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Sanus Premium Series VLT5

Tilt wall mount for 51"-80" TVs

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Overview

Our take on the Sanus Premium Series VLT5

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 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.

Sanus VLT5 tilt TV mount

The mount lets you tilt your TV up for easy cable connections.

A safe design for mounting

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.

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:

  • designed for TVs 51"-80"
  • supports up to 125 lbs.
  • vertical tilt range: +12° to -7° (may vary with size of TV)
  • easy one finger tilt adjustment
  • stud-mounting required
  • mounting hardware included
  • 30-7/8"W x 17-311/16"H x 2-1/4"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Wall bracket. 2 TV brackets
  • Four M4 x 30mm
  • Four M5 x 30mm
  • Four M6 x 35mm
  • Four M8 x 35mm
  • Four M4/M5 washers
  • Four M6/M8 washers
  • 4 Spacers
  • Four 5/16" x 3-1/2" lag bolts
  • 4 Wall anchors
  • Magnetic stud-finder/level
  • Wall-mount template
  • Instruction Manual
  • Stud Finder/Level note
  • Online Product Registration
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Features

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:

  • 200mm x 200mm
  • 300mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 400mm
  • 500mm x 300mm
  • 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.

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:

  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder/level (included)
  • Drill
  • 7/32 Drill bit (for wood studs)
  • 3/8" Drill bit (for masonry)
  • 1/2" Socket wrench
  • Screw driver
  • Hammer

Dimensions:

  • Wall Bracket:
    • Width = 30.9375"
    • Height = 7.25"
    • Depth = 0.9375"
  • TV Brackets:
    • Width = 2.3125"
    • Height = 17.6875"
    • Depth = 2.0625"

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Why did you buy this?

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 ]

3 questions already asked

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 ]
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