This is by far one of the best mounts you can get! I bought this mount because I specifically wanted a mount that was capable of laterally shifting the TV to the left or the right since I knew I the studs I'd be securing the mount to would not line up so that the TV was centered on the wall where I wanted it to be.
I looked at every fully articulating mount I could find under $200, and I didn't want to pay $200, and I was able to find 5 mounts that allowed the TV to be laterally shifted. In my case I wanted a mount that you could laterally shift any time you wanted, rather than shift it once and then screw down bolts to lock it in position. I called up all 5 manufacturers to see if their mounts allowed me to do what I wanted. One place I couldn't get through to speak to someone. Two of the manufactures said I needed to lock down the lateral shifting component after getting the TV where I wanted it to be. One place said maybe their mount could be used the way I wanted to use it, but did not recommend doing so. Mounting Dream was the only one who said their mount didn't need to be locked in place after you make the lateral shift. And they weren't wrong. This is great for me. I can have the TV perfectly centered in the room when I have others over to watch TV with me, but most of the time I watch TV alone and when I do I usually lie on the couch on the left side of the room. In the case of me watching TV alone on the couch, I laterally shift the TV to the extreme left while also swiveling, rotating, and extending the TV so that I have the best view of the TV I could possibly have. Even if I didn't want to shift the TV left, right, or center depending on where I sat in the room or if I'm watching TV alone or with others, I think all fully articulating mounts should have the capability to laterally shift the TV since you can't count on the studs you use to install the mount on to be perfectly positioned so that your TV ends up exactly where you want it on the wall. So I really like how this mount lets you shift the TV laterally anytime you want to. That being said it isn't the easiest TV adjustment to do. It's not hard. You just have to be a little careful how you do it so you don't put too much stress on the TV when sliding it over. I find it's best to use one hand to push on the mounting arm close to the wall while at the same time use your other hand to lift up/support the TV from the middle of the TV.
Everything else about the mount is great too. It's easy to extend and swivel the TV. You can level the TV after the mount has been installed. Another thing that stood out with this mount was how easy it is to adjust the tilt of the TV. Sometimes my back acts up and when it does I find lying on the ground helps a lot. So when I'm lying on the ground to watch TV I like to have the TV tilted all the way down. This mount has 2 nice handles that allow you to loosen up the tilt of the TV, set it to where you want it, and then tighten it quickly and easily. I've seen a lot of mounts that require an allen wrench to make the same adjustment. Using an allen wrench is not as easy or quick.
Another great feature is this mount is made strong with excellent craftmanship. I'm using this mount for my 55" Sony A8H which only weighs 37.1 lbs., but I have no doubt this mount could handle a TV at it's maximum weight capacity of 100 lbs.
The only small complaint I would make about this mount is that the joints in the mounting arms were way to stiff which made it difficult to extend/retract the mount and swivel the TV. I ended up loosening up the bolts just a little and now I can easily move the TV anyway I need to.
The mount includes 2 different allen wrenches. These are the correct size for loosening up the bolts to level the TV and to laterally shift the TV. Unfortunately they didn't include a third allen wrench which you would need to loosen up the bolts in the arms of the mount if your mount arms are too tight/stiff like mine were. Speaking of allen wrenches, the mount has places built in to permanently keep the allen wrenches which I think is a clever and convenient feature.
This mount was easy to install and included really good directions and a mounting template. It comes with a lot of bolts to accommodate just about any TV. Also included are two cable management brackets that attach to the mounting arms, and several velcro cable ties. You also get an HDMI cord which is nice but I already have more HDMI cords than I know what to do with so I would have preferred Mounting Dream to not include one and instead lower the price of the mount accordingly.
This truly is one of the best mounts you can get. It's able to do everything I wanted it to do. It's well made, strong and sturdy. If I needed another one I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
I am very happy with this tv mount. It is well made, allows for numerous installment options, and ships quickly. I would highly recommend it to a friend.
Quick delivery. Excellent mounting instructions. A great product.
Wow! Mountingdreamonline ships faster than any online retailer I’ve ordered from!
And this mount DELIVERS AS ADVERTISED in quality and features! This is the 2nd mount that I have ordered from them and I know it won’t be my last.
Keep up the great work!
I bought a 67inch screen 4K tv to replace a 2009 46inch TV. The old tv set in a 4 foot wide, 3 foot deep, 6 foot tall space into the wall. So I built a 2 x 4 frame with metal support bracket to mount the tv wall mount on so the tv would be even with the outside edge. The wall mount also reinforces the 2x4's, I used more mounting bolts on the frame. This MD2198 is the best wall mount I've ever seen. Mounting it and the tv onto it was easy and looks great. Serves my every need and wants for my project. If YOU need a mount this is the place to get one, Built strong and built well. Worth every penny I paid and more.