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post #181 of 359
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Originally Posted by skeelo58 View Post

Well, to be fair to myself, I do sit roughly 14 feet from the TV. Grabbing a tape measure now, and it looks like the bottom of the TV is actually 44 inches off the ground. It is a 50" TV, I dont know if I said that in my previous post, and I'm too lazy to go back and check haha. So what does everyone think? Too high? If I had to do it all over again, I woulda lowered it bout 10 inches....

FWIW to you my 50" Pioneer is 43.5 from the bottom of the TV to the floor. This was done "by design". The only thing I have under my TV is the sub, and the center speaker. I had a gent build me a simple stand so that center would be essentially the same height as the floorstanding speakers and inches under the TV, which is about the level of your head/ears when sitting. Also, I like the TV at that level so that we can watch TV when in the kitchen (and the back of the couch doesn't block half of the TV).

I'd say give it some time and see if it continues to bother you. You might just realize it's perfectly fine for your set-up.
post #182 of 359
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Originally Posted by Stylez777 View Post

Thanks i hit them up and they said that was the only difference.

I was curious form people who have used the tilt mounts (not the swivel or full motion ones) if when you put the TV onto the mount if it has like the lug nut clamps you can tighten to hold the hook with the TV to the mount, I couldn't tell form the picture and i asked them in the chat and they seemed unsure of what i was asking.

The top of the bracket that attaches to the TV hooks onto the top of the wall plate. The bottom of the bracket that attaches to the TV has a sliding plate with a hook that attaches to the bottom of the wall plate. The sliding hook is held in place by two philips head screws once it is put into position.

I hope this helps.
post #183 of 359
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Originally Posted by Stylez777 View Post

Thanks i hit them up and they said that was the only difference.

I was curious form people who have used the tilt mounts (not the swivel or full motion ones) if when you put the TV onto the mount if it has like the lug nut clamps you can tighten to hold the hook with the TV to the mount, I couldn't tell form the picture and i asked them in the chat and they seemed unsure of what i was asking.

I'm not sure if I'm showing the right thing, but here are a couple of pics of my 4174 tilting mount.

This is where the TV bracket hangs on the wall bracket at the top. To tilt the mount, you unscrew the knobs on both sides and let the top of the TV tilt out however far you want it. I've never tried tilting mine though. I got a tilting mount over a flush mount just in case I ever decided I wanted the option to tilt.



This is where the TV bracket attaches to the wall bracket at the bottom. After you hang the TV on the bracket, you slide that piece up and tighten the screws and that holds the bottom against the wall bracket.

post #184 of 359
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Originally Posted by attygb View Post

I decided to give the 3725 a try. I will add comments on the swivel function when I have it installed.

Great, I'd love to hear your impressions and see some pictures. I'm in your shoes too, watching from the family room and kitchen, required the TV to be swiveled as much as possible.
post #185 of 359
I bought the Monoprice 3337 mount to use with my Samsung 32" LN32A450. The mount will stick out on each side, and the way my tv bumps out towards the bottom on the back will either make the part that attaches to the tv 1/2 inch from the tv or have to have the them stick up from the top of the tv.

Can I just cut/trim this mount so that its all behind the tv and doesn't show?
Has anybody done this with success? Please post pics
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post #187 of 359
I am looking for a mount for a Sharp 32" LCD. I either need a Tilt or simple low profile. I was looking at the Monoprice mounts, but I think I would have the same problem as a previous poster in that my power and cable outlets would be blocked base on where I want to mount the tv. Can anyone recommend a mount with a more open panel that would not block the outlets. I'd like to find something comparable to the monoprice mounts in price if possible.
post #188 of 359
putting a feeler out there....would there be any interest in someone wanting to purchase this mount from me? it is the MP 4926 tilting and swiveling mount.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

it is currently on backorder, and has been pretty much since it came out. they only get a couple in at a time, and i happened to get one of them about a month or so ago.
as you can read below in a previous post of mine (page 6), the mount itself is awesome; it is my setup that it does not work as perfect as i had hoped. and that just comes down to me having too small of a TV...i personally think.

i originally planned to just cut the plate the LCD attaches to, because it stick out the sides of the screen. this by itself would not be any issue for me. however, after looking closer, i realize that even after i cut that plate, the wall plate will still be visible on the side of the LCD. this is all because my TV is only 32" and should be at least 37" to hide these plates.

from my personal experience, i believe this mount is best suited for 37" and larger LCDs and plasmas.

just as a note, the mount itself is fantastic, and way overkill for any LCD of this approximate size. me getting rid of it has nothing to do with this as a Monoprice product, just me having too small of a LCD to hide the structure of the mount.
just so it is understood that i trust and like the Monoprice product, i will be replacing this mount with another Monoprice mount.

what i will be purchasing:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
this one is more like the style of mount i had for this LCD in our last house and i know it will work better for me in this installation.


i do not have a price in mind just yet, but this is a copy of the original invoice:


for anyone interested to gauge an offering price. if there is any interest, i can create a classified listing if needed, otherwise, just PM me with questions, offers, etc. it is basically brand new and in perfect condition, so i am not looking for completely lowball offers. i'd store it in the attic or give it away if that is the case. this is basically just the chance for someone to get this mount without having to wait for MP to get it back in stock.


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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post

i have the MP 4926 tilting and swiveling bracket mounted in our master bedroom with a 32" Insignia LCD.

the LCD weights about 40#, and the mount is said to handle up to 125#. the mount is intended for LCDs and Plasmas 32"-52". it is a single arm, double articulating setup, where the arm mounts off center to the wall plate.

i needed a new mount to place my LCD in the corner of our room. i needed something that was going to allow me to place the unit however i needed. since it would be partially extended while mounted, it needed to be stout.

the 4926 is about as stout as i could ever expect from a single arm mount. it supports the unit with NO issues at all....NO sagging, NO unwanted flex. it articulates smoothly and does everything it should.

i will say though, that this mount is best suited for a 37"+ TV, vs. a 32"+. the sides of the plate that the TV mounts to is a bit too wide for a 32" and you can see a little bit of it sticking out the sides when looking at the unit from any other angle than straight on.
this is not too big of a deal for me b/c i will simply cut that plate so it does not extrude beyond the LCD. i'm sure this was not intended by the manufacturer, but i have no issues with it, and it will then make this the perfect mount for my 32". as far as i am concerned, this is overkill for that size of LCD....i have no problem with that.

*note: while not ideal, i was only able to use one stud with 3 lag bolts on one side of the mount (side where the arm is mounted), and used 4 toggle bolts on the other side of the wall plate. i hate using toggle bolts, but this was my only solution. the wall plate does not move the slightest bit while still or while articulating the TV.









(i am in the process of running a new power outlet behind the TV, along with A/V cable plates for through wall runs)
post #189 of 359
I installed the 3725 this weekend and mounted my 50" Sony. I actaully did everything by myself and had it done in a little over an hour. The only difficult part was lifting the tv over my fireplace by myslef. As refected by earlier comments in this string, the mount is very sturdy and I have no concerns about it holding the tv, even if I permanently left the tv in the fully extended position. I found the tilt funtion to work well. The TV stays that the same angle and there is no noticable flex in the bracket. As for the swivel function, as others have noted, the mount is a little "stiff" but I am easily able to move the tv to any position by myself. While it doesn't move quite as nicely as the Sanus, I can't imagine anyone having too much trouble even if you are moving the TV daily. I will try to post pictures shortly. In short, I'm very happy with the mount and can't imagine spending $350 plus on a similar product.
post #190 of 359
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Originally Posted by BamaPT View Post

I am looking for a mount for a Sharp 32" LCD. I either need a Tilt or simple low profile. I was looking at the Monoprice mounts, but I think I would have the same problem as a previous poster in that my power and cable outlets would be blocked base on where I want to mount the tv. Can anyone recommend a mount with a more open panel that would not block the outlets. I'd like to find something comparable to the monoprice mounts in price if possible.

Hello ATTYGB:

Just purchased a mount from these guys the other day :
world wide web. erseaudio dot com

They seem to have a more open mount and a good price.

Jim
post #191 of 359
I've got a question for those of you using Monoprice mount 3724 or 3725: does the mount dip down in vertical height when it is fully extended with a heavy TV (100 lbs+)?

I'm planning to mount a TH-58PZ800U (130 lbs) and will have it maximally extended out at all times. I'm trying to plan the height of the install very carefully because I want my TV set to be hovering/floating above my center speaker which will be sitting on an Ikea Lack table (legs removed) as pictured below. The height of the Ikea Lack table + my center speaker is 17.5" exactly. I'm planning the mount height such that the bottom of my TV will be 18.5" high. My concern is that if the mount is extended, the TV might dip down slightly and there goes my 1" clearance above the center speaker and bye bye "floating" effect and welcome "scraping" effect.

Here's a pic of the center speaker and Ikea Lack low-profile table:


LL
post #192 of 359
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Originally Posted by attygb View Post

I installed the 3725 this weekend and mounted my 50" Sony. ... I will try to post pictures shortly.

Pics?
post #193 of 359
I ordered the 3725 today. Monoprice is crazy fast on shipping. Good news is I should get it monday or tuesday, bad news is I probably won't be able to install it until the weekend.

I've got a similar question as daMaster. My TV (samsung 650 LCD) will be over my center so I'm gonna have to do some creative math on how high above the center to mount the mount. Any suggestions?
post #194 of 359
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Originally Posted by de8212 View Post

I ordered the 3725 today. Monoprice is crazy fast on shipping. Good news is I should get it monday or tuesday, bad news is I probably won't be able to install it until the weekend.

I've got a similar question as daMaster. My TV (samsung 650 LCD) will be over my center so I'm gonna have to do some creative math on how high above the center to mount the mount. Any suggestions?

I woudl love to see some pictures when you get it up. I have the same TV and am wondering how much it swivels.
post #195 of 359
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Originally Posted by agreif View Post

I woudl love to see some pictures when you get it up. I have the same TV and am wondering how much it swivels.

I will post some but it may be next saturday before I can start on it. I have to fabricate a brace to put the mount on and then mount it, etc.
post #196 of 359
Hello Fireman 325:

I have used monoprice mounts, but will not use them for heavier TV's such as yours. Monoprices offer a good value but use thin gauge steel. I have had some sagging problems, and as bluewaves states flexing. I am an installer and have mounted many. I have found a company which does offer heavier gauge steel mounts for low cost and have been very happy. Their mounts are only a few extra bucks then Mono, but are stronger and of higher quality. I no longer worry about mounting heavy TV's with ERSE Mounts. Their TV mounts can be found at: http://www.erseaudio.com/VideoProducts

Hope this helps.

Jims Audio Video
post #197 of 359
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Originally Posted by Jimsaudiovideo View Post

Hello Fireman 325:

I have used monoprice mounts, but will not use them for heavier TV's such as yours. Monoprices offer a good value but use thin gauge steel. I have had some sagging problems, and as bluewaves states flexing. I am an installer and have mounted many. I have found a company which does offer heavier gauge steel mounts for low cost and have been very happy. Their mounts are only a few extra bucks then Mono, but are stronger and of higher quality. I no longer worry about mounting heavy TV's with ERSE Mounts. Their TV mounts can be found at: http://www.erseaudio.com/VideoProducts

Hope this helps.

Jims Audio Video

Thanks for the information, but I'm no longer in the market. I ended up using a monoprice tilting mount, #4174. I went with this one because it's a "premium" model and is made of slightly thicker metal. I have no sagging or flexing and don't worry about my TV being on this mount at all. However, after seeing other reports, I would not be comfortable putting my TV on a full motion mount from monoprice.
post #198 of 359
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Originally Posted by de8212 View Post

I ordered the 3725 today. Monoprice is crazy fast on shipping. Good news is I should get it monday or tuesday, bad news is I probably won't be able to install it until the weekend.

I've got a similar question as daMaster. My TV (samsung 650 LCD) will be over my center so I'm gonna have to do some creative math on how high above the center to mount the mount. Any suggestions?

I went ahead with the install this past weekend. My set up was a little complicated because my wood studs are 24" apart and the wall plate for mount 3725 is only about 19" wide. As a result, I used 2 20"x40" 3/4" plywood boards. I first attached the wall plate and mount to the plywood boards using bolts from the back of the board to the front of the wall plate where I attached a washer and nut to each of the bolts. With the help of my 2 brothers, I then attached the whole plywood+wall plate assembly to the wall using 3/8" (diameter) 4" long lag bolts. I put 3 lag bolts in each stud, for a total of 6 lag bolts. 3 of the lag bolts actually went through the wall plate so one side of the wall plate is securely attached to one of the 2 studs, at least.

Anyhow, I had calculated and re-calculated everything 3 times over just to be sure. The easiest thing to do is to first attach the whole mount assembly to the back of your TV while it's on it's own stand so that gives you an idea of where you need to center the wall plate relative to the center of your screen.

I needed a clearance of 17.5" from the ground to the bottom of the TV to fit my center speaker and Ikea lack table pictured in my previous post. I calculated for 18.5" of clearance, and after extending the TV out fully from the wall (26" from wall to front of the screen), I have 17.75" of clearance from the ground to the bottom of the TV. I can't tell you whether that's because of calculation/mounting inaccuracies or if it's actually because the mount sagged downwards when extended out.

I'm very satisfied with the mount and it is ROCK SOLID. All those saying the Monoprice mounts are not well-built don't really know what they're talking about, especially if they're just judging based on what they see in the pics and read in the product descriptions.

I'll post pics of my install once I'm all done with the HT re-modeling (still have some wall patching to complete).
post #199 of 359
Ok, here are some preliminary pics, even though the whole HT isn't set up yet. Just to re-iterate the title of my post: this is mount 3725 holding up a 130 lbs 58" Panasonic TH-58PZ800U, extended 26" from the wall.

This is Monoprice mount 3725 installed on studs 24" apart using two 3/4" 40"x20" plywood boards. I hit 2 studs with 3 lag bolts in each stud (3/8" diameter, 4" long lag bolts). The actual mount's wall plate managed to hit one of the 2 studs, so 2 of the lag bolts are holding the wall plate on to the stud.

I painted the plywood black using Krylon spray paint, even though it isn't visible from the top of the TV unless one is standing about 2 feet in front of it.

Here is a pic of the plywood and wall mount assembly:


Close-up:


And finally, from the front of the TV (floating 26" from the wall):

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post #200 of 359
Do the pics show up for anyone else? I can't see them.
post #201 of 359
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Originally Posted by de8212 View Post

Do the pics show up for anyone else? I can't see them.

Fixed. Damn Google Picasa makes it near impossible to link images due to dynamically generated, auto-expiring URLs!
post #202 of 359
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Originally Posted by daMaster View Post

Fixed. Damn Google Picasa makes it near impossible to link images due to dynamically generated, auto-expiring URLs!

Thanks for the pics. I should get mine on thursday and hopefully install it on saturday.

In the reviews i have seen some people mention that it is a little stiff to move. IS that the case with yours? I figured that may be just because it's new and mine will rarely move after it's set up.
post #203 of 359
Ok I have a 42px75u. Will any of these three mounts work for my tv?

I am looking at this one
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

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

and this one...

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

Thanks.
post #204 of 359
Yes, Yes, and Yes. I personally have the 1st one. Not too sure what the difference is between the 1st and 2nd one. The 1st says "premium". I don't know if that just means more heavy duty brackets or what. Either way, mine is holding a 50" TV, so you'd be fine with a 42".
post #205 of 359
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Originally Posted by skeelo58 View Post

Yes, Yes, and Yes. I personally have the 1st one. Not too sure what the difference is between the 1st and 2nd one. The 1st says "premium". I don't know if that just means more heavy duty brackets or what. Either way, mine is holding a 50" TV, so you'd be fine with a 42".


Awesome. thanks.

The premium one has thicker metal. 2.5mm vs whatever it is on the other ones.
post #206 of 359
Ended up going with part number 4173 Only difference I can tell between it and part number 3900 is this one doesn't have a logo. not sure why a logo would matter since it is going to have a big tv hanging off of it
post #207 of 359
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Originally Posted by Andrew911tt View Post

here are the pics you wanted agreif

http://andrewpc1.googlepages.com/otherpictures

http://andrewpc1.googlepages.com/tvpictures


Thanks!
post #208 of 359
Got my 3725 mounted today. I can get pics if someone wants them but it looks like others have come through first.

Just a quick comment saying that it is a decent mount. Definately sturdy and I trust it to hold my TV. I am happy with it. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars because the wall plate and the front plate are not level when it is collapsed. There are some screws that you can adjust (that's waht I did) so this isn't a huge deal. Just wanted to point that out.
post #209 of 359
What size is your LCD, if 52", you know by now I'm up for seeing pics. I'm just curious how much of an angle it can go to the wall.
post #210 of 359
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Originally Posted by agreif View Post

What size is your LCD, if 52", you know by now I'm up for seeing pics. I'm just curious how much of an angle it can go to the wall.

52".

I don't think my pics will help too much because of the way mine is recessed in the wall. I'll attach some pics so you might be able to tell. Keep in mind I just threw all the extra wires behind the tv so the kids won't get their hands on them so nothing is "cleaned up" yet.

Oh, and I cannot extend it all the way out yet. Well, I might can but it is pretty stiff so I don't want to take a chance on "flexing" the tv. Next time I can get a friend over I am going to work the mount in and out a few times.






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