Originally Posted by robmarti@tampa
does anyone have there 45gx6u hanging on wall with tilt mount. i was wondering which one people are using, and ease/difficulty there was with them and any surprises with the installation.
to see the Chief PRO-2241 pitch-adjustable (i.e., tilting) wall mount. It's a basic model that provides up to 15 degrees of tilt, which is adjusted via bolts on the back. It is very sturdy, low profile (1 1/2") and reasonably priced, with an MSRP of $249.99. Slightly more expensive, at $349.99, the Chief PLP-2241 allows for hand-adjustment with no tools necessary. This mount allows you to pull forward the bottom of your display 3" from the wall, for the easy attachment of cables. It offers up to 15 degrees of tilt and has a 1 7/16" ultra-slim mounting profile. It is shown here
. With a suitable padlock, you can secure your Sharp panel to either of these mounts.
The Sanus VMAA universal mount comes in either black or silver powder-coated finish and features an articulating arm that extends up to 25 3/4 " from the wall. It offers 20 degrees of down-tilt and 5 degrees of up-tilt, and has an MSRP of $549.99. See it here
. Sanus was recently purchased by Chief Manufacturing.
In articulating-arm wall mounts, I prefer the Peerless PLA-1. This is the top-selling such mount on the market today. Its heavy-duty construction will not allow the display to sag over time. It extends up to 30 1/2" from the wall and offers 10 degrees of down-tilt and 5 degrees up-tilt, which is more than sufficient for most installations. It has a wire-management design that conceals and protects display cables, which is a nice feature. This wall mount is available in silver or black finish and carries an MSRP of $561. The required Sharp 45" LCD-specific adapter plate has an MSRP of $115, for a total price of $676. Check it out here
An interesting hybrid of the above two types of wall mounts (i.e., pitch-adjustable and fully articulating-arm) is the Chief PWP-2241. It features a 4" pivot arm that allows up to 19 degrees of side to side pivot, along with 5 degrees up-tilt and 15 degrees down-tilt. As you can see from this schematic
, it has a very slim profile when retracted (less than 3"), yet offers quite a bit of flexibility. The MSRP of this model is $485.
All of the above wall mounts will work with any of the three 45" Sharp LCD models currently on the market.