Stand and Table Recommendations for UST Projectors
If you’ve done any shopping around for stands and/or tables designed specifically for supporting the dimensions and weight of today’s most popular UST projectors, you’ve probably also discovered that there is not really much selection currently on the market, unless you are prepared to spend thousands of dollars on a UST cabinet from Salamander Designs. Modern TV stands are often too tall and/or lack the front-to-back depth required to support an ultra short throw projector. You must think outside the box!
Because of the need to mount a large fixed-frame or electric motorized drop-down ALR (Ambient Light Rejecting) projection screen at a comfortable viewing height, the most important factor for choosing any specific piece of furniture to function as a UST projector stand or table is its HEIGHT, assuming its horizontal surface area is large enough and build quality is sturdy enough to properly support the width, depth, and weight of the UST projector. The following chart lists UST projector brand and model in the first column, followed by left to right width, front to back depth, and height dimensions in inches in the second column, followed by weight in pounds in the third column.
Depending on the front to back depth of the stand/table you use, it may need to be located several inches away from the wall. Also, don’t forget to allow for the additional wall height required between the horizontal surface where the UST projector sits and the bottom of the projected image. For example, the AWOL Vision LTV-3500 requires an extra 12.9″ of vertical height for an 80″ diagonal screen, 15.1″ for a 100″ screen, 17″ for a 120″ screen, and 19″ for a 150″ screen.
If you can imagine the overall height of a projection screen’s viewing surface as being separated into thirds from top to bottom, many home theater experts recommend that your line of eyesight while seated (perhaps 42 inches or so above the floor) line up horizontally with or near the top of the bottom third of the screen if at all possible. If you will be setting up a 150″ diagonal projection screen and/or projecting onto an electric floor-rising screen, you may be best off simply placing the UST projector directly on the floor.
Technically, almost any solid/sturdy stand or table that is the right height to work well together with your specific projection screen size, and is also at least 28.3 inches wide and 15.8 inches in depth, and can support at least 28.2 pounds in weight could work for any UST projector featured on this website. The larger the projection screen size you choose to go with, the shorter the stand/table you will need. The stands and tables pictured below are organized in groups by height, but have various widths and depths which will work for at least some of the UST projectors listed in the chart above, but may or may not work for all.