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TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Sanus Systems offers the complete customer service package to its TV wall mount customers. When you buy a wall mount system from Sanus, you are guaranteed a product that will last for at least 10 years, and one that will adjust with you throughout those years. Not only can you adjust your mounted television horizontally using the Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1, but you can move it vertically as well. See what we mean about adjusting with you? This TV wall mount's impressive adjusting features and user-friendly mentality have earned it our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award. This mount truly has features that will knock your socks off.

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Specifications
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9.4/10
Level Mount DC50CDM
Arrowmounts AM-P18S
Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1
Arrowmounts AM-T3504B
Mount-It! MI-318B
UT-PRO310
Mount-it! MI-303L
Cheetah Mounts APTMM2B
SFTL Ultra Slim Tilt Mount (Large)
VideoSecu Tilt M43
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.6
7.5
10
8.8
6.3
7.5
6.6

For all of you home-entertainment gurus, we've found the perfect TV wall mount to accompany that brand-new flat-screen television you keep bragging about. The Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1 is one hearty product that is capable of mounting a 32- to 70-inch TV weighing up to 150 pounds on your living room wall. It is universally compatible with all VESA patterns, so installation shouldn't be a problem.

It is made of heavy-gauge steel that securely supports your TV while still looking nice. If you install it correctly, you shouldn't see the mount at all. The distance between the wall and your TV should be no more than 1.8 inches – just enough room to run cords to the TV, but small enough to maintain a clean, modern profile.

The VMPL50A-B1 can also tilt if you prefer an alternative position. The maximum tilting angle is 10 degrees, but that should be enough to minimize glare from overhead lights. Sanus' Virtual Axis tilting feature makes it easy to adjust the tilt angle with a slight touch.

Ease of Installation
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8.8/10
Level Mount DC50CDM
Arrowmounts AM-P18S
Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1
Arrowmounts AM-T3504B
Mount-It! MI-318B
UT-PRO310
Mount-it! MI-303L
Cheetah Mounts APTMM2B
SFTL Ultra Slim Tilt Mount (Large)
VideoSecu Tilt M43
10
9.4
8.8
9.4
8.8
7.5
8.8
8.8
7.5
8.8

Before drilling holes in your walls, it is important to determine where the wall mount should be hung. Height is a huge factor to consider, because you don't want it to be too high or too low in regards to the seating situation. Sanus has a solution. If you visit the company's website, you can use the Height Finder program that will decide things for you. Simply enter in a few specifications and the program will spit out the measurements of where to hang your TV wall mount.

The user manual that comes with the VMPL50A-B1 indicates the different tools and hardware you'll need to properly mount this product to your wall. The manual goes so far as to specify which kind of drill bit you'll need for different installation surfaces. For example, if you're installing the mount onto a cinderblock wall, you'll need a 3/8-inch drill bit. If you're installing onto drywall with studs as the braces, you'll need a 7/32-inch drill bit. The manual is full of detailed information like this that will assist you in a safe and secure installation.

Features
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7.5/10
Level Mount DC50CDM
Arrowmounts AM-P18S
Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1
Arrowmounts AM-T3504B
Mount-It! MI-318B
UT-PRO310
Mount-it! MI-303L
Cheetah Mounts APTMM2B
SFTL Ultra Slim Tilt Mount (Large)
VideoSecu Tilt M43
10
7.5
7.5
5
7.5
5
5
7.5
5.6
5

If you decide you don't like the location of the wall mount after installation, Sanus has a feature called ProSet that will allow you to slightly adjust the mount vertically and horizontally. All you need do is tighten or loosen the ProSet fixtures on the top of the mount.

A cord-management system is also located on the back panel of the mount. From here you can run cords down to an electrical outlet or simply have a professional install an outlet directly behind the TV.

Help & Support
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9.4/10
Level Mount DC50CDM
Arrowmounts AM-P18S
Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1
Arrowmounts AM-T3504B
Mount-It! MI-318B
UT-PRO310
Mount-it! MI-303L
Cheetah Mounts APTMM2B
SFTL Ultra Slim Tilt Mount (Large)
VideoSecu Tilt M43
10
8.1
9.4
8.1
8.8
10
8.8
5
7.5
7.5

Sanus' website is overflowing with useful information for its customers. On the VMPL50A-B1's product page, the company even provides support videos demonstrating the TV wall mount's features and a step-by-step installation video. From the beginning to the end of your search for the perfect wall mount, Sanus is there to help. On its website, you can enter the make and model of your television and it will match you with the TV mounting system that will best suit your needs. We mentioned earlier that the company has a similar setup to help you determine how high you should hang your mount.

If you need to contact Sanus directly, the company has many different methods of contact. Its website has a built-in contact form for general inquiries and specific email addresses for different markets: U.S., China, Mexico and so forth. The company provides phone numbers for each market as well. You can also connect with Sanus via any of its social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or the company's blog.

The best help and support feature Sanus offers is its warranty. Unlike competitors that simply don't offer this type of guarantee, Sanus guarantees that its TV wall mounts will be free from defects for up to 10 years. We bet you'll change your TV before you'll ever need to find a new mount.

Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1 Summary:
8.7/10

Sanus really impressed us with the Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1 TV wall mount. The company went above and beyond the wall mount norm with intricate features and user-friendly elements that really set this system apart from the rest. Sanus truly excels in thinking like a consumer, designing features that make a complicated product simple enough to understand yet complex enough to house items like a horizontal and vertical adjustment system.

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Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1

Pros
There is no need to worry if your TV's VESA patterns will match; Sanus touts a universal pattern.

Cons
The maximum tilting capability is 10 degrees.

The Verdict
: 8.73/10

We love all of the extra features integrated into the mount such as the one-touch tilt and horizontal and vertical adjustments