Originally Posted by Ksilvi
The new tv's mounting holes are 16 inches apart and the mounting plate we have is the small square one. We actually like the tv on the stand because the mounting plate held the tv in a crooked position. The stand guarantees that it's level.
The spacing on the back of today's flatscreens is an industry standard called VESA and are in millimeters. VESA standard mounting depends on the size and weight of the tv (heavier and/or larger tv's have larger mounts on the tv side. So, your 16 inches equates to 406.4 millimeters. The VESA standard mount would actually be 400 mm. Call PT and they will send you a new larger plate for the tv side. The last one I ordered from them was actually a universal one with all the VESA standard holes already drilled for you. I can use that mount on any make/model tv.
As for the "crooked" position, that could be the plate mounted to the cabinet was installed "off level" or, when the original tv was dropped into the mount, it was in crooked (the "V" mount was probably wedged at an angle). You can lift it slightly, turn it, and set back down straight.
BTW - how do you hold tv on the shelf during travel?