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BDI Arena 9970 Flat-panel TV Swivel Mount

for TVs 40"-70"

3 Reviews | 2 questions - 2 answers

Item # 6319970

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Our take on the BDI Arena 9970 Flat-panel TV Swivel Mount

The BDI Arena 9970 mount attaches to the back of select BDI audio/video cabinets. It positions your TV just above the cabinet, and provides a great solution for places where you can't — or prefer not to — drill into the wall. The 9970 can support a flat-panel TV with a screen size from 40" to 70". The mount also swivels slightly from left to right for minor viewing adjustments. A channel in the bracket hides cables running to the TV, maintaining a clean, uncluttered look.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with select BDI cabinets
  • supports flat-panel TVs 40"-70"
  • supports up to 175 lbs.
  • mounted TV swivels slightly from left to right
  • 58-3/4"H x 37-3/4"W x 5-1/2"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Swiveling bracket assemblies
  • Horizontal mounting bracket
  • 2 Vertical mounting brackets
  • Spine
  • 2 Cabinet mount brackets
  • Four M8 x 40mm bolts
  • Four M6 x 40mm bolts
  • Four M5 x 40mm bolts
  • Four M4 x 40mm bolts
  • Four M8 x 20mm bolts
  • Four M6 x 20mm bolts
  • Four M5 x 20mm bolts
  • Four M4 x 20mm bolts
  • Ten 5/16" x 1/8" screws
  • Four 5/16" x 1-3/4" screws
  • Four 5/16" x 3/8" screws
  • 12 Flat-washers
  • 2 Leveling discs
  • Four 3/8" nuts
  • 2 Jam nuts
  • 4 Small spacers
  • 4 Large spacers
  • 5mm Allen wrench
  • Assembly Instructions

Super easy to install and looks great. No holes in the wall and no wires showing. Easy to position tv too

Dave, Solana beach ca


BDI Arena 9970 Flat-panel TV Swivel Mount Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Easy to install

Dave from Solana beach ca on 3/25/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super easy to install and looks great. No holes in the wall and no wires showing. Easy to position tv too

Pros: Nice looking and easy to install

Cons: Not cheap

BDI Arena 9970

TDP from Spring, TX on 9/12/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great piece of equipment. I matched this with the BDI Cirrus 8157 and love it. It has a LOT of different mounting options so getting the TV at the right height was a breeze. The description indicates it can handle up to a 60 inch TV but I had no issue mounting the Sony XBR-65X900A to it. It looks great and is very sturdy. I especially like that it can hide all of the cables running from the equipment to the TV.

Pros: Strong, sturdy, looks great and has a lot of mounting options.

Cons: None yet

BDI Arena 9970 Flat-panel TV Swivel Mount

Rain365/365 from Beaverton, OR on 5/4/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

While it was only rated for a 60" TV, I had no problem mounting a 65" Panasonic TCP65GT30 Plasma TV to a BDI Cirrus 8157 with plenty of adjustment room to spare. It's a great combination, the TV is securely mounted to the stand with no chance of tipping over and it's easy to move to access the rear for changing or moving cables and components. A nice clean look, I'm really happy with all three items.




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Overview: The Arena Flat Panel TV Mount (9970) is a perfect alternative to wall mounting. The Arena Flat Panel TV Mount allows you to secure a flat-panel TV on it's integrated swiveling universal mounting bracket. The sturdy steel support column attaches securely into the back of the following BDI cabinets: Avion Series II 8927 & 8929, Avion Noir Series II 8937, Casata 8629-2, Cirrus 8157, Marina 8729-2, Mirage 8227-2 and Novia 8429-2.

Integrated Mounting Bracket: The included TV bracket allows direct mounting of almost any flat-panel TV measuring 40"-70" with a mounting pattern up to 860mm (H) x 500mm (V).

Integrate Swivel: With an integrated swivel mechanism, the Arena Flat Panel TV Mount allows you to easily rotate your TV so that any seat can be the best seat in the room.

Cable Management: The Arena 9970 offers a wire management system to keep your wires and cords organized for a professional installation.

Mounting Hardware: The Arena Flat Panel TV Mount (9970) comes with 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm mounting hardware.

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2 questions already asked

I'm not sure how you would "mount" the soundbar, but the tv mount offers plenty of adjustability. I have a 42" Hatachi Ultravision mounted high enough to place my Klipsch RC-62 II centered under the tv and it aimed upward towards ear level in my primary seating position. The cabinet has ample room for all my equipment (Denon 3312 / Monster power conditioner on one side and Dish receiver / Oppo and gaming system on the other). I was able to hide all the cables. [ TROY  Sep 05, 2014 ]
That depends on the size and mount location on your TV. I wanted this stand + the BDI Nora cabinet for my 75" Samsung 8000 series TV but was not sure of the fit since BDI indicated a 65" TV maximum. I asked BDI about it and they said the TV probably would not clear the top of the cabinet. I sat down with pen and paper and did the math for the various dimensions and figured it would probably fit - so since Crutchfield allows a 'return for any reason' I decided to take a gamble. I found that the BDI guys' were being HUGELY conservative with their estimates as I can get about a foot and a half clearnace from the top of the cabinet, whereas they said it probably wouldn't have any clearance. I now you are not asking about cabinet clearance - I'm pointing the above out only to say "don't be too swayed by BDI's estimates if you ask them". With the Nora cainet and the Arena stand, I could get the bottom of my TV to be as much as 33" from the floor. That's for a 75" TV which is 37" high and has the mount locations central (not biased towards the top or bottom of the TV). Best I can recommend is that you sketch out a layout of your TV's dimensions compared to mine and see if that allows you the extra 3". Hope that helps. [ Gordon  Dec 17, 2013 ]