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Sanus VP1 Projector Mount Review

Universal mount to hold just about any DLP or 3LCD projector on the market

Feb 23 2011, 1:25pm CST | by

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Sanus VP1 Projector Mount Review

Today I am looking at the first of a series of products for a larger DIY article that centers on the installation of a home theater using a projector and a massive 120" screen. The first product in the story is the Sanus VP1 Ceiling Mount. This universal mount will fit many of the projectors on the market and has some nice features. Read on for all of the details on the Sanus VP1 Projector Mount.

 

Specifications

The Sanus VP1 Projector Mount sells for about $250 and it has both 2.5" and 7" down pipes to allow for a flush ceiling mount or a bit of extra extension for you given need. The mount has micro adjustments and a lock and key to prevent projector theft. It is compatible with virtually every DLP or 3LCD projector on the market. It will hold a maximum weight of 35 pounds.

In Use

The Sanus VP1 Projector Mount I received for review is a universal projector mount and it fit my Epson Home Cinema 8350 projector perfectly with no issues at all. For my need with 10-foot ceiling, I chose to use the 7-inch down tube for the install. The installation of the projector starts with mounting the base plate. To mount the base plate you need to locate a ceiling stud and clearly define the edges.

The Sanus VP1 Projector Mount mounts with large wood lag bolts that are included and you have to pre-drill the holes to ensure that the ceiling joist doesn't crack. Getting the bolts in the center of the beam is critical to prevent cracking of the wood as well. I used an edge finding stud locator, marked both edges of the ceiling joist, and then drilled the pilot holes in exactly the center of those marks. The bolts are then put into the holes and secured until the washers on the bolts are flush with the base plate.

After that all you need to do is mount the section of the Sanus VP1 Projector Mount that actually mounts to the projector and then choose your down tube. The VP1 comes with several screw sizes and washers to ensure that it will fit the screw holes in your projector. I had the projector side of the mount installed in only a few minutes.

After that, I attached the 7" down tube to the projector side of the holder and then mounted the down tube to the ceiling base plate after sticking the black trim ring over the base plate to tidy the looks up. The Sanus VP1 Projector Mount includes a white base plate too, but since the mount is black, that plate makes little sense to me.

The portion of the VP1 that mounts to the projector then attaches to the section on the down tube with little cam locks and a locking handle on the front of the mount. The entire installation process from drilling holes to cleaning up took me about an hour.

Once mounted, I adjusted the projector ideally from my screen. Adjustability is a forte for the Sanus VP1 Projector Mount and it has enough adjustments that you can get your picture just right and then tighten everything down and ensure it stays in the correct place even if you need to adjust the focus or throw frequently by hand. This mount is simply top notch, it's easy to use and dead stable. You can find cheaper mounts, but I don’t think you will find easier to use. The only thing I had a hard time with on the Sanus VP1 Projector Mount was removing the down tube after installing it and deciding to change things up a bit. The tube got stuck, but a spray of WD40 saw it come out without stripping threads.

Verdict

Pros

  • Easy installation
  • Tons of adjustments
  • Fits just about all projectors

Cons

  • Down tube stuck a bit
 

Conclusion

I love the Sanus VP1 Projector Mount. It looks good, has tons of adjustability, and just plain works. If you are installing a projector and need a universal mount the Sanus VP1 Projector Mount is what you need.

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