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Excellent product at a great price, and it includes some freebies like an HDMI cable.
Reviewed in Canada on November 24, 2016
Excellent product at a great price, and it includes some freebies like an HDMI cable. This mount was very easy to install and leaves me feeling confident that it will not fall off. The instructions are very easy to follow and are well illustrated. This particular mount was used to mount a 65" TV on the wall and it appears that I could have mounted something even bigger. A generous assortment of hardware is included to ensure the bracket will work with a wide range of TVs.
There are a couple (minor) downsides to this product, like everything else. The level included in the box was not accurate for me (or for many others it would appear, after reading other reviews). Not all is lost, however, as you can use your measuring tape to ensure this goes up as straight as an arrow.
Here are some things I discovered while mounting this that may help you out:
First, you need a drill to complete this installation, so make sure you have one handy. I was also going to use a stud finder, but the one I had kept going crazy whenever it got near me, so I used the old knock-the-wall method instead.
Second, as mentioned before, the level is not accurate. The best way around this is to measure from a level surface on the wall used for mounting. I used my fireplace mantel, but you could use the ceiling too, as long as it is not lofted. The distance to each hole should be equal to your level object (for example, if the top left hole is 26" from the mantel, the top right hole must be exactly 26" from the mantel as well).
Third, I wanted to mount this exactly 6" above the fireplace mantel. The manual doesn't describe how to make this measurement, though. You need to assemble the entire mount and put it on your TV on the floor. Then, measure the distance from the top hole of the mount to the bottom of your TV. From this measurement, add the distance you want your TV to be from the mantel and use that measurement on the wall. (Example, if the distance from the top hole to the bottom of your TV is 20", and you want the TV to be 6" from your mantel, measure 26" from your mantel and mark that as the top holes to be drilled).
Hope this review was helpful!