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Hang Projector from Drop Ceiling?

Hello, I would like to hang a projector from the metal brackets on my drop ceiling. Are there any solutions for that or will I have to basically hack something to get it to work?

The projector does have a 1/4"-20 screw mount that I have mounted on camera tripods before.

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Won't be strong enough. The t channels are literally strong enough to hold just the panels.
You'll probably have to make a hole in one of the panels and secure your projector frame directly to your joists or some type or framing that's strong enough to hold the weight if your projector
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how big/ heavy is the projector. Usually any decent projector is quite heavy and it will not be a good idea to support them just on these brackets.
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o0vL wrote: Won't be strong enough. The t channels are literally strong enough to hold just the panels.
You'll probably have to make a hole in one of the panels and secure your projector frame directly to your joists or some type or framing that's strong enough to hold the weight if your projector
I see so its hole in joist or my other option is hole in wall, OK thanks
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Rather than using a projector [only bigger heavy duty commercial ones can handle the light in the room], you can consider mounting a large TV on a Articulating TV mount. That's what I did in my work board room.
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gr8dlr wrote: Rather than using a projector [only bigger heavy duty commercial ones can handle the light in the room], you can consider mounting a large TV on a Articulating TV mount. That's what I did in my work board room.
Another option that we suggest is to have a screen on a rolling cart like these: https://www.displays2go.ca/P-36012/Conf ... &sid=22269
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exrcoupe wrote: Another option that we suggest is to have a screen on a rolling cart like these: https://www.displays2go.ca/P-36012/Conf ... &sid=22269
Yes. Depending on how seating is configured this can work but ppl walking by will affect the projected image. Commercial projectors with enough light power are relatively expensive which is why I somewhat like the use of TVs. You can actually send slideshows over the web even...no cables to hook up.

With 75" TVs coming in less than $1000 now, it's a pretty economical way to go.
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the projector has a mount that attaches to the ceiling but in your case it goes to the Joist above the ceiling tile, then the pole comes down and you simply cut a hole in the tile and shove it back in so you only see a small portion of the black pole.
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