Decent mid-range panel mount.
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I've installed several types of Sanus panel mounts over the years and this one is neither the best I've seen nor the worst. The pricier LT25 is far superior, but this one, the VLL5, is still better than the VLT16 I have in the other room. The VLL5's mounting bracket is sturdier and has a lot of holes so that you can easily get lots of bolts into the studs behind the drywall. It also has a good amount of flexibility in mounting height, since there are lots of hole options on the rails that screw to the TV. Finally, it gets the TV nice and close to the wall, by sacrificing tilt capability, which you can get by without, if you're not installing over a fire place. The mechanism which secures those rails to that wall bracket is a whole different story though. The main problem with the VLL5 and the VLT16 (and their other lower-price models, I'd suspect) is the release mechanism to pop it loose from the wall so you can get to the wires. It's a couple of flimsy strings that dangle underneath the TV and generally look silly if you don't tie them up, and then when you need them to actually release the clips, they require a frustrating amount of tugging and cursing to do the job; and it's only a matter of time before one breaks. Sanus need to work on a better solution... they had it perfect with the LT25, which has steel release levers... but I guess that's why it costs 2-3x as much as their other models. Anyway, deducting a star for the crummy release
Pros: Sturdy enough, flexible mounting options (both horizontally and vertically) to suit various TV brands. Easy to match up to your stud placing. Super low profile, given that there's no over-complicated tilt function to fuss with, if you don't need it.
Cons: Bracket release mechanism is terrible. It does work, but it's frustrating, flimsy / cheap, and can look silly if you don't tidy it up well enough. This mount gets the job done, but make sure you have your wiring in place and working (i.e. don't buy cheap HDMI cables) before you snap the TV in place because getting it to pop loose was maddeningly difficult for me. Opt for the far superior Sanus LT25 if you can afford it (available at Crutchfield as well).