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Old 12-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Larger TV hangs too high on existing wall mount

Hey - Hoping someone may have run into this before. I upgraded from a 55" to a 60" tv and the new one hangs much higher on the wall using the same hardware.

If Sanus (or someone else) makes longer bracket pieces that screw onto the back of the TV itself, that could solve the problem. I'd just make the "hanger" part line up higher on the back of the TV and call it a day. However, I'm on the last hole of the bracket that came with the mount and it makes the bottom of the screen hang a good 6" higher than the old 55" TV did.

Any thoughts? I really don't want to move the whole mount lower on the wall.
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Lowering the mount should take less than 30 mins
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Re: Larger TV hangs too high on existing wall mount

Just lower the mount, the only thing that takes long when hanging TV's is looking for the studs.

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jack up the ceiling. thats what i did
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Really? I raised my floors because I didn't have a ladder at the time.
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Sigh... ok sounds like I'll be putting some more holes in the wall -- thanks for the input, all.
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Here's the pic. From where I'm seated I can see the powerbridge "box" in the wall, and I managed to keep one of those wires from hanging down.

The height is actually nice, except I'd prefer that it be centered between the center speaker and the shelves above, sort of and OCD thing.


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haha - iphone 5s in somewhat poor lighting... should have cleaned up the mess and taken a good pic, maybe later.
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Drill more holes in the bracket? Though, dropping the mount on wall seems easiest...just fill in the holes if they're visible behind the bracket.
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At first I thought your stand was bowing, then I saw the leaning tower of speakers.

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At first I thought your stand was bowing, then I saw the leaning tower of speakers.

Oh yea - the speaker isn't leaning... that may be an optical illusion because of the guitar case. Definitely looks like it's leaning in the pic though, you're right.

The stand is bowing as it is a particle board POS from overstock.com. Look closely and you'll notice a phone book stuffed under there to keep it from being even worse.

Will eventually replace with something BDI but for now I'm kinda used to it.

In other news, the old 55" is now hung up in the bedroom:


Any suggestions on where I could hide the components? Closet is to the left of the door in this pic. I'm thinking maybe I'll route through the ceiling.

p.s. I promise some pics with the place looking nice... just snapped that right after mounting last night.

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