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Monoprice 1-port 2-piece Inset Wall Plate with 4in Built-in Flexible High Speed HDMI Cable With Ethernet, White
|Minimum VESA||50 x 50|
|Maximum VESA||750 x 450|
|Maximum Weight||175 lbs.|
|Minimum Display Size||32"|
|Maximum Display Size||60"|
|Tilt Range||+5/-15 degrees|
|Swivel Range||±30 degrees|
|Construction||Steel & Aluminum|
|Wall Plate Dimensions||19.7" x 11.0"|
|Front Plate Dimensions||32.0" x 9.4"|
Solid aluminum arms,
No logo on mount
Questions and Answers
2. The level on the mount is accurate for the piece that attaches to the wall, contrary to other reviews. The piece the TV attaches to is not locked to the wall plate, and therefore not automatically level as well. There are 4 screws that provide rotational/leveling adjustment. I'd suggest leveling that plate before mounting the TV, and tightening the bolts. Mine was way out. I broke a bushing on one, so just shoot for snug.
3. When mounting the TV, have the screwdriver ready to lock in the bottom "safety bolts." If the TV is heavy enough to tilt the mount, then you won't be adding them later. It will be required to lock them in when you mount the TV.
4. TV bracket tilt nobs can't be reach by human hands. I had a needle nose vice grip that got in there. Make sure they are facing out. I installed mine backwards initially, but thankfully before mounting.
5. The mount drops a heavy TV about 1/2" from fully retracted to fully extended. I didn't know, and affects my installation. Not complaining.
I currently have my 84 lb 50" Plasma fully extended on the mount, and it just floats effortlessly. Great product!
I can pull the TV away from the wall and swivel it left and right and its sturdy as can be.
My only complaint is the the motion of the mount is a bit stiff. Its takes more effort than I expected to pull the TV away from the wall.
I have found great value in this TV mount. It's my first TV mount experience and so far so good. I would definitely purchase again.
PROS: Sturdy construction
Easy to install
Great range of motion
CONS: Stiff to pull away from the wall
Mounting hardware feels cheap, but it works
It's well documented that similar mounts are 2-3X the price. I am decently handy so I figured even if there were some minor problems with the mount, I could fix it somehow.
There are no problems with this mount. It is excellent. Exceptionally well made, thick gauge steel on plates, aluminum arms, mechanisms work well, sturdy.. almost makes you wonder how they keep the QC this high at this price point.
I installed it last night while the mount is great, I would only change two things. One, one of the pictures has a minor error (does not show safety screw, so you need to think to figure out which TV back-mounting bracket goes right or left). This is not problematic. Two, it calls for a 5/32" pilot hole for the 5/16" lag bolts. I drilled mine slightly larger (general rule of thumb is roughly 75% the shank diameter, not 50% you can find tables online or ask your nearest handyman) to avoid overtorquing and busting the bolt heads while twisting into holes too small. I also used my own level - I found that the 2" level in the mount was a bit of gimmick and wasn't quite accurate.
Bottom line though is if you use the right tools (level, right pilot hole), it goes up perfect, snug, strong no regrets, amazed at mechanisms for adjustment, etc. Very high quality mount! Stop reading and buy it.
Easily adjustable after mounting for perfect leveling
Allen wrench, all hardware included
CONS: Instructions that could use a copy editor
PROS: There is no better swing arm adjustable TV bracket on the market period. The nearest competition will cost you $200 anywhere and isn't as smooth operationally nor as well thought out. When you want all the bells and whistles but don't want to pay the price.....shop Monoprice and buy this mount.
CONS: I would always mount a TV mount with lag bolts into studs and they are not included (every other possible needed hardware items are) but it is so much easier to drive lag bolts due to the hex heads rather than a phillips headed bolt. I always have to take a trip to the store and spend an additional $3 OMG..... but I will live with that all day long LOL
PROS: very sturdy, easy to install, moves smoothly, price is ridiculously low for the quality
These mounts are STRONG! Provided they are bolted into the studs in the wall. I'm 6'2" ~ 225lbs and I could do a chin up on this mount. Obviously not recommended but it is really strong.
PROS: Works as advertised
Easy to install
CONS: Tilting feature is kind of weak but I wanted the swivel part much more and that is awesome!
Now for the replacement mount, part 3725. This mount went up with no issues. I did follow some of the other comments by using a 7/32" drill bit for pre-drilling the lag bolt holes. They went in snug, but not too snug. I think the recommended hole size, 5/32", owuld have been too small for the bolts.
The brackets for mounting the TV are much better for this model of TV and provide for a far greater choice in attachment location when tweaking the height at which you want to hang the TV on the mount. There are two locking mechinsms to control the forward/backward tilt (as opposed to one for the 5920)' and they work very well. While this mount is "only" rated at 175 lbs, it is my beleif that will hold any TV out there. You may need to consider the 5920 if you require more than 20" extension, but for my needs, it was excellent.
PROS: Excellent mount, excellent design, excellent price, excellent service!
CONS: Such a popular mount, I had to wait three weeks because it was back ordered.
+Product description (images/info.) matched actual product
+Wide selection of fasteners for various applications
+Sturdy & well constructed
+Range of movement is all that I was hoping for
CONS: Just one:
-If you plan to move the tv frequently, you may want to secure the contact points where the bracket engages the hardware attached to the tv. There tends to be some lateral movement. I intend to rectify this situation with a simple clamp or bolt.
1) Solid construction - the mount is made from heavy gauge steel and CNC aluminum. The connecting bolts on the arms are 1/2" steel, and have nylon washers for better movement (I'll comment on this later).
2) Universal - this mount has all the hardware to mount pretty much all but the biggest TVs. You can save the hardware and mount a new TV when needed. However, you probably won't want to re-use the lag screws.
3) Relatively easy to install - The instructions are fairly clear, and ultimately you're only drilling 4 holes and fastening 8 screws with a bit of measuring and leveling. A basic DIY’er could easily do the job. You'll need a buddy to lift bigger TVs though.
4) Adjustments - You'll have plenty of range of motion with the tilt and swivel. I mounted the TV a little higher and tilted it down and it works just fine. It might be a little difficult to move through its range of motion but nothing a little grease or WD-40 won't fix. Remember you can always loosen the screws on the arms.
1) The Instructions/hardware - In the instructions it says for both the concrete and wood stud installation that you need to drill a 2.5" deep pilot hole with a 3/16: drill bit. I have two problems with this. The lag screws are 5/16" x 3.5" and will bottom out in the pilot hole before you ever snug up the wall mount. Also, 3/16" pilot hole is a bit tight for a 5/16" lag screw. The general rule is 3/4 of the diameter for soft wood (~15/64"). In addition there is a 5/16" shank that's about 1" long near the head of the screw. Technically you'll need to widen the pilot hole for the length of the shank or it will bottom out in the pilot hole as well. You'll find it difficult to find a 3/16" drill bit that will go 3.5" deep once put into your drill.
My solution was to use shorter screws (5x16" x 3"), a larger bit (7/32"), and to widen the pilot hole for the shank about 3/4" into the pilot hole. I also drilled 3" deep into the stud. Following the directions I broke off a screw in the wall. Unless the mount was designed to not have the screws tightened snug against the mount and wall (doubtful) the instructions probably won't work for most people.
2) Missing washers? - After installing the mount, but before attaching the TV I noticed there was some play in the connection of the arms to the TV mounting plate. Upon closer inspection I saw there were not nylon washers between the plate and the arms. The connections couldn't be tightened because the plate is pretty thick and won't bend much. I corrected for the tilt by rotating the TV mounting plate as suggested in the Knowledge Base. I'm not sure if this is a design flaw, or a Quality control issue. It's a relatively easy fix with a couple of washers from the Home Depot, but it should be correct out of the box.
I really do like the mount and can appreciate the construction. The install was pretty simple, but the instructions could use a revision or more in-depth explanation for beginners. A paper template would also make things easier, but isn't required. The adjustments can be a bit difficult, but it you have a heavy TV (70lbs) it's to be expected. Right now my Panasonic P50V10 is sitting nicely on the wall. There is a bit of sag, but it's not noticeable. Those that are worried about sag should probably go with just a tilt mount. I would definitely suggest that for people with plasma TVs since they have a wide viewing angle.
Thanks Monoprice for the great product. I look forward to future purchases
PROS: Excellent quality, easy installation, excellent price