Originally Posted by frank1018
Followed your method and got tv mounted no problems. It feels very secure. Thank you very much for the tip.
You are welcome.
Post a pic of your handiwork, and in a few weeks of use, what would you change?
IE: I just did another mount 2 days ago. Client knew they would be upgrading to a 4k (!) tv around Christmas. So, we incorporated a very high-end HDMI plate, optical connection plate, as well as a second HDMI for use with sound bar (audio only), component video plate. Power was already there. I was able to hit 3 studs so 6 holes top and bottom edge, and have screws vertically spaced at 8". 14 screws hold this up. Wall panel was applied with poster putty over recessed screw heads. Very very clean. Edges / end grain all painted eggshell white. If I had complimenting seam tape, I might have beveled the board edge.
Cut a hole in wall behind mount board, snakes cables over to nearby (and ventilated cabinet) media "hole". Installed a mount that was good up to 600x600mm hole pattern.
The existing 27" doesn't quite hide all cables and mount (36"hx48"w) board, but 4k tv is going to be a 55" or so in size. As of current, you can just see the HDMI leaving its plate and going to tv. Other than that, the rest is completely unnoticeable. I covered the mounting board with a piece of wall panel left over from previous project. Very very clean. No pic though, I know I took one but can't find it. For what its worth, this was on an interior wall in a Itasca something or other. TThere are now 2 TVs in living room area.