Mounted a 55" TV into drywall with steel studs. It's a basic but solid mount, wide enough to hit 3 studs, with plenty of lateral adjustabilty for the TV. The strings on the bracket locks are too short - be sure to extend them with something, because the TV sits so close to the wall that you won't be grab them otherwise.
Mount works great. Only used 4 of the lag bolts since the center hole didn't line up with stud every 16". The built in level is useless since it's loose but I was going to use a big one to check anyway. Seems sturdy for my 55" Samsung. Would buy another one if I needed one.
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).
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.
This works and is fairly straightforward to install, so I'm happy with it. But there are some weird and unnecessary issues that if they were fixed would make this great. I got this mount because I wanted to mount my screen as close as possible to the wall, and it does the trick.
Because the middle spot on the bottom is used for a level, the mount is not as strongly connected to the wall as it could with an extra screw in the center. What's even more stupid about it is that the level is not even reliable anyway.
The plastic pieces that it comes with for the ends don't even fit on, they are totally unnecessary as this part is behind the screen but if they include them, they should actually be able to clip on.
PROS: • Ultra slim • Easy to mount • Great price
CONS: • Useless level - the space would be bette used if there was a hole for a screw which would make the mount more sturdy. • no level adjustments post mounting • String for unclipping is too short
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 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.