Originally Posted by voteforpedro
Axel, I am having a carpenter build a media bookcase as we speak, and have a few questions regarding the Westy mount. Or any other for that matter.
My 47" Westy will be set into a book case that only has about 2" of clearance on the left and right hand side. Does the Westy 47" mount allow you to move the monitor left or right for precise location? The depth doesn't concern me, as my book case will be about 15" deep. It is just that my walls will be very very close to the sides of the Westinghouse 47".
Wow I am envious. I am sure that is going to look stunning.
The 47" mount allows you to slide the monitor left and right several inches. Check out this picture:http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...9060144&size=l
The two light gray brackets each have a hook on them that catches the part that is secured to the wall. You can just make out the top part of the hook on each one. The bottom allen bolt is then tightened using a really long allen wrench to secure the monitor in place. Because the bracket plate on the wall is much wider than the two hooks, you can slide it left or right a lot. (The bracket is designed to fasten to two 2X4 studs, and is 19.25" wide) See:http://www.westinghousedigital.com/p...all-mount.aspx
That URL shows the brackets on the monitor hooked on the plate. They have the brackets really really spaced in that picture, like 14" or so. On the Westy, they are like 4-5" apart. (100 mm vesa mount bracket = 3.93" so that makes sense.)
Since the plate is approximately 18" wide, that gives you a lot of freedom to slide the monitor left or right. It slides easily, and then can be secured.
If you can fully mount your Westinghouse, cables and all, and then push the bookcase up against it, that will probably be ok. If you are trying to mount the Westinghouse through the bookcase, wow, that may be hard. I was able to mount the 47" panel by myself. (It weighs 70 lbs.) However, I would not have been able to mount it without my wife describing how far off I was from the bracket.
I'm sure you have the logistics under control. Do you think it will be ok in terms of heat gathering near the unit?
Also, if you have to mount the Westy inside the bookcase cutout, you might want to think about some kind of an arm mount. You could pull the arm all the way out, mount the West, and then push it in.
Hope that helps. Please post a pic when it's done!! My wife wants to get bookcases on each side of ours, and she'd love to check out new ideas.