Originally Posted by teiresias
Can anyone answer a mounting question for me. I have the Whalen XL stand (under their Bayside Furnishings brand) and I know I need to use the XYZ to mount it as shown in the instructions:
Going by the 5020 manual I think I'll need to use M8 screws, but my question has to do with the positioning of the two vertical bars that actually attach to the back of the television.
The stand manual says to make sure these are aligned and centered, but seeing as how there are multiple holes in the bars is it possible to attach them so that they are higher up the TV, and therefore will make the TV hang lower on the final mount? I'm just wondering if the height of the mount is adjustable this way in case I think it's too high in the default position.
Or is moving the bars like that possibly going to put too much torque on the wrong points of the back of the TV and snap something somehow?
Also, what's the best way to do this? Attach those brackets first and then get two people to hold the TV while I remove the included stand prior to mounting it? I'm trying to avoid having to lay the TV down flat.
Thanks, if anyone has any suggestions.
I own the same TV Stand, so let me chime in and try to help. Unfortunately, I do not own the 5020 -yet. Despite this, I have what might be some good advice. Most Important, is to make sure the M8 or whatever screws are going to do the job properly. First, thread the screws into the 5020 -by hand- to insure proper threading. Lightly screw them in all the way, noting how far they insert into the TV, then remove the screws. Next, pass the screws into the vertical support bar, and note how far the screw extends past the support bar, because this is how much screw length you will be inserting into the TV. Is the screw too long -or- too short? Make sure that the screw will be long enuf to get at least 6 to 8 threads deep into the TV insert nut, and also not too long! Bummer for me, none of the included screws was the right length, so I had to make a trip to the local hardware store. With regard the the position of the vertical support bars; you would first want to position them in the middle of the TV. If you want to make a height adjustment, you can do it without, or with little concern about hurting your 5020. The hanging design is placing the weight load mostly on the screws and TV inserts, not the bar top -or- bottom of the bar, as it rests on the back of TV. I would not recommend mounting the bars using the top most, or bottom most available screw holes tho. Try sticking to only "a few holes up, or a few holes down" from the middle point of the vertical bar(s). When tightening these screws, be sure to take care and not try to torque them too hard, it is a TV, not a car.
If you lay your 5020 face down, it will activate an internal speaker that repeats "what-you-doing!" untill you return it to vertical. I believe this is an exclusive design to Pioneer, and works without the TV plugged in.
On the TV I did recently, I mounted the vertical bars, then disconnected the mounting hardware of the Base, then a 3rd man pulled the base off, while the 2 man lift team hung the TV.