inserting that extension tube after the initial installation should be fairly simple.

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Update Nov 15, 2012. I added the extension tube as discussed above. It was super easy to install. I could not find a neat way for running the wires inside the extension tube so they run along the side, but that does not matter much as your gaze isn't exactly drawn to the ceiling mount anyway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2013
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The actual mount is pretty decent. I share too the complaint another reviewer said that the entire thing is made out of metal, except for the most critical part, where the shaft meets the base of the mount, which is made of plastic. The plastic is pretty strong, and stable, but what attracted to me to this mount in the first place was the solid rigid look and appeal. Considering the other mounts available from Epson, I'd still purchase this again. Also, buyers beware that their is an optional extension arm that is sold separately that is required if you want to use the wire guide the comes with this mount. It is a little silly they give you one part (the wire guide) but not the extension, when they both are required. You can forego both pieces though and use the mount as pictured.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2012
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This ceiling mount is great and I had absolutely no problems at all with it either setting it up or mounting it. I have an Epson 3020 hanging from it and it fits like a glove. Easy to set up and looks good enough from what you can see of it once it's mounted.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2011
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Easy to install, strong and secure. Best projector ceiling mount I have ever seen. Holds an epson 8700ub, safe and securely.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 14, 2010
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Very easy to set up and mount the projector. Instructions were clear and concise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2012
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After reading some of the reviews I was concerned about having plastic portions of the mount actually holding my projector on the ceiling, but I took a chance and ordered the mount anyway. I was relieved to see the mount is all metal, and it was easy to install, adjust and secure the projector. I have no concern with the unit doing exactly what I bought it for.
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on May 26, 2012
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There is a lot to like about this mount; it is very sturdy, easily adjustable, and it fit the large Epson 8350 fine (with no extra trips to the hardware store - as described in reviews for some other mounts).

However, even though I have a high mechanical aptitude, I found this mount frustrating to assemble due to the locking Pin Screws and Set Screws which were VERY difficult to thread into the Ceiling Plate.

Here is my experience... I mounted the Ceiling Plate first, per instructions. Next, the threaded Projector Mount (post) must be locked into the Ceiling Plate with a Pin Screw and a Slotted Set Screw - that is when problem #1 occurred. I found it impossible to get either screw aligned and threaded into the Ceiling Plate (I tried all four holes) - they just refused to get "started" and go in. I thought perhaps it was the close proximity of the ceiling and the bolt heads interfering with the Allen wrench and screwdriver preventing me from getting them aligned. So I removed the plate from the ceiling for easier, more controlled, access. Even then, the screws did not want to thread into the Ceiling Plate. When I got more aggressive the screws just wanted to cross-thread. I finally forced the set screws in and then backed them off enough to re-thread the Projector Mount into the Ceiling Plate. Then Problem #2 occurred. Forcing the set screws in had created barbs in the hard steel Ceiling Plate threads which then hindered the Projector Mount from easily threading into place. These steel barbs proceeded to shave off metal & damage the threads of the softer aluminum Projector Mount as it was (with great difficulty) forced to thread into the Ceiling Plate.

Once all of the uncooperative threads were finally forced into place, everything else went fine. In the end, the whole mount feels sturdy and I have no doubt it will do the job. I just hope I never have to disassemble it - if I can get it back apart, I doubt it will ever go back together!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2013
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The prodcut is missing parts.. its not like how its specified in the website and teh product package.. Its missing the extension rod and it doesnt assemble right at once.. I got to install multiple times to fix it right
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2011
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This worked absolutely perfectly with my Epson 8350 projector. Easy to assemble and mount to ceiling. Very sturdy, highly recomend.
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