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you are crazy to consider anything that doesn't include a schedule 40, 1 1/2" threaded steel or aluminum pipe as the vertical component, and a mounting plate you can lag into a structural member, if not two.
The mount you are looking at has a vertical rod that is hardly 3/4" diameter. You are talking about hanging a TV that weighs over 120 lbs. from a non UL rated mount claiming 165 lb capacity. A safety factor of 3 is the norm, so you want a mount rated for at least 360 lbs.
You bought a really nice TV, why cheap out on the mount? Look at Peerless or Chief and install something you won't stay awake nights worrying about.