I used this mount to hang a Samsung UN46ES6100 on my wall. I had two issues. The first is the spacers that come with the mount are not quite tall enough to firmly mount the hanging brackets to the back of the TV. They need to be about 1/4 inch longer. I had to use some washers to get enough depth to get the screws tight otherwise the brackets wiggled.
The other issue, not related to the mount, is that this TV have very little clearance between the TV and the wall. If I didnt have a WII plugged into it it probably would be ok using a 45 degree HDMI adapter but I do and since the inputs are directly behind the TV and not on the side or the bottom it presented a problem. The inputs are also not centered on the TV either but are fairly close to the right hand side as you face the TV. So I redneck rigged it by installing 2 1/2 inch strips of red oak behind the mount to give it some breathing room and all was well. Mount looks great. Just FYI if you have a TV like this.
Can't beat it for the price. Works well with my 55" plasma. It could be very flush as long as the plug on your TV does not protrude out from the back like mine did. I had to use the supplied spacers to remedy it, but now my TV has about an extra 1 off the wall.
PROS: good price flush fit
CONS: inaccurate built in level. I had to do the whole thing after I mounted it due to the level being way off.
First off, the quality of the mount compared to what it costs is just insane. Throw in $4+ overnight shipping to my home in California and this is an obscene value.
The affordable price means you sacrifice a few things. This does not have any tilt which is fine. It does not have the kick-stands for when you need to get behind the display on the wall and service some cables.
I first tried going at it without the included spacers, unfortunately there just wasn't enough room for the cables I needed to sneak through. So off the TV came, added the small spacers which gave me space to route my cables. I noticed that the built in bubble level was loose and would shift giving a completely inaccurate reading. If I relied solely on this built in bubble, my TV would be totally crooked. Fortunately I had a large bubble level that was accurate. Nice effort including it but it can cause far more harm than good if its not accurate.
There is little wiggle room when first mounting the TV, you really need to come down near perfectly perpendicular to the ground in order for the TV mounts to catch on to the horizontal rail.
PROS: Good Value, affordable overnight shipping to California, assorted screws and spacers included.
CONS: Inaccurate bubble level, no cable-service kickstand
If you can use your own level, these are great! They strong steel, well put together and super thin. They however, have a piece of black plastic trim on each end that doesn't survive shipping. It's really not needed. A call to Monoprice to attempt to secure just a couple of replacement parts had them shipping an entirely new mount to me. It too had the trim broken. I wound up just tossing them as they are only for "looks" and you can't see the mount behind the tv anyway (thats the whole point). They serve no purpose, and honestly the mount really looks better and sturdier without them! Also, even tho I listed it also as a con, this holds the tv so close to the wall you can forget getting behind it! To release the locks to remove the TV there are two release cables you must pull. With the tv mounted, it is an exercise in frustration to get hold of them should you want to adjust the tv's placement. I would suggest hooking a small wire hook to them allowing it to dangle below the screen until you're positive on the placement. I would whole heartedly recommend these and would absolutely buy one again.
PROS: SUPER SLIM, CLOSE MOUNT
CONS: Cheap plastic trim doesn't hold up being shipped around the world. TV mounted SO CLOSE to the wall is nearly impossible to "unlock" to move.
I professionally mount a lot of TVs. I use many of these mounts. Very low profile. Usually requires the provided spacers to accommodate protruding plugs and cables. I have a bolt and spacer kit for further latitude. Fits a broad assortment of 42-70" TVs. Use similar mount 7847 for 46"-37" TVs.
PROS: About as low profile as you would want. Spring clips for earthquake safety and security.
CONS: Really no cons for this price. Attach zip ties to extend the release straps. If you are not a good enough mounter, and require post-installation leveling, then pay more for that feature in a more expensive mount.
As I always point out, Monoprice is not "cheap", they are "inexpensive". "Cheap" seems to imply poor quality and thus far, Monoprice has always had good qauilty stuff, not anything janky like you might think since the price is so affordable. I like the low profile look. It came with little spacers too, which was great since I needed them. The angled HDMI adaptors that Monorpice sells (~$3) are a must have item due to this mount being so close to the wall. I used a recess kit for the power and wires to route to the back as well and mounted it in the middle fo the wall mount and why I bought this one which is not solid (i.e. item 4114 )like the others (the others cover the whole wall, this one is open in the middle. Also, like the others have said, drill pilot holes first since the lag bolts are so beefy!
PROS: Inexpensive * Rugged * Robust * easy to hang/install * All the needed hardware is included * attractive* easy to install * nice bolts for the wall *
CONS: If I had to find a con...Pull/release wires are a tad short, would be nice if they were adjustable in length. The plastic side ends arrvied broken due to them being on the mount when it shipped. But you never see them since they are BEHIND the TV. Also, Monoprice did offer to send me a repalcement unit but I declined since I already installed what I had and as I said, you will never see it.
The unit was very easy to install, but no bolts long enough to use for my tv (an older Panasonic plasma, which is a tad thicker than most newer models) were included. A quick trip to the local hardware store, $2 in bolts, and the problem was solved!
Inexpensive, sturdy connection, seems to work well.
I bought two of these to mount a 60" LED and a (comparable weight) 42" LCD. Mounts with 5 points, seems very sturdy on the wall. With the older LCD it was necessary for me to use spacers, with the LED things were built slim enough that I did not need to. I read the other reviews so pre-emptively tied longer strings around each of the release loops (used gaffer tape to hide these out of the way). This is essential, I think it'd be a pain getting these things off the wall if you didn't do this before mounting.
Other things to do before mounting: think out your hookup plan, because for the most part, you won't be able to change things without taking the TV off the wall -- I found even the sidemounted ports to be difficult to reach. You might consider throwing HDMI extensions on all the ports so you can easily plug/unplug items.
I used a separate level to make sure everything was right, but the onboard level was actually pretty close. Levels are cheap, so you might as well buy one. Lastly, I measured my tv and used painters tape to make a box on the wall so I knew approximately what it would look like before predrilling the holes for the mount.
Instructions recommend predrilling, I wouldn't skip this step. I don't know that I would trust drywall anchors, but if you get it in studs you'll have a solid mount. Even if the mount is not centered, as long as the tv is larger than the mount width you can slide it back and forth to get it to a pleasing place on your wall.
My TV covered the plastic end caps in all cases, but unlike other reviewers I don't think they looked bad. No problem with bent pieces, plus plenty of hardware shipped that fit my tv. I was pretty pleased with the build quality of the mount, it's not flimsy.
For the price, I'd definitely buy it again (and I did, I've mounted three of these now).
The mount is very solid, pretty sure if the house collapsed, the TV would still be standing.
My TV, a Samsung 55" D7000 series, required a couple extra 1/2" washers to mount the brackets to the TV properly. The spacers included with this kit were too short (bolts bottomed out before they contacted the mount), and the spacers included with the TV were too long (mounts were not flush with the back of the TV) 2 washers under each bolt made the fit perfect.
Make sure you connect the cables BEFORE you hang the TV. This mount is very low-profile, and it's almost impossible to connect cables afterwards.
PROS: Solid construction, good number of mounting options, hardware included.
CONS: Built-in level was a little crooked. May require different spacers/washers based on your TV