Basics of wall mounting
With both of these mounts, securing them to the wall properly is paramount. Since it’s a drywall that I’m using, I have to insure that the mounts will line up against the wood studs inside (the Peerless requires two studs, while the Chief only one). I’m making holes to correspond to the studs placement holding up the mounts, then screwing them into place using an electric drill.
As it’s all being done at below eye-level anyway, no need for a stepladder. But besides catching the shreds of the drywall while drilling, I did also lay down some newspaper to catch any dust that might be falling. Had I been dealing with a concrete/cinder block wall and metal studs, of course my entire process would have been different.
Both mounts easily were positioned in place, and I liked the fact that the Peerless includes a safety belt to wrap around the back of the DVD player just in case (Chief also has a safety strap, but while it’s optional I do recommend it as otherwise you’re just counting on gravity alone to hold the DVD player to the shelf).
Of course now that I’m done, I hear from Samsung who points out that I could have avoided all of this and had Blu-ray playing capabilities as well as DVD by getting their BD-P4600. So okay it is very thin and lightweight which makes good sense for doing something like this - as does the fact that it loads in discs from the side. But the main attraction is that its compact design has been specially created for wall mounting. Which means no shelf because the player goes onto the wall on its lonesome. Just wall mount the included bracket to the wall as you would conventionally do (using studs with a drywall as is the case here) and then slide the BD player into the bracket’s corresponding slots. That’s it.