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Poorly built, limited mounting hardware, unusable even in its most basic form
on September 7, 2013
There were enough positive reviews about this product that I thought it would fit my most basic need--a way to mount a small TV under my kitchen cabinet. Even if it wasn't very adjustable, I simply needed it to be swiveled and off the counter top. Unfortunately, my experiences all echo the complaints from the negative reviews.
Amazon lists the manufacturer as OSD Audio, but the box said "Monoprice" on it. So if you find a similar product under a different name, it's probably the same one.
Anyway, on to the review.
The first thing I noticed was that the part that mounts to the back of the monitor was not level. The vertical holes were long enough I felt I could work around this.
Secondly, the included mounting hardware is a set of four 2-inch screws with anchors like you're going mount this in 2x4 studs. I still can't figure out a situation where you'd need these screws. As a result, I had to make a trip to the hardware store to find some small wood screws to drive into the underside of the cabinet. I didn't expect the manufacturer to provide the hardware that would work for every situation, so I anticipated this trip.
Next, the TV I'm mounting is a small 13" set. I wanted to position the TV as high up on the mount as possible as their isn't a lot of room between the cabinet and the counter top. Unfortunately the length of the mount then covers the HDMI port at the bottom! Well, I thought a little modification was in order and so I used a hack saw to cut off the offending area. This worked great.
Finally, I got the mount attached to the measured area cabinet I wanted and attached the TV. Great! It swivels and seems to have full motion. Then, I noticed that there's a lot of "play" in the tilting part that raises and lowers the TV. So much so, that the TV will angle downward facing the counter top! I've tried adjusting the little bolt that stiffens the movement--but it does NOTHING for the "play" in the tilt. So now, I have a TV on my counter that's about waist-high that angles downward. It would be the perfect angle for sitting down at the table, but it simply won't work while standing in the kitchen. This is why I bought a tilting mount!!
After this project taking entirely too long and jumping through hoops to make this thing work, I realized I can't even return it because I hack-sawed part of it! In the end, please learn from my negative experience and go buy a quality mount for a little more money. This thing is going to be dropped in the garbage.