Mount-It has a unique perspective on the TV wall mount industry. Not only does the company provide products for personal and home use, but it caters to the business world as well, designing and installing wall mounts in some of the best hotels in San Francisco. The Mount-It MI-318B TV wall mount is a perfect mixture of home and residential use.
The MI-318B is a robust TV wall mount that is capable of holding a 32- to 60-inch TV that weighs up to 175 pounds. You'd think all of that steel and mounting hardware would make the TV stick out noticeably from the wall, but it actually contains all of the components quite well. The most the TV should extend from the wall is a measly 1.5 inches when in a fixed position. If you take advantage of the tilting feature, up to 12 degrees, the profile size may increase.
On the back of your flat-screen TV, you'll find a pattern of holes compliant with VESA. The MI-318B is also VESA compliant up to 700 x 400. If your TV needs a larger VESA pattern, this mount will not work.
When you open the Mount-It MI-318B and take out all of the components, you'll notice a ton of mounting hardware. While it is true you will never end up using all of the hardware, it is there to make sure you have the right hardware for your situation. In the package, you'll see hardware that can attach the wall plate to wood or metal studs, brick and concrete. A bubble level is built into the mount along the top bar, but just to be sure, we would recommend having a larger, more-reliable level on hand.
If you are wary of installing the mount yourself and you live in California, Mount-It actually provides installation services. It's too bad the company can't service a larger area.
Many wall-mounted flat screens are used in offices and other places of business. If you're using the Mount-It MI-318B in a public place, you'll appreciate the locking bar that can be padlocked into place to prevent theft. Even if you use the TV wall mount in your home, you'll still appreciate the locking bar, which will secure your TV in whichever position you've chosen – tilted or fixed.
Adjusting your mounted TV is also a breeze. A built-in horizontal adjustment feature allows you to unlock the TV, slide it laterally to the desired position and then lock it back into place. We absolutely love this feature because it allows you to adjust the TV to your room's specifications, not the other way around.
On the wall plate portion of the mount, you'll notice a hole that allows for easy cable access, and even the installation of an electrical outlet. We recommend installing an electrical outlet behind the television instead of running cords behind your wall for various safety reasons. Most electronic cords aren't designed to be inside of a wall, and as such, they have the potential to start fires.
The Mount-It website is one of the best we've seen in the TV wall mount industry. Each product's page is stuffed full of information about the product; competitors make you search all around the web for simple product specifications. When researching a product, it is nice to have all of the pertinent data laid out for you, and Mount-It provides all that information at our fingertips. The company is also one of the few TV mount manufacturers to include a Tools Needed list for a smooth installation. To us, this shows real foresight and a user-friendly mentality. Best of all, Mount-It offers a five-year warranty on all of its TV wall mounts, guaranteeing the quality of the mount.
Mount-It has a fantastic product in the Mount-It MI-318B TV wall mount. Whether you're mounting a television in an office, motel, bedroom or home theater, Mount-It provides all of the necessary components to do so and adds a few extras along the way. We appreciate the locking bar that can be padlocked if the TV is hung in a public place, or simply secured in the desired viewing position. Another favorite feature is the horizontal and tilt adjustment functionality that allows you to truly personalize your entertainment setup.
Mount-It guarantees this wall mount with a five-year warranty.
Comparatively, the available tilt angle, 12 degrees, is much lower than competitors' mounts.
The Mount-It MI-318B is the epitome of what a wall mount should be: easy to install, sturdy and easy on the eyes.