I searched all over for a ceiling mount for my 52 Sharp Aquos LCD. I hung this from the joists above my drop ceiling in my rec room. I had to get a little creative by using two unistrut brackets between the joist span, but it all worked out. The only reason this is not a 10 is for two minor reasons....the tube comes in two parts (for extension) and has holes to bolt through. The holes did not accommodate for how short I needed it, so I had to drill a hole through both sides. The silver finish also scratches a little too easily, but the TV covers most of it anyway. You need to get a tilting wall bracket to attach to this unit, but that is the easiest part. Very pleased with this item and YOU CANNOT BEAT THIS PRICE!
Excellent construction, but the pole is simply too long for all but the tallest ceilings. Most will use this pole to mount a TV very close to the ceiling, tilting down for correct viewing. I had to cut the upper pole to make it short enough AND had to drill new holes for the retaining bolt to get the length right. Use a standard hack saw to cut the pole - fairly quick and easy with a new blade. Drilling is tougher - use a small metal penetrating drill bit to make a starter hole, then use the larger drill bit to accomodate the size of the retaining bolt. I mounted this to a Monoprice 3004 tilting wall bracket for a 50 Pioneer plasma. The 3007 pole and 3004 bracket fit perfectly. The top bolts must fit through the mount into ceiling joists. I cut a 2x8 section and mounted it across two ceiling joists. Then I mounted the pole through the 2x8 section using hardened bolts and nuts. This allowed me to place the ceiling bracket exactly where I wanted it. This is a several hour project, especially if you have to cut and drill the pole!