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Master Geek

#204328 27-Sep-2016 15:19
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I have a 55inch Samsung LED, and I need a full motion mount that comes along way out from the wall.




I have found the Sanus Premium Series Full-Motion Mount For 51" - 70" flat-panel TV but someone said that these might not fit NZ homes and the distance between studs etc, can anyone confirm?




I have also found the OMP large mount but doesnt come out as far from the wall....




Has anyone got the Sanus mount?




Does it fit with our standard stud width?





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  #1641322 27-Sep-2016 15:29
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Distance between studs is not an exact science and can vary.  If you can locate the studs first that will give you an idea.  Other options are to span the studs with a solid board and then mount the bracket into the board.  If your really keen I would be inclined to remove the cladding, wack in some extra kick-butt solid timber, at the same time build in your cable management, and re-plaster.    

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  #1641484 27-Sep-2016 21:39
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North Bayou do one that might work for you, model SP2 (or NBSP2)


It will swing a 55" TV 90 degrees to the wall (and very nearly do a 60"), and the wall plate spans up to 450mm between studs. They are a very solid mount (rated for 68kgs), I've installed several over the years. They have some top/bottom tilt (+15/-5 degrees) and left/right tilt (+4/-4 degrees) but I remove that piece to get the TV closer to the wall (or flat with the wall if you have about a 50mm cavity). I also once added a light grade steel plate between the mount and the TV to offset the TV even more, and that allowed the TV to go around 180 degrees (up against a window so the customer could watch it from their spa pool). Be careful how you route the cables so they don't get pinched when closed nor stretched when opened, I've found the best way is to cable-tie the cables to the bottom of the lowest arm.


I have bought them from Darkstar in Christchurch in the past, but they are not longer on their website, but a quick Google and there is one on TradeMe from an Auckland retailer (also on their website)




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Master Geek

  #1641517 27-Sep-2016 23:42
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I use cdl for brackets they have several full motion mounts depending on situation the lpa31-463 arm reach is 53mm-518mm load 35kgs and fixes to single stud.

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  #1641539 28-Sep-2016 08:00
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I bought a new mount recently for my 50" Sony. It was  Brateck LPA50-443AL (about $50 from PBTech). 


It extends up to 615mm, which is heaps. It mounts to a single stud and installation was quite straight forward.


I've been really happy with it. It feels sturdy, is easy to move the TV, and still lets the TV sit relatively close to the wall when pushed back.

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  #1641716 28-Sep-2016 12:00
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When I moved into my new house (villa), I went to attach my 46" bravia to the wall where the previous owners had removed their big TV.


Stud finder showed none of the previous drill holes were into stud, just plaster board.....







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