For several years we had a Sony 52″ LCD (florescent back-lit) TV that we have been very happy with for the most part. I wanted to get a newer Smart TV to run Netflix and Amazon video plus a faster refresh rate. A faster refresh rate allows the screen to have less blurring with fast paced motion. Our older TV did not handle motion very well. I found a great deal at Best Buy (open box) on a Sony KDL55W800 55″ Smart LED HDTV that I could not pass up (it was missing a couple items but it was in perfect shape).
Once I got home I realized there was a significant difference in the cabinet and the old wall mount could not be re-used. Apparently, LED back-lit cabinets have micro thin frames (roughly an inch deep) where the older LCD fluorescent back-lit models typically have a smooth back. In addition, the LED TV speakers are mounted at the bottom of the cabinet which is approximately 3 inches deep. When using the older mount, you need to account for the reduced height. As a side bonus – mounts seemed to be priced based on their weight and since an LED TV is significantly lighter, I would not have a need for such a heavy duty mount.
Sony KDL55W800 LED 3D HDTV Side Profile
The first mount listed below worked for my tv in my bedroom and up to 60″ TV’s. Very strong and the reviews are also high from Amazon. I like being able to put this screen flat against the wall when it is not in use to move it out of the way.
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If you have one of these TV’s listed below, and want to mount them on the wall you will need one of these wall mounts. It does not matter for the most part if it is and LCD screen or the new OLED (Organic LED) these mounts should work. Also a side note: OLED does not require a backlight giving it deep blacks and making it extremely thin case. They really are amazing but right now at the higher price point.
TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
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LG Electronics OLED55E7P 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)
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Sony XBR65X900E 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
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You need one of these mounts!
I bought this unit on Amazon: It is a simple mount – and might actually be overkill for the weight. But before you choose keep these tips in mind!
- The best feature is that you can tilt in both left to right and top to bottom.
- In my opinion mount the TV to about chest height. i.e. have the middle of the screen about chest height on the wall. I am 5.10 so have the middle about 5ft. 5 inches from the floor. You don’t want to strain your neck by looking up to high but you want to support good posture too.
- To get the best angle, you essentially need to tilt the screen to remove glare from windows or lights in the room.
- Always keep in mind most TV’s have a limited optimal view. Tilt and adjust in increments and look at the color of the screen.
- Adjust then go back to what you think won’t work… Sometimes we think we have it right only to see the screen should been tilted more or less.
- Adjust over a couple of days – this will help you to adapt to the new position.
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This model works for my tv in my bedroom and up to 60″ TV’s. Very strong and the reviews are also high from Amazon. I like being able to put this screen flat against the wall when it is not in use to move it out of the way.
There are various other models out there, trust the reviews on Amazon for the most part. That should give you enough insight to how the mount will perform to meet your needs. If you are local to me stop by Custom Home Hi-Fi in Winston-Salem, NC – Jay will be more than glad to talk with you about your needs.