Motorized Tilt, Swivel Flat Panel Display Mount

September 29, 2006

K2 X-Arm Motorized Display MountI suppose we could file this one under the only-a-matter-of-time category, with flat panel displays continuing to grow in popularity we’re seeing an increase in the number of companies providing mounting solutions, and now we have an entirely new mounting solution to boot.

K2’s X-arm mount expands on the typical features found in flat-panel mounts, by automating the tilt, swivel and telescoping functions, which are then user adjustable via remote control. The K2 ‘X-Arm’ motorized flat-panel display mount, telescopes up to 12”, tilts 7 degrees up – 25 degree down, swivels up to 56 degrees from left to right, flush mounts from the wall 4.6”, includes an infra-red remote control (RS232 compliant as well) and can accommodate displays from 37” to 61”.

Obviously this is a custom installation solution and given the relative complexity of the design, the X-Arm also carries a custom-installation appropriate price tag of $1995. (hardware only) However given the potential headaches this mount could cure, the X-Arm will no doubt find a comfortable niche in the custom home theater installation market.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Home Theater Hardware


Comments

  • I’m just now reading this post about the X-Arm for $2k, so I’m hoping the price of this device has come down from that price by now. Nevertheless, motorized tv wall mounts don’t seem to be practical or popular at all for the average customer. I’ve worked in the flat panel TVs and accessories business for as long as it has been since this article was published (over 8 yrs ago) and only once have I ever been asked if I had motorized mounts available for sale.

    I don’t know how well the X-Arm sold back then, but I know today most people are not looking to pay just as much as their TV cost, let alone 3 to 4 times that for a full-motion articulating mount just so that they can adjust it by remote control. Manually adjustable full-motion mounts seem to be preferred nearly 100 percent of the time.

    Also not as many people today are willing to pay for professional custom installations either. With various info sites and YouTube how-to-videos readily available online now, one can figure out how to mount their own TV and save hundreds of dollars in exchange for a little personal time and effort. This is why customers more commonly prefer to do the installation themselves and will search for a mounting bracket that’s easy to install over a super expensive one that requires a custom installation.

    To find a great deal on an easy-to-install, manually adjustable articulating TV wall mount, go to TVMountsUSA.com. This is my company’s website. We have a great selection and our prices are far more reasonable than retail stores. If you need assistance we’d be glad to answer any questions you have, and we offer Free Ground Shipping on all orders. Check us out today!

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  • Alycia Henning

    I have been shopping around for flat panel mounts and while shopping really liked the sleek features Moview products had to offer. They have a flush, tilt and full motion option for mounts. Even though the mounts are not motorized I feel that they dont stick out as much and the focus is more on the TV rather than the mount. Also the large full motion mount from Moview is only $415 which is less than one forth the price of the X-arm.

  • Alycia Henning

    I have been shopping around for flat panel mounts and while shopping really liked the sleek features Moview products had to offer. They have a flush, tilt and full motion option for mounts. Even though the mounts are not motorized I feel that they dont stick out as much and the focus is more on the TV rather than the mount. Also the large full motion mount from Moview is only $415 which is less than one forth the price of the X-arm.