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Has anyone here used a wall mount from monoprice.com? This is the route I'm planning to go but wanted to see if anyone could share any experience first? I'm mounting a 50" Samsung plasma. Just over 100 lbs. I plan to use either a low profile or tilt mount. I'm not interested in using a full motion type mount. Thanks for any feedback or recommendations.

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I just ordered the Product ID: 3725 mount

I will update when it gets here.
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I used their low-profile tilting bracket, item 3900. It worked perfectly to secure my 50" plasma. For under $25, it was an incredible value!
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Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it. I think I'm going to go with a standard low profile mount. I don't think I'm gonna put my TV up high enough that I will want it to tilt.

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Anyone else use a monoprice mount?

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Well, since you asked again. I helped my buddy install a 50lb 40" Sammy on this wallmount:http://monoprice.com/products/produc...seq=1&format=2

it is a fully articulating mount, not like what you want. It does however work great. Pushed all the way back it is barley 4" off the wall and then extends to over 20". Mount is extremely sturdy with no flex whatsoever with the 50lb load. If i didn't live in an apt i would probably get the aluminum version for my 5080.

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Thanks for the info. Even though I'm not looking at that particular mount, any information relating to the overall quality of monoprice mounts is more than welcome.

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got my mount up on the wall and the mount seems to be doing well. The plate that the tv hooks onto flexes a little but it seems like it will hold.

I am a little scared but i think it is more i am afraid i didn't get the lag bolts into the middle of the studs and i don't want them to pull out. But my fears may be just the fears of someone who put 2K on a wall that you yourself installed.
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got my mount up on the wall and the mount seems to be doing well. The plate that the tv hooks onto flexes a little but it seems like it will hold.

I am a little scared but i think it is more i am afraid i didn't get the lag bolts into the middle of the studs and i don't want them to pull out. But my fears may be just the fears of someone who put 2K on a wall that you yourself installed.

That's understandable. Until recently I wouldn't even consider mounting my own TV. But now that I've taken a lot closer look at mounts in general and see how they actually work I'm not too worried about it. I plan to buy a good stud finder to make sure I hit dead center of the studs though. Thanks.

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got my mount up on the wall and the mount seems to be doing well. The plate that the tv hooks onto flexes a little but it seems like it will hold.

I am a little scared but i think it is more i am afraid i didn't get the lag bolts into the middle of the studs and i don't want them to pull out. But my fears may be just the fears of someone who put 2K on a wall that you yourself installed.

I also had this concern. After finding my studs using a stud finder, I pounded in a small nail in small increments several times so I knew exactly where one edge of each stud was. From there I measured in to find the center. The stud finder by itself was probably close enough but it was not dead on.

For the record, my Sanus wall mount plate does not flex at all, it is rock solid. I purchased it from a local wholesaler for about $50, which is about 50% of retail. When it comes to things like mounting brackets holding something as fragile and expensive as a TV, price is not my primary concern. I just do not trust bargain-basement products for that kind of use. That's not to say they can't possibly work well, just my personal feelings based on several experiences with various products.
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I also had this concern. After finding my studs using a stud finder, I pounded in a small nail in small increments several times so I knew exactly where one edge of each stud was. From there I measured in to find the center. The stud finder by itself was probably close enough but it was not dead on.

For the record, my Sanus wall mount plate does not flex at all, it is rock solid. I purchased it from a local wholesaler for about $50, which is about 50% of retail. When it comes to things like mounting brackets holding something as fragile and expensive as a TV, price is not my primary concern. I just do not trust bargain-basement products for that kind of use.

Yeah that's why I wanted to see what other people had to say about the low-priced mounts from monoprice. There are about 100 reviews on monoprice for one mount I'm looking at, and 26 for the other one. Of course you never know if those can be trusted or not. They're all good reviews, but they consistently say to go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy better lag bolts than what's included. Other than that they seem to be fine. If the mount itself is actually safe to use I have no problem going and spending $5 on some better bolts. They claim the mount is ok up to 165 lbs and my TV is 107 lbs so it's not like I'll be maxing it out on weight.

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here are the pictures of my mount



^You can see from this picture that the mounting bracket that the tv hangs on is tilted a little
the TV is tilted so much because i am using the tilting feature of the mount
It also shows that the arms are not flexing at all





^This picture shows the mounting bracket that the tv hangs on tilted away from the wall when it should be parallel



^this picture shows how small the connection from the arms to the tv hanging bracket are and why I am not that afraid as the days go by. The medal will flex but I trust it will not break



If anyone whats anymore pictures from other angles or anything just ask
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Thanks for posting the pics.

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I have the same type of bracket Andrew911tt has (I'm not sure if it's the same size or not, they sell multiple sizes for different weights).

I bought the one rated at the highest capacity even though I only mounted a 42". The price difference was only like $8 and I figured it would future-proof me incase I ended up going with a 50".
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here are the pictures of my mount



^You can see from this picture that the mounting bracket that the tv hangs on is tilted a little
the TV is tilted so much because i am using the tilting feature of the mount
It also shows that the arms are not flexing at all





^This picture shows the mounting bracket that the tv hangs on tilted away from the wall when it should be parallel



^this picture shows how small the connection from the arms to the tv hanging bracket are and why I am not that afraid as the days go by. The medal will flex but I trust it will not break



If anyone whats anymore pictures from other angles or anything just ask

You previously posted which mount that is from monoprice, but what model of TV do you have? How much does it weigh?

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Its a Panasonic th-50pz700u and weighs 106 lbs
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Its a Panasonic th-50pz700u and weighs 106 lbs

Thanks. Mine is a Samsung FP-T5084 that weighs 107 pounds, so I'd say it's a good comparison.

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I have the large monoprice levered mount for my 52 inch LCD and it is great. It doesn't flex at all.

The instructions weren't very good but it is pretty simple.

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I have the large monoprice levered mount for my 52 inch LCD and it is great. It doesn't flex at all.

The instructions weren't very good but it is pretty simple.

How heavy is your TV? LCDs are usually lighter than plasmas of the same size. Can you please provide the product number or link to the mount you have? Thank you.

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Is anyone using a Monoprice mount for a 58 or 60" Plasma?

 

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I wouldn't use their mounts. I used one of their cantilever mounts the other day for one of my customers and it was horrible, the thing had so much flex that when you extended the tv it was so far from level it wasn't even funny.

For a few bucks more I would go with a sanus mount and not worry about flex and anything else, from my experience its not worth risking an expensive tv just to save a few dollars on something as important as a mount.
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more then 1/6 the price is not a few dollars

$90 vs $600
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Part A is bolted to the wall so it is Vertical
Part B is the TV hanging bracket and "should" be parallel with wall but as you can see it is not

The tilt only mounts hang the TV directly on the bracket that is bolted to the wall so there can't be any flex

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I wouldn't use their mounts. I used one of their cantilever mounts the other day for one of my customers and it was horrible, the thing had so much flex that when you extended the tv it was so far from level it wasn't even funny.

For a few bucks more I would go with a sanus mount and not worry about flex and anything else, from my experience its not worth risking an expensive tv just to save a few dollars on something as important as a mount.





As you can see in the picture the arms are pretty perpendicular to the wall so i have proof that what you say is not true. But this is the more expensive aluminum mount and not the steel one that might flex more
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Yeah, just checked Futureshop and the Sanus articulating mount up here is $700 for a 50 to 63" TV. Wow.

 

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I think I'm gonna stick with a monoprice mount, but with a standard low-profile mount. Maybe a tilt, but not a full motion. I'm not really afraid of my TV falling, I just never had any intention of a full-motion mount to begin with.

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hey andrew how far can that mount go from side to side?? I am looking at that same mount and I want to do a corner install so the tv looks like it is floating in the air but am unsure if that mount can do it. or do you have any idea what would be the best mount for it. I have a samsung HP-T5054 at 97 lbs........thanks
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I think I'm gonna stick with a monoprice mount, but with a standard low-profile mount. Maybe a tilt, but not a full motion. I'm not really afraid of my TV falling, I just never had any intention of a full-motion mount to begin with.

i see you have the 5084 like mine. i am interested in the monoprice low profile or tilt as well. Did you end up pulling the trigger.

or any of you with the 5085 from samsung.
How did it fit?
How did it feel? Safe Secure Sturdy?
how was access to cords and cables?

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Monoprice articulating mounts are good, but not great. There is a huge difference in quality between a Peerless SA760UP vs. a Monoprice Product ID: 3725 mount. The 3725 needs more adjustment, whereas the 760UP glides with ease. I have both within my household as we speak.

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i see you have the 5084 like mine. i am interested in the monoprice low profile or tilt as well. Did you end up pulling the trigger.

or any of you with the 5085 from samsung.
How did it fit?
How did it feel? Safe Secure Sturdy?
how was access to cords and cables?

Thanks

I did pull the trigger, and just mounted the TV last night. I went with a tilting mount, #4174.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage

Fit is excellent and it's solid as a rock. Very easy to mount. There's plenty of room behind the mount for your cables. I think you get about 1 more inch with the tilt model than you do with the flush model. Just hook your cables up before you hang the TV on the wall bracket. Took about 30 minutes, and that's with running my HDMI and power cable in the wall. For that I used this.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

And I know you're not really supposed to run a power cable in the wall. The cables go in the wall through one of the big holes in the wall bracket. I cut the sheetrock out with a holesaw. The 2 cables drop through the (uninsulated) wall about 3 feet and come out that wall plate, before being plugged into my receiver and power conditioner.

I'll post a pic tomorrow when I get back home.


By the way, I had to buy a 10' power cable for the TV to do this. I got it here.

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.as...27909&st=27909

It has the same specs as your factory cable and ended up being $18 and some change with shipping.

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