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Product is different from all the old reviews
on August 27, 2016
APRIL 2017 EDIT: Revising my review. Same Amazon ASIN B0012S4APK product number. Same Manufacturer's APTMM2B product number on the box. ACTUAL PRODUCT IS VERY DIFFERENT. I've purchased sixteen of these mounts in the past 12 months. I will now be looking for another model to purchase.
The wall part is a large section and small section, instead of two equal width sections. Overall is a bit narrower than the old one making it difficult to mount 60mm wide VESA TVs, plus mounting slots are spaced farther apart making it trickier to mount onto studs. Also, the vertical VESA sections have only one hook per side and the metal appears thinner, so I have no confidence in it supporting the same 165 pound rating as the one with twice the hooks. I ended up borrowing one of the previous mounts from another location. If Amazon won't take this back, I'll use it for a much smaller TV.
In attached photos, the top item is the old one that everyone gave good reviews on. The bottom one is what we are now receiving. I see some other reviews indicating that I'm not the only one this has happened to.
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PRO: Great value for what is included. Does what it claims as a TV wall mount. Flexible for different TV sizes. Includes everything necessary. Strings/handles to unlatch are super handy. Adhesive magnets are handy and are a nice touch, though they aren't very powerful as magnets. Very sturdy once completely put together and wall mounted. Very small packaging for cheap shipping and easy storage before using.
CON: Included accessories of dubious value. Sure, HDMI cable is long and looks nice, but the sleeving makes it super stiff. The included levels aren't 100% level. I got several of these mounts, and the levels don't all agree with each other, or with a level purchased separately. They are _close_ but not quite. The tilt is either almost-but-not-quite upright, or a fixed tilt amount. You can't quite get it completely vertical. Because it is adjustable width for different TV sizes, the connecting part in the middle makes it not completely straight. All of the several mounts I bought have the middle part where it attaches together closer together than the ends.
Overall, because I'm buying the mount and not the accessories, very much worth the money.