Originally Posted by Rick Johnston
Perhaps Davyo or others could chime in with thoughts
I got the Vizio for Christmas, hooked it up and pretty impressed
My question is about Davyo's suggested "mount it high"
The TV is a Pioneer plasma and there's not a real wide mounting platform on top of the set for the "Davyo velcro mount" ( I would prefer not to do a wall monut )
The soundbar has a little weight so I'm wondering:
1) Will the velcro secure this thing to the top of my plasma
2) How hard will it be ( if possible ) to remove the velcro tape from the TV should I stop using the soundbar at some point? Anytime I've ever tried to remove velcro tape it's a chore, and the surface on my TV directly behind the glass appears to be a black plastic of some sort.
Agreed, the Pioneer does not have a very wide area on top for doing the velcro trick,, if you were mounting the Sony CT-100 or CT-500 thats easy doing the velcro trick,, but the Vizio bar is much heavy'er and bigger,,, personaly I would not mount the Vizio to the top of a Pioneer plasma.
Wall mounting above your panel is really the best.
Here is another option, when I had my 60" Pioneer plasma and my Yamaha YSP-4000 I couldnt do a wall mount (sliding glass door behind my Pioneer plasma that was on a stand) so here is how I mounted the YSP-4000 above my panel.
Went to HomeDepot and bought 3 peices of that 1" wide steel (I forget what its called, they are flat peices of steel about 1" wide, have holes pre-drilled in them and come in all different lenghts),, anyhow I mounted two of the metal strips to the back of the plasma "verticly",,,,, bolting them into the plasma using the hole's that are for a wall mount plate, I mounted them so the tops of the verticly mounted steel peices were about 6" higher than the top of my bezel, I then bolted the 3rd steel peice horizontly across to the tops of the 2 other steel peices,,,,, wha-la,,, a home made mount for my YSP-4000 at a cost of about 20 bucks.
It worked great and actually looked very cool.
I wish I had taken some pictures of it.