Title: It is what they say it is, and it works as described and well.
Content: I don't write a lot of reviews. Most things are either "blah...it is what it is and nothing special" or "it was a PITA and I returned it or it just wasn't right. This one, though...it IS what they say it is AND it actually was much better, and easier to put together, than I thought when I made the purchase. So, back story.....I have an "extra 55in TV" since it just got repaired and I had gotten a replacement in the meantime. I also have a "games room" with a full size craps table, seating, dart board, etc. I wanted to mount the TV but, due to windows in that room, the only place I could mount it on the wall would actually be on the fireplace. I hesitated doing that. So, I searched for portable TV stands. I had looked, years ago, for similar, and didn't like what I saw. This time, I looked at a few dozen. I read the reviews (filtering out the BS ones, imo) and read the questions (people! Read product descriptions before asking questions! I saw a lot of questions that were answered either in the product title or immediate description). After a few hours of research, I went back to one of the first 2 I had initially looked at, and this was the one I chose. It arrived and, as I am having some problems with my leg, I can't knee or squat down or do other things that would have made putting it together much easier, but, that said, I was still able to do it, on my own. Just took a little longer, but still didn't take too long. Probably 30 minutes. When putting together, unpack everything, place on table (in my case) or floor, and have the instructions out. Follow the instructions. Nothing tricky. They are actually pretty easily written in English and the photos are easy to follow as well. Don't get ahead of yourself and just doublecheck your steps as you go. They give you all the tools you need (until the end when you do need a small philips head screwdriver to secure the mount in the last step). All the parts are there, and segmented appropriately, in the packaging...and labeled well....instead of a mishmash of parts where you have to separate them on your own. The TV I mounted was a Samsung 55" LCD and I was able to mount it on my own (I'm 5'10" and not weak, but I feel that most males around my size and many females that are 5'6" or more, and are ok lifting 30-40 pounds on their own can do this. Wingspan has more to do with this than lifting weights for this. If in doubt, get a friend. Most 2 person groups could lift and mount super easily, I believe). I've had it installed and in use all afternoon and this evening now, as I put it next to my craps table and I have been shooting dice with it on. I enjoy having my TV in the same room instead of just hearing it from another room....and, when the weather gets nice again, with this mount, we can always wheel it out on the deck and watch TV in the evening while enjoying the outdoors. The one thing that I wish were a little different is the tray. What they have done is functional and no complaints. I just wish there were an easy way to have the tray on the back of the unit as I don't like stuff distracting my view when I am watching TV (that's on me for letting it distract me). I do understand that, for some, that wouldn't work to have it on the backside as it may, depending on what is put there, unbalance the unit and cause a tipping hazard though. Overall, for the price paid, this is pretty darn good. Does not feel cheap or shoddy at all. Feels well constructed and quality parts. Good job on making this!