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Question Why buy dual-arm TV mount?

Everything I've read (on this site and elsewhere) makes single-arm articulated mounts sound better. They're easier to position, often lighter, and don't get caught on themselves when being closed. Still, most mounts out there are dual arm.

So: assuming you can find a single-arm mount beefy enough to hold your set, is there any reason you would want to buy a dual-arm mount? Are they less likely to wobble or drift or fall down in an earthquake?

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I just had a thought: do two-arm mounts deflect less when fully extended?
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There is strength in numbers. That said, newer TVs are far lighter than their historic counterparts, so YMMV
I've had my 60" Sharp on a dual arm mount for over a decade now, the TV and mount are both going strong. Generally the mount is flush against the wall, though occasionally, I'll pull the TV out and angle it towards the dining room table for a special event, but even at 99 pounds, the TV doesn't droop or sag in either instance.

P.S. pretty sure this is the mount I've got > https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=8588

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Interesting... I guess I'll try a single-arm mount and see how it goes. The one I picked is rated for 2.2x the weight of the TV so I'm hoping it will be steady. If I learn anything interesting, I'll update this thread.

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