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Tilting wall mount for flat-panel TVs 32"-70"
Our take on the Sanus VMPL50A-B1 by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
The durable Sanus VMPL50A-B1 mount holds your flat-panel TV just 1-1/4" from the wall. It can support a TV with screen size up to 70" and weighing up to 150 lbs.
Sanus' Virtual Axis technology lets you adjust the viewing angle with the touch of a finger. You can lock the viewing position by simply tightening a knob no tools required. You can also make small adjustments after the mount is affixed to the wall, to level it, or even change the height.
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.
Easy to install, and has a good viewing angle.
KenR, New York, NY
What's in the Box:
- Wall plate
- 2 TV mounting brackets
- 4 Philips-head bolts (M4 x 12mm)
- 4 Philips-head bolts (M4 x 30mm)
- 4 Philips-head bolts (M6 x 14mm)
- 4 Philips-head bolts (M6 x 40mm)
- 4 Philips-head bolts (M8 x 16mm)
- 4 Philips-head bolts (M8 x 40mm)
- Four M4 flat-washers
- Four M6/M8 flat-washers
- 4 Shoulder washers
- Four 14mm spacers
- Four 24mm spacers
- Four 5/16" x 2-3/4" lag-bolts
- 4 Flat-washers (for lag-bolts)
- 4 Lag-bolt anchors
- 3/16" x 10" hex-key
- Instructions booklet
- fits most flat-panel plasma and LCD TVs from 32"-70"
- supports TVs up to 150 lbs.
- tilt range: +8.5° to -10°
- holds TV 1-1/4" from wall
- ProSet lets you make micro-adjustments in height and level after mounting
- Virtual Axis provides smooth tilt motion with just the touch of a finger for easy adjustment
- heavy-gauge steel construction with powder-coated finish
- stud-mounting required
- includes all necessary hardware
- 30"W x 18-1/2"H x 1-13/16"D
- warranty: 10 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Sanus VMPL50A-B1 Reviews
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Overview: The Sanus VisionMount VMPL50A is a tilting wall-mount for 32" to 70" flat-panel TVs. The VMPL50A's solid heavy-gauge steel construction offers a sleek, high-tech look while providing strength and durability. The VMPL50A utilizes Sanus Systems' Virtual Axis tilting system to provide easy adjustment of viewing angle with just the touch of a finger. The Sanus wall-mount also features ProSet post-installation height and leveling adjustment to ensure your TV is perfectly positioned after hanging. Adjustable TV brackets offer lateral shift ability to allow perfect TV placement, even with off-center wall studs. Your flat-panel TV will be positioned just 1.8125" from the wall for a clean, low-profile appearance.
Compatibility: The Sanus VMPL50A universal wall-mount bracket is designed to fit flat-panel plasma and LCD monitors from 32" to 70". The TV can have a maximum weight of 150 pounds.
Construction: The bracket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel with a durable powder coated black finish.
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 snapped into the wall plate, the TV can slide left to right, allowing you to center the TV on the wall. After the TV is secured, it will be held approximately 1.8125" 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 17.25" (437mm). Since the monitor brackets can slide on the wall plate, the horizontal hole spacing on the back of the TV can range from 1.9375" to 26.5" (48 to 673mm).
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 VMPL50A comes with M4, M6, and M8 bolts to mount the monitor brackets 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:
- 100mm x 100mm
- 200mm x 100mm
- 200mm x 200mm
- 300mm x 200mm
- 300mm x 300mm
- 400mm x 200mm
- 400mm x 300mm
- 400mm x 400mm
- 500mm x 200mm
- 500mm x 300mm
- 500mm x 400mm
- 600mm x 400mm
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.
Rail Design: The wall-mount's rail design allows your mounted television to shift left and right for perfect placement, even with off-center studs.
ProSet Post-Installation: The ProSet feature allows you to also make height (+/-5") and level (+/-2.5°) adjustments.
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 8.5° up or 10° down, and you can lock the position by simply tightening a knob on each monitor bracket.
Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the VMPL50A:
- Stud finder
- Tape Measure
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- Electric drill
- Drill bits: 7/32" (wood studs) and 3/8" (masonry)
- Wrench or ratchet and socket: 1/2"
- Width = 30.0"
- Height = 7.125"
- Depth = 0.5"
- Width = 1.8125" (3.1875" w/ knob)
- Height = 18.5"
- Depth = 1.625"
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