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#342707 - 03/21/11 10:16 AM Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount...
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I will write to Monoprice about this, but wanted to solicit opinions here as well.

I have a bit of an unusual situation. I work in video production and need to tilt a 32" LCD (on a shelf above me) downwards approximately 30 degrees. It seems as though all of the mounts I'm seeing at Monoprice max out at a 15 degree tilt.

My plan is to build a wood panel, offset 15 degrees forward from vertical, to attach a mount to. Between the 15 degrees of the mounting surface and the 15 degrees tilt of the mount, I can achieve the needed 30 degrees of total tilt.

Here's a graphic of what I have in mind:


I'm confident that the construction and bracing of the mount will be more than sufficient, and that I can securely attach the whole contraption to the shelf, which is also incredibly strong (AnthroCart). My point of concern is highlighted on the graphic..... simply where the TV attaches to the mount, and whether the additional added angle could cause an issue.

The LCD panel that I'm planning on using is 23lbs and has a 200mm X 200mm VESA pattern. I was thinking that a mount such as the Monoprice 4117 would work. It's rated for 165lbs, so I believe that holding the panel slightly more "outward" for the additional tilt won't be a problem, but I thought it best to check with some of the experts here that have experience in mounting LCD or Plasma panels.

Here's a shot with an arrow to the LCD as it currently is. I hardly use the LCD for anything, because I need to stand up to see it at the proper angle! smile



Any thoughts?

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#342714 - 03/21/11 10:39 AM Re: Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Hi Mark, at 23lbs, I wouldn't worry about it unless that top connect point is unusually "low" on the back of the panel or the mounting screws are unusually small/thin, neither of which is probably the case.

Cary

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#342715 - 03/21/11 10:42 AM Re: Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount... [Re: Cary]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cary

I wouldn't worry about it unless that top connect point is unusually "low" on the back of the panel

Good point, Cary!

The VESA mounting area on the LCD panel is pretty much centered vertically.
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#342716 - 03/21/11 10:53 AM Re: Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Can you build the wooden panel with a 30 degrees angle and use a non tiltable mount?
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#342719 - 03/21/11 10:58 AM Re: Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount... [Re: bdpf]
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That might be a really, really good idea, Bruno!

I'm multitasking on so many levels overt the last couple of days, I can't remember what brought me from the non-tiltable mounts to the tiltable ones in the first place!!??
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#342726 - 03/21/11 11:58 AM Re: Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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How about something super simple and adjustable like this?



The little triangle is a wooden cleat that runs along the bottom to prevent slipping. The chain goes over a hook in the wall -- pass a different link over the hook for adjustable angle. You'd need two chains, possibly going to two hooks (but one would work). Finding a good way to attach the chains to the vesa mount might be tricky, though...

Sure it looks like crap, but you'd only ever see it when adjusting. smile
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#342729 - 03/21/11 12:09 PM Re: Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount... [Re: pmbuko]
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Mark, I just want to say you are looking awfully serious in that photo. If I had a room that had that many buttons, dials & monitors, gauges, sliders, doodads, thingamajigs, etc. I'd never stop smiling. I might never know what it was all for, but it would still keep me happy.
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#342731 - 03/21/11 12:13 PM Re: Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount... [Re: bdpf]
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Originally Posted By: bdpf
Can you build the wooden panel with a 30 degrees angle and use a non tiltable mount?


I don't think he has enough tools to do that.
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#342733 - 03/21/11 12:13 PM Re: Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount... [Re: pmbuko]
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
How about something super simple and adjustable like this?



The little triangle is a wooden cleat that runs along the bottom to prevent slipping. The chain goes over a hook in the wall -- pass a different link over the hook for adjustable angle. You'd need two chains, possibly going to two hooks (but one would work). Finding a good way to attach the chains to the vesa mount might be tricky, though...

Sure it looks like crap, but you'd only ever see it when adjusting. smile


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#342734 - 03/21/11 12:15 PM Re: Further Tilting of a tiltable flat panel mount... [Re: BobKay]
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If one of those dials don't automatically adjust the angle in the end, I for one, will be very disappointed in both his famous carpentry skills and his now obvious doojiggery skills.
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