The SANUS HDpro Series XF228 features a pre-assembled interface and strong, ultra-light extruded aluminum wall plate for the quickest, easiest installation possible. The QuickConnect system allows the mounting head to snap onto the arm assembly with one easy movement and unlock with the push of a tab. ProSet post-installation height and leveling adjustments ensure the TV is always perfectly positioned after mounting. The XF228 arm assembly shifts left and right on the wall plate for easy TV centering, even with off-center wall studs.
And the amazing FollowThru in-arm cable channel protects and completely conceals all cables without inhibiting movement, even through the elbow. Strong dual arms allow even the largest TVs to extend, retract, tilt and swivel up to 28" / 71.12 cm from the wall with ease. Virtual Axis tilting technology allows effortless viewing angle adjustment with the push of a finger. Universal mounting brackets. Mount now fits TVs 42" - 90" weighing up to 175 lbs, and all current XF228 models have been tested for compatibility with the updated size range.
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Truly great product for big screens
This is perfect for anyone wanting to put a large, heavy monitor on the wall. It is actually quite easy to install, with good instructions and plenty of hardware to accommodate any LCD or plasma with a flat or round back. Allowing me to center the mount on a wall with off-center studs is great in itself, and so is its ability to hide cables. It is very easy to move the monitor according to ones needs, but another important aspect is that the mount looks good when the set is pulled away from t...View full Review
This is perfect for anyone wanting to put a large, heavy monitor on the wall. It is actually quite easy to install, with good instructions and plenty of hardware to accommodate any LCD or plasma with a flat or round back. Allowing me to center the mount on a wall with off-center studs is great in itself, and so is its ability to hide cables. It is very easy to move the monitor according to ones needs, but another important aspect is that the mount looks good when the set is pulled away from the wall. This is very important because you can barely see a mount when the monitor is against the wall, but when you pull the monitor out--and that's the point of an articulated mount--the XF228 looks really good, very clean. This is a very well made mount that is essential for big heavy sets like the 60" Elite or the 65" Panasonic plasma.
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I purchased the Samsung Curved 78" 9000 and needed something robust and this is that!
I have been using this double arm TV mount for over a year and confident that this model is the best on the market. It operates very smoothly and is heavy duty construction to easily handle the weight. It does not exactly align nor can one adjust the securing screws with 16" center wall studs in a limited space. The only objection I have is the price tag. If money is not a concern, you cannot go wrong purchasing this wall mount.
Installed in about a hour and a half by myself. Very easy to do. Took it easy installing the lag bolts due to previous reviews and it came out fine. Mounted a Samsung 58" Plasma it's very sturdy. Actually the hardest part, was mounting the TV I only had my wife and daughter to help lift. I also like the Idea that I can get a bigger TV in the future and not need to change the mount.
very easy and well thought out mount design, although we had to diassemble the part that attached to the tv due to the close mounting holes that were partially covered by the cross support, it went together and installed in no time.
best unit made have a 55 inch sony on it over kill but worth it does not turn 90 degrees probably 70 note but build like a tank i had it installed in concrete apratment walls not recommended so here is what we did put bolts completely thru the wall and locked them on the other side this could hold an elephant also got the vmaa26 great unit for one step down
This a very well designed product, and I can imagine after the first time a pro installs one, it would be their preferred choice for a fully articulated mount. That said, my asterisk on this great product is for the do-it-yourself home installer, and concerns the lag bolts. The installation manual instructs you to drill 3/16" holes for the 5/16" lag bolts and IMO the supplied lags can too easily be over-torqued and broken. The instructions caution not to over-tighten once reaching the washer but one of of my lags never made it that far and broke with a half inch left to go. I suspect what the pros know is to either drill the standard hole for a 5/16' lag bolt (which is 7/32') and/or they use a stronger lag bolt of their own purchase, which certainly worked for me.
I was a little intimidated at first with the weight and size of the box and by the length of the instructions. But it turned out to be very easy to follow the instructions and have the TV mounted in a decent amount of time. Great looking product. The only issue I found was I had to coax my electric plug through the cable management channel. It was a little snug not really a con.
This bracket along with most all of the Sanus brand mounts is purely a quality piece. I have been installing TV's since before flat panels were available. This is by far the first time everything has been addressed. I do not think there will ever be a magical way to route cables on a swing arm but this one does a pretty good job. Try and plan on using an AV receiver to do your video switching so you only need one HDMI and you will be good to go. It is on the pricier side of this type of mount BUT you do not want to go with a cheapy for this type of thing because you get what you pay for.
We are very happy with the mount. It was easy to install considering it is motorized. It automatically tilts when the TV is turned on via the digital audio cable. We use this mount for our family TV, so we use it quite frequently. We've had it for about a year now and use it just about every day. The only drawback is that it does not have a way to piggy back, i.e. pass through, the digital audio signal on to your sound system. We use our receiver for sound so this was not an issue for us. But if you intend to use the digital audio out of your TV, make sure the TV has two digital outs. This was the only negative about the mount. We did buy a splitter just in case we need the digital audio in the future. But we have been just fine using the receiver for the audio. Keep in mind our receiver is HDMI and manages both audio and video.
As an A/V Profiessional, I have installed many different plasma/LCD mounts. The Sanus LMT15 offers tremendous potential at an excellent price point, but lacks a few refinements that could make it outstanding. Attachment to both the display and the wall is straight forward and similar to other Sanus non-motorized mounts. The included installation manual is also standard Sanus fare, which means it features the same annoying 1-paragraph-per-page explanation (but in 17 different languages), accompanied by an excellent illustration as their other manuals. The concept of a motorized mount that automatically tilts the display downward at power-up, then returns to the home position when the display is powered off is enticing, and the LMT15 delivers most of the promise, but falls shy in a few respects. Installation-wise, the LMT15 lacks the much-appreciated post-installation leveling and height adjustment offered by its non-motorized Sanus and Chief brethren. Yes, 1/8" of adjustability can save 30 minutes of remove, adjust, retighten and reinstall time (for two people)! But what really frustrated me was the lack of any mention of adjustment to the home position vertical plane. Depending upon the weight of the display panel and the height of the mounting position against the back of the panel, the display may remain tilted a few degrees up or down in the home (fully retracted) position. Further investigation (and another removal/reinstall cycle) revealed that there exists a limited tilt adjustment by turning a screw at the bottom of the motorized side of the mount, but it is never mentioned in the manual. Even then, the adjustment can only correct a minor downward tilt. In my case, installation on a perfect 90 degree wall yielded about a 3 degree upward tilt to the display in the home position, which could not be corrected by the adjustment and which required adding shims to the wall lags. The automatic tilt and return settings can only be activated by using the display's toslink optical digital audio output (if so equipped) and the included toslink cable connected to the mount's motor input, which limits flexibility. For one, it assumes your display has a toslink output and further assumes you do not plan to use it for actual audio use, since I know of no way to branch a single toslink output to two. Second, the toslink display output will not trigger the mount motors until sound (officially, light) is output, which can be several seconds after the display and its sources turn on. This could easily have been engineered to allow a choice of signal-sensing, including optical, composite video, or even power-sensing, which would have been preferable. The other shortcoming is a lack of limit adjustment for the automatic tilt position. In the auto mode, the mount will tilt the panel to a fixed angle of approximately 15 degrees. That would be fine if that were the ideal angle for your particular installation height and seating distance, but I suspect many installation scenarios are like mine where less tilt is preferable. Although the LMT15 allows the user to operate it in the manual mode - pressing the down button to begin the decent, then pressing the stop button at precisely the right moment the display reaches the ideal angle - this is not a realistic solution. To do this, you must disable the automatic tilt and manually control the tilt each time you use it and again when you are done watching. It also requires the use of either an additional handheld remote (which is supplied) or several additional programming and operation steps with a custom remote. The inclusion of a simple stop-limit adjustment (between, say 5 and 15 degrees) would solve this limitation. In all, a very good motorized mount at a good value. If Sanus Engineering makes a few minor changes, the LMT15 would be a tremendous mount and a great value.