I like it. But I didn't give 5 starts because the mechanism is a little tight when turning the TV. It also doesn't seem to want to lay perpendicular to the counter. Always tilts a little toward the ground.
Well, I was really happy to finally get my 13" led tv off of my kitchen counter, but it didn't quite work out. Everything was going great until I tried to keep the tv vertical but it just would not stay. It would always tilt back about 3/4 of an inch (+/-) and aiming it down towards the countertop/floor. The dogs and cats see it almost perfectly. I was actually hoping I could aim it up a few degrees for better viewing, but I would have settled for at least vertical. Didn't happen. The bottom of my cabinets is 53". I need to be able to angle it up for proper viewing. It is too bad because the bracket looks real sturdy. The allen head set screw works great except it will not keep it vertical. If I would have a hard ceiling it would be perfect. The set screw would hold it perfectly angled downward. Two stars.
PROS: Made of good solid material. Would be great as a ceiling mount, like an office or room with a hard ceiling as long as you can find a good solid place to attach it.
CONS: Will not stay vertical and will not tilt less than 180 degrees (tilt the tv so it aims up). Not really for undercounter use. Not useable for me.
I've been pleased with everything I've ordered from monoprice. The quality is always good, and the shipping is quick and quite reasonable.
PROS: I didn't order this for an under the counter mount, rather I ordered it because the stand that came with the small tv I bought for the kitchen actually leaned forward, and the only way to tilt it back was setting something under the front edge of the tv stand. I mounted the monoprice under the counter bracket to a piece of 1 x 6" pine I had in the garage, and it works great! I had to offset the bracket toward the center of the pine board, so it wouldn't tip due the weight of the tv, and I believe this will only work with smaller tvs (I believe ours is 19 inch).
I had a couple of problems but I'd say they were fairly unique to my situation. First my cabinets have a lip making my mount area too deep, so my tv would hit and couldn't be mounted. I got around this by adding a half inch piece of scrap wood between the mount and the cabinet bottom above. My second issue was the fact that the included screws were too long and would go through my cabinet bottom. To avoid this, I measured the depth of the wood, marked my screws and taped off my drill bit so it wouldn't go too deep, and then I just pre-drilled a little over halfway through the wood. I then put the screws in a vice, cut them down with a hand saw, and hand screwed them in through the spacer wood and bracket I mentioned earlier, into the slightly smaller pre drilled holes. It took a little longer than I had hoped but it was a really easy setup and chances are most people wouldn't have to go through the lengths I did to install this. If you have trouble with the screw lengths and don't want to cut them down, just go to the hardware store and buy some shorter screws, I just wanted to get it mounted that night and decided to go that route. I highly recommend this mount over anything you'll find in a bestbuy or costco, you just cannot beat the price even with shipping.
PROS: Relatively easy install, very sturdy feel, includes all of the necessary hardware, doesn't sag for my 19" lcd