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Old 01-07-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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I am looking to mount my TV and the specs on my TV says it weights 212 pounds now I don't know if that includes the base or if that is with the base off. I heard lot of god reviews about the OmniMount UCL-XP Dual Arm Cantilever Mount but it says it holds up to 200 pounds, would i be causing a problem if my TV was right at the max load capacity? I don't want to install it and then have my TV bending the mount. Any input would be great.
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U might have to have some backing installed behind your wall in between your studs so that there is no flexing of the wall and the mount. I did this to mine even though I only hung a 42 inch LCD up. Basically what u do is measure the size of the mount, and scribe out a pattern on your wall and cut the drywall out and SAVE the pieces! Cut up some plywood and cut up some 1/2 inch by 2 inch stock for the plywood to screw to and your set.
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I have hung a 60" LG on the UCLX. You will have no problems at all. Omnimount has done tests on normal stud walls and it took over 1800 lbs to make the UCLX fail. In that test, the arms were what failed not the plate that attaches to the wall. I saw their videos of the tests at one of there training shows.
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Thanks for the input guys I appreciate the feedback, hopefully I don't drop the TV when I hang it, that would be an expensive mistake.
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