Ease Of Setting Up Wall Mount to The Wall
After discovering the included stud finder, we tested out to see if it worked. As it turned out, this cheap looking black plastic stud finder that was included, worked flawlessly at finding 2 needed wall studs.
For those of you fortunate enough to catch this review before making an un-holey mess on your wall, do know the finder works with precision (at least ours did anyway). It is however very easy to miss, as the box is filled with a lot of protective paper, and plastic. The included batteries are also sloppily just thrown into the box, and could get lost easily while pulling all of the parts out of the box.
Anyhow, screwing the mounts back panel to the wall was actually a breeze, but you're going to need a drill.
The mounts back panel has pre-cut slits for you to place in your screws and drill them in to the studs. There are 4 holes located on the far corners of the panel, and 2 holes located at the middle of the panel. We chose to drill in only 4 holes at the far corners. They seemed really sturdy and in place, a few hard tugs on it, and it was quite clear it was going nowhere.
The mount is meant to hold up to 130 pounds, so if you have your mount up in place, and screwed into the wall studs, you do not, under any normal circumstance, have to worry about your precious flat panel falling from it.
After accomplishing getting the back panel up, we felt pretty good about the rest of our mission. Which included getting the actual 40" flat panel LCD on to the mounting bars.