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My house is under construction and I'm looking to mount a TV in our living room. My contractor needs me to pick out the mount so he can frame the wall. I'm planning to recess the mount in the wall and would like some type of arm that will allow the TV to extend and turn. Can anybody quickly give me some recommendations for brands to look at? I'm looking for good quality at a reasonable (lower) price.

TV will be between 50-65" and no more than 80lb.

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I went with a Sanus LL11B (http://www.sanus.com/ca/en/products/visionmount/low-profile-mount/LL11) for my 70" Vizio. It'll support twice what the TV weights, so should be fairly future proof if necessary. It includes fasteners for wood framing and concrete block walls. I love the little pop out "legs" that allow you to swing the bottom out from the wall by a couple of inches to make connections much easier after it's on the wall!

Prices seem to be all over the map on it tho, so shop around.
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The OP wants an articulating mount--one that extends and turns.

I also have a Sanus--one that tilts but doesn't turn. You can check out their fully articulating line here:

http://www.sanus.com/ca/en/products/visionmount/full-motion-mount (click LARGE for your size TV)

You can price them at Amazon or Crutchfield. For piece of mind, I think it's a good idea to buy "more mount than you need."
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Thank you @JBWIII, I missed the articulating portion of the OP's post.

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I recently installed this Cheetah model and have been very happy with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Cheetah-Articulating-Bracket-Displays-Ethernet/dp/B000WL6YY8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1365099308&sr=8-2&keywords=cheetah+mount


I've had mine for a year and half for my Elite LCD and I think its a great value.
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Before you buy something too expensive I have my old 65" in the corner of my room, so I needed the extension and rotating arm.

Check out http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828

I think mine only cost $50 and I (200lbs) hung from it for testing with no problem.

I sugest when installing the mount put some handsoap on the giant bolts so they go in easier.
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+1 for MonoPrice. You're not buying the mount for bragging rights so why waste money on a 'prestigious' brand? Once the TV is up you usually won't see it.
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... 'prestigious' brand...
Apparently monoprice is now a prestigious brand. It was featured on the Today Show on NBC this morning.
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i've been using this Monoprice one for a year or two with my big old Pioneer Plasma. It was cheap, but the shipping was almost 50% of the cost of the damn mount! eek.gif
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I would go with the Sanus, the metal is twice the thickness of the Monoprice mounts, if your going to move the mount frequently your going to want the extra beefiness.
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cheetah mounts ALL THE WAY!
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Going to piggyback on this thread instead of creating a new one... I am looking for a telescoping mount for my Vizio 80". The installation is static, but it's built into a wall-o-wood, so it would be much easier to cable and to finalize actual location if I could bolt it to the wall, then telescope it forward to flush fit it into the opening. I found this Sanus unit-- http://www.sanus.com/us/en/products/visionmount/full-motion-mount/VXF220, but it seems grossly overbuilt, and therefore pricey (it's "all weather" ... I don't plan on it raining in my man cave).
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just read 1 post up ...

http://www.amazon.com/Cheetah-Articulating-Bracket-Displays-Ethernet/dp/B000WL6YY8/ref=pd_sim_e_7

$50 your done

I did. The description for this product states "32-65"" and my TV is 80"
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you need to look at 2 specs.. weight limit and mounting patterns.. Not so much what widths the mount works with... width info may not have been updated as the size of the TVs have grown.

UNIVERSAL DESIGN FITS MOST 32-65" DISPLAYS UP TO 165LBS
Hole Pattern Coverage: Up To 28" Horizontal by 19" Vertical or VESA 100x100, 200x200, 300x300, 400x400 and 400x600
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yeah, and i know for a fact that mount holds 200 lbs. i put a 30lb back pack on and did pull ups off of it. solid as a rock!
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just read 1 post up ...

http://www.amazon.com/Cheetah-Articulating-Bracket-Displays-Ethernet/dp/B000WL6YY8/ref=pd_sim_e_7

$50 your done

Any pointers for "deals" on this at the moment? AMZN is about $68 shipped. Perhaps there are a few dollars to be saved at some favorite AVS hole-in-the-wall you guys know about??
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I am looking for a mount that will support a 60 inch LED TV.

The mount has to push forward and shrink down to 1 to 2 inches from the wall.

Swivel. Tilt. And Rotate 180 degrees, You can mount it against a flat wall or corner.


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normally the cheetah mounts are amazon prime stuff. not sure why its not at the moment.

cyerpred, same thing, scroll up.
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Which cheetah would you recommend?

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normally the cheetah mounts are amazon prime stuff. not sure why its not at the moment.

cyerpred, same thing, scroll up.

It is listed as Prime, but I was charged $13 shipping. I took a screenshot of the page showing Prime, and then emailed AMZN CS... they refunded me the shipping charge. A bit of a hassle, but after the dust settled, I paid $51.26 for the mount mentioned above.

It arrived yesterday, but I haven't started the installation process yet.
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Labboypro,

I have a 80" Vizio coming on Monday and need to get a mount coming also, any update on your mount?

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Labboypro,

I have a 80" Vizio coming on Monday and need to get a mount coming also, any update on your mount?

JC

I moved it from sitting on one table to sitting on another frown.gif No progress actually doing anything with it. I hope to work on it in the next few days.
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Labboypro,

I have a 80" Vizio coming on Monday and need to get a mount coming also, any update on your mount?

JC

For those of you extolling the virtues of this Cheetah mount, you must have MUCH lower expectations me. I just finished installing the mount and I can say with complete confidence that this Cheetah mount is crap. Unfortunately, because every one of the joints has play in them, the TV sags SIGNIFICANTLY downward on the mount... the bottom of the TV sags _2"_ lower than measuring it out on paper would have you believe, and with the mount set completely "vertical," the top of the TV is a full 3" further forward than the bottom... which means it's sagging down over 4°! And because the only up/down adjustment is to angle it downward (there's no upward tilt past vertical), that means that the TV won't sit perfectly level (vertical). In addition, the vertical (down only) adjusters have lock nuts on them that are tightened with a built-in sliding bar (picture how you tighten a bench vise)... but you can't actually tighten them because they hit the TV and/or the mount frame itself. So, if I want to lock down the brackets at some angle, I have to take the TV completely off, then guess what the correct angle should be (again, I have to factor in the angle I will automatically get from the sag after I hang the TV back on it), then tighten them down, then hang the TV back on it and hope I got it right. If not, it's rinse and repeat. I have no idea what a "good" mount would be, but the Cheetah ain't it. Complete crap product based on my experience.

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I have a mount that I love, a Sanus tilting model. Based on my experience, I recommended it to a friend. However one of the hinges on his is totally loose--it provides no tension at all--so the tilting is pretty rickety. I am sharing this to illustrate that even the fancy brands have quality control issues. Maybe return the Cheetah for a replacement, or just call them and demand a replacement part.

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something has happened in the last year or so. i am going to reverse what i said here. the cheetah mount i ordered and received that was rated up to 165lbs twisted and sagged under my 110lbs plasma. i can't use it. i am so disappointed. i was so pissed that i went through all the trouble of hanging it and then hoisting my 50pz700u only to have the front plate twist and bend. so i stopped by an old client's office where i hung my first cheetah wall mount. night and day difference. they must have changed the structure and everything. the cheetah mount i hung over a year ago looks nothing like this flimsy piece of crap i got.

so if anyone can recommend a flush mount that won't BUDGE under 110lbs i am all ears. i am done with arms and don't need the TV to adjust.
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dalearyous,

http://www.sanus.com/ca/en/products/visionmount/low-profile-mount/LL11

it's been holding my 70" Vizeo since March and is still in perfect condition. I'm very happy with it. At the time, the best deal I could find was at B&H.

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something has happened in the last year or so. i am going to reverse what i said here. the cheetah mount i ordered and received that was rated up to 165lbs twisted and sagged under my 110lbs plasma. i can't use it. i am so disappointed. i was so pissed that i went through all the trouble of hanging it and then hoisting my 50pz700u only to have the front plate twist and bend. so i stopped by an old client's office where i hung my first cheetah wall mount. night and day difference. they must have changed the structure and everything. the cheetah mount i hung over a year ago looks nothing like this flimsy piece of crap i got.

so if anyone can recommend a flush mount that won't BUDGE under 110lbs i am all ears. i am done with arms and don't need the TV to adjust.

My TV is currently being supported by a chunk of 2x4 that I painted black so it wouldn't be so hideous while I sort out how to rework my mounting method from this crappy Cheetah mount (see my earlier comments on the Cheetah a few posts up).
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i ordered this one and will be giving it a try:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UWXW0Y/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

rated for up to 215lbs

sanus is too expensive. for my new P65ST60 i will be ordering soon i will need a mount that holds it and extends. but for my old plasma, the one above should be fine and i will need that extra space in the back for cables.
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