Sanus Premium Series VLT5
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Great wall mount - relatively easy to install with clear instructions.
The Sanus Premium Series VLT5 tilt mount features fingertip control so you can easily adjust the tilt without tools. The mount can support TVs with screen sizes from 51" to 80" and weighing up to 125 lbs.
The mount lets you tilt your TV up for easy cable connections.
Once you've secured the brace to the wall, the mount just slides into position. A safety lock that closes with an audible click lets you know it's securely in place. The mount can be shifted slightly left or right on the wall plate so the TV is centered, even if your wall studs are off-center.
Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of mounts that work with your specific TV.
Tell the Sanus HeightFinder™ Installation Assistant how high you want your TV, and it tells you exactly where to drill.
Good, sturdy TV wall mount. Easy to install, well made
Peter, Scotch Plains, NJ
Average Customer Review(s):
Great wall mount - relatively easy to install with clear instructions.
Good, sturdy TV wall mount. Easy to install, well made
Pros: Sturdy, well made close to wall bracket for 65" TV, easy to install and mount TV.
Cons: Very minor criticism, and will apply to ALL TV wall mounts that are close to the wall. It's difficult to tighten the knobs for angling the TV screen once it's on the wall, so we tightened the knobs up first and then mounted TV on the bracket.
Works well with 75" Sony
Pros: Easy to install
Works well with 75" Sony
Pros: Easy to use and install
Sanus goes out of their way to make installation of their mounts as easy as possible. They provide good written instructions, and their website offers very helpful apps and videos. While there were a couple bumps along the way, I managed to get the mount (and TV) installed correctly. One issue I have, and the reason I docked it one star, is that the TV tilt doesn't hold its place. No matter how much I tighten the tilt knobs, the TV will slowly tilt down. Other than that, I have every confidence that the mount will hold the TV in place for the duration.
Pros: Good, heavy mount Good directions Lots of help on the Sanus website
Cons: The tilt doesn't hold the TV at the desired angle
This is by far the best wall mount I have ever purchased. It's easier to install, much better quality than expected. The mount is able to mount the tv very close to the wall which is what I had hoped for and still is able to have some movement to angle the tv down. I would buy this again. I installed a 65 inch tv.
Easy install. Great instructions. Solid mount that is future proof for when I get a larger TV.
A very stout and easy to install TV mount. Has a nice clean look. This supported my 75 Sony TV with no issues. The provided template also assisted in planing, as well as the online tool that tells you where to drill your holes. I needed the bottom of the TV to clear the center channel speaker and stand, and the online tool made this a snap. The plastic level bubble they provided was way off. Use your own tools and your own studfinder.
Pros: - Sanus website has a great guide on what height to drill holes. - Provided Template works great.
Cons: - The provided level was pretty cheap, and it was "off" when compared to my regular level.
Good quality construction well made. Can adjust the amount of drag on the arms so it can tilt easy before you put the tv on the wall. Can slide left or right several inches.
Easy to follow directions and a breeze to install.
Great product at a great price. Received very quickly.
Excellent TV tilt mount.
Pros: Quality construction
Bought this to mount our new 55" OLED. This wall mount is nicely built and easy to install. Sufficiently robust and uncomplicated mechanism with adequate tilt adjustment range. Kind of funny, since the bracket is hidden from view after the TV is mounted; however, I like the covers Sanus uses to hide the wall-mounting bolts.
Pros: Strong, easy to install, clean lines, adequate range of adjustment.
Great product. Easy to install and adjust so you can hit the studs and still have the TV where you wanted it. This is made for wood studs as the bolts and screws are supplied. The manufacturer also recommends this model for walls with metal studs. Just an FYI you need to order the metal stud kit separately. Ask me how I know?
Pros: Good tilt and enough room between the tv and the wall. Can use with metal studs, but....
Cons: Use with metal studs requires separate purchase of specialized wall anchors.
Have used Sanus before (BLT1). Real easy install. Directions are clear and easy to follow.
Pros: Well made. Would purchase again.
Great product and easy to install
Great quality TV mount. Worth the money to purchase a premium quality mount. Saves time and effort in the long run. I recommend this mount highly
Pros: Includes a neat little stud finder
Sanus quality, great value!
Pros: Excellent instructions, good value for design, weight limit.
While you can buy cheaper wall mounts, the Sanus products are totally quality. Their documentation and design are worth the extra cost. I bought two of these after reading multiple raving reviews and glad I did. I have bought cheaper mounts in the past and you definitely get what you pay for.
Pros: Great build quality, excellent documentation printed and online
Very good solid mount. It has a tilt feature which can be used to reduce glare
Pros: Quality mount
Great product. Very easy to install.
Sturdy mount that was easy to install and to make adjustments. I mounted a 60lb 60" TV, so didn't max out the weight limit, but I pulled on the wall mount piece and have great confidence. The included probe made it easy to find the edges of studs.
Cons: At full price, may not be a good value, but I was able to get it on sale and it was priced very competitively.
I mounted a 55" Sony and it looks great. This is a solid design and has great horizontal flexibility to locate the studs and then adjust your TV to Center. It should easily hold a larger panel, which I'll upgrade to down the road.
Pros: Easy installation and good instruction manual
Cons: May take 2 people for some due to the weight of the TV
used for my LG OLED and installs easily. my situation required drilling into studs that were not exactly standard - so it can reach beyond 18" and you can get centered however you wish. one thing to note is that this slim profile doesnt allow much room to connect up cables.
Pros: install, non standard installs
Cons: room for cables
This stand works well with a 65" TV. It doesn't stick out too far and the tilt is pretty nice.
Would give it five stars except it was a little expensive.
Pros: easy to install.quality piece
Cons: Expensive for what it is
Easy to install and easy to mount the TV. The tilt angle is just right for good viewing.
Pros: Priced right and works right.
As noted in several other reviews, there are not enough screw different lengths supplied for mounting the TV to the bracket. Although the local Hardware Store did have the length that was needed, nobody wants to stop the process of installing a TV to run to the Hardware Store. There are competitive products that are cheaper, and have the needed hardware included...
Pros: Works as expected. It is nice looking, as well as very sturdy construction.
Cons: Not enough, or proper hardware included with the mount.
Easy to hang. Very low profile.
Great product good price easy to install. Used by some of the top Electronic installers in my area.
Pros: Easy to install comes with a mounting stencil and a stud finer
Sanus is head and shoulders above the competition! A level/stud finder tool is included, that makes mount placement simple. Additionally, the Sanus website includes "HeightFinder;" a web based app that helps find the correct height placement of the mount, to achieve the desired monitor placement.
Pros: Easy to follow instructions. Great level/stud finder tool included. Web app to aid in measurements.
Quality mount, easy to install and adjust the tilt. It comes with a nicely printed and detailed instructions. This is my second Sanus product (one full motion and this) and I am extremely satisfied with both. This mount even looks great when the TV is off the wall in case you ever need to temporarily take the TV off, it doesn't look like a huge hunk of metal bolted to the wall like other ones. Thanks to Crutchfield for having the best price available online at the time of purchase.
This TV mount was very easy to install with simple instructions and a template to help drill the holes in the wall. Works great with my 65" Samsung.
Pros: Holds TV close to wall Simple to install
Very sleek tv mount, makes tv look amazing
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: small amount of space behind tv
Easy to install with simple written instructions.Excellent sturdy quality with easy tilt adjustment.
Top of the line product, great service from Crutchfield, very easy to install
Nicely made heavy duty mount. Holds my 65" no problem. Plenty of left/right adjustment.
Pros: Nice product.
Pros: Flat to wall. Does not tilt on own. Strong.
Cons: Flat to wall so adding and extra cable is tough
This mount fits extremely close to the wall and we have a slight froward tilt. There are no wires visisble from the sides. Agaiin, this one is great for our 60" 4K.
I did not install, but the professional that did had no trouble and the mount is excellent.
Pros: Most DYI persons would find installation easy with great directions.
Easy to install and it holds the TV. Simple!
This mount was easy to install. Comes with a template which is a big help. Plenty of hardware and good instructions. There is not much room to access the back of the TV with this mount.
Pros: Easy installation.
Cons: Poor access to rear connections
Excellent Mount, Easy to install.
Pros: Excellent Mount, was east to install. Works great with the TV
Cons: A bit tough to get underneath to get to the cable box if needed.
Easier than the old ones that you used to have a big allen wrench for. Did not tighten as tight, but it stays in place so no complaints. None of the included screws/spacers combination fit my TV flush (Samsung 65 inch). Luckily I had some screws left over from my old mounting kit (same brand) that fit perfectly. I needed the fat screws with a shorter length. Two fat screw types were included. One was too long with the spacer added, and one was too short with the spacer but too long without the spacer. If you don't have screws laying around, you can cut the spacers. Still would be nice if they included more like with my previous purchase of this brand.
Pros: Easy to install The template was good. First time I had seen one with a template. Good brand for TV mounts
Cons: Not too many choices on screws to fit your TV Tilt not as tight as older models
Easy to install. high quality, sturdy product, never disappointed with a Sanus tv mount. I used it to hang a 55" Vizio . I'm very happy with my purchase and would buy it again. It was easy for two people to hang the tv on the mount. The mount also leaves enough room away from the wall to connect your cables.
Pros: easy to install, good directions, high quality product
Crutchfield recommended it was easy to install and fast service
Pros: Easy to use
TV Wall-Mount Bracket: The Sanus Premium Series VLT5 TV wall-mount bracket tilts to give you the best view from the floor or couch. The fingertip tilt allows for easy TV adjustments and tilts the TV back for easy cable access. The VLT5 wall-mount brackets allows your TV to slide from side-to-side for perfect positioning on the wall, and a safety tab provides a safe and easy connection you can hear.
TV Capacity: The VLT5 wall-mount bracket is designed to support flat-panel TVs from 51" to 80", weighing up to 125 lbs.
VESA Mount Bolt Pattern: The VLT5's TV bracket consists of two vertical brackets with multiple slots that can accommodate a vertical hole spacing of 200mm-400mm on back of your TV. The vertical brackets slide along the VLT5's horizontally-mounted wall bracket, accommodating a horizontal hole spacing of 200mm-700mm on back of your television. The Sanus VLT5 comes with M4, M5, M6, and M8 size bolts of differing lengths to mount the bracket to your TV. 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:
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.
Wall Plate: The wall plate must be mounted to wall studs or anchored to a brick, block, or concrete wall using the supplied lag bolts (and wall-anchors). The slots in the wall plate can accommodate a variety of stud spacing, allowing you to easily mount the VLT5 to wall studs that are 16" or 24" on center.
Construction: The bracket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel and high-impact plastic with a durable powder-coated black finish.
Adjustments: Your TV can slide left or right along the wall-mount bracket, allowing you to center the TV on the wall. There is also a level adjustment screw on top of either TV bracket to raise or lower the sides of the TV. In addition, you can tilt your TV from -7° to + 12° in order to give you a better viewing angle of your wall-mounted TV; tension knobs tighten the bracket in place. Tilting the TV also provides easier access to cable connections on back of the televisions.
Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the VLT5:
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Have had success with previous Sanus TV wall mounts. [ BOB Sep 30, 2018 ]
They are easy to get level. [ A Sep 17, 2018 ]
My second one [ Raymond Sep 13, 2018 ]
Recommendation from Mack [ Randall May 12, 2018 ]
It had good reviews [ Ken Apr 19, 2018 ]
It looked solid [ Ken Apr 19, 2018 ]
online recommendations [ Sue Apr 03, 2018 ]
recommended by customer service [ Brandon Mar 22, 2018 ]
Recommended by Robert Heron [ Thomas Feb 18, 2018 ]
Trusted name and great reviews helped me pick this wall mount. [ David Feb 13, 2018 ]
Recommended equipment to mount a 55" TV above a fireplace mantel. [ JAMES Nov 27, 2017 ]
Slim and close to wall [ Ross Nov 25, 2017 ]
I already bought one for a 55" tv I mounted high in the bedroom. Now I want another for my 65" main tv. [ Steven Nov 25, 2017 ]
Sansus mount finder recommended this mount [ Roger Nov 20, 2017 ]
reviews [ adrian Oct 31, 2017 ]
It seems to be the best choice for my tv installation I need the tilting function [ Juvenal Sep 24, 2017 ]
Quality, price [ Ed Jul 03, 2017 ]
thin profile on wall mount [ David Jul 03, 2017 ]
It looks very similar to the Vizio one we have so we know how it works. I chose Crutchfield for fast and free shipping also. [ Christina May 29, 2017 ]
Wide range of motion [ John Apr 03, 2017 ]
Previous success from Sanus [ L Mar 23, 2017 ]
Great Price!! [ Charles Mar 17, 2017 ]
Highly recommended by Commercial SOund Dept. [ Denis ARTHUR Jan 22, 2017 ]
advisor recommended [ Timothy Jan 07, 2017 ]
good price for tilt mount by solid company, sanus [ WILLIAM Jan 04, 2017 ]
Not too bad of a price and Sanus is always great quality. [ Jason Dec 26, 2016 ]
Price and features [ Harold Dec 25, 2016 ]
Christmas gift to use with older flat screen tv. [ L Myron Dec 10, 2016 ]
i like flexible wall mount to keep the tv flat against the wall but I can adjust up and down [ Joseph Nov 29, 2016 ]
Good value (excellent quality for reasonable price) [ Issidor Nov 29, 2016 ]
Good reviews [ Glenn Oct 05, 2016 ]
because it had good reviews [ Lionell Sep 18, 2016 ]
great price for a high quality wall mount [ RICHARD Aug 23, 2016 ]
They were on sale [ HECTOR Aug 10, 2016 ]
Advisor Cosmo assisted me in making the decision Cosmo's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=214 [ Joseph A. Jun 05, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield product specialist for my 55" TV. [ M Apr 13, 2016 ]
degree of downward tilt. [ WILLIAM E Jan 28, 2016 ]
Recommended by Sanus website for the Sony 940C. [ Robert Dec 17, 2015 ]
I'd say it's no more than 3" off of the surface of the wall probably. I took a photo to upload but don't see a way to upload pics here. [ Jeff Aug 28, 2018 ]
Very close, I bought this one and a swivel or articulate type and I would always pay the extra money in the future to have the added space to get to the hdmi's and other ports. Its easiest if you plug them all in before hanging tv on mount for the flusher mount [ Adam Aug 28, 2018 ]
It sits about 1 inch off the wall and is perfect. [ Michael Aug 28, 2018 ]
Not far. I have mine tilted toward my couch (few degrees down) and the bottom of the tv (65 inch) is at the wall. Obviously this means the top of the tv is away from the wall. Haven't measured but it's maybe a couple inches. [ MICHEAL Aug 28, 2018 ]
I bought this for a Sony XBR65A1E and it great. I don't know about any other TV. [ Timothy Sep 21, 2017 ]
should be no problem at all. [ jon Mar 25, 2017 ]
We used this mount on an LG TV. Easy to install and mount the TV Worked great. Reps at Crutchfield answered our question about what mount was correct. They were they only ones we talked to that knew what VESA 400x400 was. Thank you Crutchfield. [ Valerie Nov 29, 2014 ]
The mount will work and it is a solid sturdy mount [ ALAN H Nov 27, 2014 ]
Yes, it is. We used it to mount a 55" and 60" Samsung Smart TV. just follow the instructions and check the site to guide you on how to measure the height from the floor for ultimate viewing. [ TINA Nov 26, 2014 ]
I'm not sure what you mean by "worthy", Andrew, but I am satisfied with my mount, which I used with my 60" Sony. It is well designed for the most part, although the latches where the vertical struts lock into the wall frame can be a bit tricky. It should work with virtually any TV of this size range that has a rectangular arrangement of mounting points provided you take the time to find the studs in your wall to mount the frame. Depending on the requirements of your TV, you also may have to buy mounting hardware (essentially hex head bolts and lock washers) other than those supplied with the unit. They were M8x1.25, as I recall, but the lengths didn't work with my TV. Almost any good hardware store should have a variety of lengths available in this metric size. [ RICK Nov 25, 2014 ]
This is a great product. I mounted my 65 inch Samsung smart TV with no problem. [ Ryan Nov 25, 2014 ]
Yes, I is placed a 60 on it, and it will hold up to a 75. [ ALAN H Nov 25, 2014 ]
This is an awesome TV mount with easy to install instructions and 'dismount' clips. Follow manufacturer instructions as to the dimensions and weight of atV the mount supports. [ Maryellen Nov 25, 2014 ]