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LCD Wall Mount Vertical Adjustment?

post #1 of 40
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Does anyone know if there is such a Wall mount for a 40+ inch LCD TV that will aloow me to raise and lower the TV vertically?
I have seen the ones that allow me to swing it left and right...

I am looking for something will allow me to mount the TV low and than raise it up. Since I want to wount it on a Half wall but can have teh tv higher than the actual wall....

Any help would be great.

Cheers
Whit
post #2 of 40
I'm currently also looking for such a mount and it's disappointing to find that no one replied to this inquiry. So far an Ergotron unit capable of supporting up to 45 pounds is the only choice I've found.


Please reply with any alternatives!
post #3 of 40
I am in the same game looking for an affordable, articulating, full motion wall mount that affords vertical movement for my 42 in. Sharp LC TV. I am having a cabinet built above my fireplace for all the AV equipment and TV but it must be a certain height above the FP opening per code and that makes the TV too high for comfortable viewing. So, I need to be able to pull it out and down.

I wonder if you could use the brackets that allow left-right movement and turn the mount 90 degrees before attaching to the wall to give you up-down movement rather than left-right?

Sure hope we get some input from others.
post #4 of 40
Same here. I would like to be able to move the tv forward and then slide it down....

I have a monoprice swiveling mount. What about installing the back plate with an angle so that when the mount moves forward, the TV goes down?
post #5 of 40
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Originally Posted by mrpoune View Post

Same here. I would like to be able to move the tv forward and then slide it down....

I have a monoprice swiveling mount. What about installing the back plate with an angle so that when the mount moves forward, the TV goes down?

I'm also looking for exactly this same type of mount. Did any of you find something?
post #6 of 40
I, too, have this same issue. Hopefully someone will come up with a solution for us!
post #7 of 40
+1
Same situation. Need to mount TV above a raised fireplace...which then places the TV WAY too high. Need to have it drop down, ideally, about 16in.
post #8 of 40
Same situation. Have spent well over 40-50 hours on the net trying to find something in the last 8 weeks. Have some ideas about building my own hydraulic system. Will post when something pans out.
post #9 of 40
Hey all,

I'm in a similar situation. I have a fireplace with a cutout above that can fit a flat panel. But it would have to be viewed high up on an angle which may cause some neck strain even with a 12'-14' viewing distance.

It is possible to use 4 smaller computer monitor mounting arms. If they each can hold 25lbs, would that mean that 4 of them can hold 100lbs??? I guess I should ask one of my Mechanical Engineering buddies.

Here are some links to the type of mouting arms that I just started to consider as possibilities.

http://www.chiefmfg.com/productdetail.aspx?MountID=29

http://www.ergotron.com/Products/tab...S/default.aspx

It would be a very expensive solution but it's the only thing that comes to mind.
post #10 of 40
It might be possible if you mount two wall mounts together. For example, Attached the first wall mount to the wall attached a piece of wood (or 2) to the wall mount where the TV would go, then Mount another arm to the piece of wood turned 90 degrees. Finally mount your TV to the second wall mount.

The first arm would lower it the second arm would swing it. Without using low profile wall mounts this could stick out pretty far when stowed above the fireplace. I have not looked into it further. When I find a wall mount that might work I will post it.


Nate
post #11 of 40
after thinking about it... the Panning arm which will be turned 90 degrees to provide up and down motion might not be able to support the lcd in the up position. Maybe...Maybe not
post #12 of 40
I know I'm jumping in what looks to be a dead thread, but I think I've found the solution to all of our problems. Not sure of the cost, yet. I just emailed the sales department at dynamic mounting.com in order to find out the cost. Watch the video. This mount can come down a long way. Also, note that unless you bring the tv down completely, the mount looks to still stick out from the wall a bit, which is great if you a fireplace mantle to clear.

The specs indicate the mount can hold up to 110 pounds, and the mount looks like it can fit a decent sized tv (not sure why the specs don't indicate what sized tv's the mount can fit). Anyway, I have a 50 inch slim Samsung plasma (54 lbs), so I am pretty sure this mount will work great for me.

Let's hope the sales quote comes in low. I really want this mount!

P.S. This is my first post here. I read all over online and couldn't find a solution like the one you were all seeking, but I think this is it.
post #13 of 40
Did any body get a quote on this and how much?
post #14 of 40
It seems that Dynamic Mounting has a complete solution for over the fireplace flat panel mounting that goes up / down and out over the mantle. I dont have pricing but it seems like this solves the nech-ache issue 100%.

dynamicmounting dot com
post #15 of 40
There is another way to do this that's different from Dynamic Mounting's solution but unfortunately none of the mount companies have done it. Essentially you take any regular pull and tilt mount and add a set of rails that would allow you to crank the tv up and down.

Hard to explain without pictures but in the end you would pull the tv away from the wall, reach behind the tv and operate a small crank the moves the tv vertically along a track.

Would love to see a company implement this.
post #16 of 40
Hey guys,

I'm in the same situation. I'm buying a home where there is just no place to put the TV. The previous owner put the TV next to the fireplace in the corner with a corner stand. It doesn't look too good. The fireplace is the focus point of the room. All other sides of the room are hard to put a TV. This pull down tv rack is exactly what I'm looking for. One concern of using this type of rack is how are you going to run the wires? Does the rack give you wholes to run the wires through the arms?

How do you order this rack and how much is it? I don't see a price on the website or how to order it.
post #17 of 40
Double posted. Sorry.
post #18 of 40
I emailed Dynamic Mounting for a quote and this is their response.

Unfortunately the mount is on back order and will not be available for purchase for another 6-8 weeks. The current retail price is $599 plus shipping. We do have a current promotion going on right now that will take $100 off the total price if you agree to send before and after pictures that we can add to our website. In a few days there will be an option to preorder the mount. At checkout you will enter in your shipping information and it will calculate the shipping cost for you.

Hefty price tag, but if you want it bad enough I guess.
post #19 of 40
Looks like a great product, price is coming down and there are incentives available to lower total cost.

dynamicmountingcom
post #20 of 40
I just found the dynamic mounting down and out mount today. The mount looks just right for what I need.

Given the high (at least to me) price of $499, has anyone gotten a shipping quote yet? You have to give dynamicmounting(dot)com your name, address, credit card number, telephone, etc. before the company will give you a shipping estimate. The site states that you can still back out of the purchase if you want to, but I find myself put off by any site that requires a ton of personal information before you can get the full story.

I use Firefox 4 with NoScript, and I'm also put off by the fact that NoScript reports that the site contains a potentially unsafe cross-scripting (XSS) attempt.

So, if you've taken things that far, please provide your zip code and the cost of shipping. Thanks.
post #21 of 40
Expensive, no store front or address on website.
Be patient, if it is as good as it appears, they will migrate to a more 'normal' distribution model.
A lot of people want a product like this, it's only a matter of time....
post #22 of 40
I had the same problem -- the only location for my 46" LCD is above the fireplace, but it is very inconvenient to watch TV because it would be too high.

The only solution I found that allows the TV to be mounted above the fireplace as well as be pulled down was the mount from dynamicmounting.com. After consulting with their sales department, I ordered it and installed it and am pretty happy. I typically pull the mount down only half way but it can be pulled all the way down to the level of your eyes.

Here are couple of pictures demonstrating my setup in 3 positions: All the way up, in the middle, and all the way down.
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post #23 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by DB2 View Post

There is another way to do this that's different from Dynamic Mounting's solution but unfortunately none of the mount companies have done it. Essentially you take any regular pull and tilt mount and add a set of rails that would allow you to crank the tv up and down.

Hard to explain without pictures but in the end you would pull the tv away from the wall, reach behind the tv and operate a small crank the moves the tv vertically along a track.

Would love to see a company implement this.

DB2,

Have you found such a product in the last year?
post #24 of 40
So...I bit the bullet and ordered the Down and Out Mount from dynamicmounting.com too. I have a 50" Panasonic Plasma TV. For a few months after we moved in, it sat on the floor in front of the fireplace while I searched for a solution. I now have it mounted above the mantle. The TV itself weighs 75 lbs. The mantle is 9" deep.

The studs on my wall were not conveniently aligned, so I mounted a couple of 2x2's to the wall, then installed the mount on them. I painted them the same color as the wall, so they are fairly unobtrusive when the TV is "deployed." Because I have the 2x2s on the wall, I get a little more vertical movement than mounting the unit directly to the wall, but I get about 29" of vertical movement.

Shipping on the mount was $39.29, so not too expensive, it is a fairly heavy piece of equipment to ship through the mail. Shipping was to Goldsboro, NC 27530

You can adjust the TV to be totally vertical if you like, I have mine slightly angled down in the "Up" position and vertical in the "Down" position.

The TV "locks" in the up position and pulls away from the wall when you are moving it. So if you wanted it in a cabinet up high, it would most likely work as the TV moves Out and Down simultaneously.

You can adjust how much pressure it takes to move the TV. I adjusted mine so that the weight of the TV will not quite move it down to the full down position, I have to push it down to full down. It takes about 20 lbs of lifting pressure to move it back to the "Up" position as well. You could adjust it to provide more or less lift, this setting works for me and my wife and strikes a good balance.

I'm happy to answer any questions.
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post #25 of 40
Hey Abini, why did you have to use the 2" x 2"s? I'm about to put this mount up and I have 95 lbs worth of TV + sound bar to hang. I was planning on just using the studs, however, my studs are not exactly centered with the TV.
post #26 of 40
Is there anything cheaper out yet?
post #27 of 40
When I mounted my 40" in the bedroom, the studs weren't perfectly aligned with the center of the wall but I was still able to just hang it on the mount more to one side and keep the mount behind the TV. I think most universal mounts are pretty flexible when it comes to that. Also, the mounting bars that attach to the back of the TV have so many holes on them you should be able to raise or lower it before hanging it on the mount.
post #28 of 40
I purchased a Down and Out Mount based on the recommendations in this thread, and just wanted to say "Thanks!"

I am beyond pleased. My +1 - a tough (maybe it's apathetic ) critic - even commented she loves being able to move the TV down from over the fireplace.

I ordered through dynamicmounting dot com and the mount arrived within a couple of days. Attaching the mount took some time, including adjusting the tension and up/down tilts, but it was a relatively easy process.

Here are a few pics
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post #29 of 40
I also purchased the down and out tv mount and couldn't be more pleased.
It was the only solution for the issue we had.
Thanks Dynamic Mounting
http://www.DynamicMounting.com
RP
post #30 of 40
Are there any other solutions out there? I was thrilled to find a thread on AVSforum about this but the price of this vertically articulated mount seems pretty high considering it's not substantially different than similar horizontal mounts.

Also, the hoops the site makes you jump through to 'rebate' some of the purchase price is ridiculous.

Hoping mount manufacturers sense the demand and provide some real competition to bring the pricepoint to a reasonable level.
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