The SANUS VuePoint F180 flat-panel TV wall mount, which fits most 32″ to 70″ TVs.
This SANUS wall mount holds up to 130 pounds of TV weight. I was a bit worried when I read that because we have an older 52-inch plasma TV (bought around 2007) and it’s ridiculously heavy. Some quick Googling helped us guess that it was around 100 pounds, so we went for it, and the wall mount holds it beautifully and effortlessly. (At least, so far no walls have come crashing down. I’ll keep you posted.)
Getting our TV up and out of the way, securely fastened to something, means that I can let my kids play in our rec room without me having to watch over them. I never worry that somehow someone’s going to knock the TV the wrong way and having in come careening down on a little body.
We have a different SANUS wall mount in our bedroom — yeah, yeah; spare me the lecture on TVs in bedrooms — and I prefer the VuePoint F180 because it’s full motion. It doesn’t matter where you sit in the room, you can move the TV in your direction. Oh, and it also tilts and swivels. A bonus when you have pot lights that can cast a serious glare on your TV.
The SANUS folks had their thinking caps on with this one: the ability to move your mounted TV from side to side to get it perfectly centred — even if your studs aren’t centred. This is huge for us because although studs are supposed to be 16 inches apart, they aren’t in our house. They’re all over the map, and it’s made getting anything centred a real challenge. You’d never know our TV is mounted way off-centre.
There’s a five-year warranty on this product, which is amazing. I’ve not read the fine print, so I’m not sure if that includes a busted wall should it come crashing to the ground. Again, I’ll keep you posted.
Apparently there are “cable-management clips,” that are supposed to neatly tuck away all of the dozens of cables and cords but I haven’t figured this bit out yet. Besides, we have those TV cord cover kits that we plan to paint the same as our walls to camouflage the hideous cable forest that’s grown.
It was a lengthy job getting the SANUS VuePoint F180 installed. It took Big B and his father (both skilled tradesmen and quite handy) about four hours from start to finish. There seemed to be slightly more swearing than average involved.