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Old 01-03-2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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Got a new TV and a hernia to go with it: http://picasaweb.google.com/rsnook/Hitachi
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:48 PM   #2
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Im never ever lifting that TV again! Glad we have things to prop up in step form or that tv would be on the floor still .

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That's one sweet screen, my friend. Mind you, I think the sleek, chrome VHF and UHF dials AND the wood-panel print on mine would look better

Mentioning the weight, I hope they at least gave you decent bracketry for it
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:13 PM   #4
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Well sort of, the the weight of the TV is at the mounts max weight rating so when extending the TV it is a little springy and scary.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:14 PM   #5
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Eww. Yeah, i've heard horror stories about flimsy brackets & poor designs that, by virtue of cheap materials, have bent, broken, or ripped right out of the wall (mind you, the latter could just as easily be due to improper mounting)

If that's your basement, mount it into the concrete/cinderblock beyond the paneling with a few long 1-1/4" bolts by the impact gun. It won't come down. Ever.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:00 PM   #6
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Hehe, nope it is our living room at night with the lights out, 70's manufactured home, all the walls are wood paneling on wooden studs. The lag bolts have a great hold on the wall, I am more concerned about the swing arm on the product itself. They have a two arm model but it is quite a bit more money and my father has been using this same mount and tv setup for a few months on a wiggly house boat, so I figure I'm good.
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:19 AM   #7
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I don't know, with that much of an investment I'd want to be really really sure that it was secure.

Though that would just bring up the question as to why I used lego to make risers for my computer desk...
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Well, I was being cheap plus I wanted it up now but the heavier duty mount would have had to been ordered while the current one they had in stock
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That and the $300 price difference between the 2 mounts makes a quick decision too . If we didnt trust it we would keep the other mount and just set it up on the cabinet.
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Just got one of these at video only

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-42HL19.../dp/B000FEHTDC
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Sweet, that is where we got ours down in Portland. Yay for no taxes!
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ditto. me lives in hillsboro, did you go to the one in Beaverton, off of Canyon.
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SWEET! Congrats! I have a 42" Panasonic Plasma. HD looks awesome on these things.
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