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Fantastic TV wall mount if you take the time to read
on December 5, 2011
I bought a new Samsung 64" plasma TV and after reading the reviews I agonized about if it was a good idea to use this mount or not. Having just hung my TV on the wall I can tell you it is fantastic and I done was start to finish in 20 minutes. I do not know why other reviews had such trouble figuring this out but if you either take the time to read the direction or do a quick search on YouTube to find a number of how-to install videos you will be just fine. You also need to realize that this is just like hanging a large piece of artwork so you have to do a little measuring and a little math to get the TV hung at the perfect height.
Here is what I would recommend to get the best results:
1 - Start by installing the mount hardware on the back of your Samsung TV and be sure to twist each of the knobs on either end of the wire away from the wire to tighten it. also be sure that the kick stand lower knob goes on the side where the AV jacks are located.
2 - Then figure out how high you want to hang you TV on the wall and where you want to position it vertically on the wall. Mark the wall where you want it positioned and at the final height you want the top of TV once it was hung. Once you have that go to the TV and measure from the top of the TV to the hanging wire (Mine was 8 1/2"). Subtract 3 inches off that measurement which will allow for how far the wire is going to sag under the weight of the TV (For me this made took my number to 5 1/2"). Go back to the wall and measured down your height (mine was 5 1/2") from the mark where you want the top of the TV. This will be the height you are going to need to use to install the two wall mounting disks.
3 - The one challenge here is going to be that the wall hanging disks have to be 7 - 7 1/2 inches apart so for the best security to the wall I put one of the hangers into a wall stud and then one on a dry wall mount. I used a stud finder to locate the nearest stud to the center point of where I wanted to hang the TV. This meant I had to hang the TV about two inches to the left of where I ideally wanted it but I thought it was a good trade off for the extra security of having one mount in a wall stud.
4 - Hang the mount on that will go into the wall stud first. For this mount I used one of the longer screws provided for hanging the TV on a concrete surface. You HAVE TO pre-drill the hole for this screw because these screws aren't top quality and if you try to just drive the screw into the stud you are more than likely going to strip it before are able to get it snug to the wall.
5 - For the other mount thatgoes into the dry wall I went to Lowes and bought a heavy duty dry wall mount that could hold up to 300lbs because I hadn't used the types of zip tie mount they provided. Install this mount following the direction on dry wall mount and secure the second mount to the wall.
6 - Put the caps on the hanging disks and you are done. Hang your TV and enjoy.