This does exactly what it is supposed to do - provide a mounting place for a low-voltage cover plate. The choice of mounting -- provided screws (side) or the tags on the side to allow you to surface mount is a very nice option.
No drama - no mess - that's why Monoprice is on my list of shopping options.
For new work, these fill the bill. The screws are not angled towards the room, which means if the studs are close together, you have to resort to a stubby screwdriver to fasten. Please angle the screws for easier installation.
PROS: Item is exactly as described and allowed me to help ensure a great looking home theater wiring installation. We are in the process of finishing our basement and I ordered a LOT of miscellaneous parts from Monoprice, including this item. Monoprice can't be beat on price and service. Everything arrived quickly and professionally packed. I am really eager for this project to finish so I can hook everything up and enjoy all of the components I purchased from Monoprice!