After doing quite a bit of online research, this (Elevate 72011 Blk Cabinet) seemed like the best buy for the $, plus the reviews were good. I also spent about 20 minutes on the phone talking to the sales guy, who patiently answered all my questions. I ordered the unit with a shelf, as I needed it for a DirecTV DVR, and a PS4.
The piece came well packaged, and there were no dings/scratches, etc. So far, so good. Touchstone isn’t kidding when they say the unit is well made, and it’s HEAVY. Good! I have an older model Sony 46”, and it weighs 61 lbs, according to the specs. It mounted easily, which was a plus, but I was a bit worried about the weight of the TV being too much for the motor, but it goes up and down with no problem, which makes me happy. So all is well up to here.
I knew the DVR and the PS4 were going to be a tight fit on the small shelf, from my conversation with the sales guy. Front to back, the DVR is JUST small enough to fit on the shelf. However…. When the coax cable is attached, it sticks out just far enough to where it “trips/catches” the rear lip of the piece when the lift travels up or down. I have ordered a 45 degree coax fitting, which I’m hoping will allow a smooth travel up and down. The PS4 is simply too big from front to back, and cannot fit. Period. It’s a PS4 Pro unit though, so I’m going to swap it out with a regular PS4, which is a bit smaller, and HOPE it will fit.
If this piece was 2” deeper, front to back, I would give it 10 stars. Even in this age of smart TV’s, I‘m pretty sure I’m not the only guy that has to have a shelf for components. I would have thought a concern like that would have been taken into account during the design phase.
As far as the up and down functionality though, it seems to be working great so far. If you are planning on mounting JUST a TV, I would wholeheartedly recommend this. If you have to have a shelf for components, not so much.
23202 - Whisper Lift II (Included) / 25021 - Add-on Component Shelf [+$79] / No Install