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Better than the alternative, but still not perfect.,
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This review is from: Sewell Direct Universal Soundbar Bracket (Electronics)
I learned a couple of things in purchasing this versus the alternative:
1) It's a lot cheaper, and works just as well. The other alternative product on Amazon is nearly twice the price, but offers no additional features.
2) This requires that your soundbar have a screw in mount on the back, which most of them do *not* have. Mine (Polk Audio IHT 6000) simply have key hook eyelets on the back, which means you have nothing to screw your Soundbar into. So it requires purchasing additional screw on washers to work.
You then essentially screw your hanging screw and washer onto the bracket, get it all nice and level, and then hang your Soundbar on the screws. Not the most elegant solution, but it worked for me.
Once on your Tv, you can then adjust the height of the brackets, so that your soundbar sits flush with the top or bottom of your TV. Though if you're looking to 100% flushness, so that you can't see through the space between the TV and the Soundbar, you're out of luck. Due to the way that the Soundbar butts up against your TV, there's going to be a sliver of light that shines through if your TV is backlit, which may or may not be a big deal to you.
Overall, a good product. Certainly as good as the competitor that's nearly double the price. Just be warned that you'll need to do some clever work to get the Soundbar to hang on the mount if you don't have threaded screw holes on the back fo your Soundbar.
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Initial post: Feb 7, 2013 3:24:06 PM PST
J. Wattam says:
I'm so glad you posted this because I had the same issue with not having anywhere to actually screw into on the soundbar so I had to use the key hook eyelets. I used 2 screws and 2 nuts to keep it nice and tight. I have a 55" Vizio LED TV and a Toshiba soundbar.
Posted on Feb 26, 2013 12:03:05 PM PST
Agreed, this review was extremely helpful. I'm in the same boat with a Polk Surroundbar 3000, but thanks to you, I sound be able to make it work.
Posted on Sep 15, 2013 11:06:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2013 11:06:40 AM PDT
Mounting the soundbar flush with the TV may not be the best, depending on brand and design. My TV and sound bar BOTH had specific instructions that the sound bar was to be no closer to the TV than four inches. It was to prevent RFI interference (wireless subwoofer) and magnetic interference from the speaker magnets to the edge-mounted LEDs in the TV. My sound bar sits above my wall-mounted TV with a four inch gap, and the brackets show but are unobtrusive. I used a couple of adhesive cable clips on the back of one of the brackets to keep the cables out of sight.
Posted on Sep 19, 2013 9:41:19 AM PDT
Thank you! I was about to send these brackets back but I'll head up to Lowe's to get some nuts. I have the exact same speaker as you so I'm glad to know it worked. Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2013 11:01:53 AM PST
Soundbars should be magnetically shielded, so that shouldn't even be a concern. RFI interference? Possibly, but unlikely.
Posted on Jan 27, 2014 12:35:08 AM PST
Ray C. says:
I have an IHT 6000 as well. I used M5 bolts, two washers and two nuts for each side. Stopped by Home Depot to pick up the washers and nuts.
Found this video useful at the 1 minute 33 second mark, where they show how to secure the bolts you are going to hang your soundbar from. Their bracket looks similar to this one but like double the price, get this one instead!
Wobbles a bit after install but looks secure enough, ends up a lil behind the TV, wish it would actually rest on top of the TV. Pairing this with a Sanus TV anchor safety strap, keep it all out of reach from my kids.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 5:15:07 PM PDT
Speaker magnets should have No effect on edge-mounted LED's. Are you sure it (the instructions) said that?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 5:16:52 PM PDT
You are correct, most are magnetically shielded. But even if they were not, I'm not understanding what effect magnets could have on LED's.
Posted on Sep 13, 2014 11:33:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 13, 2014 11:35:02 AM PDT
Kindle Customer says:
Great postings and thanks Ray R for the youtube. Just purchased a Polk smartbar that was too tall to put underneath our flatscreen (poor planning). Fits on top, not optimal but works just fine and we get to keep the Polk
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