Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Carpbuild item not as shown in picture
The item picture does not show that this item comes in single, ten (10) short plastic pieces.
You don't get a 5ft channel, just pieces. They need to be screwed together. Tough to attach to drywall. Finish and ease of cable guidance is not satisfying.
February 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rocky Fundamentally flawed design.
The design of this wall mount absolutely prevents attaching this to three (3) wall studs spaced at the industry standard 16" centers (studs spaced 16" apart). The center of the unit has no screw hole and the greatest distance the screw slots provide (far right and far left) are just under 32 inches. This is a MAJOR design flaw. It limits the installation to ONLY two studs at 16" centers AND if you happen to design your home theater as I did with the center AT a 16" stud, you then are forced to install the mount off-center and use the mount's 8" lee-way to center the TV.
It is such a basic design flaw that I wonder about the engineering team who did the work and their design review staff.
LEVEL MOUNT: Simple design fix; bore a hole in the center of the mount and EXTEND the far right and far left slots .25"-.5" to allow for center mount on studs 16" apart. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE CUSTOMER TO DO IT.
Also, the design of the tilt control does NOT lock the TV into a single position. The tilt control is gravity based with a bar that you raise or lower (it locks) and the TV rests against it. Frankly, I do not like the idea of the TV NOT fixed into a tilt position but rather "hanging by gravity". And it is NOT a continuous tilt adjustable: it is only tilted positive or negative in 5 degree increments: -15, -10, -5, 0, +5, +10, +15 degree. May not work in all circumstances. I plan to modify the mount to somehow lock the TV into a tilt position, perhaps by attaching something rigid to one or both of the arms (attached to the TV) and then to the wall plate.
Installation is "easy" (with the noted exceptions of trying to center this thing at a stud). I strongly suggest the use of good quality stud finder and NOT the one they provide...it is "junk". Also, be prepared to use your own set of hardware (washers) as the unit did not include a set of washers to attach the arms to the TV, only a set of lock washers, which I thought were to small to go it alone. Others have also suggested buying a set of hex head wood screws since the ones supplied feel cheap; I bought mine from HD.
I purchased the unit over Thanksgiving weekend and installed it this week.
December 10, 2012