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Conclusion and Resources


fireplace finishedThis final step was the most satisfying. The ease with which the Sanus LT25 made television mounting was made evident by the fact that I was able to lift a 55" Vizio VF551XVT LED TV into place with my wife and a couple of small step ladders. The mount has clips and the trick is simply sliding the tilt-able brackets (which are fastened to the TV) down the wall until they catch. When the TV sat on the wall, we found that we could easily tilt it upwards, make our connections, and then tilt it downward so that it was correctly oriented to our seated position. When we got done with the heavy lifting we noticed that the TV was slightly crooked. Grabbing the included hex wrench, I quickly dialed in the height adjustment on the right bracket and the TV was perfectly level in no time. Had that adjustment not been there I would have had to remove the TV, remove the mount and start all over again. This is one handy feature!


It is no small thing to undertake a project like this and it's best done with at least one dedicated helper throughout the entire process. The end result is a pleasing television that allows our main speakers to be positioned to either side of the TV, creating a much more effective sound stage and a greater flexibility in how we entertain guests in our living room. Mounting a television over the fireplace isn't for everyone – but it sure drums up interest in those I converse with on a regular basis. With aesthetics playing a major role in marketing these days, it's not surprising to see so many people aching to do something cool with that new flat panel they purchased with their tax refund. If you fit this description, then maybe it's time to take the plunge and put that TV up top where it belongs!


PureLink HDC Fiber Optic HDMI Cable System
Richard Kim, [email protected]
201-488-3232, 212-897-8888
Price: Varies

Sanus Systems LT25 Tilting Wall Mount
Fits 30" – 60" flat panel TVs
Price: $199

PowerBridge Total Solution Kit
Price: $80-$150

Philips SWW1800/27 Wireless HDTV Link
Price: $799

Gefen Wireless HDMI Extender (UWB)
Price: $999

Pioneer Electronics VSX-23TXH A/V Receiver
THX Certified A/V Receiver
Price: $1000


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