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TV wall mount
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 07, 2018 10:19AM
looks like we're going thru with the 55" TCL/Roku TV upgrade .
But I'll need to wall mount and would want ~ 15º tilt as it will be a little higher than ideal. Bottom edge at ~ 36", which puts center screen at ~ 50". About 27 lbs.
Any thoughts, experience, suggestions or just any decent Sanus or .... ?

seems pretty popular and capable



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Cary
Date: November 07, 2018 10:47AM
My opinion is stay away from that type of mount for a larger tv. My experience is that the bushings wear, and that it starts to tilt.

I'd choose something in the tilting section from here:
Monoprice.com
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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: kahuna1342
Date: November 07, 2018 10:49AM
I have mounted several TV's with the Video Secu products and never had a problem. Great deal compared to a lot of others.





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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Cary
Date: November 07, 2018 11:04AM
Just to be clear, I have no experience with the brand - bad or good - it's the type of mount - articulating - that I was referring to.



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Spiff
Date: November 07, 2018 11:08AM
I really like the monoprice offerings much better than the one you were looking at. Watch out for the mounts that allow a large amount of movement. The joints will wear out, sag occurs and chaos ensues.
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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 07, 2018 11:11AM
now that I've looked a little closer, don't think I need articulated, just one that will do a 16" or single stud mount with a bit of forward tilt.



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 07, 2018 11:17AM
Fritz,

If that was a smaller TV, i.e. 32" or less and/or it was a small TV being mounted on a corner, I'd consider the mount in your link.

Personally, I prefer full motion models. Makes it much easier to rearrange cables and such. Not something I do often but who wants it to be a nuisance when it's necessary? I'd look at something along these lines:

[www.monoprice.com]

Definitely check that whichever mount you purchase has the correct VESA pattern for the TV. I know many people bought the TV and chose a mount that didn't work with its VESA pattern.

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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 07, 2018 11:47AM
thanks all. they all support VESA 200x200, which the TCL is.
I'm gonna go with this one.

It has a wider base at 32". Though I'm sure one stud would support, I'm still gonna molly the beast.
Considering it'll be off center with one stud, I'd rather not have any surprises.



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Bo
Date: November 07, 2018 11:52AM
I have two of these, one with a 55"TCL and the other with an old heavy 46" Sony. Mount is very solid and artculates well. Only minor downside is that it doesn't tuck up against the wall super tight because of the arms.

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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 07, 2018 12:00PM
....well, tuck that......



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 07, 2018 12:14PM
Glad you got what you wanted but FWIW I have nearly that exact model you first posted -- using it with my TCL 55" outside.

Up, down, left, right -- gets moved all the time. 3 years of seasonal use (May-Oct) and its still working perfectly.





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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 07, 2018 12:16PM
....don't forget to mount from behind.....



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: artie67
Date: November 07, 2018 01:02PM
Note that the picture is for the $25 unit. I would go for one of the $49.99 unit as it looks rugged with fixed pins on the pivot arms. It looks much like the monoprice (previous owners) unit that I bought a couple years ago. Lots of flexibility for future tv mounts.
Enjoy the tv, I have a TCL 28" Roku in the kitchen and has a great 720p picture. The Roku boots faster than our external ones around the house.
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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 07, 2018 01:14PM
@artie67 - this one? or are you referring to an articulated?



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 07, 2018 01:19PM
it's the type of mount - articulating - that I was referring to.

I wouldn't get an articulating arm unless that degree of movement was desired. And then I'd invest in something a little more studly.

The idea of maneuvering a 55" TV like it were a 24" monitor is just not anything I'd consider.

I'd what to be able to adjust the tilt, and horizontal level, then set and forget. Having instantly adjustable is not something I'd ever need.






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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 07, 2018 01:21PM
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[I'd what to be able to adjust the tilt, and horizontal level, then set and forget. Having instantly adjustable is not something I'd ever need.

same



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Microman
Date: November 07, 2018 03:10PM
Harbor Freight even sells a couple. I bought the sTilt only mount that was on sale for $19.95, but then found a super coupon for $14.95 and got $ back.

Most of these mounts come with all kinds of bolts. Just want to make sure you don't go to deep into your TV.

Some TV's use the M6 some M8 other, ?. I got use to going to Home Depot or Lowes, Mostly Home Depot, and searching threw their screw top M6 and M8. and sometimes buy a set of 4 different lengths, with washers and lock washers. And depending would use the right amount of hardware to get a screw to bite into the TV, but not worry about it hitting anything. Manual usually says how to mount.

But nice to have a stud finder, and an electric drill and level. And your all set,

Then of course if you want to hide your wires.... or bundle them
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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 07, 2018 03:19PM
....stud finders.........come in handy.....



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 07, 2018 05:40PM
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Fritz
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RAMd®d
[I'd what to be able to adjust the tilt, and horizontal level, then set and forget. Having instantly adjustable is not something I'd ever need.

same

As always, not everyones needs are the same. Our backyard TV (55") is rotated left and right, angled, twisted and tilted depending on where we are in the yard -- or where the sun might be shining. It would be useless to be stuck stationary to the wall.





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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 07, 2018 06:33PM
Check Monoprice offerings - top quality construction at extremely reasonable prices (the one I have was around $25)



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Cary
Date: November 07, 2018 06:58PM
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Fritz
thanks all. they all support VESA 200x200, which the TCL is.
I'm gonna go with this one.

It has a wider base at 32". Though I'm sure one stud would support, I'm still gonna molly the beast.
Considering it'll be off center with one stud, I'd rather not have any surprises.

That's very similar to the one I have holding up my TCL 55" TV.

Great choice!
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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 07, 2018 07:15PM
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That's very similar to the one I have holding up my TCL 55" TV.
Great choice!

sold! The differences seem to be small. As long as the base plate is long enough to get a stud and a couple mollys (which this one is), done.



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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: JPK
Date: November 08, 2018 03:04PM
Just picked this up from Costco, but haven't installed it yet.

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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 08, 2018 05:28PM
Our backyard TV (55")...

Clearly not everybody's needs are the same.

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Re: TV wall mount
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 08, 2018 07:41PM
I'm gonna go with this one.

That's nearly exactly the style I helped a friend with for a 50" Panny Plasma.

The built in level is a nice touch.






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