- Max. Load 180 lbs.
- 680x505mm Max
- Tilt Range: +10 Degrees / -15 Degrees
Awesome unit 03/23/2014
Well constructed. Solid. Not cheesy at all.
The hook part of the TV mounting bracket (not the wall part) is sleeved in plastic. Nice. This means no metal to metal contact (between wall and TV brackets) and you can slide the TV left to right (at least several inches in my situation) after it is completely mounted. That makes centering the TV a very easy thing to do after the fact. Why? Because of stud lay-out, the wall bracket may not center where you want it to.
Well packaged. I like the fact that they used a hardcore-type egg container-like material instead of Styrofoam. Makes recycling the packaging a good option.
Mounting hardware is complete with all the screws, nuts, bolts and washers you need.
Mounting to wall is straight forward and not too complicated. Will require some pre-calculation so the TV winds up close to where you want it height-wise.
Tilt mechanism works excellent. I found it a good idea to slightly tilt the TV downward to help take away some of the glare from lights or windows.
Comes with these security locking tabs. Once those are swung into place you can actually use a padlock to lock the TV to the wall bracket. Nice feature.
Price is very reasonable for how well constructed this unit is. (Forty dineros)
A little too far off the wall for my taste (3.5" from wall to back of TV) but the reason for that is the tilt mechanism takes up space in the bracket. That would be normal so I guess not really a con.
Made in that ubiquitous far east place we all love so much. Too bad. But what the hey is a guy gonna do?
I own a 42" Panasonic Plasma TV. Model #TC-P42S1
I am a finish carpenter. I have installed tons of fixtures in houses. Towel bars, TP holders, ceiling fans, cabinets, etc., anything on the finish end of house construction. This was my first tilting TV mounting job. It's gonna take you a while to get the job done. Set aside a couple hours at least. If you did the same installation day-in and day-out you could do it in minutes. Don't rush it. Get those wall brackets mounted to those studs. They provide 6- 2.5" lag bolts with a 1/2" hex head. I used 4. If for some reason you can only use 2 then you better make sure you use a gnarly wall fastener for the other 2. My TV weighs 60 pounds. With those 4 lag bolts bolted into studs, I could hang my refrigerator off it. They key, however, is getting that wall bracket snug as bug against the wall. Too loose, no bueno. Too tight?.....well.......you don't want the lags stripping out in the studs either.
First, I had to figure out how I was going to mount the TV brackets onto the back of the TV using the included spacer washers. In my case, I only needed about 3/16" worth of spacers because of the mounting threads being that much recessed from the actual backside of the TV. So I just used 2 washers to build up the space for each threaded insert (8 total). That brought the brackets up flush so they wouldn't push into the back of the TV while being bolted into place. The included spacers are 15/16" tall. That would have meant my TV would stand proud of the wall about another 3/4". I felt the dang thing was already too far off the wall.
Now about the manual. The manual wants you to install the wall bracket first and then mount the TV brackets to the TV.
I found it much wiser to mount your brackets on the TV first. That makes it easier to measure where the wall bracket needs to go as far as the height is concerned.
Overall, I am very pleased with this wall-mounting bracket system. Almost shocked that it was this well built considering where it came from. I am not easy to please because I have installed so much weird cheesy stuff over the years. I know a quality unit when I work with it.
Considering the quality, solid construction, and price of this unit I would highly recommend it to anyone. If the president called me up.......I would recommend it to him too. No question.
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