Established in 1993, Elexa Consumer Products Incorporated, the makers of the Level Mount brand TV wall mounts, has a firm footing in the TV-mounting industry. The company has a huge selection of mounts ranging from small to extra large, from cantilever to motorized flat-screen TV wall mounts. It even sells projector mounts.
The Level Mount DC50CDM is one of Elexa's large mounts that is capable of mounting a 26- to 55-inch flat-screen TV weighing up to 200lbs. When attached to the wall, the DC50CDM can remain fixed or can tilt to the desired position. It can also be adjusted horizontally along the mount's rail system. This TV wall mount's ability to adjust to the user, not just the TV's specifications, has earned it our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award. We were also very impressed by Level Mount's lifetime guarantee on the mount, ensuring the safety of not only the mount, but your TV as well.
Constructed out of steel with a matte black finish, the clean lines of the Level Mount DC50CDM and its accompanying tilting feature make it a great idea for any entertainment setup. The tilt function can be adjusted up to 15 degrees vertically and can be adjusted horizontally to best suit your seating area. The steel bars, when properly installed, have a weight-bearing capacity of 200lbs and can hold a TV that is 26 to 55 inches in size.
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 is fairly flush to the wall.
The Level Mount DC50CDM is compatible with all of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) patterns ranging from 75x75 to 800x400. VESA patterns refer to the standard installation-hole placement 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 dry wall. 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 dry wall, 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 dry wall, you will need an electric drill with a 12mm bit and a socket wrench. If you're attaching it to concrete, you'll also need a drill with a masonry bit. A stud finder and bubble level are conveniently included with the mount. Level Mount even offers to provide 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 Mounts 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 very intuitive on Level Mount's part.
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 allows unsightly cords to be covered and even painted to match your walls.
All of Level Mount's products are listed by the Underwriters Laboratories, an independent company that tests products against a benchmark for safety. Being listed by the UL means that the DC50CDM passed the safety requirements and meets or exceeds industry safety standards.
Assistance for your Level Mount DC50CDM is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a help and 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, installation help and detailed specification information.
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.
If you think all TV wall mounts are created equal, think again. The Level Mount DC50CDM far surpasses its competition with included features and intuitive design functionality. It doesn't hurt that this mount is compatible with all VESA patterns and is UL listed. 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 are the cherry on top of a fantastic product we recommend to anyone in search of a quality TV wall mount for a flat-screen TV.
Level Mount is the only manufacturer in our review whose products are UL listed.
The largest TV this mount will hold is a 55-inch flat screen.
The Level Mount DC50CDM far surpasses its competition with included features and intuitive design functionality.