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Sanus VLF220

Full-motion wall mount with articulating arm for 37"-65" flat-panel TVs

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by Ralph Graves
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The Sanus VLF220 makes it simple to wall-mount and precisely position your flat-panel TV. This full-motion bracket can support TVs with screen sizes from 37" to 65" and weighing up to 130 lbs. The articulated arm extends your TV up to 20" out from the wall. The mount lets you swivel your TV from side to side, and you can also tilt it up and down for optimal viewing.

A smart design for easier mounting
Sanus' QuickConnect™ system lets you just attach the mounting head — the part that attaches the back of your TV — by simply snapping it into the arm assembly. And you can disengage it with a button push — handy if you need to remove your TV for repairs or replacement.

Fine-tune your TV's placement
After installation, the mount's "roll" adjustment lets you fine-tune your TV's position to ensure that the screen is perfectly level. The arm assembly can also be shifted slightly left or right on the wall plate so the TV is centered, even if your wall studs are off-center. Finally, the mount's hollow arm lets you thread cables through it, keeping them out of sight and free from tangles.

Will this mount work with my TV?
Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of mounts that work with your specific TV.

Where do I drill the holes?
Tell the Sanus HeightFinder™ Installation Assistant how high you want your TV, and it tells you exactly where to drill.

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Highlights:

  • designed for flat-panel plasma and LCD TVs 37"-65"
  • supports up to 130 lbs.
  • TV mounting distance from wall: up to 20"
  • vertical tilt range: +5° to -15° (may vary with size of TV)
  • side-to-side swivel range: +75° to -75° (may vary with size of TV)
  • roll adjustment: +5° to -5°
  • in-arm wire channel conceals cables without inhibiting movement
  • stud-mounting required
  • 33-1/4"W x 22"H x 3"D (up to 20" with arm extended)
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Wall plate
  • Monitor bracket
  • Arm assembly
  • 4 M4 x 20mm bolts
  • 4 M4 x 30mm bolts
  • 4 M4 x 40mm bolts
  • 4 M5 x 20mm bolts
  • 4 M5 x 30mm bolts
  • 4 M5 x 40mm bolts
  • 4 M6 x 25mm bolts
  • 4 M6 x 40mm bolts
  • 4 M6 x 55mm bolts
  • 4 M8 x 25mm bolts
  • 4 M8 x 45mm bolts
  • 4 M8 x 60mm bolts
  • Four 4mm plastic spacers
  • Four 7mm plastic spacers
  • Four 14mm plastic spacers
  • Four 24mm plastic spacers
  • Four 38mm plastic spacers
  • 4 Plastic spacer caps
  • Safety screw
  • 4 M4/M5 flat washers
  • 4 M6/M8 flat washers
  • 4 Flat washers for transfer mounting screws
  • 4 Transfer plate mounting screws
  • 2 Tranfer plate brackets
  • 4 Flat washers for lag screws (5/16")
  • 4 Hex-head lag screws (5/16" x 3.5")
  • 2 Wire-management panels
  • 2 Hex keys (3/16" and 5/32")
  • Installation instructions

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Features

Overview: The Sanus VisionMount VLF220 is a full-motion mount for large flat-panel TVs and monitors. The mount can tilt, swivel, and extend in every direction so you can attain the perfect viewing angle. This mounting bracket, black in color, features a built-in cable management system to conceal and protect your cables.

Capacity: The VisionMount VLF220 is designed for 37" to 65" flat-panel TVs. It has a maximum weight capacity of up to 130 lbs.

Bolt Pattern: The monitor bracket has multiple vertical slots and can accommodate vertical hole spacing (on the back of the TV) from 1.29" (33mm) up to 17.71" (450mm). The unit can expand horizontally for larger TVs. The vertical brackets can slide along the horizontal bars, accommodating a horizontal hole spacing from 5.35" (136mm) to nearly 31.69" (805mm). The VLF220 comes with M4, M5, M6, and M8 size bolts of differing lengths to mount the brackets to your TV.

VESA: Given the mounting bracket's range of motion, it will accommodate the following VESA hole patterns in accordance with industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association:

  • VESA 800 x 400
  • VESA 600 x 400
  • VESA 400 x 400
  • VESA 400 x 300
  • VESA 400 x 200
  • VESA 300 x 300
  • VESA 300 x 200
  • VESA 200 x 200
  • VESA 200 x 100
Note: Additional hardware may be required for your specific model of TV. For example; shorter or longer screws, thicker or slimmer washers or spacers. These additional accessories can often be found at your local hardware store.

Full-Motion: This full-motion mount extends (3.5"-20.0"), tilts (5°/-15°) and swivels (75°/-75°) for easy viewing anywhere in a room.

Virtual Axis: Sanus' patented Virtual Axis tilting technology allows effortless viewing angle adjustment without the use of tools by balancing the weight of the TV on itself. You can tilt the TV up or down with just the touch of a finger, and easily reduce glare and reflections caused by lights or windows.

QuickConnect System: Sanus' QuickConnect system allows the mounting head to snap onto the  arm assembly with one easy movement and unlock with the push of a button. This allows you to attach and detach the TV to the wall mount arm quickly and easily.

Post-Installation Level Adjustment: Post-installation level adjustment allows the TV to "roll" up to 5º clockwise and counterclockwise to ensure it is perfectly level, and lateral shift ability makes it easy to center the TV on the wall, even with off-center studs.

Cable Management: An in-arm cable management channel protects and conceals cables the length of the arm for a clean appearance.

Optional Speaker Mount: The Optional Sanus VisionMount VMA202 soundbar speaker mount (item # 051VMA202) attaches directly to this wall mount, allowing you to mount your soundbar, digital processor speaker, or center channel with no additional drilling under your TV. The VMA202's extruded aluminum and heavy-gauge steel construction is strong and sturdy, and holds speakers up to 35 lbs.

Wall Mounting: The bracket should be mounted to a wood wall stud (16"-24" spacing), solid concrete, or concrete block using the supplied wall-mount lag screws. Required tools include:

  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Awl
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Ratchet with 1/2" sockets (or 1/2" box wrench)
  • Drill with 3/16" bit for wood stud installations
  • Tape measure (ruler)

Dimensions:

  • Wall Plate: 29.5" wide x 1.375" deep x 13.75" tall
  • TV Bracket: 33.25" wide x 1.75" deep x 22.0" tall
 
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5 out of 5

Sanus VLF220 Review

Written By Anonymous, Sonoma, CA on Friday, May 09, 2014
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Excellent product and easy to install.
Pros:
Adjustability. Ease of installation.
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

exelente producto

Written By nelson, Puerto Rico,US on Friday, April 04, 2014
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el equipo es fuerte seguro y facil instalacion gracias.

The equipment is loud, secure and easy to install thanks.
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5 out of 5

Very Satisfied

Written By John D, Atherton, Ca on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Well written installation instructions. Takes a little time to install but straight forward for anyone who is at all handy. If you're looking for a heavy duty but compact articulated mount, this is a good one.
Pros:
For something this sturdy it takes up minimum space. It does everything that was advertised and the price was very reasonable.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

TV full motion mount

Written By Connie R., Queensbury, NY on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Install was as per manual, sideway motion very easy, pull out still needs work, but don't need much more than the sideway gives
Pros:
Simple side motion, excellent overall
Cons:
Needed more spacers than sanus said I would for my tv, needed extra person to set the tv on mount, not a very close to the wall mount
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5 out of 5

Wow! This mount is GREAT!!

Written By Kimmerz, Milwaukee, WI on Friday, July 26, 2013
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I have a LG 42" and couldn't understand why the mounts were on the expensive side. Well, I will tell ya..a tornado could hit this house and I am confident that the TV will still be attached to the wall! The video from sanus.com is most helpful!!!! A bit time consuming, 2 people a must! This mount does what it says: tilt, left/right, in/out.
Pros:
Sturdy
Cons:
Attaching the rear bracket to the tv was a bit confusing. Video and directions were both lacking in instruction.
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5 out of 5

Outstanding!

Written By Mike, Washington, DC on Monday, May 06, 2013
 
I was intimidated when the box arrived because it looked more complicated than I thought. But the directions were very easy to follow step by step, and assembly was not too difficult. I had all the tools available at home, and just needed to go to the hardware store to get a longer 7/32 drill bit, because you need to drill into the studs at least 3 1/2" deep. It is incredibly sturdy and a great solution for mounting my Sony 40" TV. The arm is flexible and can pivot the TV in a number of directions, even perpindicular with the wall.
Pros:
Great product.
Cons:
None.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pretty good

Written By Butchdog, MN on Sunday, March 17, 2013
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It's bigger than expected, easy to mount, the center pivot point is extremely stiff. I emailed the company and was told it would get better with use. Unfortunately it hasn't and continues to be a difficult two handed job to extend the tv.
Pros:
Well made, easy to mount, level adjustment is really nice.
Cons:
Stiff center pivot point, has an adjustable nut that doesn't make any difference regardless of position.
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5 out of 5

Happy

Written By Angry Badger, Louisiana on Monday, October 22, 2012
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Great product. Went up easily, seems sturdy, plenty of adjustment. I cringed when I decided to spend the money on this mount, but this was my first large flat panel TV (Samsung plasma 51") and did not want to spend the next few years watching it and wishing I could tilt it slightly this way or that. It also looked better than cheaper mounts in case I ended up extending the TV, exposing the wall.
Pros:
Good instructions online height calculator adjustments appearance ease of installation
Cons:
price price price
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4 out of 5

Sanus VLF 220 Full-Motion TV Mount

Written By Bill, Park Ridge, NJ on Thursday, September 20, 2012
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This is not the first Sanus mount I have used. They definitely make a quality product with easily understood instructions. I did try another mount in the past and it was not the same quality as Sanus. Would have given a full 5 stars but the arm covers, which are not necessary behind the TV that no one can see, one cracked its mounting tip when removed. The other didn't seem to go back given how the cables were run. But these covers seemed superfluous Bill
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5 out of 5

Strong, strudy and does the job!

Written By ScottS, Stone Ridge, NY on Monday, July 09, 2012
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I needed a swiveling, tilting tv wall mount for my 40" SONY. I needed something that was going to be strong enough to handle the tv (heavy model). The team at Crutchfield said this model would fit my needs. How right they were! Right out of the box the unit is easy to stage and set up for assembly. The directions are a little confusing if you try to go step by step as you assemble it. Take a few moments prior to assembly to find your hardware in the included hardware package (Sanus gives you all the nuts/bolts for almost any tv in the box, so you'll have extra). Once I had that done, the unit went up fairly quickly. Nice to have is Sanus's "Height-finder" application on their website that gives you your mounting measurements, freeing up time. Once I had the unit attached to the studs in the wall, stringing the HDMI/power cables through the arm were very easy. I was impressed with how strong the unit as a whole was and the ease of motion (adjustable/lockable). Overall very pleased with this product.
Pros:
Ease of setup. Strong construction. Unit gives you quite a bit of leeway for installing lag bolts if your studwall isn't exact. Great customer support though Crutchfield & Sanus.com with the Sanus "Height-finder" makes positioning and measuring a snap.
Cons:
Directions are a little tough to follow if you are doing it "on the fly". Take a few minutes and read through, pick & setup your hardware first.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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