Can't beat the price and the ease of installation.. As mentioned before, be very aware of how close this sits against the wall. It will be a factor for connections depending on your TV s inputs. Suggest monos slim line of HDMI and possibly right angle adapters for others.
This is definitely slim!! The mounting went very easily but you must use fixed "L" HDMI connectors if you do not have side connections. I tried using the swivel connectors but they still protruded too far out. Overall very solid construction and easy to install.
The installation went smoothly. The only trouble I had was I don't have a cordless driver or socket wrench to provide the necessary force to screw the lag bolt tight to the washer. I improvised by grabbing the handle of a 1/2 nut driver at a 90 degree angle with a pair of pliers which provided the necessary torque.
The built in level worked fine although I used my own level too based on the reviews that it couldn't be trusted. The distance of the mount from the wall is perfect. It is close, but provides just enough space to fit the cables and they are not pinched. The outlet I installed is recessed although I would have been ok if it was flush because my LG TV has a flat plug.
I was also able to thread the security rod though the holes in the back.
Chose this mount based on talking with my tech friends and also live chatting with a representative from monoprice. He was able to pick this mount out for me after I gave him the specs for my TV. I highly recommend doing that before purchasing any wall mount as there are many out there. Package arrived on time and quickly. I hung a 49" Sony smart TV and it's solid, not going anywhere!
PROS: Easy to install
Comes with multiple bolts, washers, hardware, etc.
CONS: Level on mount to not be trusted*
*This is the only con and seems to be the standard with levels on wall mounts. Just use your own, not a big deal at all and definitely would not keep me from purchasing again.