4 ways to mount a projector

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10 February 2020

4 ways to mount a projector

5 Ways to Mount a Projector

Updated: 23/08/22

Why mount your projector?

As people look to obtain bigger screens projectors have grown in popularity providing 100inch plus viewing in peoples homes. Once you have selected your projector you are going to want to think about where to place it. Depending on your projector model setup can take a little time to perfect. Using the projector with a mount makes it easy to adjust the throw ratio/distance as you can move it till you get the desired image size or quality.

There are various ways to mount a projector and as with all buying decisions they come will individual pros and cons. Lets look at some of the options and the reasons why they may suit your needs.

Ways to mount a projector

1. Projector Lift

If you are looking for a high end finish then you will want to consider a projector lift. A projector lift allows you to mount your projector in a housing which then retracts and conceals in the ceiling. This is particualrly popular for those fitting a home cinema in their living room as the system can all hide away at the touch of a button.

The real beauty of this style of mounting is that the projector is hidden away until needed. Ceiling mounting is great as the angle of light means that you should not have any interuptions if people are moving around in the room.



2. Ceiling Mount

You can also purchase fixed ceiling mounts, which affix your projector to the ceiling. These offer a very sturdy solution which you can trust not to fall.

If you select an approved ceiling mount from the projector manufacturer they often have many adjustment modes to get your projector in exactly the right position to provide a good picture on your projector screen.

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3. Fixed box out

Many of the customers who purchase our projectors are in the midst of a renovation. As such, they can often accommodate the projector within their new room design. This is often in the form of a box out of recession into a wall or dropped ceiling. This solution can look extremely sleek and elegant when done well.

The one drawback with this solution is that positioning your projector for a clear view of the screen can be more difficult as you have a small confined space to work in that cant be accessed from any other angle besides the front.


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4. Wall Mounted Projector Bracket

If you want to opt for a wall mounted shelf but want a more premimum finish then we do offer this custom made wall bracket.

Pure Theatre Wall Mounted Projector Bracket is designed to be mounted on the wall housing a projector up to 30kg. With its lightweight aluminium construction, and fully powder coated finish, it ensures a long-lasting and durable mount.

5. Shelf

The cheapest option for mounting a projector is simply by creating a shelf for it to sit on. There are however lots of issues with this particular method. Firstly the latest projectors are big pieces of kit. They will need a strong and sturdy shelf to hold them without creating a health and safety issues. Secondly, these DIY creations do not look aesthetically pleasing. Often appearing as an afterthought. When spending money on creating a home cinema system spending a little extra on a professional projector mount will make all the difference.

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Image for illustrative purposes only. This is Not a Pure Theatre Install.

Do you need help designing your home cinema?

If you would like expert advice on designing your home cinema or guidance on including a projector in your home then why not speak to one of our specialists. Our Ultimate Home Cinema Centre allows you to come and have a demo of the projector lifts and an array of other equipment. 

Benefits of Pure Theatre Projector Lifts

For the majority of people looking to add a projector to their home a projector lift is a fantastic solution. This is particulary true for those who are choosing to install a ceiling recessed projector screen also.

There are a few companies who supply projector lifts so let us direct you to the things that make the Pure Theatre Projector Lift so unique.


A Concealed Solution

A unique lightweight aluminium construction encases the projector whilst retaining a smooth exterior profile. This enables homeowners to have a fully recessed lift mechanism that is only seen when it’s meant to be.

Easy Installation

Our lifts are designed with installation in mind, and can easily be fitted to standard ceilings creating the most compact in-ceiling projector lifts available. Our unique mounting system means you don’t even have to paint the ceiling after fitting.

Quiet and Precise

Linked to our own advanced current sensing control system ensures that the lift closes seamlessly every time with near-silent operation.

Advanced Construction

Whether it is the hi-tech Drylin linear bearings or the lightweight aerospace-grade alloy construction, that we bond rather than weld for superior performance, we ensure every detail has been meticulously worked out to provide the perfect lift.

Advanced Features

The projector lift can learn commands from the majority of domestic remote controls, allowing your TV or projector remote to control the lift.

Whether you’re starting on your first renovation, building a new home, adding the finishing touches or simply looking for inspiration, If you have any queries please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01952 898 533.