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OmniMount OE120IW Recessed TV Mount Review

OmniMount OE120IW Recessed TV Mount Review

With the OE120IW, OmniMount has sought to bring together the best from full-motion, tilting, and low-profile wall mounts into a single package. Full-motion mounts are the most versatile. Tilting mounts blend versatility and aesthetics, and low-profile mounts, while lacking in adjustments, hold TV's less than an inch off the wall. OmniMount used a recessed box, which a 10.75" arm collapses into, to achieve their goal. Read on for the full review, but in short, the OE120IW is one of our favorite wall mounts on the market.

With the OE120IW, OmniMount brings together the best from full-motion, tilting, and low-profile wall mounts into a single package. This is a favorite for us to mount an HDTV.

— April 24, 2016 10:00 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

OmniMount RE18 Pre-Built AV Rack Review

OmniMount RE18 Pre-Built AV Rack Review

No matter how simple or complex, expensive or cheap, or big or small your AV setup is, you need a place to store the equipment. While AV racks are great, many people forgo them because of cost and complexity. The OmniMount RE18 addresses those problems. For only $599 (MSRP), you get a pre-built 18U rack in a fully assembled enclosure with built-in fans and three 2U blanking panels and three 2U shelves included. The RE18 strikes a great balance among price, features, and convenience. It should definitely be on your list when shopping for an AV rack.

The OmniMount RE18 is a great performer at a modest price. If you're looking for a pre-built AV rack, this should be on your short list. Read on to find out why.

— December 20, 2015 18:00 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Monster SuperThin Display Mounts Preview

Monster SuperThin Display Mounts Preview

The new SuperThin mounts from Monster might not be the cheapest on the market, but they are certainly priced competitively. While the name may be enough to sell to many people, the fact is that Monster has gone the extra mile to make sure that the end user, and not some custom installer, can hang the display. With all the necessary hardware, a level, stud finder, and wall template, you probably won't even need to go online to watch the installation videos. With the MDAS1 desktop mount, Premium tilt mount, and Elite articulating mount, there is something for everyone. Pricing starts at $40.

Preview: The new SuperThin mounts from Monster include the MDAS1 desktop mount, Premium tilt mount, and Elite articulating mount with pricing starting at $40.

— March 21, 2014 08:00 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Sanus Launches New Premium Mount Lineup

Sanus Launches New Premium Mount Lineup

Sanus showed up to CEDIA in force with a host of new products, but most intriguing to us was their Premium Series new wall mount lineup. With 11 new models in total, this is a big deal for consumers and installers as Sanus mounts are carried nearly everywhere. The entire line of mounts include a magnetic level and stud-finder tool, fully assembled interface and pre-installed finger tightening fasteners that eliminate the need for annoying allen keys. The mounts vary greatly, supporting 13” to 80” flat panels up to 125 pounds (57 kg) in fixed-position, tilting, full-motion and full-motion configurations.

Sanus' new Premium Series features eleven mounts accommodating 13” to 80” TVs up to 125 pounds. The mounts range in price from $29.99 to $349.99. Read on for our impressions.

— September 28, 2013 01:10 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Omnimount PJT40 Projector Mount with Turnbuckles

Omnimount PJT40 Projector Mount with Turnbuckles

We actually got pretty excited about Omnimount's new projector mount, the PJT40. They're excited about it as well. Of course, the whole thing with Omnimount was to make something that's easy to use and easy to adjust The PJT40 is made of steel and is compatible with any proctor up to 40 pounds (as you might guess from the model number). Thanks to the Lift n' Lock system, you're able to mount the top of it into your NPT post while the bottom can attach (separately) to your projector.

We actually got pretty excited about Omnimount's new projector mount, the PJT40. Of course, the whole thing with Omnimount was to make something that's easy to use and easy to adjust once installed.

— September 27, 2013 19:08 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Sanus Steel Foundations SF26 Speaker Stands Review

Sanus Steel Foundations SF26 Speaker Stands Review

The Sanus SF26 speaker stands sit just below Sanus' top of the line Ultimate Series, and strike a great balance among price, aesthetics, and stability. At 26" tall (they also have 18", 22", 30", and 34" options) the SF26 can handle medium to large bookshelf speakers up to 35lbs, which means they will work for all but the largest bookshelf speakers on the market. As the name suggests, the stands are made entirely of black textured steel, with the exception of plastic feet. They do have to be assembled, but assembly is quick and painless requiring only a single phillips screwdriver. Once put together, the SF26 are extremely stable and blend into the decor. For $169, SF26 are a great option for anyone looking for a a set of affordable universal speaker stands.

The Sanus SF26 speaker stands sit just below Sanus' top of the line Ultimate Series, and strike a great balance among price, aesthetics, and stability.

— February 17, 2013 21:10 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Sanus Debutes New iPad Mounts, iPad Mini Mounts, and Furniture

Sanus Debutes New iPad Mounts, iPad Mini Mounts, and Furniture

Sanus often shows of new TV wall mounts at trade shows, but this year they focused on new iPad mounts, iPad mini mounts, and furniture. They revealed 4 different iPad mounts, the VTM1, VTM5, VTM6, and VTM7, and two iPad mini mounts, the VTM11 and VTM16. Each mount comes with a slim polycarbonate case (available in black or clear) that has a magnet secured on the back. The magnet is used to attach and detach the iPad from the mount, no messing with clips or other securing mechanisms. Sanus also showcased their Alabaster furniture collection with the release of the ACV53 ($999.99), ACV73 ($1399.99), and announcement of the ACA42 ($TBA). And finally they debuted the BFV353 ($299.99) and BFV357 ($329.99) A/V stands in their Basic Series.

Sanus often shows of new TV wall mounts at trade shows, but this year they focused on new iPad mounts, iPad mini mounts, and furniture.

— January 12, 2013 11:20 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

NYNE SMC-1000 Smart Media Center Preview

NYNE SMC-1000 Smart Media Center Preview

If the idea of a soundbar is too much clutter for you or seeing any piece of home theater equipment other than a TV will ruin your décor, then the NYNE SMC-1000 might just be your dream product. The SMC-1000 is a media cabinet that has compartments to hide your equipment out of sight and a built-in 2.1 stereo system to provide "audiophile" sound. It has an impressive array of connections like HDMI, 3.5mm, and USB, as well as AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. NYNE's goal with their new Smart Media Center line, of which the SMC-1000 is the first product to be announced, was to design a modern piece of furniture that would allow consumers to do away with stacks of equipment and jumbles of wire. Keep a lookout at CES 2013 for more information on the entire line of Smart Media Centers.

NYNE announces SMC-1000 Smart Media Center as an all-in-one solution for modern rooms. The SMC-1000 measures 42”W x 19.7”D x 27.2”H, so it would work well with up to a 42-50” TV sitting on top.

— December 24, 2012 06:50 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Omnimount DESK65 Lift/Lower Desk CEDIA Preview

Omnimount DESK65 Lift/Lower Desk CEDIA Preview

The Omnimount DESK65 Lift Desk caught my eye at CEDIA. Now, I know it looks just like a regular desk, but when you press the lever it lifts vertically. In fact it has a full 20" of vertical lift... the entire desk. The Omnimount DESK65 can support up to 65 pounds. You can put a computer on it and stay productive. You now those times when you're sitting down and drifting off to sleep but you really need to get more done… That's when a desk that lifts for standing is an excellent idea. It can make you productive and energetic and help you keep working. It's available in Birch or Cherry and will be available later this year for $700. If you didn't know this already, I'm not just the anchor of these videos, I'm also the editor and in fact I spend way too much time at a desk - I'd rather be out exploring.

The Omnimount DESK65 looks just like a regular desk, but when you press the lever it lifts vertically. In fact it has a full 20" of vertical lift... The entire desk lifts up and down.

— September 19, 2012 12:15 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Auralex SubDude-HT Subwoofer Isolator Preview

Auralex SubDude-HT Subwoofer Isolator Preview

Will the Auralex SubDude-HT reduce all vibrations? No. And don't think you can place one under your sub and not have to worry about your neighbors. But it will stop the transmission of vibrations through the connection of the sub to the floor. While pricing hasn't been announced, we expect it to be in the same $60 range as the original Auralex SubDudes. Many home theater enthusiasts swear by their SubDudes. With the Auralex SubDude-HTs larger platform (17x22 inches) and lower profile (1.75 inches tall), there is little reason not to invest in one. For the potential gains, the cost is slight.

Many home theater enthusiasts swear by their SubDudes. With the Auralex SubDude-HTs larger platform (17x22 inches) and lower profile (1.75 inches tall), there is little reason not to invest in one.

— September 17, 2012 11:10 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Omnimount Lift40 Flat Panel TV Mount Video CEDIA Preview

Omnimount Lift40 Flat Panel TV Mount Video CEDIA Preview

For any of you who watch our video reviews, you may have noticed a TV in the background. That's been made possible by Omnimount. Well, we decided to stop by their booth at the 2012 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis and see what they were up to. It turns out they have a lot of great products this year - ways to mount your TV, ways to mount your iPad… but one of the more impressive products we saw was the new Lift40 Mount. It handles TVs between 30" and 55" - basically anything up to 40 pounds in weight. It's got a really low profile and fits flat against the wall. In fact, this is the very mount that Omnimount showed us last year in their upstairs demo area, but swore us to secrecy since it was still in development.

One of the more impressive products we saw at CEDIA was the new Omnimount Lift40. It handles TVs between 30" and 55" - basically anything up to 40 pounds in weight. It's got a really low profile.

— September 16, 2012 19:10 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Premier Mounts Debuts the Extra Large AM500 Mega Mount

Premier Mounts Debuts the Extra Large AM500 Mega Mount

We're always on some crusade to get our friends to wall-mount their flat-panel televisions. But we often wondered about the newer 80" screens... how on earth do you mount those? The answer: carefully. But aside from that, you need a mount that can handle the weight. And then, if you want maneuverability of the display, you need something that doesn't really exist - or at least it didn't exist until this week. Premier Mounts debuted an addition to its family of articulating flat-panel mounts specifically geared towards displays over 65" in size: the AM500 Mega Mount - a mount capable of supporting displays up to 500 pounds (226.8 kg). If Superman were a display mount, he'd be this one.

Premier Mounts debuted an addition to its family of articulating flat-panel mounts geared towards displays over 65" in size: the AM500 Mega Mount - a mount capable of supporting super-sized displays.

— June 15, 2012 06:05 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

Atdec Levitate L-PB & L-PW Desk Monitor Stands Review

Atdec Levitate L-PB & L-PW Desk Monitor Stands Review

The new Atdec Levitate L-PB and L-PW mount is a departure from what we're used to. It's attractive, yet functional. It's flexible, but sturdy - it's made of aluminum and stainless steel and can hold a display weighing nearly 20 pounds. That's a 27" display or more. Most mounts top out at 10 pounds, or a 24" display. On top of that, the Levitate lets you move the monitor around with ease, tilt it throughout a 110 degree range, and even rotate it to portrait view when needed. Also, instead of half-baked cable management schemes, this one actually works. You can route your display cable through the outer part of the arm, securing it with the provided clips. Once everything is in place, you cover the arm with the black or white color-accented covers and your Levitate is still free to bend and move in any direction while cleaning up your workspace.

The new Atdec Levitate L-PB and L-PW mount is a departure from what we're used to. It's attractive, yet functional. It's flexible, but sturdy - it's made of aluminum and stainless steel

— March 23, 2012 09:30 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews

OmniMount PROCFCART Media Cart Review

OmniMount PROCFCART Media Cart Review

One of the things we haven't really talked about is the OmniMount Pro CF Cart. This is The name is kinda weird, but it stands for Professional Constant Force Cart, OmniMount's new design for mounting a TV that can be moved around from room to room. The Pro CF Cart features 20" of vertical adjustment that literally takes just a touch. There are no knobs or levers - everything just... works. You can also rotate your display between portrait or landscape at-will by releasing the rear lock and twisting the mount 90 degrees. The cart is super-easy to roll thanks to oversized wheels that lock and we found it to do well over channel drops and cable covers and other small obstacles.

The Omnimount PROCFCART, or Professional Constant Force Cart, is OmniMount's new design for mounting a TV that can be moved from room to room. The Pro CF Cart has nice features and really works well.

— March 13, 2012 07:10 in Home Theater Furniture Reviews