I’m sure that there are a lot of my readers who decided to purchase a bigger television for their home theater, and it is awesome that you did. If you are thinking about putting that screen on the wall, then I would recommend the Sanus VuePoint FLT1 Extend + Tilt TV Wall Mount. If you want to skip to the video, you can see that it is up on my wall, and I’m guessing that the best earthquake can’t knock it off.
It began when my wife and I purchased the Samsung TU7000 display, and the stand that we had just barely fit. It wasn’t enough that I worried that the TV would fall right off, but it was enough to realize that a tilting wall mount was a good option.
Setup of the Sanus VuePoint FLT1
The setup of the Sanus VuePoint FLT1 can be described as track-on-hooks. That is, you need to bolt the track to the wall, and these hooks, which are attached to the television, lock in place. You can see in the image the two vertical parallel lines, and they are very easily bolted on the back of your display. The FLT1 comes with lots of bolts for various sizes of televisions, and you can see all the holes on those metal racks for adjusting.
That is the easy part of installation. The hardest part is, of course, mounting the track on your wall (the horizontal parallel lines that you see in the image). You will need to find the studs on your wall using a sensor, like I had to. I actually messed up on my first attempt, actually. I also had to make two trips to the hardware store to get the proper tool to turn the bolts.
Once the tracks were locked on, it was a simple matter to get the TV with the attachments on the tracks. Dang, this is difficult to describe isn’t it? Well, you then take these tightening screws and it locks into place. Then you adjust the angle as you see fit.
The end result was what you see in the video below, and it works out very, very well. I believe that I purchased at Wal-Mart for about $59.95, but I couldn’t find information on how to purchase it online from the Sanus website.