Above Fireplace Pull-Down Full-Motion TV Wall Mount
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    Above Fireplace Pull-Down Full-Motion TV Wall Mount

    Above Fireplace Pull-Down Full-Motion TV Wall Mount


    TVs look great above your fireplace and mantel, but they're difficult to watch when mounted so high. With the Monoprice Firelace Mount, the TV can conveniently be pulled down from the wall to eye-level to prevent neck pain. The TV can also be tilted and swiveled conveniently, for the most comfortable TV viewing experience. Capable of mounting any television with a VESA mounting pattern of 200 x 200 to 600 x 400, this mount is ideal for TVs ranging from 40" to 63", weighing up to 70.5 lbs.




     
    Elegant TV Mounting
    Comfortable Eye-Level View
    ETL Certified Safety
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    Elegant TV Mounting
    Comfortable Eye-Level View
    ETL Certified Safety You Can Trust


    Elegant TV Mounting: Above the fireplace is often the perfect place to mount a TV, but it's a pain in the neck to watch it there. By letting you pull the TV down to a comfortable height when watching it, this mount lets you put the TV flat above the mantel where it enhances your decor.

    Comfortable Eye-Level View: When you want to watch TV, the spring-assisted mount lets you effortlessly pull the TV forward and down to a comfortable viewing position, where you can sit on the sofa without craning your neck upward. When you're not watching, the mount returns the TV to its beautiful position flat above the fireplace.

    ETL Certified Safety You Can Trust: On average, Monoprice sells a new wall mount every minute of every day! Certified by ETL testing labs to satisfy UL standards, this wall mount has been strength tested to ensure it is safe for both your equipment and your family.




     
    VESA Compatible
    TV Size
    Weight Capacity
    Stud Mounting

     
    200 x 200 → 600 x 400
    40" → 63"
    Up to 70.5 lbs.
    Stud Mounting

     
    Tilt Range
    Rotation Range
    Swivel Range
    Hardware Included

     
    Tilt ±15°
    Rotate ±5°
    Swivel ±18°
    Hardware Included



     

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    Above Fireplace Pull-Down Full-Motion TV Wall Mount
    Model 15618
    Display Size 40" ~ 63"
    Minimum Display Weight 16.5 lbs. (7.5 kg)
    Maximum Display Weight 70.5 lbs. (32.0 kg)
    Minimum VESA Size 200 x 200
    Maximum VESA Size 600 x 400
    Swivel Range ±18°
    Tilt Range ±15°
    Rotation Range ±5°
     


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    whats the travel distance from "up" to "down" positions?
    Sterling M on Nov 23, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The unit can travel 29.3" up and down, and it will pull away from the wall a maximum of 20".
    How far out from the wall does this pull out? How far down (lower) does it go?
    Daniel E on Nov 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: As much as 26" out from wall. But since it is at an angle, 12" on the bottom and 26" on the top. About 12" down.
    Does anyone know the dimensions? How far down does it move? What is the height of the bracket? ETC> Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
    A shopper on Dec 1, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. The dimensions for this mount can be found on page 16 of the user manual which can be obtained via the following link: http://downloads.monoprice.com/files/manuals/15618_Manual_160418.pdf
    How far away from the wall does this mount leave the TV when in the up position?
    A shopper on Dec 1, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The TV will be as close to the wall as any articulating or tilt mount. However, I have had poor results in getting the adjustment to easily pull down and put up into the "against the wall" position. My TV is only 52lbs.
    What is the maximum fireplace mantel depth for use with this wall mount?
    A shopper on Nov 28, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I don't recommend using this for a mantle over 10". It will work with a mantle that is 11 or 12" but keep in mind that if you have a 12" mantle, the bottom of the back side of the tv will be pressed against the mantle if you have any tilt set at all. Even without tilt, your wires may be pinched between the tv and mantle.
    Does anyone have pictures of their above fireplace mount setup? Would love to see them - you can email me. Would greatly appreciate it!
    Ayan T on Nov 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I wish you could post pictures on here but it doesn't allow it. I have a few pictures of my setup that has the mount installed over a 7" mantle with the handle and sound bar attached.
    What is the depth a mantle can be and still clear for tv to be pulled down?
    A shopper on Nov 24, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Just from seeing the motion of the mount, any mantle between 5" and 10" is ideal, but you can probably still use it with an 11 or 12" mantle but that is definitely maxing it out.
    Two quick questions:

    We have an 11" deep mantle, how many inches above the mantle do we have to mount the bracket to have the handle clear the mantle and allow it maximum downward movement?

    What is the maximum amount of movement from the stowed position to full extended in the down position?

    Thanks!
    A shopper on Feb 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your questions!

    If you have an 11" deep mantle, you would want to have the bottom of the wall mount 7" or higher from the top of the mantle.

    From the stowed position it will extend down up to 29" this would be from the top of the mount. This can be seen in the top right diagram on the last page of the user manual that we have on the mounts page.

    I hope this helps!
    The wall studs above my fireplace are 24" apart.. how wide are the wall mount supports?
    A shopper on Dec 2, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: An alternative would be to run two 2x4's or 2x6's horizontally across your 24" spacing, using lag bolts to secure them to the studs. Then you could attach the mount plate to those exposed boards (which you might want to paint to match your walls). This would have the added advantage of reducing the width of the mantle that the mount must swing past, allowing you to place it about an inch lower on the wall.

    Also, I the studs above the fireplace had 12" spacing and the mount went on securely.
    Do you have line drawings of the fireplace mount other than the PDF manual? I especially need a dimensioned drawing of the wallboard. I am designing/constructing my media centre. I have ordered one of these mounts and want to have my construction completed before it arrives.
    New User U on Mar 10, 2017
    can this mount be used for 65 inch curved tv?
    A shopper on Dec 13, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Don't see why not, it mounts to the back. I have a 65 vizeo m series mounted to it and its the best thing ever, though I did have a proper professional install drilled into three separate studs for support
    My Panasonic 50" Plasma purchased in 2007 weighs 84 lbs. Will this mount support this TV? I will be installing on brick wall where I can add more anchors if there are extra holes to accommodate more anchors along the mortar joints. What is the vertical distance between the wall mounting holes?
    Clyde K on Dec 26, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: To determine compatibility with a TV mount to your TV, please determine the VESA mounting pattern on the back of your TV. It is the 4 screw hole square formation on the back and it is usually listed on the TV specs or you can find out by measuring it yourself(measured in millimeters). Our TV mounts range from 50x50mm to 1000x700 and up so please check the TV mount specs for compatibility as well. I hope this helps, thank you!
    will this wall mount be visible at the bottom of a 55" 2016 OLED TV?
    Fabien L on Jan 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: You need a minimum TV height of 28.5" to cover the entire rear mount structure. The positions of the TV's mounting points could also impact the position. From what I've seen, a 55" probably won't do it.
    i bought this mount but dont like it always tilting down, especially when it's in the downward position. how do i change this and lock it so it's perfectly straight?
    New User U on Jun 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There are allen head screws on the plate that tilts and swivels. The manual describes which ones to tighten to prevent it from tilting. I have mine adjusted so that it still tilts but stays where I put it. You can tighten it down so that it is very difficult to tilt.
    My living room has what looks to be a bar area with a large cutout underneath. I'm looking for something to take a TV that's under it and raise it, just the opposite of what this mount was made for. Up and out instead of down and out. If turned upside down, would this mount work to take a TV up and out from under the ledge? Can it push the TV up and out if turned upside down?
    A shopper on Mar 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. We would not recommend installing this mount upside down. It would be intended to be used to clear a shelf such as a mantle. I do apologize for any inconvenience.
    How far away will the tv be from the wall in the closed position? I don't see any side views with dimensions in the manual. Can I get an exact answer like 6" or whatever it is.
    Vincent C on Jan 23, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. The distance at minimum extension is 131.5mm (5.1 inches) from the wall. This information as well as further information regarding product dimensions can be found on page 16 of the user manual which can be obtained from the following link: http://downloads.monoprice.com/files/manuals/15618_Manual_160418.pdf
    is there a place to mount a center channel speaker? Mine is currently on the fireplace mantel.
    A shopper on Dec 19, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: This can be answered with both a Yes and No.

    The handle itself is a flat wide metal bracket that bolts to the back of the mount and hangs down. There isnt much room between the bottom of the tv and the handle, so for a traditional install with your tv and handle below, no you cannot use a sound bar or center speaker.

    If you decide you don't want to use the handle but want the speaker, you can actually flip the handle upside down (so the grips are behind the tv and aren't visible) and mount your sound bar or center speaker to that, but again, you need to make sure the back of your sound device has some way to mount to it. It's just a flat piece of metal with holes on it after all.

    In my case, I wanted the sound bar AND handle, so I fabricated some 6" extensions out of thick metal flat bar so my handle is actually about 9-10" below the bottom of my tv, and in that space I have my sound bar mounted. It looks super clean and can be done, but you have to get a bit creative.
    Does the stand have a bracket for a center speaker mount? It kinda looks like it does from the pic.
    Lewis J on Mar 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The stand does not have a mount for a center speaker. It may look that way in the picture, but the longer horizontal bar that you see above the handle is the wall bracket. In the third picture you can see this more clearly. For a center speaker i would recommend the Universal Soundbar Bracket. Hope this helps.
    Universal Soundbar Bracket for 23~55 in TVs
    Universal Soundbar Bracket for 23~55 in TVs
    I know it says its good up to 63" but I have a 65" Sony. Is there any chance this will work? Will it just potentially hit the sides because of the amount of possible swivel or will it actually not attach the the back of the tv?
    New User U on Mar 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There's nothing on the mount for it to hit as it's completely flat, as long as your TV has a standard VESA mount it will fit. This mount can accommodate up to 600 mm (wide) x 400mm (height). I have a 60' Samsung and love it, the gas pistons seem very strong and aren't taxed by the weight of our TV, can't imagine a 65" being an issue.
    Can you mount a soundbar to the bottom of this? I have a 50inch tv but I have a sound bar resting on the mantel...
    James D on Mar 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: As you can see, the bottom bar of the mounting square has holes in it. I've not done it, but looking at my (50 inch mounted) TV, I can see how I could add hardware that would enable the mounting of a sound bar below. Would also then skip adding the handle at the bottom. I just reach behind and grab the frame to move the TV.
    can i mount in a real rock above mantel surface?
    A shopper on Feb 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thats not really a question that has anything to do with the mount, but more of a question of how you anchor this mount or any mount, for that matter. Myself, I would not trust a concrete anchor bolt, but would probably drill completely through the rock and use a very good quality butterfly anchor. Others may disagree. A normal mounting bracket sees no up and down stress on the structure, and this mount does. Assuming you will be pulling it up and down regularly. I would not trust concrete anchors for something that is going to have up and down stress.
    I have a 20" mantle. Will this mount work clear my mantle in the down position?
    A shopper on Feb 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Once fully lowered, the mount appears to be about 18.5" from my wall (this is sort of an eyeball estimate because i couldn't get the tape measure in the correct position). The TV, however, makes it 20.5" from the wall. So I think you have two choices:
    1) Attach the TV mount extra high so that when lowered the mount won't smack the mantle.
    2) Attach the some 2x4's between the mount and the wall to provide extra distance.

    Support may have other suggestions, but that's when i'm seeing on my install
    Can you mount a sound bar underneath or above the TV with this mount? We cannot mount the sound bar to our wall since we pull the TV down in front of the mantle.
    A shopper on Feb 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes you should be able to use a universal sound bar bracket, which will allow to mount either to the top or bottom. Just confirm compatibility before purchase.
    What is the depth of the bracket? I have a 6" deep recessed space for my TV with only 1/4" of clearance in height and want to make sure that when I pull the TV out using this wall mount it does not conflict with the bottom of the recessed space.
    A shopper on Dec 19, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. We would recommend contacting a professional installer to determine whether this mount would be right for your application. The Product dimensions can be found in the user manual linked under support files on the product page to assist with this.

    http://downloads.monoprice.com/files/manuals/15618_Manual_160418.pdf
    Where are the adjustments to keep the tv from going up?
    A shopper on Aug 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'd like to know that as well. I am using it in my tiki hut snd am utilizing a bungee cord to hold it down.
    Can i mount Curved TV using this mount?
    Can i mount 65 inches samsung curved TV on this mount
    New User U on Apr 20, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I mounted a 65 inch Samsung (not curved) with this mount. I would check the mount pattern on the back of the tv and compare it to the Manual for the mount.
    My power plug is right in the middle of the planned space. Will the bracket mounting to the wall have enough space (1/2 inch clearance) to accommodate this? Or does the power plug need to be off centre?
    Kevin O on Apr 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The plug does need to be off centre, and I had the same problem but I "cheated" a bit by installing the mount offset and then hanging the tv offset of the mount, centred over the plug. Since the mount only moves up and down, to side to side it works fine. The only catch is that when you pull down the mount the articulating arm is visible and offset, might bug some people but it doesn't bother me.
    Has anyone used this to mount into brick over their fireplace?
    A shopper on Mar 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I haven't. I mounted mine high up on the wall above a hallway recess out of my bedroom. The width of the holes was such that I could mount it directly to studs. I see no reason that you couldn't mount it to brick above your fireplace, as long as you use the right anchors. Be aware that it swings out forward significantly, maybe 1 1/2 feet when pulled down, so please consider this when calculating viewing distances.
    I have a 20" mantle. Will this mount clear the mantle and still be able to be lowered a decent amount?
    New User U on Feb 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have purchased on of these units, the online/website documentation is limited. I'm sure they could sell many more if they included full specs for what is a fairly sophisticated unit.

    The instructions in the box state a maximum Mantle Width of 14inches and does include some other vital product dimensions, sadly I can't attach images, but I'm sure Monoprice Customer Service would be able to help further if you still wanted to see if this info.
    Will this mount work with Vizeo P-64 series? mount pattern is 400 x 400.
    A shopper on Feb 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. While this mount does meet the VESA requirement for your television, we would recommend checking to make sure the TV does not exceed the maximum weight of 70lbs for this mount before purchasing. I hope this helps, and of course if you have any more questions feel free to contact us!
    4.3 / 5.0
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    Excellent Mount, but a few things I learned
    The mount itself is excellent and works perfectly. The price is much better than anything I could find online, and I did a lot of research. However, there some things to be mindful of when installing:

    1. The instructions are very sparse. It's more of a “learn as you go” process.

    2. The slots on the wall plate that mounts to the studs are limited. So if you're trying to center it above your fireplace and the holes do not align with the studs, you will need to drill additional holes to accommodate.

    3. My TV has the 400 x 400 VESA pattern (Samsung 55"). While the mount does work out of the box with this pattern, the mounting arms DO NOT come with extenders. Therefore, the bottom of the TV is higher than the bottom of the wall plate when the TV is returned to the upright position. For me, I wanted the clean look of not seeing the mount. I corrected this by purchasing a VESA adapter plate bracket extender from another vendor. I attached these to the VESA anchors on the TV which gave me a smaller pattern so I could lower the TV on the mount arms worked great.

    4. It is difficult to tighten the screws enough to keep the tilt at fixed position. Every time you raise or lower the TV the tilt shifts. I tightened it VERY hard and finally it seems to be fixed. It would be great if it had a "lock" option. Same for the swivel and level options, but they don't seem to shift as much during the normal travel of the mount/TV.

    5. Adjusting the travel tension is not difficult but the position of the bolt makes it awkward to access. Remember, COUNTER-CLOCKWISE reduces the tension.brbrAll in all, the mount is great and I would purchase again.

    PROS: Great price, works well, solid mount

    CONS: Poor install manual, lack of mounting extenders, not able to tighten/lock the position
    September 30, 2016
    Great Mount! Excellent Price! Be the Envy of your Friends and Family.
    I have been looking for a drop down mount that didn't cost and arm and a leg for the past year. When I saw monoprice release theirs, I knew I had to give it a shot. Installation is a more involved than a typical TV mount, make sure you know the placement of studs. In my case, I had to install 2 sets of 2x4 braces (painted to match my walls) to properly center the mount above the fireplace. It drops down almost 2 ft when fully extended! I will tell you the instructions are very light, I still haven't figured out the best way to adjust the tension (tried both ways, didn't really notice much change). But, even so, its easy enough for my 12 year old to safely pull it down and up. It does make me nervous every time, but with 8 3" lag bolts holding the braces and another 4 3" lag bolts holding the mount, I am pretty sure the wall will come down before the TV. I wish I could share pictures of it up and down to give perspective. It is really impressive. The first week I used it (installed 2 weeks now), I didn't realize how far it would pull down, and was only pulling it half way down. It was awesome when I figured out it would drop another 10 inches. Good Stuff! It would be nice to have some drawings of it fully extended with measurements (offsets, etc) to full understand the optimal placement. I got lucky (dropped it an inch and offset it another 2 inches with the 2x4 braces) and fully extended it clears by mantel by a mere 1/2 inch (whew).

    PROS: Finally Make use of the Fireplace Mantel for things other than stockings

    CONS: Installation Requires Patience and a good Stud Finder
    Moving Up/Down Requires More Force (Haven't Figured out the magic tension adjustor yet)
    Instructions Were Written by a Minimalist Writer
    Limited to 63" (70lbs),
    July 31, 2016
    Very good mount, with a few caveats
    First of all, the value here, as with most Monoprice stuff, is off the charts. That said, there are some issues.

    Installation: you have to have studs spaced 16" on center, and centered behind where you want the TV. Since i didn't have that, i had to mount a couple 2x6 pieces spanning between the studs so that i could mount it. Not really a negative for this mount though, since that would've been the case for pretty much any mount i got. The instructions are minimal, but I could follow it. There is a TINY diagram with dimensions, that would've been helpful to have available online for planning purposes. It gives a recommendation for how far above the mantle you should mount it, for varying depths of your mantle. For example, for an 11" deep mantle, it says mount the bottom screws 7" above the mantle. Be generous with this! I followed the recommendation, and i cannot fully extend the mount before it touches the mantle. For reference, i believe it says it can be used with a mantle up to 14" deep max.

    Once the mount is up, it seems sturdy, and works well. Make sure to tighten all 6 allen-head bolts that hold the TILT function before you mount the TV, because it's near impossible to do it with the TV on, and the TV will tilt forward all the way unless you tighten them down well. Second, there are really only 2 "positions" where the TV rests i cannot have it stay in a position in between those. This is fine for me, but if you are looking for more customization of your TV height, this mount probably can't do it. Lastly, while it's easy to pull down into the lower position, it is fairly tough to get it up high enough to stay in the UP position.

    For reference, my TV is 58 lbs, and is technically larger than they recommend for this mount.

    PROS: VALUE!
    Seems wells built and engineered.
    Definitely solves my problem of having my TV too high to be comfortable, yet still gets it out of the way when needed.


    CONS: Can't stop the vertical placement in any position.
    Takes a lot of planning to get the position right.
    Instructions are minimal, and ought to be available online, especially the dimensions.
    October 4, 2016
    Above Fireplace Pull-Down Full-Motion TV Wall Mount (Product 15618)
    Very good, very solid mount for a very competitive price... We wanted to install our 55" flat screen above our fireplace, but realized we needed a mount that would come out from the wall and then down, to get past the mantle. Many of the options we found we several hundred dollars. Came across the Monoprice mount - great price, and couldn't be happier.

    PROS: Great all around mount. Appears to be well constructed, with good range of motion (particularly so with vertical motion). Very happy with the purchase.

    CONS: Only downside is it would be nice if it swung out/turned more to the side, so that if I were sitting to the left or right of screen, I could see the screen more head on. In the scheme of things, this is a small "con".
    August 24, 2016
    Overall Happy, But Anxious For the Next Gen
    The mount assembles easy and looks clean. In my situation, I have a 65" LG 9500U which weighs only 53lbs of the 75lbs maximum weight.
    Problem one is that this is an over the fireplace mount, however most home builders really don't care about being on 16" stud centers above a fireplace. Especially if its a real fireplace. In my case, my studs were nowhere close to being able to install this mount in the center, over the fireplace. Fortunately, my fireplace is in the middle of my house and I was able to get into the attic and behind the fireplace and mount cross studs to be able to mount it on center. If your studs are not on 16" centers and in a position that they are 16" each side of the center of the fireplace, be warned. You may have a headache on your hands. (Providing you want your TV lined up with the fireplace)
    So with most all other mounts, the main wall bracket has a horizontal slide factor of several inches. This way if your studs are off center, you can still mount the bracket off center and thus the TV is on center. This bracket only has about a 3-5" travel horizontally.
    With this bracket and with most all brackets, you also have an adjustment to slide the TV horizontally on the hook arms. When I got the TV mounted, I decided I needed to pivot the TV to match my extreme viewing angle. So in order to do this, I slid the TV horizontally one direction to about 6" off center. The result was that I could not level the TV. Even though my TV was well under the weight guidelines, the bracket that bolts to the arm is just not engineered well enough to keep it level when the TV is slid off center. Like I said before, if you have studs 16-18" either side of the center line and you don't have an extreme viewing angle, you are good to go. But be warned, there is not much fudge factor with this mount.
    I hope Monoprice gets enough feedback to give us a "beefed up" version of this mount in the future, because I will be all in. They did a great job getting a mount to market that you could only get for 3,4, and up to six hundred dollars. But there are some serious flaws.
    The mount needs to be widened for those of us without 16" centers. The main plate that connects the arm to the wall bracket is just not sturdy enough. Also, I have spent hours trying to get the shock loaded arms to an adjustment that will allow me to pull it all the way down and also push it all the way up but that ain't happening. I don't believe with a 53lbs or heavier TV you are going to do that without extreme effort. (unless I have a defective mount, but I don't think so) It's important to know I did get one of the first mounts shipped.
    However after all that, I will tell you if your fireplace is set up a foot off the floor like mine, and your living room is small and you have a pain in your neck after 2 hours of viewing, then buy this mount.
    I absolutely love it. I have wanted one for a couple of years and was happy to see an affordable one become available. If I could give it 3.5 stars I would. It makes watching TV in the living room a pleasure again.
    But please Monoprice, lets beef it up next time.
    December 19, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Good Mount, Good Price, Can Handle Big TVs
    This review is for those of you wondering if you can mount a larger, heavier TV with a sound bar. I took a chance and the answer is yes, but there are some limitations. I mounted a 70" LCD TV (75 lbs), Sonos Playbar sound bar (12 lbs), Monoprice universal sound bar TV bracket and Sonos Playbar wall mount bracket. Due to the weight of this combination, the spring tension was adjusted to the maximum weight setting, which is at the bottom (you should understand what this is when you see it - the mount was shipped with this setting in the mid position).

    The primary limitations with this setup are as follows: 1) The handle to raise and lower the TV could not be installed as designed due to the sound bar placement on the bottom of the TV. Additional brackets from a local hardware store could be used, but a solid mounting location would be difficult to find. I chose not to install the handle. 2) Due to the additional weight of this setup, the TV does not raise/lower easily - your 10 yr old will not be able to move it unless his name is Clark Kent. For my application the TV does not need to be moved on a daily basis and I use a small step ladder when I do need to move it due to the height of my application and the size of the TV..

    This combination does stay put when in the fully raised or fully lowered position. This setup was also installed above a brick fireplace using 3/8" masonry sleeve anchors purchased separately from the local big box hardware store.

    PROS: - Good value and price
    - Well built


    CONS: - Poorly written instructions, but usable for a confident DIY'er
    October 7, 2016
    Awesome Fireplace Mount
    I was going to purchase the 'other guy's mount but decided to check monoprice's site one more time to see if they had added a fireplace mount. Lo and behold, the first week of July they added one! I paid to have this professionally installed. The installers asked me where I got the mount because they had installed the other kind before and this was much sturdier and easier to install.
    I took a chance with this after talking to tech support. My tv is actually a 65", about 55lbs with a vesa mounting pattern. The two installers and I can sum this mount up in one word "AWWEEEESOME!". It looks amazing, although it will take me a little while to get use to adjusting the mount. They were moving it around with ease. Definitely would recommend this mount.

    You can't add pictures here but look on that 'pin' site for my pictures. :-)

    PROS: Price

    CONS: Wish there was one that was capable of handling a 70"
    August 2, 2016
    Great mount!
    I just put a 65" 4K on this mount over my fireplace. The newer TV's are lighter than older flat panel TV's. I took down a 73 pound 52" 1080P Sony and put a 65" 55 pound Visio. I had previously removed the builder grade mantle, so I only had 2" of engineer stone veneer protruding from the wall, but the TV was too high. Without the mantle I was able to set the height anywhere from the top position where the TV looks like it's on a fixed flush mount up high(great for parties or using the fireplace) or put it all the way in the down position where the viewing angle is much better (about 23-24" lower).
    The mount works great as advertised. It would clear most 12" mantels no problem, but I wanted to maximize the ability to lower the TV as far down as possible for the best viewing angle.
    The instruction could possibly be worse, say if there were none at all, but they are just about worthless. If you have some common sense and a little mechanical ability this mount will work great. Plan on a couple of hours for the installation, but the end result is worth it!

    PROS: Works great provided you don't need to put up a TV larger than 65" or heavier than the 71 pound limit.
    Retains a reasonably good amount of adjustment for viewing angles. No great, but much better than I was prepared to "live with".
    Good fit and finish.
    Very competitive price point compared to the alternatives.

    CONS: Lack of useful installation instruction and no exploded diagram letting you know what parts go where. No measurements or diagrams to show you the working range of the mount. You might want to zoom in on the product pictures on the Mono Price website - it saved me some headaches during installation.
    October 7, 2016
    Does the Job for the Best Value
    I had been looking for an affordable over the mantle, pull-down TV mount for a long time. Monoprice finally provided the Pull-Down Full Motion Wall Mount which fit the bill exactly. The installation required a minimum of effort. It positions our 65" TV for a perfect viewing experience. I only found two things that needed improvement. The manual had been reduced in size so that four normal letter sized pages were on a single 8 1/2" x 11" page. This was totally unreadable because of the poor quality of the original. Pushing up and to the rear on the handle to return the TV to its position above the mantle causes the TV to tilt forward. I have to push on the top of the screen to place it flat against the wall behind it; very inconvenient.
    January 11, 2017
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Needs work
    I had been debating this type of mount for a long time, and when I saw this one, decided to try it. Mostly due to the cost. I now understand why competing mounts are more expensive.

    The good:
    -Proof of concept. It validated that this type of mount is functional and has a tolerable spousal acceptance factor.

    The bad:
    -No hard stops. This mount will move over its complete range, meaning there's a good chance you'll hit your mantel. It relies on the gas springs to limit the downward motion/lowered position. If you're like me and have a heavy TV near the rated limit, this is scary.

    -TV is not parallel to the wall in the raised position. Since the forward support plate becomes nearly aligned with the lower control arm when raised, it rotates toward the wall. This tilts the TV forward. I don't like the way it looks.

    -Tilt adjustment is weak. Others here have commented on this, and I can confirm. The mechanism for securing the tilt is not up to the task. I installed a wood block between the forward support plate and the mounting/tilt plate to keep the TV vertical when in the lowered position.

    -No mechanism to keep the mount in the lowered position for service. You have to hang your TV with the mount in the raised position since the unloaded gas springs keep it elevated.. This means you need to get up REALLY high to hang it. This could be dangerous. Minimum two man job. I actually tied a heavy bucket full of bricks to physically hold the mount down while I hung the TV.

    Like I said, it was a good proof of concept, but I wouldn't recommend for the above reasons. Spend the money on a properly built unit.
    March 6, 2017
    Purchased
    7 months ago

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