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Premier Mounts Cable Based Flat-Panel Mounts Preview

Premier Mounts CMT

Premier Mounts CMT


  • Product Name: Premier Mounts CMT
  • Manufacturer: Premier Mounts
  • Review Date: June 20, 2011 21:00
  • MSRP: $TBA
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
  • Provides smooth and secure tilt with Braided steel cable
  • Continuous horizontal leveling
  • Kick-stand to allow access to back panel
  • Magnetic guided mounting shoe
  • Variable mounting patterns up to VESA 600x400mm

Looking like some sort of ancient spider fossil, Premier Mounts has released their new cable-based flat panel mount solutions. There are two, the CMT and the CMF (I'm pretty sure these stand for Cable Mount Flat and Cable Mount Tilt). I've seen solutions like these before but never one with a tilting function. For that reason, I'll be taking a closer look at the CMT rather than the CMF. 

There is just about zero information on these mounts on the Premier website but expect that to change soon. Both of the mounts are designed to be installed on a single stud with displays up to 55" or 65 pounds (which ever comes first). They can be used with VESA mounting patters from 200x200mm to 600x400mm. The connection points (all four of them ont he CMT, only the top two on the CMF) are connected to the base by cables. When you want to level your display, all you need to do is pull on one of the cables.


The "V" shaped mount back plate is only 6 by 3 inches and mounts to a wall stud. The flat panel anchors are mounted to the back of the display and the excess cable is pulled tight and wrapped around the adapter's teeth. That adapter is then snapped into the back plate. There is a locking screw to hold the adapter and back plate together. There is a small kickstand on one of the bottom anchors that can be extended up to 4.28 inches so that you can access the inputs on the back of the display.

The additional cables on running to the bottom two anchors on the CMT allows for tilting. Basically, all you need to do is pull the top of the display toward you (away from the wall). This will pull the cables through the mounting plates leaning the display down. This allows for tilt but no swivel. This means that your display will always be on the same plane as your wall (usually not a problem). The anchors look like they have some sort of rubber nub on the back to protect the wall. Premier also says that they include spacers with the mount for pushing the display even further off the wall or to prop up one side for a bit of swivel.

This mount begs the question of where you inputs are located. If you are lucky, you paid attention when you were purchasing your display and only picked one with inputs that were located coming off the bottom or side and not straight out the back. With a mount like this, you could (theoretically) mount your display flush to a wall. Even if you have inputs off the back, you could cut a hole in your drywall for access (you have do that anyhow to run cables, right?). I'm very curious to see the price, and how well this works.


The press release says that the designer of the new Premier Mounts Cable Based Flat-Panel Mounts got the idea from hanging a picture. That may be true though it seems he's not the only one. The tilting system, however, is very new and interesting. It certainly adds a new dimension to this sort of mount. If you are looking for a super flat mount for your new super flat display, this might be the one for you.

For more information, please contact www.premiermounts.com.

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