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The Level Mount DC50CDM is one of Elexa's large TV mounts with impressive flexibility and VESA pattern compatibility. When attached to the wall, the DC50CDM can remain fixed or tilt to the desired position. You can also adjust it horizontally along the mount's rail system. We were also impressed by Level Mount's lifetime guarantee on the mount, ensuring the safety of not only the mount, but your TV as well. That helps make the DC50CDM one of the best TV wall mounts you can get.
Made out of steel with a matte black finish, the clean lines of the Level Mount DC50CDM and its accompanying tilting feature make it great for any entertainment setup. You can adjust the tilt function up to 15 degrees vertically and horizontally to best suit your seating area. The steel bars, when properly installed, have a weight-bearing capacity of 200 pounds and can hold a TV of 26 to 57 inches in size. The 57-inch maximum is smaller than what most of the other mounts on our lineup can hold.
The whole idea of purchasing a flat-screen TV is to minimize the bulk and streamline your entertainment system. A small profile is a necessary element for your wall mount to keep that sleek look, and this mount readily complies with a 2.5-inch profile. Of course, if you tilt the screen, the profile will increase, but when it's in a fixed position, the profile isn't particularly obtrusive.
The DC50CDM is compatible with all of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) patterns ranging from 75 x 75 to 800 x 400. VESA patterns refer to the standard installation holes arranged on the back of most flat-panel televisions. With VESA standards in place on almost every electronic device, you needn't worry about incompatible installation-hole placement.
Level Mount makes it easy for you to install the DC50CDM onto most surfaces. In the mount's packaging, you'll find the hardware to attach the mount to wood, concrete or drywall. Extension arms are available to snap onto the rails for a large TV or for a higher or lower placement.
If you're installing the mount into drywall, you'll need to secure it into at least two studs. While most of the hardware is included, a few tools are needed for installation. If you're attaching it to wood, you will need an electric drill with a 12 mm bit and a socket wrench. If you're attaching it to concrete, you'll need a drill with a masonry bit. A stud finder and bubble level are conveniently included with the mount. Level Mount even offers additional mounting hardware if the provided hardware doesn't work for your specific TV.
Finding major differences between TV wall mounts can sometimes prove difficult. It all comes down to included features. Level Mount has done a good job in setting itself apart from the pack. We mentioned that the mount includes snapping wall brackets that extend the TV size compatibility. When installed, this rail design lends itself to easy adjustments along a horizontal plane. This feature is intuitive and makes adjustment easy.
Once the TV wall mount is installed on the wall, removing it and installing it elsewhere would be less than ideal. The horizontal adjustment bar lets you move the TV to a different location along the wall mount. Because of the rail design, the mount also has room for a built-in cord-management system. Along the back of the unit, you can gather and route cords in an organized manner. You can also purchase a cord-management system that leads down to the wall plug-in. This accessory keeps cords out of sight.
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Assistance for your Level Mount DC50CDM is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a support phone line. The customer support representatives speak both English and Spanish. Additional support is available on Level Mount's website. The website includes downloadable user manuals and installation help documents. If you have a problem with the DC50CDM, Level Mount specifically asks that you contact its representatives directly and not the vendor from which you purchased the mount.
The limited lifetime warranty Level Mount provides protects you from a faulty mount. The company also includes a $5,000 limited protection plan that would cover the cost of your TV if it were damaged due to a faulty mount. However, with all of the support materials Level Mount provides for its customers, an incorrect installation isn't likely.
The Level Mount DC50CDM is compatible with all VESA patterns and is easy to install. We love that it can tilt up to 15 degrees and can be adjusted horizontally along the steel rails. This smart design means you can adjust your TV to your entertainment room setup, not the other way around, as is usually the case. The easy installation instructions and online how-to videos provide added incentive to consider the DC50CDM. Overall, this is the best TV wall mount on our lineup.