Originally Posted by cyntaxz /t/1517838/others-opinion-on-what-to-buy#post_24363156
Next question is wall mount. I have a unique situation in that I will have to mount my TV between two windows that are only 6" a part. I have seen a few single stud full motion mounts but am not sure which way to go.
Anybody ever deal with this situation before?
EDIT: When you said 6", I assumed that was a typo, and you actually meant 6' (6 feet). If you really meant 6 inches... that's uncharted territory , as far as I know. You may need to contract with a professional HT installation company. But, on to my response that assumed you really meant 6 feet:
Your questions continue to be spooky, in the sense that I am starting to wonder if you are my evil Doppelganger. I also have exactly the situation you describe (I actually have only 58" between a window and a door, and a 64" display to put in between (the 64" diagonal display is not 64" horizontal, but it still does not quite fit).)
My solution, back in 2003, was to get a Peerless PLA-1 articulating arm mount. This unit allowed me to connect the mounting plate to the studs, wherever they may be, and then shift the arm back and forth across the wide wall mount, to get the arm as close to centered as possible, and then use the articulating arm to get the TV perfectly centered.
This mount was not inexpensive in 2003, and this style mount is not inexpensive now, but it was a fantastic long-term investment.
My PLA-1 is long out of production, but it illustrates a principle. I bought my PLA-1 in 2003, and it was good. I replaced that 2003 42" Panasonic plasma in 2008, with a 50" Pioneer Kuro, and I just had to buy a cheap adapter plate from someone long forgotten, and I kept using my already-mounted PLA-1 arm to hold the TV. This month, I replaced the 50" Kuro with a 64" Samsung, and I just had to buy an adapter plate from Amazon, and kept using my PLA-1 from 2003 that was already bolted to the wall. I expect to keep using this Peerless mount for another 15 years, just buying an adapter plate when needed.
Compatible equivalents to the discontinued PLA-1 are available:
If you go this route, be sure that what you choose is a model that has 1) A really wide wall plate, 12" - 15", and has lots of big holes from end-to-end of the mount, to allow you to center the arm as closely as possible after attaching the mounting plate to the studs; and 2) It is a 3-way articulating arm, so you can perfectly position the TV, even of the arm had to be an inch+ off center due to stud location.
In the above link, the PLA-50 to PLA-60 is what I have in mind.