This saga continues to no end. Here is a list of "wants my wife has for the tv in the main room of the house.
1.Does not want it to sit on a piece of furniture(read stand,entertainment center...basically anything that touches the floor which only leaves a wall mount of some type.
2. The mount needs to allow vertical movement of the tv from a stored(completely up position) to a viewing position where the center of the screen is as close to 42" from the floor as possible,be close to the wall at all times/positions and allow for horizontal(left to right) pivot and up/down tilt of the tv.
My research led me to the conclusion that the only mount that allows for vertical travel is a mount designed for fireplaces with a mantel. I researched and found that Mantel Mount and Monoprice are the two main companies that offer this type of mount. They work exactly as designed but bring the tv into the room a distance of 23" at the lowest vertical position and 27 3/8" at its center position which puts the tv screen way too close for my wife's viewing comfort. Again,the mount is designed to allow the tv to be adjusted out, over and down to clear a mantel so naturally it has to bring the tv into the room towards the viewer to clear the mantel. Is there a mount that allows for vertical travel without the tv screen having to be moved any distance out from the wall to which it is installed?