Rated 8 out of 10
by Reddish Pretty good, but confusing instructions
I bought this at my local Gamestop in order to attach it to my 52'' Samsung flat screen. I read some of the reviews of this product here and on other sites, and I was dubious that it might not fit. To my surprise, it did. The kit came with several sizes of screws to fit on the back of various flat screen TVs, and in my case I used the larger "M8" bolts that came with it. The extender legs of this item spread just barely wide enough to reach the upper set of two bolt holes, but were not long enough to reach the lower set of holes. Fortunately it did touch the upper holes and I could use those. I had to put the bolts through the middle of the extender legs, though, not at the bottom as shown in the instructions.
Once attached it is very sturdy. My kinect doesn't move at all, and the base of the kinect snaps directly into the support tray that now sits on top my TV.
Overall I'm quite pleased with it. I also attached the Wii sensor bar to the support tray, just below the Kinect, so now I can use both.
It's a little pricey, but in my case it was worth it.
I should note that my tv is the Samsung "touch of color" series with a curved top so there is no flat surface at all. This product comes with a support tray that hooks over the front the TV to catch the edge, so it was no problem that my tv had a curved edge.
Rated 9 out of 10 by SpaceRaider Excellent Product!!
We were having a problem withe the Kinect sitting too low, cutting our heads and feet off and limiting gameplay. After some searching, I found this unit. Since I wanted to stick with Gamestop (because they're awsome) I decided to go with this setup. It's a great mount for the price and is very easy to install.
The brackets are retractable and fit my 37" Vizio very well!! I have my tv mounted on a tv stand. So had to unscrew the 2 lower mounting bolts and slide the brackets under the tv stand spacers... which I thought was very easy to do.
Just make sure the bracket hooks are flat against your tv, if you have them in their opposite slots, they won't be flat and could make the installation a real drag.
The unit looks nice on our tv, our full bodies are now scanned, and it's very stable. The install took me about 15 minutes and I have no worries about the Kinect falling off the tv... some of the mounts didn't look as stable. This mount is awsome!!
Rated 7 out of 10 by Neomander Improves Kinect but could use some modifications.
What I wanted most out of this product was to get my Kinect out from infront of my TV and off my entertainment center. The TV mount achieves both of these objectives. The mount is mostly made of plastic but it appears to be a resiliant type. It has design flaws that limit its' effectiveness on some TVs. I have a 32" Samsung LCD approx. 3 years old. I ran into two problems during the installation. One; the arms were too long for the wall mount on the TV. The instructions said that the screws could be placed through the plastic arms rather than the medal hooks. I didn't like the idea of my Kinect being supported by the plastic. I shortened the arms slightly so I could use the medal hooks. The other problem was with the clamp at the top of the TV. It does not close far enough to accomodate thinner TVs. The clamp closes to 3 1/2". My TV is approx 3 1/4" thick so there is a 1/4" of play in the clamp. It works for now but I may choose to modify it in the future. Overall I feel this was a good purchase but I expect this TV mount's design will be improved in the near future.
Rated 10 out of 10 by hughes8049 Does exactly what the box says.
I almost didn't buy the TV mount, because of all the negative reviews. I bought it anyway only because I didn't really have anywhere else to put the sensor. I brought it home and installed it in about five minutes following the easy to understand instructions. Luckily, I have at least a third grade reading level. This allowed me to understand the groups of words, strung together into sentences, detailing my every move for an easy installation. It is made of plastic, but since it will be supporting something that weighs about three pounds I think it will be just fine. Don't buy if you routinely have full contact wrestling matches with your TV or you plan on drop kicking your kinect sensor. I give it a 2/10 for people who kickbox with their electronic devices.
Rated 10 out of 10 by BATTOUSAI911 Best Choice
From all choices gamestop sells for a kinect mount i believe this is the best. It goes on top of the tv and saves space unlike the floor mount. Price is very fair and reasonable. The only downside to this product are the assembly instructions, they are kind of confusing but if you have some knowledge in assembling some stuff and some common sense you can do this without a problem, and dont think its so confusing you wont be able to do it either because anyone can do it. Bottom line: its a great product, works great and at a very good price so i highly recommend it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by TheBene101 Don't believe what others say!
First of all, this product is pretty expensive-$40( plus tax).however,it does it's job.I have a Sanyo 26" and it took 10 to 15 mins. Don't listen to what the others say. I was a bit nervous too after hearing these reviews but I bought it anyway.Once I got home, I hooked it up by reading the instruction manual and watched a YouTube video by the company themselves on how assemble the TV mount and Kinect together.Also,make sure your getting the right mount(Wall Mount-$15).On the bright side,it give a little more play space.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Cardinals79 Read Directions
After all of the bad reviews on every website I decided I needed to check this out for myself. I bought it and before I even opened it I called the company that makes it. After talking to them about everything, they are having problems with Samsung TV's 42 inches or larger. They also said if you have a Samsung (or TV with a problem) call them and they will send you extensions to make it work. It is plastic but has metal parts too. Maybe everyone having problems should just call PDP and they will help.
Rated 1 out of 10 by katetx Not for thin tvs
We have a 1.1inch thick Samsung tv, for the clamp that is supposed to anchor the Kinect to the top of the tv to work, the tv would need to be at least 4 inches thick (the box only says it "Fits most flat screens up to 60inches". It does not have dimensions or say anything about the depth of the tv). This is the only tv mount available, so if you have a newer flat screen you're out of luck unless you want to wall mount the Kinect or wall mount your tv to use the Kinect floor stand.
Rated 7 out of 10 by micartras godd but needed an adjustment
This is a okay mount. The problem is that its made for TV's with the universal mounting system on the back. My LG 50" has a unique mounting set up. So what I had to do was to drill 2 new holes in the mounting arms to make it work. After I did that this device works like a champ, luckily for me I'm handy with tools so this was not a big deal for me. I would just be careful and if u see that this will not work for u then take it back before u even open everything
Rated 4 out of 10 by wobey Doesn't fit edge-lit LCD-LED tvs.
Just bought a 40" edge-lit LCD-LED TV. It's skinnier than normal LCD TVs. Edge-lit TV's have almost 3" less back bump than other LCD TVs. I had to jerry-rig the mount. The lip that fits over the front to keep the kinect from tipping back doesn't come close to touching my TV. I compensated by making it tighter on the back. If something were to bump the Kinect it would likely tip over. Only purchase if you have a NON edge-lit TV.