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I will be mounting my projector on the basement ceiling of my HT room, are any of you out there having issues with vibration? I'm wondering if this will effect bulb life and for sure will effect viewing when traffic upstairs gets wild, (Kids). I'm thinking I might need to make a projector truss from my cement wall to my support beam and keep it isolated from my floor joist's.

Ideas?

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Well of course it depends on how bad the vibrations, thuds, etc. will be. I suggest figuring out where the unit might go then have someone jump up and down on the floor in that general area while someone else places their hand on the ceiling at the place where the projector is likely to go to see just how bad it might get. If it turns out to be slight vibration there is probably nothing to worry about, if the results are more of a strong jolt, it could cause issues with more than just the lamp. In a case like this it is better the be safe than sorry.
[Edited by Natja-ss-1334 on Dec 28, 2007 at 2:28 PM]
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I think I made up my mind last weekend, I'm going to avoid as many problems as possible and just make a projector joist from my support beam to my basement wall so it doesn't touch the decking on the upper level, I agree better safe then sorry!

James