Originally Posted by cruiserchuck
Nice set up. I am getting my 65 inch version tomorrow. I am also going to raise the TV one inch to clear a S35 center speaker. I am going to just use a flat piece of wood with felt pads, but after seeing your pictures, my wife wants to look into a fancy mount like you made. She wants to know if you could share the schematics of your mount.
According to the measurements that I have seen, the stand itself raises the TV 3.75 inches. My S35 speaker is 4.5 inches high. It looks to me like you have more clearance between the TV and the center speaker than a one inch mount would provide, if the measurements for the TV that I have seen are correct.
You are right, mine is raised a little more than needed for the S35. The factory stand has plastic buttons on the bottom for clearance of the one-connect cable when it is routed under the stand. I think those buttons add another 1/4" in height. The good thing about the Q90 is that the remote is bluetooth after initialization, so one doesn't need to have the IR receiver visible. My opinion is that the Q90 doesn't need to be raised at all for use with the S35 if your console is low and has you looking directly at the TV.
Warning: this thing weighs a ton and you WILL need two strong people to lift it to slip in a spacer board, if you didn't do it in the first place.
Sorry, no drawings. It was all cut and try as I went along. The slots for the one-connect box were widened, after I saw that the 82" box is thicker than the one for the 75". I ended up with 3 1/2" from the original 3" (for the 75" box), leaving 1/4" for two small felt pads to space the box out from the rear ply panel for air circulation.
I did it from pieces of scrap plywood/wood, so it isn't very elegant. The stand sizes for the 75" and 82" are different. My U supports are about 14" apart. The important thing is to set the TV stand on the spacer plywood board first off. All the rest can be added later and you can get the sizes perfect for your setup.
I found the felt pads to be really helpful in sliding the TV's position around on the console, so I wouldn't leave them off. The bottom ply board could be 1/2" and still be thick enough to take 2" wood screws in end-wise, AND still clear the TV for the S35, if you use the felt pads. My board supporting the U-supports for the one-connect box is 1/2". The "U" brackets for the one-connect were cut from scrap 1" pine boards.
I really like it because the one-connect box is "attached" to the TV and once you have it in place, no amount of jockeying the TV around will move the one-connect cable, which I understand is rather sensitive to tight curves and kinks because of the fiber optic cable. I also like having all the connections pointing "up" for space considerations and because they are less likely to be dislodged when sliding the TV.
Isn't that Polk S35 Center speaker great? It's got a 1" dome tweeter, so it's compatible with my other Polk towers, the six 3 1/2"mid-range speakers provide plenty of power in the audible range and the enclosure seems to be cast metal, so it's really stiff. It's 4 1/2" height is super for putting directly in front of the TV. I was using a Polk CSiA6 center with the TV the Q90 replaced and honestly, I can't hear any difference with my 5.4.1 setup.