Originally Posted by tedanderson
We had to come to the realization that owning a building with high ceilings requires the ownership of a lift.
If for some reason you need to take the projector off of the mount, you really don't want to be standing on an A-frame ladder as you dismount it.
The way I figure is that if the budget allows for so many hundreds of thousands to buy/build a building, a lift needs to be part of that budget.
Good points. But at my current church I have a hard time figuring out where we'd store the Little Giant A-frame ladder when folded. There is seriously no place to store the lift. I guess if it comes to it, we could just rent one each time. At my previous church I went up to service the projector on a Little Giant and you just take the work slow and deliberate. I think I went up with a replacement projector, swapped them and came down with the old one. Again, just took it slow.
Originally Posted by wogster
One other thing, do you really need your projector at ceiling height? One of the issues with the projector at that height, other then getting at it, what is the angle of view, from the seats. If I am sitting in the front row, will I be able to see the screen without needing a Chiropractor visit after the service? If you can put the projector lower, say even with the main lights, then it would be a lot easier to service.
It won't be exactly at ceiling height, but if the projector positioning calculators are to be believed, it should be 34" from the ceiling. The screens can't be much lower than how I've drawn them in, because the heads of worship team members on the stage would be right at the bottom of the screens if they were much lower. We tried sitting in various seats with a mock screen and it seems ok with just upward glance. It is a hard compromise between front row and back row seats.