SANUS VMT5B1 Tilting Mount Review

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Price history for Sanus VMT5B1 40-50 Inches Premium Series Tilt Wall Mount for Flat-Panel TV (Black)
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  • $89.99 - December 8, 2018
  • $49.33 - August 30, 2018
  • $29.99 - July 18, 2018
  • $57.25 - July 5, 2018
  • $39.50 - June 26, 2018
  • $79.99 - June 21, 2018
  • $40.31 - June 20, 2018
Since: June 20, 2018
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  • Lowest Price: $29.99 - July 18, 2018
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SANUS VMT5B1 Description and Review

With the Sanus VMT5 Premium Series Tilt Mount you’ll be able to finally get that mid range TV up on your wall all while looking sleek and hiding some cable that would otherwise look like a mess. It features universal mounting which means is covers a huge range of VESA patterns. So if you have an odd-ball TV, odds are that this wall mount will support your TV. It is best for 40 inch TVs through 50 inch TVs, and only supported up to 75 pounds or 34 kilograms.

  • Product Brand: SANUS
  • Model Code: VST4
  • Wall Mount Width: 23.25″ / 59.06cm
  • Wall Mount Height: 17.95″ / 45.59cm
  • Wall Mount Depth: 2.19″ / 5.56cm
  • Wall Mount Weight: 8.97lbs / 4.07kg
  • TV Size Range: 40″ – 50″ / 101.60cm – 127.00cm
  • Maximum TV Weight: 75lbs / 34.02kg
  • Degree of Tilt: 7° / -12°

I recommend you read the weight limit to ensure your TV is properly supported by this wall mount.

  • VESA 100 x 100
  • VESA 100 x 200
  • VESA 200 x 100
  • VESA 200 x 200
  • VESA 200 x 300
  • VESA 200 x 400
  • VESA 300 x 100
  • VESA 300 x 200
  • VESA 300 x 300
  • VESA 300 x 400
  • VESA 400 x 100
  • VESA 400 x 200
  • VESA 400 x 300
  • VESA 400 x 400
  • VESA 500 x 100
  • VESA 500 x 200
  • VESA 500 x 300
  • VESA 500 x 400

Often times a supported VESA pattern will mean it will fit your TV, but you need to make sure your TV fits your wall. I cannot stress that enough.

To make things as easy as possible you are going to need some tools. Below are the needed tools to properly set the wall mount up.

  • 7/32″ Drill Bit 
  • 3/8″ Drill Bit
  • 3/8″ Masonry Bit

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  • 1/2″ Socket Wrench

  • Electric Drill

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  • Hammer

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  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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  • Tape Measure

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Though these tools are familiar to me, they may not be to you. I’ve provided a reference photo for each different tool, but be sure you know how to use each tool before the install. This will make for a smooth and easy wall mount install.

You first connect the wall mount bracket to the TV.
Then you mount the wall plate to the wall as the name suggests.
Then you attach the wall mount bracket to the wall plate.
It’s as simple as that. Below are more details instructions if you get stuck along the way.

Step 1 – Wall Bracket

  • 1-1 Find the TV screws and insert them into the back of the TV.
  • 1-2 Determine if the provided spacers are needed.
  • 1-3 Measure your TV’s VESA pattern
  • 1-4 Using the correct bracket, attach to the VESA holes on your TV.

Step 2 – Wall Plate

  • 2-1 If using the stud finder, find the studs in your wall
  • 2-2 If you have concrete walls, measure and apply wall anchors.
  • 2-3 Once holes are made or anchored, attach wall plate to the wall.

Step 3- Attach Bracket to Wall Plate | HEAVY! You may need assistance with this step.

  • 3-1 Final Step 
  • The locking tab needs to be in the unlocked position before attaching the TV to the wall plate. Once the TV is on the wall plate, the locking tab needs to be in the locked position.

The combined weight of the SANUS wall mount and your TV may be too much for you to carry. I recommend you get help from some one as needed to properly install the wall mount.

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

6.3 Total Score
Review Summary

Though limited by its design the VMT5B1 does well for itself by supporting a larger number of VESA patterns than its smaller brother the VSTA-B1. This offers more to you in that one metric alone. Besides that it offers the same materials and options to pan. So a slightly better wall mount in the end.

Instructions
7
Features
4.2
Quality
6.6
Value
7.2
PROS
  • There good number of supported VESA patterns.
  • Options to tilt up and down.
  • Easy to install.
CONS
  • Limited design.
  • Price has been difficult over time.
User Rating: 5 (1 votes)

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