Originally Posted by mhrischuk
I'm new here. I just picked up an "Open Box" unit from Best Buy. Looks like it's gonna be a bear getting it up on the wall at $160 lbs. I'm getting the stand with it. I may be interested in selling the stand.
As far as the wall mount is concerned they sold me a Sanus VMPL3B-01 and an M10 adapter kit. Is this going to work?
On edit, I'm not sure if I need the M10 adapter kit. Does the TV use M10 size mounting hardware?
I also discovered I need the VMXA1 wall plate assy.
Good luck with you mount. The TV is absolutely stunning picture on it. Unfortunately my mount experience did not go well. I figured I tell my story (sorry if this is long) so others do not make the same mistake.
I purchased the Peerless SA770PU wall mount because it was recommended (improperly in my opinion) by Panasonic on their website as an arm/articulating wall mount for the Panasonic 65PZ850U. Since this TV is HUGE (160-180lbs out of the box and 65 inch screen size), I was hesitant to buy an articulating mount with such a large TV but Panasonic recommended it so I figured it should be good…I was wrong.
After painstakingly mounting it the top of the TV was tilting/leaning forward from the wall about 5-7 inches too far. That is A LOT of leaning and looks like you need to be sitting on the floor to get a direct view of the TV.
There is an adjustment on the mount for tilting the TV forward but this adjustment was in its complete upright position and so the TV should have been complete vertical and parallel with the wall. The problem was that the top crossbar that screws directly into the TV was completely bowed / sagging thus making the TV tilted forward. It was actually kind of scary to see a $4000 TV leaning forward like that and I was afraid it would fall off.
So theoretically the mount did work and did hold the TV although I’m not sure how long it would hold it and it was by no means properly watchable being tilted like that.
I could have taken it all down and probably gotten a refund but with all the painstaking effort to get it up and the hassles of taking it all down and shipping and returns issues (never mind not being able to use the TV for weeks and weeks waiting for a replacement and then having to hang it with the replacement), I decided to do my own workaround. I put two large hooks into two other studs (ones not being used by the mount itself) that were lined up behind the two ends of the bowed crossbar that is screwed into the TV and using very thick and strong wire through the hooks and holes on the ends of the bowed top crossbar, I “tied back” each of the two ends of the bowed top crossbar to the point where the TV is parallel with the wall and is vertical. This solution also added extra support so that there was less strain on the mount and crossbar themselves.
The MAJOR downside is that I cannot pull out the articulating arm without first unhooking/untying the support wires I’m using to tie back the bowed crossbar. Since pulling out the articulating arm was the reason I got this mount it sort of defeats the purpose.
So to sum up, if your TV is large and heavy I would strongly recommend getting a different mount. If you have questions feel free to email me at deo113AThotmailDOTcom. Hope this helps.