There are a couple of misconceptions to do with projectors that we come across time and time again...
The first is that if you have (for example) an Epson projector, you need an Epson screen, or an Epson ceiling mount. This simply isn’t the case, and the manufacturer brand accessories always cost an arm and a leg.
Take Epson’s current range of home cinema projectors:
TW5900 / TW6000 / TW6000W / TW8000 / TW9000W
If you want the Epson brand ceiling mount to go with one of these projectors you’re looking at an extra $150 MINIMUM!
Why not save yourself the heartache: A universal ceiling mount will cost roughly half the price of the Epson brand (if not less) and will give you greater installation flexibility.
Back in the days of component/composite cabling, it was important to get high quality cables so that the signal wouldn’t deteriorate.
Times have changed.
Nowadays we use HDMI cables for virtually everything, and HDMI use a digital rather than an analogue signal. The biggest difference this makes is that the signal doesn’t get any better or worse as it goes along the cable, it either gets there or it doesn’t.
What does this mean for you?
Basically it means that you don’t need to go out and spend $1300 on cables (yes there are actually cables this expensive!), you can get a generic HDMI cable to do the job for you for a fraction of the price. Generic HDMI cables are available in a variety of lengths to suit your setup.