I used this item to mount a 46" TV to my family room wall. The mount is made of a very good low gauge (i.e. thick) steel and came with multiple bolts, washers, etc. for multiple mounting scenarios. The instructions were easy to follow. I did purchase two additional anchors that go in drywall only (to be extra safe) as only two of your three sets of mounting screws will hit wall studs. The downside to the mount is that the internal bubble level may not be accurate. I utilized the bubble at first but noticed the mount seemed off prior to final installation. After confirming with two other bubble levels, I found that the level on the actual mount was not accurate. You may have better luck with your mount's level, but the rule "measure twice and cut once" can certainly apply with leveling before drilling holes into your wall.
I was concerned about being able to mount my TV to my wall all by myself. However the design of this mount made the whole process easy. Now, I love the way I can maneuver my set to allow me to watch shows from my bed or turn the TV to where I can see it from any position in my room. This gives me the floor space to exercise as I view my favorite broadcast.
My only complaint about the product is that the large screws provided to go into the wall studs stripped out easily...but since we always have projects going, I had appropriate lag screws available to replace the ones that came in the package. All parts were present, and attaching the mount to the back of the TV was simple. Once I threw out the wall screws, the mounting of the base to the wall was very straight forward. There is a little bubble level built into the base so you know you are getting it straight on the wall. It holds the 32 inch TV securely and well. We are quite happy with it. If fits pretty snugly to the wall, but not perfectly flat, so if that is paramount to you, you may need a different product. This one allows us to adjust the set to be viewed from several places in the room, but eliminates the need for a TV stand -keeping floor space clear. We are quite happy with this purchase. It was also 15% less expensive than a very similar product at any of the "discount" retail outlets within 50 miles of our home --we live out in a very rural area. Overstock delivers right to my door.
I needed this mount to allow the small flat screen TV to be stored against the kitchen wall, but pulled out and swiveled to allow anybody working at the sink to see it. I measured carefuly, taking into consideration that the telescoping arm needed to allow the TV to be seen despite a set of standard kitchen wall cabinets in the way, and I ended up with about 1/2 inch clearance as to the wall side edge of the TV. A larger TV would not have worked so well. I had the cable TV installers place a cable outlet near the spot for the wall mount, which has eliiminated a lot of ugly cables, but I forgot that I would need some way to mount the cable TV box, but to date I have wedged the box up and behind the TV and against the mount, which seems to work just fine and hides the cable box to some extent. We can also swing the TV around to be viewed while seated at the kitched table, which is nice when everybody in the family has nothing to say to each other over dinnner.
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