When I first opened the box, I freaked out at how many parts there were, thinking I was going to have to use every one of them, but once I looked through the instructions (mostly photos, but there is an easy-to-follow video online), I realized I would only need a few of them.
This item is HEAVY, but it is simple to install. I’m a short female who suffers from severe rheumatoid arthritis, so I have limited abilities when it comes to strength and effort. With just a little help in holding the mount up while I quickly stuck a bolt in the top hole which I had pre-drilled (This is VERY important!), I had this installed in under 30 minutes, and I was having to lean over a desk to reach the wall! Attaching the TV onto the mount took mere seconds, it was so easy. It also has a cardboard key for drilling the holes in exactly the right place to match the mounts, so there is no guess work involved.
Be careful not to lay your TV face down, as you may crack it from the pressure of attaching the mount plate. I used my TV box, placed upon my desk and up against the wall, and stood the TV up against the box, which had enough give to prevent cracking the TV.
Don’t be alarmed at the amount of parts you will have left over, they are for other types and sizes of TV’s, so put them in your tool box to use for some project or repair you might have in your home in the future!
My 32” TV did not require the extended “wings” in order to be mounted. I was able to use only the plate; my TV didn’t have holes for the wings anyway.
This is a good product that comes with an instruction booklet, cardboard key (with a fold-out pocket to catch the drilling mess!), list of additional tools or items needed, an online video link, and multiple screws, anchors, small wrenches...everything you need for a variety of sizes of TV’s. There are plastic accessories that appear to be ornamental, at first, but they are actually guides and covers to keep your cables from getting caught in the gears, or just to hide them from view.
I can extend the TV out from the wall, swivel it from side to side, and even tilt it down to get better visibility at my desk.
I found this item met my needs entirely. I can highly recommend this product!