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Rocketfish™ - Full-Motion TV Wall Mount for Most 40" - 75" TVs - Black-Angle_Standard

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wobbly and Mediocre at best

    Posted
    Tess
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    If you like a mount that makes you nervous that your TV will fall at any given moment, then this one is for you. I don't trust myself to do this type of work so I hired a professional to install this. He had to drill more holes into the frame since this one only comes with 4 equally spaced cut-outs that do not take different stud spacing into account. Also, he mentioned that it was weird that the articulating surface from the swing arm to the tv bracket was just a skinny bar. With both screws tightened, it still wobbles, as would be expected for something that is 65 inches wide balancing on something that is less than 2in wide. Also the arm is supposed to slide across the wall bracket if you want to re-position the TV but it's very hard to do with the TV on the bracket. Now that my 65in Sony X850E is on the wall, I regret buying this mount. it is very wobbly. If you brush against the TV, it wobbles. Every time i extend the arm, the TV is off balance. It is so obvious that the TV is tilting to whichever side the TV is facing. What's the point of a full motion mount if the TV is going to tilt every time you move it? This mount is specified for up to 75in TV up to 100lbs. My TV weighs 48lbs. This shouldn't happen. For me, having a full motion mount is important because my couch is a considerable distance from my TV so when i'm playing video games, I want to move the TV closer, or when I'm in the kitchen baking, I want to swing the TV in that direction. Pro: The arm extends a nice length and also it gets pretty flat against the wall with enough room for the TV to breathe and to still look decent. Con: i feel uncomfortable extending the TV on the arm because of the wobbliness and tilting. l bought this last year on black friday because it has amazing reviews and was priced half off so i paid $100 for it. I had intended on getting a Sanus or Peerless since those seem to be great and I had a Peerless in my office as well, so I was familiar with the great quality. I wish I had stuck with the Peerless. I've even seen people with full motion mounts from Amazon that cost $50 that are more sturdy than this one. I hate giving bad reviews but overall, I don't think this mount is worth the $100 I paid for it so I don't recommend buying it at $200.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exelent Wall Mount! Dont Hesitate

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    Ashep
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    i already have one of these, so when i needed to put another tv on the wall in another room why wouldnt i get the same one? a third of the price you could pay, but at least half the best buy price. the product: supports most vesa standard mounting types, i just put a 40" led tv (25lbs) on this mount and it stays up just fine, this mount holds up to 60lbs, my 60" plasma weighs 66lbs so that will give you an idea of how much a tv weighs. this mount has tilt up and down and side to side with a full motion, i use it when i am in bed and also when i am on my eliptical machine on the other side of the room, i just extend it out away from the wall (about 10 inches) and swing it around so i can see it while i am working out. it is constructed really well and looks and feels solid, high quality product 5/5. a really great design in this product is the mounting hole placement, there are only two and they are vertical so you only have to find one stud in the wall to mount it. uses two screws to mount on a stud, not sure if they are included or not but you can get them at any hardware store, make sure you get screws that are rated for 100lbs or more to be safe, and you can find the stud on your wall by doing one of the following: try a magnet and run it along the wall until it sticks, if it does you have metal studs, you can drill right through them, if your studs are wooden, you can just knuckle tap the wall until the tone changes from hollow to dull, if you live in a newer house the studs should be 16"(center to center) apart in the wall, measure 16" from the left and right of the nearest light switch on the wall (the light switch casing is attached to a stud in the wall, it is either on the right or left of the stud, so you know for sure that the first stud is there),mark a little x on the wall on both marks and tap to see if it sounds hollow, the duller sound should be the stud. if your house is older the studs may be 24" apart. you can buy anchor bolts that will hold a tv on the wall by just going through the drywall, but i wouldnt do that, too risky!. dont be afraid to do it yourself, its easy, you could also run your cable from your box inside the wall up behind the tv, no one will see behind there so it doesnt have to be pretty, just run a level up the wall from the cable outlet and make a small hole and fish for the cable, you can do it!, a plate for the wall costs about $2. good luck! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unstable and Flawed Design

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    Shaman
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    I needed to raise my 65" television and purchased this wall mount on sale at $149. I didn't really need full articulation, but thought it would be nice to have should the need ever arise. Using the mounting template proved to be simple, but I did note that this mount does not allow much room should your studs be any wider than the normal 16" you should commonly find. It also meant that you have little to no play in moving it to either side should your studs be off center to where you would like to mount it. After getting the main frame up, I mounted the arm. Having already placed the brackets on the back of the television as directed, it was not a simple task to place it on the arm as it requires you feed in the end of the arm to a small opening. After getting that sorted, I allowed the TV to settle, adjusted as necessary, and tightened in the lower screw to secure the television. It did not take long for the television to settle yet again, and then I found the biggest flaw in the design. The final two mounting screws are a hex head. On the screw, from the factory, they have applied loctite. When I went to loosen the screw, it immediately began to round out. I removed the television directly from the brackets and removed the arm so that there was no weight on it. The next attempt at a turn completely rounded out the head. I went back to the store for replacement parts and talked with employees who surprisingly did not have good opinions of this mount. I ended up returning it and getting a tilt mount. That went up in 15 minutes from start to finish. Solid, secure and with a wider mounting plate that I could move off center. I'm not sure how this mount has so many positive reviews. Perhaps they have changed the design? Maybe people expect it sag to one side or the other? I don't know, but I would recommend spending a bit more for a more secure articulating mount or going with a tilt mount if articulation isn't necessary for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The only mount I'll buy

    Posted
    Toads
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    Bought this mount for our 40 inch Sharp TV for in the corner of our bedroom. . After reading many reviews after I had already installed everything I focused on what people didn't like. I found that I didn't like it didn't come with very many mounting fasteners for different wall options. It's strong and sturdy as I've tested it in many configurations and it's weight limit seems to be about part, maybe not the full 100 pounds but heavy enough for most TV's. Assembly went good, I didn't have good 16" o/c studs but was able to use wall anchors instead. I love the full motion for positioning and attaching cables on the back that flat mounts don't give you. It also sits nice and flat against the wall. Pro: I find it personally very strong and sturdy. Full motion. Decent assembly with a lot of adjustability (take your time here and don't fully snug everything up until your happy with it's position, this is very important). Came with a really nice template that I taped to the wall for alignment of my bolts. Cons: Only comes with lag screws. Could have thrown in some 1/4 or 3/8 wall anchors and bolts and nuts with it for what were paying for this thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lots to consider before buying a mounting bracket

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    greyrabble
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    I purchased this bracket to wall-mount a Samsung 45" TV in an upstair playroom on drywall. I selected this model because I had previous experience with very flat mounts which did not articulate a provided very little cord clearance or any room for mounting a DirecTV Genie to the mount. I thought I had it all figured out until I went to mount it. Here's what I would do differently next time an why I might consider another model: 1) Most mount manufacturers assume studs are at 18" centers on the wall. In this case, they were not because of the configuration between two doors. I struggled and was able to use this mount after some compromises. 2) I had the builder center the wall plug on the wall where I expected to put the TV. It turns out the center is not always the best position to hide an outlet because of the bracket mounting requirements. I had o cut off part of the wall plate o allow the bracket to mount flush. 3) This particular bracket had a horizontal bracket right across the top of where the Ac electrical outlet plugged into my particular Samsung TV model. I started to try to hack saw off a portion (not a good idea, too strong) and ended up having to go buy a flat head AC plug that fit this TV model, removing the mount (after going through all the trouble above to mount it) and the bracket did indeed fit over the plug. Check your plug location before you buy any bracket! 4) I ended up with the TV on the wall, but he bracket is not centered which means the TV is not centered unless I bring it out away from the wall and I have several drywall holes to patch and paint. In summary, I got the result I wanted but not without a lot of time and pain. Perhaps with some research and better preparation, I could have selected a model which I could have mounted more easily and ended up with a better result on the wall.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very well-designed TV wall mount - recommended

    Posted
    BobC

    This a very robust TV wall mount, with a clean design and wide flexibility in positioning. I purchased a different wall mount product earlier this year, and I was limited to mounting it where a wall stud was located. This wall mount uses a frame that is attached to two adjacent studs (16" spacing) and the frame can be mounted off-center (by maybe 2"). The TV support arm can be mounted off-center on the frame (by maybe 8"). This allows the TV to be positioned virtually anywhere on a wall. This wall mount is very robust. The manufacturer claims the wall mount can support 100lbs. I principle, I believe this claim (the metal structure is very sturdy), but personally, I would not want to hang so much weight on the support arm, if the arm would be fully extended away from the wall. The assembly is straightforward and easy to accomplish. All necessary hardware is provide (except the masonry anchors necessary for mounting to a concrete wall). In fact, a wide variety of machine screws (two different sizes in many different lengths) are provided for attaching the TV to the mount. There is little chance that it will be necessary to buy additional hardware to mount your TV. This is a well designed and executed product. I am impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Flexable Wall Mount

    Posted
    MelFarris
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    I purchased this for a 60” curved television. It came with all the parts and spacers needed to make it work. It is made with solid metal and gives you a lot of flexibility as to mounting and viewing angle. It can be pulled a considerable distance from the wall. The only small issue I have is how the television rear bracket is secured to the wall mount. The rear bracket is first attached to the back of the television. Then the television with rear bracket is attached to the wall mount. It really does not have a very secure hook system until you screw it on. So you will want another person to make sure your expensive television does not fall off the bracket while screwing it onto the extending arms. Other wall mount systems I have used allow the rear bracket to hook onto the wall mount and the weight of the television would hold it there and only needed screws to stop it from being lifted off. This does not give you that security. But it is a very strong and good wall mount system at this price level once secured. Of course if you ever wanted to take it down again,...you would again want some assistance. There are better wall mount systems out there,...but for the money and if you have help with some muscle,...this is a decent bracket at a decent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mount, Easy Install & Great Function

    Posted
    SoKnee
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    I purchased this when we moved to a new home where our entertainment stand didn't really fit in the new living room. I mounted our 55" Samsung to accommodate the new room and I can say I am very happy with this mount. I've had other Rocketfish static or tilt mounts for smaller TVs and set them up, but the full motion mount is definitely worth the premium if you're moving the TV a lot. We have some weird angles depending on if we want to watch from the kitchen or if we have a glare from large windows, etc. This mount makes adjusting super quick and easy, and it feels very sturdy. The installation was incredibly simple and took about 20 minutes (maybe 30 with cleanup) for someone that tends to screw up leveling and drills a bajillion holes before getting it right - this went up hassle free and for that I am grateful. I got it on sale for $50 off, not sure I'd shell out the full price, but for 55"-75" this is a fantastic option for a mount. For anything smaller you'll probably see the mount around the edges of the TV and won't look as clean, so I'd look for something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent mount, could be better

    Posted
    jc62584
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    As a Geek Squad Installer for Best Buy we have just recently used this mount. It is not as versatile as previous Rocketfish Mounts which was a little disappointing. The mount only has two slots on top and bottom to accomodate the lag bolts. Typically, most mounts have several slots in case the studs are not 16 inches apart or you need to offset the wall bracket for any number of reasons. Considering this is a full motion mount that will be used in corners, only having the two slots at a standard distance, with little room to adjust the placement of your TV, can cause an issue and a possible return. If TV placement doesn't have to be specific this is a really good mount. It is very sturdy, the motion is smooth, and the arm is generously long. If TV placement needs to be specific you might be better off going with a Sanus or an alternate Rocketfish mount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and secure wall mount

    Posted
    Grif
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    I purchased this to mount an older 42" Panasonic TV that weighs a solid 50+ pounds to my Son's bedroom wall. Packaging: The box is well packed and includes mounting screws for just about every type of TV imaginable. Due to the weight of the mount, the handle tore out of the box but obviously has nothing to do with the function of the unit. Installation: The instructions for installation are clear, the wall bracket is solid, most impressive is the swing arm that is very heavy duty and has no extra movement in the joint at all. Very easy to install but for bigger TV will need two people to align the mount attached to TV to the swing arm. Aesthetics: Won't see the mount very much due to size of TV its for but the unit is very well done and aesthetically pleasing. Price: One of the more expensive mounts out there but definitely worth the money considering that one will be mounting a large TV to the wall and I needed a heavy duty mount due to the weight of the TV. Overall impression is a sturdy very high quality mount that will hold up just about any TV

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Functional but poor quality and customer service

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    jmmastron
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    We bought this for a 50” 4K television and I would consider myself an experienced handy person and this was my 3rd wall mount installed in our house. Strike 1 was when I had it all ready to go and put the lag screws in and the seals bag ONLY HAD 3 SCREWS. Apparently counting to 4 is complicated. Called my local Best Buy store and they stated I had to box and return the entire thing rather than swap out a hardware kit. So, off to Home Depot to get a replacement lag screw and washer which I had to paint black. This was by far quicker but frustrating. STRIKE 2 came when I tried to secure the TV secure screws and the bottom hole seemed undersized because I nearly stripped out bit screws and damaged them trying to tighten. Tried swapping screws and same result so defiantly a hole tolerance issue. TV is still not able to secure completely down tight. STRIKE 3 was when I called rocket fish for replacement hardware and they stated it’s no longer available even though the mount is still sold in stores. COMPLETE AND UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT. Customer service on both ends horrible and hardware is seemingly very cheap. First and last rocketfish mount. Period.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rated good, but problem w/ final assembly step

    Posted
    MarkR
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    This is well built and designed but has one flaw that others have commented on. The unit assembly goes very well until the final step after lifting the set with brace onto the wall mount. There are two small screws that affix and hang the TV arm to the wall bracket. The bottom screw was difficult to set and tighten, threads failed but has an important function of leveling the set. I'd suggest pre-running/chasing the screw into this lower hole off the wall before completing the final step. Take a look at the final installation step/hanging the TV to figure out what I'm talking about. This unit is probably worth the $99 reduced price but not the full retail price of $199. I used this bracket with a 55" flat screen that weighed about 75 lbs. The mount has a lot of flexibility in moving the TV from the wall or angling to the right of left and does the job very well with the exception of that one screw, which can make leveling the TV very difficult and make the level not hold.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done, could use improvement

    Posted
    Steve
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    First, the pros; it swivels, tilts, rotates, all that fun jazz. In terms of those things, I'm very happy. Now, the cons; first of all, the instructions suck. Things like "mount the horizontal bars onto the back of your TV". Okay, great, which end goes up? And there's about 40 holes on this thing, which ones do I use and why? Turns out that it is to allow you to mount your TV higher or lower on the bracket, but without any context or knowing if you NEED it higher or lower, it really doesn't tell you very much. Almost every part of this thing is adjustable, but nowhere are you told when or how to adjust it. For instance, the wall mount has 4 slots (not holes) through which to put the lag bolts. That means that the entire mount can be shifted however you want. That's great if your studs are slightly off center, but it's a nightmare if you're trying to center the thing above a fireplace on a piece of plywood. Finally, while every single tiny aspect of this thing can be adjusted (which I like), most of the adjustments need to be done during the installation and can't be changed afterwards (well, not without removing the TV first anyway). Once you get everything the way you want it, the range of motion is incredible. They've just done a poor job in helping you to get to that point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, But Be Aware On The Install

    Posted
    kseld
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    I have had several tv mounts previously and this is the best yet. I used it on a 55" TV. Although I don't need to rotate the tv much for viewing, it is so much easier to access hookups from behind with the ability to rotate it out. And I do this once in a while because I move my Comcast cable box to another room sometimes (hate paying monthly for another cable box for infrequent use). The mount is sturdy as can be and feels like I could do pull-ups on it, although I wouldn't recommend trying! My only criticism involves the install. The instruction manual referenced a link on Best Buy's site where you could put in various measurements and it would calculate the mounting height of the bracket so your tv is centered at your preferred/ideal height. This was helpful because my tv mounting holes were not centered on the tv (they were lower). I input all the numbers (and checked them twice) and ended up with a tv 5 1/2 inches below the intended height. Nothing that some putty and paint couldn't overcome. But, I was a bit annoyed that I had to take it down and move it up. Overall, a great mount and worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple yet useful

    Posted
    Slickrufo
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    Primarily bought this mount for the full range motion vs the price compared to the other mounts. Other mounts were a lot more expensive. Easy to install and suggest laying it out on the wall before mounting. Definitely put it into the wood studs. Couple of things wish was done differently. 1. In order to mount the tv to the stand you have to lift the tv and set it inside this top notch that is a bit small and makes the tv wobbly. Definitely need two people. We got a 75” tv and was feeling a bit uneasy whether the mount would hold the tv or fall on the floor with the tv. Wish they would have made a more robust notch to make it easier to lift the tv and put the tv up 2. The cable management is nice but you loose a lot of wire going back and forth in the stand. Nice but not very useful 3. The screw that holds the tv mount frame to the mount is one little screw compared to the other screws used in the mount. Hard to believe it is that small. Overall not a bad stand and would probably buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Mount

    Posted
    Reese
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    I have two 75" Tv's Mounted with this. One is a 75" Samsung the other is a 75" 4k LG Both look great mounted and I can pull the tv out and tilt it. the LG weighs 96lbs and Samsung about 75lbs The only problem I have with the mounts are when you turn the screens, because 75" is so big the tv tends to tilt because in the back of the mount when pulled out there is only one arm holding the tv. Some mounts have 2 arms holding it to balance the weight. Even tho it tilts a little bit it is up there firmly and I do not feel like it will fall by any means but if you are say in the kitchen or in another room and you want to turn the tv there will be a slight tilt. If you will not be turning the tv much but want to pull it out or tilt down if you have it high up it is great and I recommend 100. but if you have to place this in the corner which I doubt if you up putting up a 75" then you should get one with 2 arms supporting. Overall a great mount and if I get smaller tv for a different room, say 55" and down I'd def get this. for 65" and up only get if you dont need to rotate your tv more than 30%

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent Level and weak arms fors big TVs

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    SellewithJose
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    I was excited when I bought a 75" TV After the recommendations of Best Buy and they what he seems to be great reviews come I decided to purchase this mount. As a perfectionist I spent a couple hours measuring and planning the installation Double checking every step. Installation was simple but I had doubts that a one arm mount would suffice for this kind of TV. I was right... Once the TV was perfectly level I was happy until I moved it to the other side to put another cable. I noticed the TV was very tilted to the other side. I see now that this mount is too weak for a Samsung 75" and probably any other big TV so beware before you buy this. I can see that arm bending when its extended.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eh - worth $100

    Posted
    NYIslanders
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    I just finished installing my 55" TCL TV. Bought them as a pair at Best Buy and was told this would fit the 55" TCL. Some problems: 1)The spec on the 55" TCL Roku is 4 M6x16 screws to hold the crossbars - this omes with M6x12 screws. Not sure how much it matters, but for a heavy TV it seems like a few extra threads would be useful. 2) In hand tightening the cross beams one thread stripped. 3) My biggest complaint which many other alluded to - it is difficult to level this thing. There is something about the bottom set screw where if you tighten too much it comes out of level. I can imagine I will be eye adjusting this to be level every time I watch. 4) When I extend this all the way out it does seem flimsy - and more difficult to hod the TV level. For $100 this would be OK. I paid $149. Knowing what I know now I would not buy this product again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price, but ship to store not home

    Posted
    Solarcoin
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    For starters, this mount has up to a 15-degree forward tilt (I couldn't find that information anywhere), which is better than many other brands. On my previous TV, I used a $50 ematic full-motion mount but you could tell it wasn't all that sturdy as there was a huge tilt to the TV when the mounting arm was angled to either side and not directly square with the wall. This Rocketfish mount is significantly more sturdy and you don't have to worry too much about getting the wall mount bracket perfectly level at the wall because the primary place of leveling happens when you connect the TV to the mounting arm. I got the $100 deal on this product and am very happy with it; however, I would definitely recommend buying in store or having this product shipped to the store rather than your home. I had initially chose the ship-to-home option and the box arrived severely battered. When I opened the box, there were multiple pieces of the mount that were broken and so I had to take it to the store for a replacement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice

    Posted
    Kevin
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    This mount was about $100 cheaper than a competitor mount that was located in Best Buy. It does the job quite nicely. The install was straight forward and I have no complaints after owning it for several months. With the newer TVs as light as they are, this mount will do the trick. However, if you have an older, heavier TV, you may want to consider the other brand. I gave it 4 stars because there are some improvements in it's design that can be considered. First of all, I am glad I have an HDMI router. Instead of a multitude of cables running up to the the TV, I was able to minimize the mess. So a design idea is to build in a cable junction that will allow the routing and hiding of cables running up to the mount, then providing a dedicated set of cables from the stand to the TV. Yes, there will be an extra junction box. So when changing positions, the cabling will be hidden and will be a neater install.

    I would recommend this to a friend