RA Smart Unifi 55/65 Retro Fit Projector Mount Kit [RA4.3-Unifi-55/65] : RA Technology, Projector mounts and cages
They do a fitting for the UF45 too.
I contacted RA this morning about the projector mount. Given the exchange rate, the shipped price to the US is $242.76. Does anybody know of any less expensive alternatives?
Don't know if anyone else tried the universal mount adaptor for swapping out a smart UF45 or 55 for a third party short throw projector, but I have and here is my feedback.
I was able to utilise the existing smart IEC power cable, and even the VGA, and just cut off the unnecessary cables that are moulded in. Of course you can't use the smart ECP, but I had some pixies spare to install. Otherwise existing cables might be tight, it would be easy enough to extend or replace the cables if you need to.
I was recommended the NEC M260XS as a swap unit for both UF45 and UF55. Though it was straight forward for the UF45, this model was far from suitable as a replacement for the UF55, simply because of the lens position not being central, therefore trying to centre the projection to the board is extremely problematic due to the weight distribution. Every time you need to make a position adjustment, the whole thing pretty much needs removing and dismantling to try again in a trial and error fashion. After hours of fiddling I got it in a sorta OK position.
All this despite RA advertising the mount as being suitable for projector or any lens alignment. Sure it has adjustments to support this in theory, but in practice it's just not feasible.
That said, the NEC M260XS is an excellent projector in itself and a massive improvement upon the original Smart units.
Bottom line, if doing this for the UF55, use a projector with a central lens.