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I recently moved to a new house, so I was in the market for a new HDTV mount for my bedroom display. I don't readily change out the display in my bedroom, but I did want to leave myself some room for a larger screen should I decide to buy a larger HDTV
down the road. Thankfully, Sanus' MLL12, reviewed here, is a mount for all seasons that can accommodate displays ranging in size from 32 to 70 inches
. The MLL12 is a straightforward mount, as it doesn't have a great many bells and/or whistles; it doesn't articulate, tilt or move in any way. It's a mount, plain and simple, which is what I was after since, as I said earlier, my bedroom HDTV isn't where I do a lot of critical viewing. The mount itself measures 32 inches wide by 20 inches tall and a scant one-and-a-quarter inches deep, hence the low-profile designation. Maximum weight capacity for the MLL12 is stated to be 200 pounds, which is more than enough for today's crop of 70-inch displays
. The included hardware (no tools) is comprehensive enough to facilitate mounting on a wide variety of surfaces including brick or stone.
Installing the MLL12 is about as easy as one-two-three and is capable of being carried out by even the most novice of DIY-ers, although if you're at all apprehensive about drilling holes in your wall, I recommend consulting a professional. I was able to mount the wall plate in less than fifteen minutes with the help of a stud finder, cordless drill and ratchet set. Fitting the supports to the back of my Samsung LCD HDTV was equally trouble-free. Once fitted, all I had to do was hoist the display onto the wall plate and, voila, instant wall-mounted HDTV goodness. It's that simple. Read about the high points and low points of the Sanus MLL12 on Page 2.