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Question about TV mount
Posted by: rz
Date: February 07, 2018 04:58PM
I currently have a 39" TV on a mounting arm which is bolted into my wall. I recently purchased a 50" TV to replace it. The mount that it's on is rated to 60 pounds. The new TV only weighs about 28 pounds, so I'm good there. But in the manual for the mount, it says: Max screen size: 47"

Is this just because at the time the mount came out, most 47" TVs weighed in the 60 pound range? It's a standard mount. It should fit the back of the TV fine. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work on the 50" TV. If you have any insight, I'd love to hear it.
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Re: Question about TV mount
Posted by: billb
Date: February 07, 2018 05:16PM
I'd go with weight unless you're mounting this outside in storm force winds, then you may want a bigger mount for your sail.
or maybe in ring of fire earthquake area prone to extreme torsional forces.

you'll probably void any warrantee expressed or implied though



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Re: Question about TV mount
Posted by: artie67
Date: February 07, 2018 05:33PM
You're fine. Find the proper angle and push it back towards the wall to keep the weigh load at a minimum.
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Re: Question about TV mount
Posted by: MikeF
Date: February 07, 2018 05:34PM
The spec sheet for our 47" 8-10 year old TV has it at 90 lbs. I think you're good. It could just be an issue that a larger TV may not have the same articulation as a smaller one (might hit walls trying to turn, tilt, etc.).
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Re: Question about TV mount
Posted by: rz
Date: February 07, 2018 05:50PM
Thanks. The mount is probably at least 5 years old and is discontinued. But the company is still around and has a whole bunch of new mounts. I'm guessing I'll be ok. The bad part is that we got the 39" tv as an open box at Best Buy and it didn't have a stand. Selling it with no stand and no mount might be tough.
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Re: Question about TV mount
Posted by: Robert M
Date: February 07, 2018 05:58PM
rz,

Don't assume the VESA patterns supported by the mount will include the pattern on the TV. Definitely check before making your purchase. The mount may be fine in every way except for the VESA pattern.

It also sounds like you're using a single arm mount. Not a fan of those for larger TVs such as a 50" model. The issue isn't weight in itself. It's the way the weight is spread and the balance of the TV.

Just food for thought.

Robert
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Re: Question about TV mount
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 07, 2018 07:16PM
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rz
Selling it with no stand and no mount might be tough.

Upgrade your current mount for $40 and give them the old one.

Tons to choose from.

[www.monoprice.com]

You should be able to find a mount for $10-12, then raise the price on the TV $20.



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Re: Question about TV mount
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 07, 2018 10:30PM
The difference in weight is about 10-15 years of progress. My 50" Plasma had a glass screen, and was much heavier than my current flatscreen! OTOH, the picture was soooo much better than LCDs from 2003!



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