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It's really a 3.5 stars for a few reasons
on January 13, 2013
First, let's hit the positives. This thing is built like a tank. And by that I mean that I think I could hang a tank from the mount on the wall and not worry about it falling down, ever. The bolts that hold to the wall were probably 1/4" diameter, and so large that I felt that I needed (and did) pre-drill on the stud before installing. The weight of the mount alone is almost what the TV that I have mounted to it weights. If I ever need a mount for a large TV (I felt mounting a 32" in the basement gym with this thing was wasting its abilities), this would be a contender.
Now, for the negatives. There are no cable mounts included, so plan on fashioning something to keep the cables out of the way. I used a couple of loose zip ties to accomplish this, but compared to another mount I bought that came with two wire clips, I was disappointed this one didn't come with them. The other aspect of this particular mount that I didn't like was that the arm wouldn't fully retract. This is due to the large end bolts that fasten the TV bracket to the arm. Consequently, the TV won't sit as tightly against the wall as another mount I purchased. It's a minor inconvenience, but one that a slightly modified design would allow, and which is worth noting.
All in all, though, this thing will support just about whatever you ever want to hang from it, and not even break a sweat doing it.