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Recessed Series Full-Motion Wall Mount Bracket (Max 200 lbs, 42 - 63 inch)
So you want the convenience of a wall mount that tilts, swivels, and extends, but you also want your TV to be flush up against the wall when not in use. Look no further than this Recessed Adjustable Tilting/Swiveling Wall Mount Bracket from Monoprice!
This wall mount fits into your wall between two vertical studs with 16" on-center spacing. The mount attaches directly to the studs for exceptional stability and security. The mount supports displays with weights up to 200 lbs (including the weight of the mount itself) and VESA mounting patterns from 100x100 to 600x400, which includes most 42" to 63" TVs*. The mount allows for up to 180 degrees of swivel, +15° to -5° tilt, and ± 5° horizontal angle adjustment to ensure a level display.
Mounting hardware is included.
Note: This mount is compatible with wood stud walls with 16" on-center spacing ONLY! It is not intended for use with wood stud walls with more or less spacing, nor it is suitable for use with brick/concrete walls.
* Note that the display screen size is only an approximation. Your TV is compatible with this mount as long as your display has a VESA mounting pattern and weight that fit within the size and weight limits listed above.
- User's Manual (Feb 19, 2013)
|Minimum VESA||200 x 200/320 x 300|
|Maximum VESA||800 x 500|
|Maximum Weight||200 lbs. (total)|
|Minimum Display Size||42"|
|Maximum Display Size||63"|
|Tilt Range||+5/-15 degrees|
|Swivel Range||120 degrees|
|Wall Plate Dimensions||34.6" x 19.0"|
|Front Plate Dimensions||31.6" x 21.6"|
|Built In Level||No|
|Notes:||No logo on mount|
Questions and Answers
A prior reviewer noted the issue with putting an outlet inside and they were correct. Based on their review here (thanks!), I ordered a black recessed outlet and put it in a deep blue box mounted on the bottom and solves the problem of the plug interfering with the extension arms.
Since I use the unit extended frequently, I ended up painting the places on the wood & drywall that are left exposed with a black paint (pint of black @ local hardware store $10). Looks better now. The unit comes with cable guides...nice but needed to supplement with some black velcro (black electrical tape would have worked too).
Lastly, the unit really is flush against the wall, minus 1" for the mounting brackets on the TV. I found that the HDMI cables stuck out more than that so used some 90 degree bends.
PROS: Strong, holds the weight with no problem. Fairly easy to install.
CONS: No grounding screw stud on unit.
PROS: Gets TV flush to the wall
CONS: Can't install an outlet in the included j-box knockouts, because once you put an outlet in there and install the whole contraption - there isn't enough room to plug anything in.
If you ever remove it... it is a BIG hole to patch.
Needs a rotation feature. A few similar mounts out there have a separate rotation adapter that allows the tv to rotate 90 degrees to a portrait view. This would be great for those of us that like to play Shmup video games that can utilize a rotated 90 degree portrait view (TATE mode for those who know what I'm talking about). Monoprice, please produce a rotation adapter PLEASE!!! There's people out there who want one.
Otherwise this is a fantastic mount, that just misses a single feature that is often overlooked by manufacturers.
PROS: Easy install
Great features for the price
Mounts flush to my wall when not extended
CONS: Needs a rotation feature.
Cable management could be a little better, but zip ties fixed that, no biggie.
Didn't include enough lag bolts, again not a big deal, they are 5 cents from a hardware store but it'd be nice if they sent enough...
I think they did the best they could with what they had, I am not really sure how they could improve it to eliminate these issues.
PROS: Gets your TV right up against the wall
CONS: Not simple to install
PROS: Really solid, fully articulating, looks great.
CONS: Improperly built. There were supposed to be two holes in the mounting tabs that didn't exist. Fortunately I have a friend with a machine shop who was able to drill through the steel. Further, the mounting bolts were pieces of junk that stripped almost immediately. I had to buy better ones.
Instructions: there are several problems with the instructions. First, the unit requires a 14.5 inch space *between* the studs, not simply 16 inch on-center studs. The difference is that in some older homes the studs are spaced 16 inch on-center, however the studs are literally 2 inches wide (a modern "2x4" is really a "1.5x3.5"). This results in a 14 inch opening, with 16 inch on-center studs. Thankfully I was able to squeeze the unit into the 14 inch space.
Next, the instructions call for determining the horizontal center and measuring 10.3 inches above and 20.6 below. The wording is confusing: is that a 30.9 inch vertical opening, or a 20.6 inch vertical opening? Answer: neither. The actual opening is more like 21.6.
And don't even get me started on the bracket / adapter "instructions". My suggestion here is to _carefully_ examine the pictures and use the printed material as a guide.
Bracket Design: For my installation, the right-hand side mounted arm works out well. When I swivel the monitor all the way to the right/flush against the arm the box is hidden from view and the monitor appears to float. For what it is worth, the monitor can also swivel flat to the left, but there's a much greater chance of seeing the box in this configuration. It seems like a slight modification of the bracket "key" from an "L" to a "T" shape would permit either a left or right install.
Tips: 1. Purchase a set of black adhesive wire guides to help with cable management in the box. 2. The rectangular punch-outs at the top and bottom both accommodate a standard 1-gang plastic old work box. I'm not sure what the circular punch-outs are for maybe a furniture hole cover?
PROS: Very sturdy construction. Metal is thick enough that it does not flex. Black metal surfaces have a very nice finish. Everything fits together very well. Screen is easy to level.
CONS: Lag bolts break easily. Instructions are not clear. The design of the base bracket limits installation so that the articulating arm can only be installed on the right-hand side of the box.
PROS: Pretty easy to install if you are a little handy. Feels solid. Works like promised.
CONS: A few of the screws heads broke off when screwing into wall. Used longer drill bit than recommended after the second one, still very tight.
It is recessed into the wall, but note that it is not truly flush due to the mounting bracket. the bracket sticks out about 1" from the wall. I wanted my 50" led closer to the wall, so I ended up buying a different bracket. ended up buying a vesa 400x400 adapter to a 200x200 plate. now I am happy.
PROS: easy install.
CONS: lag bolts were terrible.
recessed but not really "flush"