My living room TV was so tight/close to the wall that the cables were mushed and bent. So I removed the TV, removed the bracket, and installed a 12x12 piece of hardwood where the bracket attached to the wall. Then I attached the bracket to the hardwood. Result: TV is now 2-3 inches from the wall and I can get to the cables.
Then I got tired of the Jensen bomb and replaced it with a nice 41 inch LG LED TV on the same mount! Much better now.
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