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Some assembly required...
on May 21, 2010
I bought this for use with my Epson 8100 projector to be mounted to a 9 foot high ceiling in my basement.
The manufacturer/vendor takes care to ensure you have all of the required mounting hardware for any of the configurations which this piece can be used. Every screw, nut, bolt, washer, bushing, etc was accounted for in the pack.
Although not needed for my application, it included a telescoping pole for vaulted ceiling mount. I should note, that even with this piece included it was still priced lower than others that did not include this option.
The black color is ideal for blending in.
The design of the mount makes it very versatile and adjustable. I appreciated that when I was mounting the projector. The design is such that it allows you to pivot the project at three separate points. This was very useful when aligning the projector to the screen.
Unfortunately, it did not fit my projector (Epson 8100). It would not align with the mounting holes on the projector. However, as mentioned above, an additional mounting bracket was included. (The unit ships with two short and two long mounting brackets. A third long bracket is included in the pack.) With this extra arm, I had to do a little bit of work with the Dremel to elongate the slots in the mounting brackets. Once this was complete, I had to slightly reconfigure the mounting assembly to use three instead of four of the mounting brackets (again, credit to the flexibility in the design). Finally, I was able to mount my projector.
I found the paint to scratch easily. While this should not be of concern, as you will seldom encounter a situation where you may scratch the bracket, I thought it was worth mentioning.
I guess at the end of the day, it does the job. Once bolted to the ceiling, the adjustable nature of this mount was a huge benefit. I would have rather not had to modify it to fit my application, but it wasn't a huge hassle. All in all, knowing what I know now, I would still purchase this piece for mounting my projector.