I recently got a Samsung UN60F8000 and am looking to wallmount it. The installer I was talking to uses ones that put the TV about 1" from the wall (possibly 1.06"?)
I was looking at and inquired about the "ultra slim" ones - he was quite against them both from installing and try to balance/fit cables/etc. I think most of the ultra slim ones are somewhere around 0.6-0.7"?
When I look on my measuring tape, the distance between the two SEEMS indifferent. Is there in fact a difference? Is there a point in pushing for/considering a more slim mount?
The TV itself is quite thin, naturally..
The power+other inputs face downwards
This isn't my "ultimate theatre room" - it's simply the living room in my condo - but I do like the idea of it looking nice/sleek on the wall. Is it worth the effort/thought of trying to literally go as slim as I can - instead of 1"...
MY first wall mount bracket held my old plasma probably 3" from the wall. The new TV in the new house is much slimmer and closer to the wall. I have big ham-hock hands and I had a hell of a time getting the cables back up behind there. I don't really see how to get something 0.6" from the wall.
To answer your question, I'm really not sure why the installer is concerned about a quarter of an inch or so. I guess we could ask why YOU are
The thinner mounts do look nicer, with the TV hugging the wall very much like a picture frame... But in order to get them flush, you'll need a recessed outlet with enough space to jam all the excess cable, and have them flexible enough to make the bends/turns needed. Something like the Arlington 8x10 TV box outlet makes this possible.
I have one of the very slim mounts, and I really need a 2nd person to help hold the TV while I get the cables stuffed in to make it truly flush...
it looks like Samsung leaves you some small cavity space for cable and their recessed connections, but you are going to want some very thin, flexible cables and a precisely located recessed box, as suggested by Jautor, to accommodate slack and the electrical plug