Sanus VLT15B

Low-profile tilting wall mount for 37"-65" TVs

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The ultra-thin Sanus VLT15 holds your flat-panel LCD or plasma TV a scant 7/8" from the wall. An innovative Virtual Axis™ system lets you tilt your TV forward for optimal viewing, despite its closeness to the wall. The VLT15 can support a TV with a screen size of up to 65", and a weight of up to 150 lbs.

The mount's brackets can easily be shifted to the right or left, in case the wall studs are a little off-center. You can also make small adjustments after the mount is affixed to the wall to level it, or even change the height. And the handy ClickStand at the bottom of each vertical brace swings out to prop your mounted TV away from the wall, to make cable hookup a breeze — without removing the TV from the mount.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • fits most flat-panel plasma and LCD TVs from 37"-65"
  • heavy-gauge steel construction with powder-coated finish
  • supports up to 150 lbs.
  • mount holds TV approximately 7/8" from wall
  • tilt range: -10°
  • built-in ClickStands hold a mounted TV out from the wall for cable installation
  • ProSet allows post-installation horizontal adjustments of up to −5° to +5° and slight height adjustments
  • stud-mounting required
  • movable brackets for off-center stud placement
  • includes all necessary hardware
  • 35-5/8"W x 24-1/16"H x 7/8"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Wall plate
  • 2 TV mounting brackets
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M4 x 12mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M5 x 12mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M6 x 14mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M8 x 16mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M4 x 30mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M5 x 30mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M6 x 25mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M8 x 20mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M4 x 40mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M5 x 40mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M6 x 40mm)
  • 4 Philips-head bolts (M8x 45mm)
  • 4 Hex-head lag bolts (length=2.5")
  • 4 Plastic spacers (14mm)
  • 4 Plastic spacers (24mm)
  • 4 Flat washers (for lag bolts)
  • 4 Flat washers (M4/M5)
  • 4 Flat washers (M6/M8)
  • 4 Plastic caps
  • 4 Wall anchors
  • Hex key
  • Instruction Manual

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Features
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Features

Overview: The Sanus VisionMount VLT15 Super Slim tilting-mount places 37"-65" TVs just 0.875" from the wall, yet still allows up to 10° of tilting capability. The VLT15 features the revolutionary Adjustable Virtual Axis technology, which allows tilt tension to be adjusted to compensate for a variety of TV depths. Unlike other ultra-thin mounts on the market, the VLT15 also offers additional exclusive features that make it incredibly easy to install and use. ProSet post-installation height and leveling adjustments allow the TV to be perfectly positioned after hanging. ClickStand technology holds the TV away from the wall for easy cable access without having to remove the TV from the mount. Wall plate mounting holes are designed to accommodate 16" or 24" on-center studs.

Compatibility: The VLT15universal wall-mount bracket is designed to fit flat-panel plasma and LCD monitors from 37" to 65". The TV can have a maximum weight of 150 pounds.

Construction: The bracket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel and high-impact plastic with a durable powder-coated black finish.

Super Slim Design: This super slim tilting mount sits just .875" from wall to complement the sleek look of ultra-thin flat-panel TVs.

Mounting: The wall plate must be mounted to wall studs or anchored to a brick, block, or concrete wall using the supplied lag bolts. The slots in the wall plate can accommodate a variety of stud spacing, allowing you to easily mount the TV to wall studs that are 16" or 24" on center. Once the wall plate is anchored to the wall studs and the monitor brackets (with the TV attached) are hooked onto the wall plate, the TV can slide left or right, allowing you to center the TV on the wall. The ProSet feature allows you to also make height and level adjustments. After the TV is secured, it will be held approximately 0.875" from the wall.

Note: Each monitor bracket has multiple bolt holes and can accommodate vertical hole spacing (on the back of the TV) up to 21.625" (550mm). Since the monitor brackets can slide on the wall plate, the horizontal hole spacing on the back of the TV can range from 3.9375" (100mm) to 32.4375" (823mm).

Steel Stud Mounting: If you wish to mount this Sanus wall mount in a building with steel stud walls, you will need the Sanus SSMK1 Steel Stud Mounting Kit (051SSMK1). Steel stud walls are typically found in commercial applications, such as office buildings, warehouses, and condominiums.

Mounting Hardware/Bolt Pattern: The VLT15 comes with M4, M5, M6, and M8 bolts to mount the monitor brackets to your TV. Given the mounting bracket's range of motion, it will accommodate the VESA100, 200, 400, 200 x 100, 300 x 200, 400 x 200, 400 x 300, 600 x 400, 800 x 400, and 800 x 500 mounting hole patterns in accordance with industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association.

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.

Virtual Axis Technology: Once the TV is secured to the wall, you can adjust the TV's angle. With the Virtual Axis fingertip tilt system, the TV can tilt 10° down, and you can lock the position by simply tightening a knob on each monitor bracket.

ClickStand: The VLT15's ClickStand feature allows you to tilt the bottom of the TV outward and hold it there, giving you easy access to the back panel for connecting cables. Once all the cables have been plugged in, you can release the ClickStand and securely lock the TV into position on the wall plate.

Quick Release Tabs: Convenient quick-release tabs stay hidden behind your mounted TV, and easily pull down to unlock it from wall plate for cable access.

Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the VLT15:

  • Stud finder
  • Awl
  • Level
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Electric drill
  • Drill bits: 1/8" (wood studs) and 5/16" (masonry)
  • Wrench or ratchet and socket: 1/2"

Dimensions

Wall Plate: W = 35.4375", H = 15.0", D = 0.875"

Monitor Brackets: W = 4.0" (4.1875" including knobs), H = 23.5", D = 0.875"

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Quality Product

Written By Orly, Bronx on Monday, December 15, 2014

With this I was able to install in 1.5 hours. I could only use two studs, each 16" apart, mostly because the tv would only center with two, but also the mount did not have holes close enough to the ends to hit another stud. Two studs top and bottom are more than adequate for my tv which weighs about 40lbs. I used wall anchors for the last two holes for good measure. I added spacers because my ethernet cable was not recessed. I also connected the wires to the back of the tv before mounting it to the wall. The mount locks into place with release cables to use the kickstand or to dismount the tv. The kickstand feature lets the bottom end of the tv move away from the wall to reach wires. The tilt is excellent; with just a push of the hand at the top of the tv it adjusts and stays where you left it. Read the instructions regarding the tilt feature and the thickness of your tv. Very easy to install with the right features to make installation simple as possible.

Pros: Easy to install, tilt and release mechanism

Cons: None

great easy mount!

Written By thetemp1, Somerset, ma on Monday, December 08, 2014

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Excellent mount and easy to install!!

Cons: None

quality product

Written By jm, Seattle, wa on Monday, November 24, 2014

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Quality product that is easy to install. Once you get the tv set on the top bar the bottom locks in place so you know you're set. Only complaint was the screws wouldn't work on my Samsung tv so had to go to the local hardware store to get the correct length

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Screws wouldn't work with tv

Sanus VLT15B

Written By Dave, Wadsworth, Ohio on Monday, November 24, 2014

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Easy to install but the tilt function does not lock if you have a heavy TV. Our TV is about 100 pounds and the tilt lock will not hold the TV. I had to rig the lock to hold the TV. Fingers crossed it holds up!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Tilt lock does not lock on heavy TV's

Great Mount...my 3rd

Written By Rich, FL on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Only use Sanus, great quality. Can't wait to mount the TV

Pros: Quality

Sanus VLT15B

Written By Bill, Ramsey, NJ on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Essentially a straight forward install, though viewing videos on the Sanus website was helpful. Adding the brackets to my Samsung UN60H7150 was confusing at first because I was unable to determine the proper combination of spacers to complete the attachment. Ultimately I had to run to the hardware store just before they closed at 5pm on a Saturday (with Buckeye football looming in 3 hours!!!) to purchase additional washers to achieve the correct spacing. Once this was done though, I had no issues mounting the wall unit and attaching the TV. I even did this solo, though I would definitely recommend having assistance! One helpful note: be sure and attach all of your cabling (power, HDMI, infrared, RJ-45) BEFORE mounting the TV. Even with the kickstand feature, there's still not much room to work behind the TV.

Pros: Straight-forward overall install. Very sturdy. TV looks great, and I'm happy with the unit.

Cons: Did not come with correct spacers for my TV model. Kickstand feature still doesn't allow much (if any) room to work begind the TV

Nice Mount

Written By MSV, Minneapolis, MN on Monday, October 06, 2014

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I was very happy with this mount. It was very easy to assemble.

Pros: Very clear instructions. Everything was pretty easy to assemble.

Cons: The pictures of the diagrams could have been done better.

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Written By dag, rhode island on Friday, September 26, 2014

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Mounting a Samsung 7150 65" tv was looking for a low profile quality mount with the smallest gap between wall and tv with a tilt mount . Sanus vlt15b was not only a great quality item but the price offered by Crutchfield was much cheaper than any other retailer with free shipping and fast . Searching the internet this was the best mount , unless you need a full movement . This mount has tilt only .

Pros: Great price . Easy installation . Quality price if they still have them available.

Cons: The only negative would be if you needed a full movement side to side .

Great wallmount

Written By Roger, Kewanna Indiana on Monday, July 28, 2014

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Great Wall mount. Very easy to install. Worked we'll with curved screen samsung 4k led tv. Used the large spacers.

Pros: Easy install. Looks and works great

Cons: None

TV Mount

Written By Ando, College Station on Friday, February 28, 2014

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Works well

Pros: Price

Cons: None

Sanus VLT15B

Written By John D, Atherton, Ca on Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Well built and works as advertised. Easy to install and reasonably priced.

Pros: Installed with limited help from one other person. Easy to understand installation instructions. Tilt feature works well.

Cons: none

Nice and very slim mount

Written By D. Orr, North Texas on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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This mount has it all. It's very slim so be ready to have help during your TV mounting. I placed my TV over the fireplace so its pretty high. The mount has a "kickstand" so you can flip the bottom out and work behind the TV. Needless to say, if you have "man" hands this won't happen. It's just to slim. I had a three person install, two holding the TV and the third plugging everything up. We were able to mount the TV and then make some minor adjustments. Overall I'm very impressed with the mount and the TV is tilted the full 10 degrees forward and you still can't really see anything behind it. The TV was so heavy I didn't want to take it off the mount to make any small adjustments, like the moving the plastic tabs used to release the bottom.

Pros: Slim mount design! Adjustments after installation to level or adjust height. Construction material, it felt heavy duty.

Cons: Slim mount design. Just be ready it mounts so close to the wall there is no room to work behind it. Have people on hand and get everything hooked up and hang it.

Perfect fit.

Written By Rich, Pa on Monday, December 23, 2013

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I bought this for the Sony XBR65 900A and was concerned that the 3" thickness at the bottom of the TV would not allow the tv to tilt enough. It worked out perfectly allowing the tv to tilt.

Pros: Easy install. Nice tilt and removing features.

Cons: None.

Geat wall mount

Written By Tim, Bois D Arc, Missouri on Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Great functioning wall mount. Easy to install and mount TV. I have a 60 inch Panasonic plasma mounted on this. Tilt and leveling functions worked well.

Pros: Nice slim mounting. Tilt and leveling work good.

Cons: Instructions could be somewhat more detailed. The click stands that hold the TV away from the wall for plugging in cables does not leave you very much room. But considering how close it mounts the TV to the wall its understandable.

quality Product

Written By Joe M, Long Island, NY on Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Quality Product. It took me a little time to sort out the installation process. This was the 1st time I attempted to mount a flat panel on the wall. The instructions were a little light, the pictures were good, but I sorted it out. Called SANUS customer service to confirm a few things - they were EXCELLENT!

Drilled an extra set of holes to mount on 3 studs and keep the frame centered. Worked fine.

Super stealth and sturdy.

I would definately purchase this product again.

Next time it will be a piece of cake to install (as always).

Sanus VLT15B

Written By RickA, Battleground, WA on Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Mount arrived with a broken rivet on the wall plate so I repaired that. It
appears sturdy enough but to support a 100 pound + tv I would prefer it to span
three studs on 16" center rather than two. The big issue for me was the "Pro
Set" leveling screws that are designed to be used to fine level the TV (+/-
0.25" on each side) once it is already up on the mount. They would not adjust
and I was unable to resolve a 3/8" out of level condition. Will probably be
returning.

Sanus VLT15B

Written By Anonymous, El Cajon Ca on Monday, January 24, 2011

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Easy to install does all it promises...

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i really like this mount.i installed three of them.i did rub the wires through the wall, i think thats usually the point to wall mounting is to hide the wires and have a nice clean look.i have never had a problem conecting the wires. but those tv's also had cable hook ups on the side,there is usually enough room espeasially if u tilt it down a little witch u are probly planning on seeings how u bought a tilting mount.i would recomend holding the tv up on the wall were u want it and see where the wire plug ins are on your tv then run the wires acordingly through the walls.good luck [ ROBERT  Dec 13, 2014 ]
Most of the connectors come out the side of my TV and there are recessed plugs in the back. I have had to pull out on the bottom of the set so that it props up on the mounts included in the mounting package a few times to get my hands in there but I never needed to consider cutting holes in the wall. [ CHRIS  Dec 11, 2014 ]
Hi, I use this mount with right-angle HDMI connectors, right-angle power cords, and wall-mounted cables and get full range of motion. Mike [ MICHAEL P  Dec 10, 2014 ]
I used my mount on a 65" Panasonic. I did have to use a recessed in-the-wall outlet for my electrical and cables which I ran down through the wall to my Blue ray and Receiver. There isn't enough clearance behind the mount to use even a 90 degree plug. If your TV has connectors on the side you may be able to run the cables straight down but they would be exposed. [ Richard  Dec 10, 2014 ]
Depending on the TV and where the connections are, you could definitely run into a problem with wires preventing the TV from setting flush. I ran the wires inside the wall and still found it difficult to attach HTMI cables. I would have done better to locate where the wires came out after I test fit the mount with the TV. It does work well, the TV has a low profile and all the wires are hidden but it's a gamble. The real problem is you need the mount to know if it will work. So save the packaging and make sure you can return it! [ David  Dec 10, 2014 ]
I had to use spacers on my 50' Samsung to allow clearance for the cables. I had to find bolts form a previously purchased mount, the ones that came with the mount were not sized right with the spacers. Sometimes a mount can be too close to the wall. [ JAMES  Dec 10, 2014 ]

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