I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile – actually before the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
At the time, I was getting a lot of pitches relating to the event, and one stood out – relating to a new line of TV mounts, namely the CLO Systems TM1 motorized tilt mount. You can change the viewing angle based on where you’re sitting, or even standing, such as if you’re using a Wii Fit (or, likely later this year, Project Natal from Microsoft).
The idea for the post was originally going to be about setting up a home theater ahead of CES. I had a 50″ plasma TV sitting on my living room console from Crate and Barrel, and I was curious how mounting it would work. They sent the mount on the house, and I paid out of pocket for installation.
Here’s what I learned from the whole experience:
The motorized mount does work well. I don’t use the “auto” mode on the remote control – I basically just leave the TV tilted down a bit toward the couch. But it’s nice to have the flexibility.
The TV looks so much bigger mounted. I don’t quite get it, how the optical illusion works, but the same TV two feet up on the wall makes me feel like I got a bigger TV.
I’m not the best product blogger. I actually would have had the post up in time, but my installation guy got sick and couldn’t come the week leading up to CES. While I mounted the TV soon after, I’ve been in about a dozen cities since then for work and leisure.