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post #301 of 359
I just installed my buddy's 42" plasma with the 3724 tilting a swiveling mount.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
The install was one of the easiest I've done...maybe because I had a second hand to hold it in place while I was measuring and driving the lag bolts.
The mount itself is solid as can be. This is my fifth Monoprice mount to install and hang a TV from and it has been as great as the others. There is no sagging with his 42" plasma. He will be upgrading to a 50"-55" LCD in the near future so we'll see how that goes. I imagine though that the LCD although larger, will likely be about the same weight as the heavy plasma, so I don't anticipate any issues....especially since this mount is good up to 175lbs.
The lag bolts are the same as I expect to see in any kit. I don't really care who makes the product, no one includes top grade hardware in their kits. Drill the proper pilot hole and you'll be fine with the included lags. I drilled two extra holes in the wall plate and ran three lags on each side just because I could. I'm not sure they are needed, but there was no reason not to.

I also installed the low voltage cable and recessed power plug behind the TV
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
and the low voltage cable slot at the bottom.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
I just used the existing power outlet to power the new upper outlet.
post #302 of 359
I also successfully used product # 3725 to mount a Sony KDL-52Z5100 yesterday. Pretty easy with two people. The mount claims it'll hold 175 and my tv weighs about 70, so I'm not concerned. I myself hung off the mount for 30 seconds or so and neither saw nor heard anything troubling.

Obviously I can't comment on the long-term integrity of the mount, but it seems solid and well made. The friend who helped me used to do installs for BB and he voiced no concerns.
post #303 of 359
supporting a big ass 135# 65" plasma....
post #304 of 359
Does anyone use one for their pioneer TVs?
post #305 of 359
Outstanding mount! I've the Adjustable Tilting/Swiveling Wall Mount Aluminum Arms ID: 3725. Intitially I had some concern since the TPC58V10 is heavy, 110 Ibs. And I thought the end plate (the one tv is attaching to) feels kind of wobbly...or too much play to it.

Mounted the TV today, the entire mount didn't sag more than few Centermeters if at all. Delivery guy also commented on how great the quality is on the mount. So its a 10 out of 10 for sure!

Note: Its kind of hard to pull out and push in the arms, might need some WD40s...
post #306 of 359
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post

I just installed my buddy's 42" plasma with the 3724 tilting a swiveling mount.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
The install was one of the easiest I've done...maybe because I had a second hand to hold it in place while I was measuring and driving the lag bolts.
The mount itself is solid as can be. This is my fifth Monoprice mount to install and hang a TV from and it has been as great as the others. There is no sagging with his 42" plasma. He will be upgrading to a 50"-55" LCD in the near future so we'll see how that goes. I imagine though that the LCD although larger, will likely be about the same weight as the heavy plasma, so I don't anticipate any issues....especially since this mount is good up to 175lbs.
The lag bolts are the same as I expect to see in any kit. I don't really care who makes the product, no one includes top grade hardware in their kits. Drill the proper pilot hole and you'll be fine with the included lags. I drilled two extra holes in the wall plate and ran three lags on each side just because I could. I'm not sure they are needed, but there was no reason not to.

I also installed the low voltage cable and recessed power plug behind the TV
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
and the low voltage cable slot at the bottom.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
I just used the existing power outlet to power the new upper outlet.

TX, how far away from the wall is the front of the TV when pushed all the way back? I read somewhere the TV was 14" off the wall for this style mount.
And I imagine you can swivel it left and right pretty far eh?
post #307 of 359
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Originally Posted by Nbw View Post

You can imagine what 130lbs of cantilevered $3000 Panasonic 58" Plasma load could do to a brick fireplace if not attached properly.

Here I took two sheets of ¾ plywood and joined them as one using 100% coverage glue and pneumatic driven staples.
I then used 4 original (old Vizio 50" plasma) and 4 additional new 3/8 concrete anchors.

To attach the articulating mount to the plywood I used 12 flat head machine bolts, bolted through the 1 ½ inches of plywood, all with oversized washers.

I'm a slim and trim 240lbs of pure love machine, I hung off of it and got a slight groan from the wood but other than that I'm good with the mount and especially the value from Monoprice. The mount is rated at 175lbs.

I added the plywood instead of mounting directly to the brick in an attempt to share the torque loading and then in the event of a partial anchor failure the remaining anchors should assist in arresting any further movement. All this is good as long as the brick wall doesn't pop out. If it falls, I'm going to a 19 desktop unit.

How far is your plasma sticking out when you push it all the way back? What was the monoprice model number you used?
post #308 of 359
Anyone try the 5915 mount with a Panasonic TC-L37X1?
post #309 of 359
I've the Adjustable Tilting/Swiveling Wall Mount Aluminum Arms ID: 3725 installed today. my 3 years Panasonic 50 inch 8UK (100 lb) is on it now.

the mount itself is very good and for less than $100 shipped, it is a steal. However the supplied lag bolts are garbage. Here is my story. My right stud seems much harder than left stud (I got the firmer feeling compare to the left stud when I was drilling). 1st try, the lag bolt broken right at the end of the thread. I thought I didn't tighten the bolt correctly. go down one inch and re-drill another hole and tighten the bolt very carefully but the bolt broken at the same place. Left side stud is not as hard and both bolts wasn't broken.

So I end up using my old Pro-Mount's lag bolt and drill the 3rd hole 1 inch above the 1st hole. the Pro-Mount lag bolts are 3 inch when the Monoprice supplied lag nut is 4 inch. but a little thicker. Anyone know if the stud is weakened due the 2 wasted hole. Do I need to refill the holes?

I tried to lift myself (150lb) on the mount and it seems very stable and only sag very little (the mount itself, not the wall plate). but I don't think I will mount my 65V10 on this mount. Not because the mount is bad, but it seems getting a turn table for the 65V10 is better than this mount when I only need the swiveling feature (I almost got a Samsung 63 inch plasma just because it has the swiveling stand).
post #310 of 359
For those of you buying your own lag bolts to put into the studs what sizes & material is everyone going with?
post #311 of 359
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Originally Posted by Lookilook View Post

Outstanding mount! I've the Adjustable Tilting/Swiveling Wall Mount Aluminum Arms ID: 3725. Intitially I had some concern since the TPC58V10 is heavy, 110 Ibs. And I thought the end plate (the one tv is attaching to) feels kind of wobbly...or too much play to it.

Mounted the TV today, the entire mount didn't sag more than few Centermeters if at all. Delivery guy also commented on how great the quality is on the mount. So its a 10 out of 10 for sure!

Note: Its kind of hard to pull out and push in the arms, might need some WD40s...

Everything still good with your 58V10 and the 3725 ? My 58V10 is being delivered tommorrow morning and i want to use the 3725. I'll have the 58V10 on a stand for the next week or so but, i'll order the 3725 as long as the mount works great for bigger panels. Seems like everyone's happy with the combo. I have acces to the back of the wall, in my basement where it's going to be mounted. My laundry room is the other side of the wall.
post #312 of 359
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Originally Posted by Field View Post

TX, how far away from the wall is the front of the TV when pushed all the way back? I read somewhere the TV was 14" off the wall for this style mount.
And I imagine you can swivel it left and right pretty far eh?

I just did an install of a 42" Panny on the same mount (3724) and when it's pushed all the way in I'd say the front of the plasma is about 5" from the wall.
post #313 of 359
Hey guys,

I'm planning to get the 3725 for a 42" Panny G15, I think the TV is 65-70lb (~30kg), the wall mount is rated at 175lb do you think that is overkill?

I'm just wondering if it'll be too bulky, the prices are so good I don't care about that and it'd be nice to know my light plasma can extend all the way without even stressing the mount.
post #314 of 359
I got the 3724 (the steel arm version of the 3725) last week to mount a 46" LCD in my bedroom. It is not overly bulky and should work well with your G15.
post #315 of 359
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Originally Posted by ad701xx View Post

I got the 3724 (the steel arm version of the 3725) last week to mount a 46" LCD in my bedroom. It is not overly bulky and should work well with your G15.

ok, thank you very much. I'll pick up a couple badly needed HDMI cables while I'm at it, I love this forum .
post #316 of 359
Read through the entire thread, and I appreciate everyone's opinons, certainly has helped me buy with confidence.

Two questions that I was wondering if someone could now clarify

1. I have heard mention of the swivel being a little "rigid" has anyone found that WD40 has worked? Solutions? How tight is it?

2. Looking at 3725 aluminum for Panny 50" G10, 91 lbs.... Only read about the aluminum mentioned a couple times... any one have any specific review of the aluminum version? Is it strong? Does it reduce any sag (not that much should be expected, anyway)?
post #317 of 359
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Originally Posted by tomas21 View Post

For those of you buying your own lag bolts to put into the studs what sizes & material is everyone going with?

IMO;
You should be safe with 5/16" or go 3/8" to be sure. 3" length should be fine.
Drill pilot holes 1/8" smaller than the dia you are using. Use fender washers to back up the bolt head/ spread the load.
BTW Lowes and HDepot have been using Chinese bolts for awhile.
I'm going to test one from the same box by threading in into a scap 2x4 and abusing it.
I've had bad batchs before that were worthless.
post #318 of 359
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Originally Posted by pbc View Post

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

Well I have a 42" but it is the Olevia which weighs a whopping 100lbs nmo problems for three years now on its monoprice mount. I did buy my own lag bolts for the wall and made sure to get three in each of two studs
post #319 of 359
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Originally Posted by Chip E View Post

Everything still good with your 58V10 and the 3725 ? My 58V10 is being delivered tommorrow morning and i want to use the 3725. I'll have the 58V10 on a stand for the next week or so but, i'll order the 3725 as long as the mount works great for bigger panels. Seems like everyone's happy with the combo. I have acces to the back of the wall, in my basement where it's going to be mounted. My laundry room is the other side of the wall.


Yep, 1 month now still solid as a rock. If it fails I'll write a huge rant here in bold make sure everybody knows..
post #320 of 359
I have a 54in panny plasma and using the 3724 monoprice mount. How snug or how much torque for the bolts that fast the arms to the back of the tv set?
Don't want to be a gorilla with them, but I don't want the tv to fall!!
post #321 of 359
i had my buddy send me a pic (bad iphone pic though it is) of his plasma that i hung on the 3724. no sagging or issues to date. he is VERY happy with the install. we work together so i hear him bragging about the whole install we did all the time.

i also installed a set of the MP 6.5" in-walls up front, their dual 5.25" center, and their 6.5" in-ceilings for the surround. they sound great and once again, he couldn't be happier.

post #322 of 359
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Originally Posted by FourDoor View Post

OK I just read this thread from start to finish and did a quick search at the end. Is anyone using the monoprice swiveling mounts on larger heavier plasmas like a 60"?

I see that monoprice is coming out with the 5920 which is going to be rated at 200lbs but the tech chat person didn't know when they were being released:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...#specification

I just got a notification email that these are available now. Unfortunately there's not any more detail or measurements. It looks like the wall plate is designed to catch 2 studs, but I would prefer 3 if possible. I'll see what I can find out about the size.
post #323 of 359
I've used the mounts for 2 50" G10's for friends this year. One was the telescoping model. Both were very durable and easy to install. For the price, they are hard to beat.

I also used one for an older Sony plasma for a co-worker last year with no problems. Only thing made me nervous was the TV took the smallest mounting screws in the pack
post #324 of 359
I have the 5916 mount waiting for me to mount this saturday.



First look out of the box, stellar. I might upgrade to some stainless lag bolts, but the powercoated steel hardware supplied seems to be more than adequate. I picked this mount in particular because it has a 33" wall plate for mounting on 3 standard spacing studs.

A Pioneer 5080 is going to be hung on this, so I went with the over kill route just incase.

I'll let you all know how it turns out on Sunday.
post #325 of 359
THESE MOUNTS ROCK!

For less than $20, there is NOTHING better. I have no doubt that a $100 mount is a higher quality mount, but I also can't see how it would hang a TV any better than a monoprice unit.

I mounted on 2 studs, with the supplied lag bolts and she looks beautiful.

(pictures coming tonight)

Now, the only complaint I have is in regards to the tilting feature and the "lock" to keep it 100% upright. That lock works as well as a farrari on ice. It holds for about 30 seconds and then loosens up and tilts. For me, this isnt a big problem. The tilt actually fits the viewing angle pretty well, but for someone that does not want a tilted viewing angle, do not get this one.
post #326 of 359
TXST8tj or anyone that has experience w/ this mount:

I'm trying to fit a 40" lcd into a pretty tight space and unfortunately, the studs are not ideally located. I bought another mount I thought would work, but even after drilling a few custom holes, I'm still not able to fit.

I'm interested in this mount since it seems like you can mount the tv to the face plate off center. So two questions:

1. Is this true, can you mount the tv to the face place off center and if so what kind of sag will I be creating?

2. When folded completely is the tv centered over the wall plate or is it slightly to one side already?

Thanks!
post #327 of 359
Anyone have any suggestions on what wall mount to use for a Samsung PN58B550
post #328 of 359
My 3725 mount has been holding my tv for exactly one year as of this past weekend. No problems with it at all.

the only thing I still would like is for it to be easier to extend/retract. I have only done it a few times over the year but it is very stiff. Does anyone know if the bolts on the arms of the mount can be adjusted to make it a bit easier? Or would some type of oil/lubricant applied to the arms be advisable?
post #329 of 359
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Originally Posted by de8212 View Post

My 3725 mount has been holding my tv for exactly one year as of this past weekend. No problems with it at all.

the only thing I still would like is for it to be easier to extend/retract. I have only done it a few times over the year but it is very stiff. Does anyone know if the bolts on the arms of the mount can be adjusted to make it a bit easier? Or would some type of oil/lubricant applied to the arms be advisable?

Good discussion. I've been searching the web for feedback from those who are or have used Monoprice TV wall-mount brackets. I myself recently purchased a tilt/swivel/extend bracket (model #6200) from Monoprice in Dec. 2009 and was very happy with the installation and its functionality to date. However, I have a 52" Samsung LED TV which is very thin. Lately I've noticed that extending/swiveling the TV can be difficult to the point where the outer edges of the TV bend a bit. Not to the point where it is detrimental to the TV, but enough to be noticeable. I contacted Monoprice technical support to see if I could loosen any of the pivot arm bolts but they instead suggested trying WD40 at the joints first. They also indicated loosening the pivot arm bolts too much could compromise the bracket's integrity, which goes without saying. Any other thoughts on this?

Anyone else have any suggestions for easing up some of the stiffness in these varieties of Monoprice wall-mount brackets?
post #330 of 359
has anyone mounted a 60 inch pioneer with a monoprice mount? im trying to figure out which one fits.
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