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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent price for an excellent item!, May 10, 2010
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This review is from: Cheetah Mounts APSAMB 32-65" LCD TV Wall Mount Bracket with Full Motion Swing Out Tilt & Swivel Articulating Arm for Flat Screen Flat Panel LCD LED Plasma TV and Monitor Displays Includes Free 10' Braided High Speed HDMI Cable With Ethernet (Electronics)
I had my initial doubts when ordering this product. However, the price of TV mounts at chain electronic stores swayed me to go into the direction of the Cheetah mount. I mounted a 40" Samsung on the mount which weighs around 40lbs. The cheetah mount itself is very well built and weighs in at around 28lbs. I have no doubt this mount would easily support 80-100lb's.

The Cheetah mount comes with all of the options needed to install the product quickly. The product comes with 4 screws to mount into wooden studs and optional hardware for concrete installation as well. There are also 3 sets of (4 screws) included which are used to attach the TV screen to the swiveling mount included. So, you assured that one of the screw sets will be the proper size to secure your TV to the mount.

The mounting plate fits perfectly to the standard 16" stud distance that most homes have. Again with this standard installation distance of 16 inches I have no doubt this stand would support 80-100lbs easily. If the distance between studs is further then the standard 16" distance there is hardware included for this type of installation. However, I'm not sure I would trust the mount to support a TV of much weight using this option.

The built in level works really well. Before tightening down the anchoring bolts completely to the wall make sure the mount sits level. Extend the swivel portion of the mount inward and outward and double check to see if the mount is level throughout the entire range of motion. If the mount becomes slightly "out of level" upon extension or retraction adjust the base plate slightly and use a pencil to mark this leveled location on the wall. Once the TV is in the proper location to remain level throughout its length of travel tighten your anchoring bolts down completely. If you skip this process the TV may slightly dip or angle slightly when extended.

There are cutouts also on the back of the mount. The advantage of this is that your TV can still sit closely to the wall but these holes provide a little extra gap to run wires through while also providing some distance between the wall and cords. So, there shouldn't be any issues with the cables coming into contact with the wall or mount.

The angling portion of the mount is very easy to use as well. Make sure when installing the brackets to the TV that your tightening arms are positioned towards the outer edges of the TV. Otherwise you will not be able to get to these tightening arms once the TV is installed. If the brackets are installed properly you can easily reach them to adjust the angle.

I paid $39.69 + shipping ($18) for this mount. For that price point at the local chain stores I would've come home empty handed. Local shops were charging $99.99 + taxes for a basic wall mount with no swiveling/extending option. So, for $40 less I received a product that was of equal or better quality and had the options of swiveling and extending.
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