XB360 Kinect TV Mount
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.
Buy a Playstation Eye Mount Instead
Costs $40 plus tax and didn't even fit my Samsung TV. My Friend has an LG and it didn't fit that either. The better, cheaper, more elegant solution is to buy a Playstation Eye Camera Mount and some velcro. I put velcro on the mount and the bottom of the Kinect. Works flawlessly and I can take it off the tv and replace it at will. No screws, not bolts, no assembly required.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
i dont know what everyone is complaining about this tv stand is great i read a review from some guy on here that had a utube video and said that it wouldnt hook up to his lg tv well i have a lg tv and i had no problem at all it was real easy to install.. great buy
Makes Kinect much better
Had douts about this product after reading other reviews, but after hooking it up and playing couldn't be happier. Instructions are a little flaky but can move past that. This improved the Kinect playing are and responce seemed much better as well.
Flimsy and Useless
I have a 42" Philips LCD and even fully extended the arms were about 2 inches too short to reach the mounting screws. The arms are made of flimsy plastic and, to me, it seems very expensive for what you're actually getting. My advice: either wait for a third-party mount that is made better and actually works, buy the wall mount if you can, or MacGyver a mount yourself.
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.