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    Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    We're getting a new 50" Plasma delivered next Tuesday and I'm trying to figure out what wall mount, if any, to go with. We currently have a Phillips 36" HDTV "tube" that ways about 100 lbs on a glass topped cherry TV stand but I'm worried about the weight of the new TV and how it sits. The current tv distributes the weight over most of the surface of the glass whereas the new TV obviously sits more on a small oval centered in the middle where there wouldn't be any direct support under it. The new TV weights about 115 lbs.

    So anyways, what wall-mounts are you guys using or what TV stands have you found to have the best quality?


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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    I just used a universal wall mount for my 50" Plasma, it weighs about 75 lbs, just make sure you get the lag bolts securely into studs and snugged up tight against the wall and it is fine. I was worried about hanging it there, so I grabbed a bar and hug my bodyweight from it. It handled close to 200 lbs just fine.

    I think you will be fine with it just sitting there too, your CRT does not distribute the weight as even as you think. Most of it is probably in 2 points along the front.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    We're getting a new 50" Plasma delivered next Tuesday and I'm trying to figure out what wall mount, if any, to go with. We currently have a Phillips 36" HDTV "tube" that ways about 100 lbs on a glass topped cherry TV stand but I'm worried about the weight of the new TV and how it sits. The current tv distributes the weight over most of the surface of the glass whereas the new TV obviously sits more on a small oval centered in the middle where there wouldn't be any direct support under it. The new TV weights about 115 lbs.

    So anyways, what wall-mounts are you guys using or what TV stands have you found to have the best quality?


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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    Just make sure you don't have someone throw you a pitch like they would outside and throw the controller into the tv, and about 4 seconds later the tv fall off the wall into the glass table lol....that commercial is hilarious



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    We're getting a new 50" Plasma delivered next Tuesday and I'm trying to figure out what wall mount, if any, to go with. We currently have a Phillips 36" HDTV "tube" that ways about 100 lbs on a glass topped cherry TV stand but I'm worried about the weight of the new TV and how it sits. The current tv distributes the weight over most of the surface of the glass whereas the new TV obviously sits more on a small oval centered in the middle where there wouldn't be any direct support under it. The new TV weights about 115 lbs.

    So anyways, what wall-mounts are you guys using or what TV stands have you found to have the best quality?
    In my experience it's not so much the mount as how the mount is installed. As long as the mount fits the TV, and the mount is installed properly, they are probably all about the same. It doesn't take much metal to hold 150 lbs.



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    Super glue? Stick-'em?

    Bondo?



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Super glue? Stick-'em?

    Bondo?
    Spam?

    It seems to work on other electronics.



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    A satellite dish is not technically an electronic device.



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    I gotta agree with Brian on this one, you won't have a problem. In fact, if the 115 lbs is the shipping weight, I'd bet the weight of the actual TV is more around 100 lbs.

    Either way, a decent TV stand can support a lot more weight than that. Mine is a glass topped one too.



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    Don't get technical with me.



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    I'm crossing my fingers that the current stand will hold it just fine because it matches all the other furniture the best of anything we've ever found (hence the reason we bought it) and I'd prefer not mount it to the wall for asthetic reasons.

    Thanks guys!


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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    Jeremy, this isn't directed at you specifically. More of a general question. Why do people buy LCDs and Plasmas if they're going to put them on a stand anyway? Why not get a projection for a lot cheaper with the same or better picture?



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    Plasmas and LCD's have better viewing angles. Thats why I went with a plasma.



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but there was an article in our paper just this morning about a 4 year old in Milwaukee that was crushed and killed by a TV falling off its stand.

    OK, I suppose there's no way around it, I'm a Debbie Downer.


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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but there was an article in our paper just this morning about a 4 year old in Milwaukee that was crushed and killed by a TV falling off its stand.

    OK, I suppose there's no way around it, I'm a Debbie Downer.
    That scares the crap out of me.



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    Re: Plasma TV Wall-Mount Brackets

    TVs don't kill people. People, kill people.

    Aka...the thing was not installed properly.



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