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Works nicely, but (for us perfectionists) a little tricky to install.,
This review is from: VideoSecu TV Wall Mount Articulating Arm Bracket for VESA 100 LCD LED Flat Panel Screen TV and Monitor ML10B 1E9 (Electronics)Nice product, fairly well built, and attractive black powder coating. I mounted a 26" HDTV (22.8 lbs) on our bedroom wall. As others have mentioned, no rotation after installing makes it important that you measure carefully before drilling. Here's a couple tips that should help your install.
Before proceeding, I suggest that you tighten the arm hinges (using the supplied Allen wrench) to where you think they should be. They were fairly loose on the mount that I received. Reason being ... Their tightness changes the level of the TV bracket.
1st tip: First thing I noticed was that the top of the bracket that mounts on the TV was NOT parallel with the mount's arms when the mount was folded flat. Therefore, I mounted the vertical wall bracket (plate) so that the TV bracket was level; this meant that the wall bracket was NOT perfectly vertical, but just a "scosh" off vertical.
2nd tip: Even doing this, the TV was still not exactly level; close, but not "perfect". This time I took a round file to the screw holes on the TV bracket and elongated them to correct the rotation required to make the TV perfectly level. It didn't take much filing; less than 1/8".
That did it! TV hangs perfectly level now when flat against the wall, which is where it is used mostly. Swinging the TV out to "max" position from the wall, due to the slight "give" others have mentioned, the TV is a gnat's off from level, but this is low priority and tolerable.
One other point: If your TV/monitor is wider than 26", you won't be able to get it completely perpendicular to the wall, something to consider.
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Initial post: Aug 18, 2011 5:04:54 PM PDT
As a fellow perfectionist, I thank you for the advance warning as well as the tips! They are much appreciated!
Posted on Apr 26, 2012 9:37:26 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 30, 2012 8:34:10 PM PDT
Perhaps the mount was not parallel with the arms on purpose, to account for the slight sag that would result when weight is applied. Just a thought.
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