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Sanus - Full-Motion TV Wall Mount for Most 13" - 39" Flat-Panel TVs - Extends 15" - Black-Alt_View_Standard_1

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3278 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Wall Mount/Easy Installation

    Posted
    TechDad
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Bought this mount for my daughter's 32" LED. It was probably an overkill for that small of a TV and it's light weight, but after researching other mounts in that class and price range, I decided to go with this one to be safe. The overall mount is fabricated of solid, thick and heavy weight metal, that felt like it was precision-milled to higher standard specs than many others I have researched and used before. It is also very efficiently designed. The TV back bracket is also thick, solid and comes with 2 multi-hole plates/straps for different hole spacing. The adjustable tilt & swivel half-globe is uniquely integrated with a sturdy adjustment and lock bolt mechanism that is easy to reach even with TV pushed against the wall. The wall bracket/arm, just like the other parts, is solid thick metal with tight clearances on all adjustable hinges. The wall bracket/arm mounting plate, which is also very heavy duty, but relatively small, enables you to attach the whole bracket/arm assembly with only two large 5" x 3/8" lag bolts to only one wall stud. Just make sure to use the correct size ratchet ranch to drive the bolts all the way into the stud until the heads are completely and firmly seated in the recessed slot. DO NOT USE CRESCENT RANCH. Since the bolt seats are recessed in the mounting plate base, crescent ranch will not allow you to completely tighten the bolts. Once correctly installed, you can be assured that your TV will stay put, and any desired tilt/swivel position adjustment will stay in place indefinitely and wont shift. Overall, the quality of this mount allowed a professional-looking solid installation that I can depend on and not worry about the TV crashing down if my daughter wants to adjust it later. Good stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mount for mid-sized smart TV

    Posted
    YabbaDabbaDoo

    This mount IS compatible right out of the box with a Samsung 32" UN32F5500 model TV. Easy to install, easy to hook up to the TV back. The bracket fit the 200x200 mounting pattern perfectly. I had read several reviews on this mount - all were overall good reviews, but quite a few were unhappy because they said the mount was not compatible with Samsung 32" TV's due to the correct M8 x 20mm bolts not being included. Other than that they were very happy with the mount once they bought the right size bolts locally. So I took a chance because I really wanted the clean look on the wall and full motion provided by this mount. When I got the mount out of the box I looked and sure enough, none of the bolts were the correct size. I was all ready to go to the hardware store to buy the correct bolts - BUT - for some reason I looked again and dug through all the little hardware packs and really looked. Lo and behold - the folks at Sanus must have been reading their reviews and learned a lesson. Because when I looked again I found tucked in the box a small packet marked "Additional Bracket Bolts - Use only If Needed" and sure enough, there were the 4 required M8 x 20mm bolts. Perfect. SO, just make sure you have your torpedo level and know where your stud is in the wall, and the thing really is easy as 1, 2, 3 to mount. Next the in-arm cable management. I'm a nut for clean, perfect wiring so it actually took me as long to run wires as it did to put the mount on the wall. The cable run space in the arms was tight, but I was able to route the power cable, HDMI cable, RCA video and L/R audio cables, and IR Extender cable ALL inside the cable channels. I do my own work and mods on my motorcycle including electrical, so I used some extra 1/2" black heat-resistant flex-conduit I had hanging around in the shop to bundle and cover exposed areas of the multiple cables and it came out looking really clean. The mount does allow full 180 degree swiveling on the wall and the up/down lean angle for the TV works nicely and holds position well, so I am able to get the perfect angle to view the screen from anywhere in the room. So bottom line, I do recommend this mount; just know where you want to put it, be sure you are centered on a stud and have your mount level when you mark the drill spots, and this thing is a very easy, basic install. Total time from opening the box to turning on the mounted TV couldn't have been an hour. Works great, looks great. Very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and allows flexible positions

    Posted
    ejsdad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is my second wall mount. I bought the identical one for my son's room in January to free up some dresser top space in his room. It was mounted near the corner and in a way that it lays flat to the wall with a slight down angle when he is in bed and then is able to swing away from the wall and angle towards his desk when he is there. It worked so well that I did the same in our room and bought the identical mount. I used a stud finder to locate a stud to attach to. It must be fastened to a stud or to a concrete block or other solid wall. Expansion anchors into sheet rock will not work because of the weight. The hardware is included for both mounting it to the wall as well as many different lengths and diameters of screws needed to mount the TV to the swing arm plate. You will have a lot of extra screws left over.... don't worry. This does require assembly but the directions were clear with good pictures to guide you. I looked at a lot of these before choosing this one and know I made the right choice. It is not the cheapest of its kind but in this case the little extra money was well spent for quality. A couple of closing remark. If you do not need the adjustability of a mounting solution then a flat wall mount that just tilts up and down may work for you. They usually cost less and are probably easier to mount to the wall. Beware that some cables, especially HDMI and RG-5 are not very flexible. Depending on how your cables plug into you TV it may be a little cramped in relation to the wall. If your cables attach vertically there is probably not a problem. If they attach horizontally out the back then there may be. A quick look before you get one will save you time and frustration. I like this one because my son will constantly be plugging things like game consoles and cameras in and out of the TV and all he has to do is swing it out, make the connections and swing it back. Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance, Directions only fair

    Posted
    Kelvinator
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    The fair part - I purchased this mount for a bedroom in an old house, and the only location where I could install it was where there wasn't a stud I could use, so I used toggle bolts which worked perfectly with the strong old plaster. I used the parts I needed from the ones provided, and had many leftover. The installation directions and some of the labels on the plastic bags holding the parts didn't match, which didn't confuse me, but I could easily see that being confusing to someone else. Also, I could see someone being concerned about parts being leftover because it wasn't made clear that depending on what type of installation you did (plaster, wood, cement), that you would always have a bunch leftover. This may be why there seems to be a high rate of recommendation to hire Best Buy to install it. If you are comfortable getting through thanks to experience, fine, but if not, might want to consider paying for an install. The excellent part - great performance, adjustable tension for how much muscle you need to pull out and swivel, good cord management, and sits fairly flat against the wall when not in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I had issues

    Posted
    Millertime76
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    I purchased this to mount my new Samsung 5500 series smart LED. The mounting hardware to go from the wall mount to the back of the TV wasn't compatible. The wall mount came with plenty of screws and options, but none would work just right. Attaching the wall mount to the back of the TV is about as simple as it gets, or at least should be! If you were to use the four screws that fit into the back of the TV ie correct thread you would have a gap between bracket and tv. Now I know the wall mount came with spacers to also use, These spacers when used with the appropriate screws would not work. I will provide a picture you can see how the screws are flush on the back of the TV now with no spacers. This took multiple trips to the hardware store, Also went back to speak to the sales staff only to be assumed an idiot. You will also see the limited range on the bracket which claims to support tv's 15/37. Mine being 32.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't Cheap-Out!

    Posted
    PohopocoJones

    After reading reviews from others who had purchased much less expensive mounts that "looked" like this one, my wife and I were very leary of getting the right thing. We mounted a 26" flat screen w/built in DVD player on the wall in our kitchen with this model, and it worked out great. The plate that mounts to the back of the tv has a swivel that allows the set to be tipped up or down and/or rotated. We highly recommend that you get the angle you want, then torque this bad boy tightly! You won't be able to easily adjust it after it's tight, but it's difficult to lossen it and tighten it snuggly once it's up on the wall (especially if it's up high). If you don't re-tighten it well, the tv will slowly droop on the swivel! Otherwise, the thing is made from solid cast aluminum parts, all of the hardware for any type of flat screen tv is included, it bolts securely to a wall stud and the wire managment system works well to wrangle the power and coax neatly. You definately get what you pay for with these things. It's shameful to think that it costs about 30% of the price of the tv, but if you're looking to save money, save it on something else or you'll be sorry you didn't!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect, flexible full motion, high quality mount

    Posted
    Christba

    The instructions were simple and very basic. Would have been nice for them to share tips on mounting as I worried too much about centering the TV into the defined shelf where I was installing it. Because it has full motion, you really only need to worry about the height. The arms are made of good quality steel and move smoothly and accurately. They include various extra hardware (screws and mounting plates) to accommodate most all LCDs etc. I bought it to mount an LCD in shelf in the kitchen. I almost bought a simple wall mount and I’m very glad I didn’t because of the flexibility to pull it out, tilt it etc. Very very flexible and it looks very professional. If you are debating on whether to mount your LCD on a full motion vs. The actual installation of the mount was very easy. The tough part was trying to find the center of the mounting space because most of the LCD mounting plates are not in the middle. I missed the middle of the space on the first mounting attempt, but was able to move it up one inch and fix in less than 5 minutes. I would definitely recommend this mount if you are mounting in a bookshelf type space or if you want to have the flexibility to pull your LCD outward and rotate it, buy this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job.

    Posted
    akaMongo

    All-in-all a sturdy mount. I used it to wall mount a Samsung 26 inch LCD flat screen to a plaster wall. It comes with plenty of hardware and can be matched to most VESA size mounting surfaces on TVs. Measure and sketch it out so you end up with a mounting position you desire.. finding a stud in the wall is a must. It is rated at 60 pounds and my Samsung weighs 18 pounds. Cons: The instructions are nearly useless; but if you are intuitive you can figure it out. There is a knob that I have no idea what its purpose is. The M4 screws that came with it are 10mm long and too short -- I was only able to get about two threads intot he back of the set. Had to buy 4, M4 x 16mm screws to mount the plate to the back of the set. Pros: Fairly easy to mount. Seems very sturdy. wide range of motion that can be easily changed to accomodate your viewing preferences. Good value at the price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's an okay TV mount

    Posted
    OccasionalThingReviewer
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    This TV mount is okay, but nothing to really get excited about. If I were to purchase one again, I would probably go with a square or rectangular shaped mount instead of a stick mount like this that requires only two screws. This is because the rectangular mounts are more flexible to stud location horizontally than this product is. Also, I simply cannot get over how expensive these types of products are. There's literally no reason why any TV mounts should cost anything close to $150. While I would pay a touch extra (like $10 at most) for Sanus branded mount, since they make the experience so nice, there's no way I could reasonably pay $150-$200 for a freaking television mount. Pros: This mount appears to be well constructed. Also the packaging is simply well organized. Setup couldn't have been easier when it comes to the mount. Cons: Of course this mount should only be mounted into studs. You need to check and ensure that there are studs exactly where you want the mount to attach before dropping the cash on something like this. Also, this mount is difficult to prevent rotational cant when mounting, since the top of the mount isn't flat it's hard to use a level during mounting. Maybe I'm just an idiot, but I would not recommend this product to a friend simply because mounting this product level to non-ideal stud positioning is such a task.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Mount

    Posted
    JR35
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I typically don't write reviews, but I wanted to for this purchase. This is a fantastic mount -- solid construction and easy to install. My 32" Samsung Series 4 4000 fit with no problem. I tried using two other mount systems that were less expensive, but didn't work with my TV or with where I wanted to place it on the wall. After those, I had no problem with the $99 pricetag. Other reviews were critical of the mount because it didn't tilt up and down. This is true, despite being advertised as a "full motion" mount. This feature didn't affect me, as I don't need it to tilt up and down, but it's something to be aware of. The mount does move nicely in and out of the wall, left and right, and the TV can be turned clockwise or counter clockwise. The reviews saying that the TV sags to one side on the mount are bogus. Buy this mount...you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor instructions and Support

    Posted
    JimMcL

    My Wife and I bought this mount to hang our 32" Phillips TV which weighs 27lbs - so well within the claimed limits of the unit. The instructions are very poor - minimal English and you are left hunting for the right screws, washers, spacers. The toggle bolts worked well in securing the unit to the wall. When we got the tv up on the unit - the tilt part of the mount wouldn't work despite the control for the tilting mechanism being tightened as much as we could humanly manage. So maybe we had something wrong - let's check in with them - no phone number on the instructions - check the box. Ok they are based in Minneapolis - with a 1 888 number. We call it - the messages are in Spanish - I call back 5 times selecting each option and finally get technical support - leave a message. The other 4 extensions answered in English - voicemail. I have heard nothing. Checked the Sanus website nothing. It left us with the feeling - you have bought it now we don't care

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plain and simple.

    Posted
    Ryan

    This was my first time installing and using a wall mount and it could not have been easier. After purchasing the additionally required tools (stud finder and drill) the installation was simple and straight forward. Simply take your time and read the directions. The mount was installed in about an hour by myself. The TV I used was the 39" so it did not require the aid of other person to lift it into place. They usually say something cannot be "good and cheap", you usually get one, forfeit the other. Not with this unit. PROS: Easy to install, can be completed by one person (depending on the size of your TV), durable, extremely well-priced, simple wire-hiding mechanics. CONS: The only possible CON I could think of is that while the swivel action seems smooth, the tilt is pretty tough, even with the tension set to its lowest level. Although I can understand why you would not want your tilt to be too loose. So, kind of a PRO too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive, strong and very configurable.

    Posted
    QAGuy1982
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this about a month ago for my kitchen but didn't get it installed until tonight. I was sizing the back plate for my 26" Insignia TV with built in DVR and noticed that the wings covered the power jack and part of the cable jack. I thought about cutting part of the wings off since the screws were well within the inner part of the bracket, but by using the included stand offs, I was able to create clearance to allow me to clear the plug and allow access for the cable jack. The TV is a bit thicker than some of the newer TV's so I was glad that the bracket folded so tight to the wall. When complete extended I can pull it out about 15" from the wall and pivot nearly 180 degrees. The articulating pieces seemed stiff until after the TV was installed when it then moved smoothly but not too loose. For other people and TVs the Sanus kit includes many different mounting hole configurations as well as all the necessary bolts. If you don't have the right tools to install it, you may want to call a handy friend to help you out. You don' want to risk your TV on a badly installed bracket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy, Fully functional, Easy to Use

    Posted
    BobPro

    I'd have rated it a 4.5, but I got it on sale for 79.99 (regular price is 129.99). I put a 32" TV on it, but I'm sure it could easily carry the weight of a 42 (although doing so would not allow an 180 degree swing" The main requirement, of course, is to be sure to mount it on a wall with adequate substrate. I mounted 3 small panels of 3/4" plywood painted white with 8 toggle bolts, and then I simply screwed the mount to the wood. There is now absolutely no give whatsoever. This mount easily tilts, swilvels and levels with great EASE with only one hand (if mounted correctly directlya t wall). It turns a full 180 degrees which means I can watch it equally perfect from opposite sides of the room. It has a 13" arm, so adding the plywood panels gaves it 15" allowing the 180 degrees. I wanted to be able to watch it from opposite sides of room, and can. If you don't need these option, then the 50.00 version might suffice if a TV of 32" or less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Conflicting information

    Posted
    franella
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Best Buy says my TV will fit on this mount. The manufacturer's website says my TV will fit on this mount. However, when we tried to attach the plate to the TV, the hole pattern would not fit. I called the manufacturer and they said this mount will not work and that I'd have to purchase a different mount. They told me Best Buy carries the other mount, but they don't. So we examined the mount and realized that if we loosened the fastener that holds the plate in position, and turned it 180 degrees, it would fit. We were even able to use the Allen wrench included with the mount to do this. This fastener is the one that allows the TV to tilt, but it was so tight that we had trouble loosening it to turn it, making tilting not practical on a frequent basis. THIS INFORMATION WAS NOT IN THE INSTRUCTION BOOKLET. It seems like a great mount, but this was really frustrating to have to solve this problem ourselves. Also, I was told it NEVER goes on sale, but two weeks later, I got a price match guarantee from Best Buy. I LOVE BEST BUY.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mount

    Posted
    Alan123

    It has been years since I wall mounted a TV and I can say that the technology has improved. The mount is well engineered and seems to be sturdy. It has no problem supporting the 32" TV/DVD combo unit we purchased. The installation instructions were a bit difficult because they are illustrations only - no actual written instructions. The operation of the mount takes a while to get used to as it has two elbows and there are multiple configurations that can be used to position the TV in the same place. The cord management is not very good - I gave up and used a bunch of twist-ties to keep the cords up and out-of-sight. It takes two people to hoist the mounted TV onto the wall bracket. It does fold neatly against the wall when you want it flat. Note that if positioning the mount near a corner, leave room so that the edges of the TV don't hit the walls when you swivel it around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid construction mount.

    Posted
    LSherman
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    Solid build. Works perfect for my 32" LED TV. Instructions are easy to follow. It took me about an 45 minutes to an hour to install it. It took me longer to organize cords and devices (like Mini Tivo and Apple TV) onto back of TV. The hardest part with installing mount is locating studs within the wall. TV tilts and rotates in multiple directions. Mount allows TV to sit close to wall or extend out in multiple directions. Obviously the larger the TV, the less side-to-side rotation is possible. Suggestion: Use a good stud finder from local hardware store and locate the center of the studs. Use the mounting template (within the box) to determine exactly where to drill the holes. Level the holes with one another with a large level (not included). The level within the package is pretty much useless in my opinion. The TV does rotate in the event the mount isn't 100% level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tip about tipping forward or backware

    Posted
    OhioB

    Another reviewer said this mount won't tip forward or backward, which I thought to be the case too, after I mounted it. In calling tech support I found it actually does, BUT I had to really work to loosen the screw going in to the center of the piece you slide over the vertical silver cylinder with the provided allen wrench. Great instructions- lots of words, not just pictures and arrows. The pieces come in labeled little packages, and they've covered all kinds of contingencies so you won't have to go to the hardware store. This is a very-well engineered, packaged, and though-out product. I was even able to speak to someone (in the USA) in support on a Saturday afternoon

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flat panel wall mount bracket

    Posted
    BFDLVMC
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    This mount was purchased for my mother in law when she moved into an apartment. We needed to be sure she could see the TV from anywhere in her studio apt. The mount isn't heavy so wall mount without having to screw it into a stud worked great, but make sure you have the correct size drywall anchors. The arm has a channel to lock the HDMI cable in so it doesn't hang down and be a distraction making it a cleaner look. The mount also came with plenty of different size bolts, washers and spacers to fit just about any TV. Even though the mount had an upper and lower TV weight limit I think it could have easily added another 5 pounds to the upper limit. But make sure you use the.correct weight for safety, I believe a higher weight voids the warranty. Bottom line, if I needed another TV mount I would use this same model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    Posted
    Chrisdg

    This wall mount is plagued by a faulty tightening knob. This is the screw that tightens the monitor so that it wont tilt (or sag) on its own. I like the fact that you can tilt and turn the monitor, but the plastic parts inside keep it held in the position desired. Instead, as other reviewers have stated, the monitor slowly starts to droop and sag to one side. In the end, I took it apart, pulled the pin out, and just tightened the middle piece completely down. This made it more sturdy and provided maximum tension for the monitor tilt adjustment. Overall, I recommend that a potential buyer steer clear of this wall mount.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend