Used this item to mount our 50" Plasma TV on the wall. Easy to install and mount TV. Great range of motion. Instructions are a little sparse. Had to use a little trial and error to "lock" the mount at the viewing angle we desired.
The VLF220-B1 is a great full motion TV mount. I bought this mount to use with my 55" Samsung KS8000.
*The TV feel very secure.
*Nice adjustability side to side and tilt.
*Lots of room within the footprint to locate in-wall cable management.
*While the instructions were adequate, I found the video tutorials online to actually be more helpful
*The provided fasteners were not long enough to secure the mount frame to my TV. The unit comes with 40mm long fasteners. I had to buy 50mm fasteners. I purchased socket cap head fasteners and their heads ended up being too tall in the frame channel in the initial position that I had chosen so I had to move the mount position down one hole to clear some of the other hardware.
*The in-arm cable management channel is too narrow for the Samsung One-Connect cable connector to pass through.
Like it's big brother the VLF320 this mounts exceeds all others by it's ability to work with odd set studs, crooked installs and versatility. The optional , VMA202 speaker mounts installs efficiently and seamlessly adds curb appeal.
The Sanus VLF-220-B3 (I believe the B# is the rev#, only a few minor differences from what is shown on the website). I paid more than what the competitor wall mounts were asking but I wanted a product with all the features and I really wanted it to look good (not just an industrial slab of metal on the wall).
I got home and opened the box, to my surprise there was only 3 major components, the bracket that goes on the wall, the arm, and the bracket that attaches to your tv. Very simple.
I mounted the wall bracket and arm in less than 15mins, including finding the studs. Very simple.
I determined the proper bolt needed to attach the tv bracket and installed that in less than 15mins. I phoned a friend and they helped me lift the tv and slide it onto the arm. Too easy.
The final centering and level adjustments were very easy to do and I was done in minutes. The arm moves just like the video shows (a little bit stiff though).
Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of the install and the attention to details. The mount is very customizable, it can tilt, rotate and side shift so you can put it where you want it. It was engineered extremely well and I am happy with the outcome.
The VLF220-B3 full motion wall mount I purchased has a very stiff elbow joint (even with the tension ring relaxed) which requires me to put one hand on the elbow joint and the other hand near the TV and struggle to move the elbow joint.
I was sent a replacement arm which I have not installed because I soon found that It kept seizing at the elbow joint so I had to struggle with the replacement too
This is the 3rd Sanus TV wall mount installed, and I am very pleased with the ease of installation, quality/durable construction and ease of use. It is worth every dollar when it is on sale at Future Shop!