Originally Posted by leedom
By the way, and only marginally off topic, how fragile are these displays once they're in your hands? Should I be petrified of every move I make or is the high amount of damage in shipping mostly related to the crazy things that happen in the shipping process? My plan is to mount it on the wall and never touch it again but I'm wondering just how careful I need to be. I'm not planning on ice skating on the beast but should I avoid laying it down while attaching the mounts on the back, etc.?
Agree w/ whit, just handle with care and you should be fine. I finally mounted my 141 this weekend with a friend and had no probs whatsoever.
Regarding the mounts, I left my 141 in the box (where it had sat all last week running the break-in disc) and bolted the arms there (see pic #1). Ignore the rope light, I removed it and installed a 18" fluorescent w/ 6500K bulb from Lowe's at the last minute (and glad I did!).
I did take measurements to make sure the final installed would be at the desired mounting height for my viewing conditions (see pic #2). I even created a spreadsheet (Excel 2007) to automatically calc the screen centerline, based on heights of my wall mount, equipment stand, etc. I've attached it here in case you want to plug in your own #'s...yeah, I'm a bit of a geek...
When we did wall mount, I did buy some $3 garden gloves from Lowe's that had the rubber dots on the palm side so that we could steady the top of the panel firmly w/o worrying about scratching the bezel. And only one
pair of gloves was needed between two of us as one hand was behind the TV using the rear handles.
FYI, even with my Peerless OneMount tilted slightly forward, the rear connections are still fairly accessible. But I used my stand positioned on a tall table a few inches from the wall to connect all my cables before
the final mounting. So I got to use my 141 stand for about two minutes... EDIT
- if you think you might add a backlight (Idealume, home-made, etc) in the future, I suggest taking some plastic cable ties and install a few in strategic locations before mounting your 600M to the wall. Install a few extra like I did, just in case - you'll thank yourself later when you're home alone and want to do some mods...EDIT #2
- I used hex head M8x20 bolts w/ single washer for mounting the arms to the back of the TV. M8x16 seemed to be just a bit too short for me, with no washer. M8x25 too long unless you use many washers...
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