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Looks great but not the stongest mount out there
on December 10, 2008
As others have mentioned, the unit is very nice for the price but the arm on my mount deflected substantially after I first mounted my TV - a 42" plasma. Once I flipped the entire mount over, I was able to correct the problem without needing a replacement.
When I flipped the mount, I was able to keep the angle of the mount relative to the wall small, so it wasn't over extended which I think was the cause of the problem (in my case at least). Think of a right triangle, your tv as the hypotenuse (the longest side), and the wall as one of the other sides. Keep the mount pointed towards the smaller angle.
I would also recommend when mounting your tv, that you try to keep the tv centered on the mounting plate. It seems that if you slide the tv to the left or right too far that the eccentric (off-centered) weight on the arm can also cause it to deflect.
I've had the mount for over a year and haven't had any further difficulties and it looks great...I'm just afraid to move it very much.
Overall, somewhat of a risky investment. It mounts easy and looks great, so if you don't mind taking the gamble it can be a great mount for the price.