Originally Posted by jchapple3
I have a 80" Vizio coming on Monday and need to get a mount coming also, any update on your mount?
For those of you extolling the virtues of this Cheetah mount, you must have MUCH lower expectations me. I just finished installing the mount and I can say with complete confidence that this Cheetah mount is crap. Unfortunately, because every one of the joints has play in them, the TV sags SIGNIFICANTLY downward on the mount... the bottom of the TV sags _2"_ lower than measuring it out on paper would have you believe, and with the mount set completely "vertical," the top of the TV is a full 3" further forward than the bottom... which means it's sagging down over 4°! And because the only up/down adjustment is to angle it downward (there's no upward tilt past vertical), that means that the TV won't sit perfectly level (vertical). In addition, the vertical (down only) adjusters have lock nuts on them that are tightened with a built-in sliding bar (picture how you tighten a bench vise)... but you can't actually tighten them because they hit the TV and/or the mount frame itself. So, if I want to lock down the brackets at some angle, I have to take the TV completely off, then guess what the correct angle should be (again, I have to factor in the angle I will automatically get from the sag after I hang the TV back on it), then tighten them down, then hang the TV back on it and hope I got it right. If not, it's rinse and repeat. I have no idea what a "good" mount would be, but the Cheetah ain't it. Complete crap product based on my experience.