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OK Product for Today's TVs
on March 28, 2016
I've been wall mounting flat screen TVs for close to 15 years now. I still remember the first one - a 42 inch Pioneer plasma set that weighed 120 pounds! Nowadays TVs are much lighter weight, so the wall mount doesn't have to be nearly as sturdy. This VideoSecu mount is - not nearly as sturdy. It's "rated" at 165 pounds, but I would not consider hanging a set any more than half that weight from it. The good news is, hardly any of today's TV sets weigh that much.
On the plus side, this mount can be used with 24" spaced studs. A rare feature on today's market!
But on the minus side, it's flimsy. OK, not flimsy, let us politely say "light duty". And, the tension adjustment for the tilt feature has to be turned with a socket wrench, not by hand.
If you want to spend just a few dollars more for a really sturdy wall mount with proper tension adjusters, check out the Dayton Shadow Mounts from Parts Xpress. But if your set is 60 pounds or less (most are), and you don't intend to adjust the tilt once you have it set up, go for this one and save a few bucks. Not many! Just a few.