Cheapest/Thinnest Wall Mount ???

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  1. jimbowley

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    Please let me know if this is not an appropriate location for this post.

    I have just designed a very thin and cheap to make wall bracket, and am thinking of offering it to members. But first I would like to know what the current cheapest/thinnest wall bracket is to know whether it will be worthwile (ie whether I can persuade my brother to manufacture them for me).

    The bracket will let you hang the plasma in one action with nothing else to do (no screws to lock or adjust).

    It will probably be in unpainted stainless steel (so you can paint it any colour you like or leave it unpainted).

    There will be several (non-adjustable) tilts available eg 0,3,6,9

    The flat version will give a stand-off of only about 15mm.

    To be confirmed, I'm thinking of about £70 flat, £80 tilt.

    So, would that be popular ?
    or is there something out there already that matches that spec ?

    cheers,
    jim
     
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    flat mounts, the market is sewn up. For a tilt, that's real value, I'd consider buying them for installing. You need to make sure you have pre drilled holes for all the common plasmas, and checked they won't hit the wall when you tilt them. You've got a PW panny IIRC? I could show you a Fujitsu and a Pioneer, to get some more holes in it. I'm sure someone could help you out with a Hitachi, but not me!
     
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    Spec has now chaged to 10mm standoff for the flat one. (I could make it less but why bother). I'm going to make a prototype flat one for my own use, if any one else wants one for a pwd6 only let me know. I'll send you a sketch, you can even choose your own hole spacing on the back plate if you need it to line up with battens in a stud wall (I've still got some research to do).

    Because my lounge entrance looks at the side of the panel I think I'll make up some thin angle as well to fill the gap at the sides between frame and wall. This will screw under the line of bolts down the edge of the panel. If that doesn't work it will have to screw to the wall.
     
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    PS. MAW - so what's the cheapest/thinnest one on the market? What do you use for flat installs, and what for tilt instals ?
     
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    jimbowley

    You need to spread your research out a bit further - there are now dozens of manufactures offering all manner of wall mounts to UK trade and end user customers.

    http://www.unicol.com
    http://www.vogels.com/en/vervolg.asp
    http://www.chiefmfg.com/
    http://www.b-tech-int.com/Professional Welcome.htm
    http://www.premiermounts.com/
    http://www.sms.safebrackets.se
    http://www.peerlessindustries.com/

    There are loads of them...

    Some of these brackets can be purchased for around £45 if your willing to purchase a few at a time.

    Probably best to find a niche that's not 'cheap as chips' - the trick at the budget end of the market is having them in stock for next day delivery.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    As Joe says, basic flat mounts can be very cheap, though I'll not vouch for them fitting totally perfectly at rock bottom. Tilting ones tend to be more expensive, and the ultra thin aspect is worth pursueing, you need an angle these days, something no one else has.
     
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    My follow up should have said £60 for the first pwd6 mounts. I followed those links and didn't see much in the way of £45 mounts, or even prices.

    If I was on the forum getting help sorting out my 1st plasma purchase (as I am) I'd probably buy a £60 one if I saw the advert on the forum. [ I'd have bought the £90 one that is advertised if I couldn't get one made myself ]
     
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    Just out of interest how much is the cheapest, thinest wall mount thats available to buy online for the panasonic pwd6?

    Or if you make them, how much and how quick can you send one?

    I am just about to order the screen now from av sales so need one soon but dont want to pay the 125 quid they ask for one as it seems a bit too much.

    Cheers

    Simon.
     

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