PROS / There is no need to worry if your TV's VESA patterns will match the mount; Sanus touts a universal pattern.
CONS / The maximum tilting capability is only 10 degrees.
VERDICT / All of the extra features, such as the one-touch tilt and horizontal and vertical adjustments, make this one of the best TV wall mounts.
Sanus Systems offers a generous customer service package to its TV wall mount customers. When you buy a wall mount system from Sanus, you are guaranteed a product that will last for at least 10 years and adjust with you throughout those years. Not only can you adjust your mounted television horizontally using the Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1, but you can move it vertically as well. This TV wall mount's impressive adjusting features and user-friendly design have earned it our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award.
The Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1 is capable of mounting a TV weighing up to 150 pounds and measuring 32 to 70 inches on your living room wall. It is compatible with all VESA patterns, so installation shouldn't be a problem.
It is made of heavy-gauge steel that securely supports your TV while still looking nice. If you install it correctly, you shouldn't see the mount at all. The distance between the wall and your TV should be no more than 1.8 inches – just enough room to run cords to the TV, but small enough to maintain a clean, modern profile.
The VMPL50A-B1 can also tilt if you prefer an alternative position. The maximum tilting angle is only 10 degrees, but that should be enough to minimize glare from overhead lights. Sanus' tilting feature allows you to adjust the tilt angle with just a slight touch.
Ease of Installation
Before drilling holes in your walls, it is important to determine where the wall mount should go. Height is a huge factor to consider, because you don't want the mount to be too high or too low in regards to the seating situation. Sanus has a solution. If you visit the company's website, you can use the Height Finder to decide things for you. You simply enter in a few specifications and the program spits out the measurements of where to hang your TV wall mount.
The user manual that comes with the VMPL50A-B1 indicates the different tools and hardware you'll need to properly mount it to your wall. The manual goes so far as to specify which kind of drill bit you'll need for different installation surfaces. For example, if you're installing the mount onto a cinder block wall, you'll need a 3/8-inch drill bit. If you're installing onto drywall with studs as the braces, you'll need a 7/32-inch drill bit. The manual is full of detailed information like this to assist you in a safe and secure installation.
In case you decide you don't like the location of the wall mount after installation, Sanus has a feature called ProSet that allows you to slightly adjust the mount vertically and horizontally. All you need do is tighten or loosen the ProSet fixtures on the top of the mount.
A cord-management system is also located on the back panel of the mount. From here you can run cords down to an electrical outlet or have a professional install an outlet directly behind the TV.
Help & Support
Sanus' website has plenty of useful information for its customers. On the VMPL50A-B1's product page, the company even provides support videos demonstrating the TV wall mount's features and a step-by-step installation video. On the website, you can enter the make and model of your television and it will match you with the TV mounting system that best suits your needs.
In case you need to contact Sanus directly, the company has many different methods of contact. Its website has a built-in contact form for general inquiries and specific email addresses for different markets: U.S., China, Mexico and so forth. The company provides phone numbers for each market as well. You can also connect with Sanus via its pages on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or the company's blog.
The best support feature Sanus offers is its warranty. Sanus guarantees that its TV wall mounts will be free from defects for up to 10 years. You'll likely need to change your TV before you'll need to find a new mount.
Sanus impressed us with the Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1 TV wall mount. The company goes above and beyond the wall mount norm with intricate features and user-friendly elements that set this system apart from the rest. The VMPL50A-B1 is a great wall mount and worth your consideration.