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Old 01-28-2014, 10:00 AM
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We have the mantle mount up and is holding a 60" LCD  I like it alot.  We haven't had to lower it but it lowers very easily and raises up equally as easy.  This mount is definetely a good deal.  Other mounts out there that lower as this one does are considerbly more expensive.  WE love ours,it was not hard to install at all.  I attached a pic of our finished fireplace -- that wall started out as a plain drywall wall leading to garage in our basement.  I think it turned out well for a couple who never laid a stone in their lives  HAH

 

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Old 01-30-2014, 06:19 AM
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I feel the mantle mount is a great product. I've raised/lowered mine probably 15 times in the past 2 months and it works great. I've got a 70" Sharp which weighs about 90 pounds and the mount handles it fine.
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I feel the mantle mount is a great product. I've raised/lowered mine probably 15 times in the past 2 months and it works great. I've got a 70" Sharp which weighs about 90 pounds and the mount handles it fine.

I'm wondering if the mantlemount wall mount lowers further orrrr is it about that same as the down and out wall mount?
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:17 PM
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Not really sure. The mantlemount lowers about 25-27" though.
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I've been meaning to post an update forever... all in all, I love the Mantle Mount. Very solid piece of hardware and it provides a nice clean look.

The only drawbacks I've found:

1) our electrical plug was in the way. The way the mount is designed the middle portion of your wall has to have 6.5" wide available. Our plug happened to be there... we moved it one stud over and all was well.

2) our TV's plug was also in the way. This was a bigger issue... the lowest horizontal piece of the mount (on the TV side) has to be centered in order for the TV to self balance. Unfortunately our LG's power plug sits exactly where this bar needs to go. Tried a few different things and eventually borrowed a buddy's dremel. Made some sparks, cut off part of this bar and voila, all good.

All in all this mount is well worth the $200. It still baffles me that there aren't more online reviews available but hopefully this one helps people out in future...
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:09 AM
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It looks like the Mantlemount has been sold out for about 4 months now. Not sure what the issue is there with production. On the front page of the web site is the same message they posted in late December; it has not been updated.
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Question for anyone with a Mantlemount. I just installed mine and I love it however I cannot get the tilt function to work. It seems to be permanently tilted forward which is a problem as I want to rest my center speaker on top of the tv and need the TV to be straight or it will fall off. Are there some screws or knobs I need to twist in order to get the tilt functionality to work?
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As far as I know the tilt wasn't adjustable; I think it was an 8 degree or so tilt in the "up" position no matter what. I'm pretty sure you can't eliminate the tilt feature which unfortunately for your situation creates a problem.

Resting the center speaker on top of the TV seems a bit of hassle though, no? Then you'd have to take it down every time you lower the TV or it would likely fall off? How big is your center channel/how much does it weigh? If it's not a monster you could always run a strip of velcro the full length of your speaker on top of the TV. You'd never see the velcro, but it would probably be more than strong enough to keep your speaker in place at the 8 degree angle.
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bump!

In the same situation now...
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Question for anyone with a Mantlemount. I just installed mine and I love it however I cannot get the tilt function to work. It seems to be permanently tilted forward which is a problem as I want to rest my center speaker on top of the tv and need the TV to be straight or it will fall off. Are there some screws or knobs I need to twist in order to get the tilt functionality to work?

Do you mind telling us how you were able to get the mantel mount? The website still shows sold out and the phone number doesn't work?
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Do you mind telling us how you were able to get the mantel mount? The website still shows sold out and the phone number doesn't work?
Sorry for the late reply, I actually purchased my mount in December of 2013 before the stock ran out, I have nothing but great things to say about it, now that I've been using it for some time.
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Also I used the velcro solution. I just made sure I had enough slack with my speaker wire so I can raise and lower the mount without removing the speaker. No problems yet.
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How big of a TV do you have attached to it, and how many studs is it anchored to? I have a 65" 60lbs TV on the way and putting it on an articulated mounts sounds good, but also a bit scary.
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I have a similar issue as my fireplace takes up 85% of the main wall to put my Pioneer PRO-111 (74 lbs), from the forum it looks like I have the following options:

Mantle Mount - Currently out of stock and has a permanent tilt to it
Comfort Vu - Motorized mount that will likely be more expensive than other options
Down and Out Mount - expensive but might be the best option

Has anyone else found other options that I can add to my list?

Thanks,
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FYI, MantleMount products will be available very soon. I’ve gotten a couple of email blasts about availability recently and they’re indicating a date of Aug 18th for some initial shipments.

I did a quick search and found this to be the most active and recent thread with MantleMount being discussed, so figured I’d just drop this info here.

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Hey guys, I hail from Singapore and am new to this forum. I came across Mantle mount in Kickstarter, and this was a campaign that was just launched! As I am also interested in a vertically adjustable tv mount, was sniffing around the web for some other alternatives before I found you guys.

Yall may want to check them out at the link below, seeing how you still have interest in their product.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...unt-is-for-you

p/s: I can't see the Sears link that was posted, were they going for cheaper before? They are selling for about 199-299, depending on when you get them.

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:51 AM
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Well, the previous illustration I included was the TV mount in the up position. Here is a photo of my first protype in the down position. Slightly different design but basically the same.
Wow thi sis amazing. I really liked the idea.
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Great thread. We were thinking about lowering our fireplace mantel, but may not have to with some of these options. For those of you with MantelMount, ComfortVu or Dynamic Mounting, how high is your mantel?

I'm trying to figure out what should be maximum mantel height for one of these products. For reference, maximum viewing distance is only 10' (would lose ~2' when mount lowered).

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I want to mount my TV on my fireplace. My fireplace currently looks like image attached.

I want to remove the mantel shelf and simply hang the TV on top, partially covering the bricks. I also plan on getting a cabinet like this to put in front of the fireplace:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29083132/

But I don't feel like spending $400 on a mantel mount. Do I really need it or a simpler, swivel mount will do? With the mantel shelf removed, the fireplace is about 4" from the wall surface.

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Forget the swivel mount. Not needed, and sticks way far out from wall. Just a mount you can tilt down. That's going to look great!

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No offense but it is not what I wanted. I want to watch TV without stressing my neck.
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But I don't feel like spending $400 on a mantel mount.
I didn't feel like spending the money on the Mantel Mount either, but I am so glad I did (and so are my family's necks). With a tilt mount, you're still craning your head to look up. Lowering is the only comfortable solution, and with a 4" mantel you'll be able to drop it down by 2' or so. I'd recommend getting the Mantel Mount, it's absolutely worth every dollar, no regrets.
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I felt your pain about 6 years ago when I got my first 42" plasma TV. Since then I designed and built 2 working prototypes of a wall mount to solve this exact problem. The later is currently in use on my wall over a ~64" tall mantle. It rotates out and down in front of the fireplace. The mount is only 3" deep when up and closed, mounts flush to the wall and fully hides behind the TV when the TV is up. It uses pneumatic springs to offset the weight of the TV, 80 lbs in my home application. I am nearly two years into a patent application process and still haven't heard from a patent examiner(backlogged). I can't get any real interest from the major mount manufacturers, which is very frustrating considering the obvious need for such a product. I see posts like yours all the time and design show after design show where they mount TVs over fireplaces at unreasonable heights. If there are more of you out there then please let me know.

If you want to see my design you can find it on the uspto site under description "Wall Affixed Vertically Articulated Flat Panel Display Mount". I would also love feedback on the design. The patent pending design has an option for automatic lifting/lowering with an additional linear actuator.
Anyone know if David ever came out with his product or if there is a way to contact him to purchase one directly? I've looked at other options out there but they are all over 4.5" deep and I need one that is 3.5" or less, making David's the only one I've found that would work for my very specific needs.

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Wow thi sis amazing. I really liked the idea.
Ditto, anyone wanna build this for me?
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That mantle mount product looks quite interesting. Expensive though for what may be an unproven product over time (especially if over time the ability to move it up/down on the hydraulic arms ceases).

 

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