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Topic # 189383 27-Dec-2015 14:37
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Hi. 

I upgraded our bedroom 32 to a 43 over the holidays. The 32" is on a unit which is very similar to this: 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/home-entertainment/televisions/television-wall-brackets/omp-m7430-lite-cantilever-tv-wall-mount-small-23-40-vesa-75-100-200-mount/prod124000.html

The existing tv has a standard 100mm x 100mm VESA Mount. 

The New TV uses a 400 x 300mm mounting system.

Manual only gives instructions on how to mount flush on the wall and includes what is required. I can't use this system because of the design of our bedroom. 

Anyone able to link me to a suitable adapter plate from somewhere in Stock in Auckland, or give me some ideas on how I can achieve what I require?


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  Reply # 1457735 27-Dec-2015 15:16
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You wish to use the old mount with the new TV - is that correct?

I had an almost identical situation a few years ago. Went to Mico Wakefeild (or similar aluminium supply place - not sure of name now) and bought a piece of 4mm al plate that would suit the larger VESA fitting. They cut the sheet to the size I wanted. I drilled the plate for both the smaller and larger VESA holes and bolted the plate to the old mount and to the new TV = homemade VESA adapter plate. Worked really well, was solid, etc.

However if you google all the words "TV mount VESA adapter plate" you will see a number of hits for products that may suit you - Amazon etc. Then look at the google images for those hits and you will see pictures of plates which are very similar to the part I made and tried to describe above.

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  Reply # 1457739 27-Dec-2015 15:23
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Not sure I would want a screen that big on a 100mm mount with its little bitty M4 screws. Cant get a new mount from PB that will suit your situation?




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  Reply # 1457740 27-Dec-2015 15:25
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I can't find anything that supposedly takes 400x300mm which is the size of the holes in the new tv. 

TV weighs 11KG which isn't too bad, the old one weighs 10KG and the mount I have says it will take up to 25KG.



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  Reply # 1457741 27-Dec-2015 15:25
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eracode: You wish to use the old mount with the new TV - is that correct?

I had an almost identical situation a few years ago. Went to Mico Wakefeild (or similar aluminium supply place - not sure of name now) and bought a piece of 4mm al plate that would suit the larger VESA fitting. They cut the sheet to the size I wanted. I drilled the plate for both the smaller and larger VESA holes and bolted the plate to the old mount and to the new TV = homemade VESA adapter plate. Worked really well, was solid, etc.

However if you google all the words "TV mount VESA adapter plate" you will see a number of hits for products that may suit you - Amazon etc. Then look at the google images for those hits and you will see pictures of plates which are very similar to the part I made and tried to describe above.


I'd prefer to reuse what I can, simplicity rather than cost concerns.

Problem is finding somewhere open to do the metal work I'd guess. 


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  Reply # 1457743 27-Dec-2015 15:28
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Its more a leverage thing than the actual weight of the screen. Plus some cheaper mounts come with muck metal screws that will just shear off.

Most of the ones with rails will take all sorts of different sizes because there are lines of holes in the rails, its the cantelever ones that usually have a plate with holes in it. Otherwise get a 400x400 and add your own holes to fit the 300 dimension.




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  Reply # 1457745 27-Dec-2015 15:30
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richms: Its more a leverage thing than the actual weight of the screen. Plus some cheaper mounts come with muck metal screws that will just shear off.

Most of the ones with rails will take all sorts of different sizes because there are lines of holes in the rails, its the cantelever ones that usually have a plate with holes in it. Otherwise get a 400x400 and add your own holes to fit the 300 dimension.


When you say rail ones, do you have an example?

I'd prefer not a solid plate, as with the new tv some of the inputs I want access to, are right in the centre where the plate would cover.

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  Reply # 1457746 27-Dec-2015 15:32
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richms: Not sure I would want a screen that big on a 100mm mount with its little bitty M4 screws. Cant get a new mount from PB that will suit your situation?


I think this is good advice - the differences I was bridging with the homemade plate were nowhere as much as 100x100 to 400x300.

Noel Leeming have 40% off OMP mounts right now - per the image you put up above. Today I am in the midst of installing a biggie I bought from them yesterday for our 60" LED.

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  Reply # 1457760 27-Dec-2015 15:41
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Sorry can't see how the eBay product will help you - looks like just a set of stand-offs? I think that's aimed at TVs that have a non-removable base/stand and where it's wanted to wall-mount the TV?

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  Reply # 1457763 27-Dec-2015 15:42
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networkn:
When you say rail ones, do you have an example?

I'd prefer not a solid plate, as with the new tv some of the inputs I want access to, are right in the centre where the plate would cover.


They look like this one http://www.bracketfinder.co.uk/wall-mounts/tv-wall-mounts/1214.html so the rails slide along the other rail to basically any position. Think that would still cover the plugs tho.

Sounds like your new tv is a bit of a lemon for your situation, perhaps see if they can swap it for something a bit more standard?




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  Reply # 1457766 27-Dec-2015 15:48
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Are you stuck with single-stud mounting or can you do two? Rail type mounts don't really work with a single-stud fixing. Do you need full motion (swivel, tilt etc) or is flat/fixed mount ok?

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  Reply # 1457769 27-Dec-2015 15:51
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eracode: You wish to use the old mount with the new TV - is that correct?

I had an almost identical situation a few years ago. Went to Mico Wakefeild (or similar aluminium supply place - not sure of name now) and bought a piece of 4mm al plate that would suit the larger VESA fitting. They cut the sheet to the size I wanted. I drilled the plate for both the smaller and larger VESA holes and bolted the plate to the old mount and to the new TV = homemade VESA adapter plate. Worked really well, was solid, etc.

However if you google all the words "TV mount VESA adapter plate" you will see a number of hits for products that may suit you - Amazon etc. Then look at the google images for those hits and you will see pictures of plates which are very similar to the part I made and tried to describe above.


I'd prefer to reuse what I can, simplicity rather than cost concerns.

Problem is finding somewhere open to do the metal work I'd guess. 



If you did want to go the plate route, the metal working is fairly trivial. You could buy the plate cut to the size you want and then it's only a matter of drilling eight holes in it and fixing eight screws/bolts.

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  Reply # 1457771 27-Dec-2015 15:59
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networkn: I can't find anything that supposedly takes 400x300mm which is the size of the holes in the new tv. 

TV weighs 11KG which isn't too bad, the old one weighs 10KG and the mount I have says it will take up to 25KG.


If a solid plate won't work, a rail type mount will give both an opening to access sockets and will give you the best shot at  matching the somewhat-odd 400x300 config, as Richard said. However that probably implies a two-stud fixing.

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  Reply # 1457772 27-Dec-2015 16:03
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If it's the same as every other Sony I've seen for the last year or so you either need the adapter kit ,
or you use the stand that comes with it that doubles as a bracket.
You can't use a standard mount as the bottom two holes are 50ml further away than the top two, ie the back is not flat

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  Reply # 1457804 27-Dec-2015 16:59
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Most of the various NZ retailers and online sellers are offering Brateck brand mounts. Maybe have a look through their offerings, then price up the model you need.

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