are a wonderful way to affordably obtain a larger-than-life image in your theater, the downside being that there never seems to be a shortage of accessories required to enjoy said image. Front projectors require screens
, which, depending on your room, could mean spending a little bit more
or a lot more money
. Projectors often need long runs of HDMI cables, which like screens, seem to grow exponentially in price with every foot. And last but not least they often require some sort of mount. The problem is no two projectors are alike and while there may be a plethora of HDTV mounts
available on the market today, there aren't many front projection mounts. One of the best universal front projection mounts available today is the Sanus
VMPR1 Tilt and Swivel Projector Mount. How do I know it's one of the best? Well, as a reviewer I review a lot of projectors and the VMPR1 has been my mount of choice for well over five years. Additional Resources
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The VMPR1 retails for $149.99 and is capable of securely suspending front projectors weighing up to 50 pounds from your ceiling. The VMPR1 features independent roll, yaw and pitch which are critical when aligning any front projection system. The VMPR1 provides for 30 degrees of tilt, 15 degrees of swivel and six degrees of roll, all of which can be adjusted via a simple Phillips head screwdriver. The VMPR1's legs are fully adjustable and allow them to fit virtually any projector's mounting points. I've used the VMPR1 on Sony
, Samsung, Sanyo
and Anthem (JVC) projectors
without incident. Sanus claims the VMPR1 is compatible with 95 percent of all LCD or DLP-based projectors available today - I would have to agree for I've only encountered one projector, in the SIM2 Mico50, where I couldn't use the VMPR1. The VMPR1 in its flush mount configuration sits four and three quarter inches tall or will suspend your projector four and three quarter inches off your ceiling. If you need more "drop," Sanus provides a seven-inch extension pipe, which does come in handy for projectors with less lens shift capabilities - remember keystone adjustments are the enemy.