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Don't plan to center it on a wall.
on September 7, 2017
- can handle a decent amount of weight
- extension allows for larger vesa mounts
- tilt and locking bars
- pull cables come with magnets so they can hide behind the TV snapped on to the mount
- seems to include nearly everything besides tools required, tons of extras, including.....
- a magnetic level. snap it to the mount and you can level as you mount.
- 10' braided, gold plated, hdmi with ethernet, audio return, 3d capable, etc
- microfiber cloth to clean your dirty finger prints off of your TV after mounting it
- little LED flash light for checking behind the TV as you mount and run cables
No list for this one, just a gigantic con, the cause of my 3 star rating, and there reason I'll be waiting another 3 days to mount my TV. Don't get me wrong, this seems to be the end all, be all, one mount for them all, at first, but if your situation is not perfectly ideal for mounting, you will have issues. I bought a 65" TV, around 40lbs with 300x300mm vesa mount spacing. This mount should have worked beautifully, except walls are built with studs every 16" or 24" (as it suggests on the product page), this means that if you want to center your TV in the middle of a wall, like, most sane individuals would, your stud will also be running down the center of the mount. The studs to the left and right will be too far away, no matter which spacing they are, so you will either be forced to move the TV offset, or try to offset the mount far to one direction and push the TV all the way to the other direction. Except that wont work either. In order to utilize the large version of the mount, you have to screw on an addition, which conveniently covers either where you would want to screw through it into the wall, or where you would want the TV to mount onto (which it will refuse to do as the steel is thicker in that area).
So imagine my frustration. 65" TV sitting all janky on an undersized TV stand (I upgraded from a 55") so you can temporarily watch TV....and you go onto amazon and order everything you need...cables, wall covers to run the cables through the wall, an extended power cord because TVs always give you a 3-6', etc... and a MOUNT. You patiently await the day when everything arrives, set aside an hour, measure up the wall, mark everything off, measure again and again so you're not playing with spackle and paint later.. and it hits you, there is no way to make this work. The only work-around in this situation is drywall anchors, which even if they are rated for double what the TV weighs, I would not trust... or painting a plywood sheet and screwing it into the wall.. and then screwing the mount into that.. which requires a trip to the hardware store, paint, waiting for it to dry, and the added consolation prize of your TV being another 3/4" out from the wall after you ordered a slim mount. No thanks. There are other mounts that will fit across 3 studs for the same price, without dodgey extension brackets.