Originally Posted by ½Baked
There is a small protrusion but as the set needs to be 2-5/8" from the wall, I do not see that as an issue. The 65 does not have the extra dongle for component inputs, they are built into the back panel.
I just looked at the online manual via Sony's site. They do show the set needing 2 5/8 inches from the wall when on the stand.
For wall mounting they show the side, top and bottom clearance needed but they don't show anything about rear clearance. Maybe thay assume that the reader will assume that the rear clearance requirement is the same. Or maybe wall mounting allows better vertical air flow?
When I get mine, due in about 2 weeks from Sony, I'll put it on the stand at first, then get a feel for how much heat it puts out before wall mounting it. With the full rear LED array, the 2 5/8 inches may be needed.
Sanus makes several mounts that place the set less than an inch from the wall. I can't imagine any manufacturer recommending that, no matter what the backlighting setup, but I bet a lot of people do it.
Back to the original issue being discussed. That protrusion wouldn't be a problem even with a close mount.