Originally Posted by mattdude
Judging by your previous posts and not being as informed with AV equipment I would advise you to hire a professional.
Yes, I'm not planning on doing it myself anyway. But before hiring someone to do this for me, I would need them to instruct what to do. I don't to "blindly" have them tell me what's going to happen because I'm sure that if I just say "yes" to all their suggestions, I'll end up paying a lot of money than actually necessary. This is the main reason why I'm asking for recommendation in this thread.
Originally Posted by DSperber
I use this Aeon-40112 triple-articulating/rotating single-stud wall mount
for my 32" kitchen TV. But it is good for 32" - 65" TV's, and can support up to 70 lbs. Precision machined bushings in each rotator. Face plate has 5-degree tilt up through 10-degree tilt down adjustments to allow small up/down facing tweaks continuously through 15-degrees. Cable guides within the struts, to keep things neat (I have power, HDMI, and ethernet cables).
Its real claim to fame is that it extends out to 29" from the wall, and then the final piece holding the TV itself can now rotate up to a full 180 degrees as with my own 32" TV (but of course depending on the size of the particular TV being used, and the physical location and area you install the mount in). The rotation piece on the wall is able to rotate to whatever physical orientation is possible in the space to swing the entire thing left or right. Then there's a middle rotator to let you fine-tune the placement. And once it's extended (out as much as 29" from the wall) ) or compressed you can "aim" the TV itself via the 180-degree third rotator to face wherever in the room you want.
It's perfect for where the wall-mounted TV is in my kitchen (and only uses a single stud behind the drywall), as I can aim it to face the dinette table in the eating area for when I'm sitting down and eating, or face me in the "work area" of the kitchen as things are getting prepped or cleaned up at the sink.
Highly recommended. Adjustable back-plate supports VESA 100 x 100 up through 400 x 400 mounting holes on back of the TV.
When fully compressed/compacted the TV's face is about 2" off of the wall. So it doesn't result in a "flush against the wall" arrangement. But it's perfectly fine for me, and I only push it back when cleaning the kitchen floor requires me to get it out of the way for the moment. Otherwise the TV is almost always extended out, rotated and faced somehow for actual viewing use.
Thanks for the suggestion. As much as I wanted to go with that mount, is the price difference worth it compared to the mount that I have in mind? https://www.screenmounts.com.au/cantilever-tv-mount-p4
. In my country, this mount costs just around $12 or so. And North Bayou is an American brand, AFAIK
Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma
I would hand it so the TV is 40" off the ground to the bottom.......
You can do what ever you want of course, odds are your 55" would be fine in a metal stud as long as you are careful moving around the TV. Metal studs flex, a 2 X 4 does not. There is just a difference between doing something that should be OK compared to a person hanging from the mount knowing it is good [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG] I personally like to hang from my mounts before adding a TV. If you used that mount and went thru a 2 X 4 I would hang from that all day, metal stud would not even try it......
Originally Posted by liberator72
I've been a plasterer in the UK for over 30 years. That has involved all types of walls, including dry wall. I can say with complete confidence, as long as you are sensible, you should NEVER have a problem wall mounting a TV on plasterboard (that's what we call dry wall here).
I've just moved house, so excuse the decor (remodelling and redocoarating next year), but here is how I mounted my 65C9 on dry wall. The TV is hung using the official LG mount I originally purchased for my C7.
The studs are off center from where I the TV is hung (you can just see the screws), but using this method it isn't an issue. I used a piece of MDF board 18mm thick (3/4"), and for decorative purposes (when I eventually repaint) I used a router around the edges, although that is not necessary. 4 screws through the MDF into the studs and you have a solid base to fix any type of wall mount you like to it. If the studs are the metal type, use a pilot drill first through the MDF and stud, and use a course thread screw. Still unsure? Use 6-8 screws instead for piece of mind. It doesn't have to be MDF, 18mm (3/4") Ply Board will work, chipboard too. Anything like that is suitable, but MDF is easier to work with and decorates well if you want to blend it into the wall.
Anyone that can use a saw, a drill and a level can do something like this. No need to pay an arm and a leg for a professional if you are confident enough to cut the piece of board, find the stud centers, and screw it all together. I made mine, routed the edges, fixed it to the wall and had the TV hung all within 25 minutes.
Ok, got it. And using horizontal pieces of wood (either MDF, plywood, plyboard, chipboard, etc.) that would span at least two vertical metal studs will end up having the same "load capacity" compared to how a whole MDF board is used, right?