Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Do It Yourself > Home Theater

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-20-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 101
Share |
Default

LCD TV Mount


We are looking to buy a full directional (extend, tilt, rotate) wall mount for our 47" LCD TV. I've been doing a little shopping and noticed a person can spend anywhere from 179- 450.00 on a mount. I've never bought a wall mount and don't know much about them. Are there things I should be looking for to justify spending more? What features should I be looking for? Thanks for your help.

Jack E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
DIY Hack
 
Mr Chips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Location, Location
Posts: 1,302
Default

LCD TV Mount


Make sure you know what the return policy is for where ever you end up buying.

I bought one once a few years ago, but because of the design and weight of the TV it actually sagged on one end. This was a plasma, so may not be an issue with an LCD. Best Buy gave me the usual run-around, but did finally allow me to return the mount. they can be really annoying when it comes to returns....

__________________
Those who can, do...
Those who can't criticize on the internet
Mr Chips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
Default

LCD TV Mount


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack E View Post
We are looking to buy a full directional (extend, tilt, rotate) wall mount for our 47" LCD TV. I've been doing a little shopping and noticed a person can spend anywhere from 179- 450.00 on a mount. I've never bought a wall mount and don't know much about them. Are there things I should be looking for to justify spending more? What features should I be looking for? Thanks for your help.
I swear I'm in no way affiliated with them but go to monopricedotcom and order a mount for $10 to $100.

It really depends on what you want the mount to do. Do you need it to articulate or tilt or both? If mounting high like above a fireplace definitely get a tilting one. If you want to view the lcd from different angles within the room get an articulating one (overrated I think, the articulating one that I bought was seldom ever moved so I could have saved a few more bucks). The last few mounts I purchased from them had built in bubble levels like some of the brands I've seen at the local bestbuy. Build quality seems as good.
onemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 03:06 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 101
Default

LCD TV Mount


Thanks for the suggestion onemo. The monoprice site looks promising - pricing is great. Have you had personal experience with them? Any concerns with shipping, returns? Thanks
Jack E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 03:27 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 8
Default

LCD TV Mount


Lots of personal experience. All the mounts and av cables in my houses were purchased from them, and I recommend them to all my friends and family.

I think shipping is based on weight instead of per item, so usually the heaviest item has the most shipping cost. Smaller items that they can shove in the same box didn't have a compound effect on my shipping cost. Small items that were defective/broken or missing, were resent no questions asked, and they once sent me the wrong item but made good by telling me to keep it and then they shipped out the correct item.

I've never had to send anything back to them, but a friend who ordered cables that were too short for his install said that they have a restocking fee if it wasn't their fault. He didn't bother sending them back because the cost of ordering another set of cables was still cheaper than buying at bestbuy or whatever.
onemo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to onemo For This Useful Post:
Jack E (10-26-2010)
Old 03-30-2011, 08:59 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
Default

LCD TV Mount


I am an installer and have used some TV mounts from monoprice in the past, but I have had to take down many mounts especially the ones which extend away from the wall. Most of them are just not strong enough to hold the weight intended. I need a good quality low cost mounts to maintain a profit margin. I purchase from various sites, but the best quality mounts I found are AEON mounts. The best pricing I could find on these mounts are from www.av-express.com.

Let me know if you need any help with mounting TV's in the Baltimore area.

Jim
jasonthomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 02:53 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
Default

LCD TV Mount


I love monoprice I buy every cable from their including
Speaker wire
Hdmi
RCA
Coax and more
I have also purchases 4 LCD tv mounts as well with no problems
Awesome customer service and return policy
pjoseph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 01:48 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
Default

LCD TV Mount


Can anyone help me with a tv mount on stucco, can't seem to find the stud. Is it possible to mount with some sort of toggle or anchor made for stucco?? It is not heavy 24in LCD. Or must I find stud? Thnaks
dfree75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 08:21 PM   #9
DIY Hack
 
Mr Chips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Location, Location
Posts: 1,302
Default

LCD TV Mount


Most 24" LCDs these days weigh less than 20 lbs. A single 1/8 toggle will hold an ultimate load of 100lbs in 3/8" drywall ( 25 lb allowable load using a safety factor of 4). If you can use four 3/16 or 1/4 toggles you should have a pretty significant safety factor.

__________________
Those who can, do...
Those who can't criticize on the internet

Last edited by Mr Chips; 07-20-2011 at 06:30 AM. Reason: added ultimate & allowable load clarification
Mr Chips is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OK to mount flat-screen TV on plywood bzc10 Home Theater 6 08-26-2010 10:24 PM
Plasma TV Mount problem - one of the 4 screws cannot hit a stud..... wasserkool Home Theater 4 01-05-2009 08:24 PM
TV mount on drywall/metal studs? drewnyc Home Theater 4 11-11-2008 03:28 PM
How can I mount this? callmedpit Home Theater 8 10-10-2008 11:29 AM
Bracket to Ceiling mount a Wall mount floodlight Ski Electrical 1 06-27-2008 11:18 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.