Top critical review
Simple to install with no bells or whistles
on August 12, 2011
The Philips SQM6415/17 Tilting LCD Wall Mount for 19-Inch to 31-Inch Screens mounts your 19 inch to 31 inch screen weighing less than 44 pounds onto the stud on a wall, attaching the mounted bracket to the VESA holes at the rear of a tv or monitor. Prior to receiving this wall mount, I downloaded the manual from the Phillips website, and I recommend you do the same. The manual is far from the best, mainly pictures, and like the one which arrives with the package. If you have a small monitor, then it's possible to hang this on your own, but if you have a set approaching the 31 inch size, I'd definitely recommend having two people complete the installation. Since the monitor is held to the wall on a vertical bracket, be sure you attach this to the stud and not drywall, and if you have no stud, then construct something very solid (perhaps horizontal boards attached to the studs above and below) from which to attach the bracket. If you're unsure about using a stud finder, please do not guess or assume you've found the solid wood stud. You'll need a drill and screwdriver for installation, and a pencil. I used a level to make sure the tv was even because I have a cathedral ceiling and we couldn't agree on what was level to the eye. Had the manual been better and the MSRP lower on this product, I would have rated it four rather than three stars, but all in all, I'd say it's an average wall mount.