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Sliding Track Ceiling Mount for 42" Plasma TV

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I found I have a need to still have my standard Plasma TV in my theater room...you cannot play the Wii or do exercise tapes in my room because you block the projector. Yeah, I should have realize that from the get go...but lessons learned.

So...on that note, I started looking into a myriad of ways to put the TV in the room yet also have it NOT in the way. Most have been so horribly expensive I gave up on them.

Then I found this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1113742

Big...you will see your own post in that thread with a great idea. It is this:

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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

I think you could configure a sliding ceiling mount with sliding door hardware:


You can buy this kit with up to a 8 ft track:



http://www.johnsonhardware.com/100sd.htm

The TV weighs about 100 pounds, but the slider can hold 200 pound doors...so I am good. The weight gets spread along the path as well. I would buy (1) 6 foot long track, (4) rollers, and (2) track stops...$77 before shipping and such. I already own screws to affix it to the ceiling, and paint to make it black.


Paranoia is hitting a little...do you all think the next higher level of track would be needed? It can hold doors up to 400 pounds. I am just worried about concentrating the weight into a smaller area than the roller guides expect...

It is here: http://jhusa.net/200sd.aspx

Using a 6 foot guide length, two rollers, and two stops, it comes to $133..which is around double the price of the other. Hmmm...after looking at the multi-fold page, it appears each multi fold door should only be 75 pounds, but that three on each side of the track can all be bunched up into a very small area, which is only slightly bigger than the width of the TV mount top. The lower level one can do 50 pounds in the same area. My TV is slightly under 100 pounds...so the smaller should be still be good just close to the limit.


I was thinking of using this mount, it tilts and rotates 360 degrees:


http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Adju.../ref=pd_cp_e_0

What do you all think? Am I missing anything other than power and HDMI cable?
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A good buddy of mine is using a similar door hanging track system to support his 60" Pioneer 6020FD from steel cables and a custom-fabricated attachment plate bolted to the wall mount holes. But his rails point toward the couch so he can pull the TV closer for movie watching, let it hover above the credenza for watching TV, and pushes it flat against the wall to keep it safe and out of reach from passing family members and pets etc. This also allows him to angle it away from a pesky south-facing window on a sunny afternoon. It works great!
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

A good buddy of mine is using a similar door hanging track system to support his 60" Pioneer 6020FD from steel cables and a custom-fabricated attachment plate bolted to the wall mount holes. But his rails point toward the couch so he can pull the TV closer for movie watching, let it hover above the credenza for watching TV, and pushes it flat against the wall to keep it safe and out of reach from passing family members and pets etc. This also allows him to angle it away from a pesky south-facing window on a sunny afternoon. It works great!

Ask him where he bought his rails and what type he bought please. If he can take a pic, that would be awesome.
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Ask him where he bought his rails and what type he bought please. If he can take a pic, that would be awesome.

I might be going to his house this weekend to watch the Formula One race - if i do i'll ask him and hopefully get some pics.
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FWIW, I am using the VideoSecu Mount for my TV that weight about 80lbs. Feels very secure to me.

One downside, though. I thought that i would be able to run HDMI cable inside the pole for a nice clean look, but the screws that hold the two sections together prevent that from happening.
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