OmniMount TRIA TV Wall Mount

Adjustable 3-Shelf Wall Component With Cable Management

OmniMount TRIA  TV Wall Mount

Editors' Rating:

  • Shelves adjust in 1" increments
  • Integrated cable management
  • Wire covers can be painted
  • Compatible with other Tria products
  • Cable management difficult to setup
  • Confusing multi-lingual instructions

Quick Specs
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 Single Stud

Product Summary
The Ominmount Tria is a wall mounted shelf system that allows you to neatly organize and showcase your A/V equipment alongside a wall mounted flat panel TV. It comes with three adjustable glass shelves that are big enough to handle most electronic equipment plus there is a built-in cable management system to hide all the wires.

The Tria is just one in a line of wall shelf units from Omnimount. They include the single shelf Tria-1 and the double shelf Tria-2. (The three shelf Tria is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the Tria-3). The entire Tria line is modular in design and parts are interchangeable between the various models. It's easy to assemble the exact configuration of shelves and brackets that you need.

Each shelf is 6mm thick, 17" wide and you get about 13"-14" of usable shelf depth. Each shelf has a load rating of 30lbs. Check the dimensions and weight of your equipment to make sure they will fit.

The intuitive design approach of the Tria is a life saver when you start on the install. Every step in the included user manual is written out in dozens of different languages. The English translations can often leave you scratching your head with such helpful one liners as 'attach' or 'remove'. Luckily there are a good mix of pictures and diagrams to refer to. But be prepared for a bit of trial and error, especially with the cable covers (more on that later).

The Tria is designed to mount to a single wall stud. This means that if you want it to be centered under your wall mounted TV you are going to need a stud in that position. The easiest way to do that is to use a single stud TV wall mount. That way everything will be aligned on the same stud.

Unfortunately, many TV wall mounts use two adjacent studs, especially for the larger screen sizes. This will force the Tria over to either the left or right stud taking it off-center by about 8" (assuming standard 16" stud spacing). There are a couple of solutions, one easy, the other less so.

Many TV wall mounts provide some degree of lateral adjustment. Basically you can slide the screen left or right several inches. The amount of 'slide' will depend on the exact model of TV and mount. (not all mounts have this feature so check the documentation first).

For those with fixed mounts the other option is to install a cross-brace between the two studs and bolt the Tria to that. This will usually entail opening up a section of the wall and should only be attempted by a skilled professional.

Resist the temptation to simply screw the Tria directly to the sheet rock alone as this will not provide sufficient strength to support the weight of the shelf along with the A/V equipment. There is a very real risk of the whole thing collapsing to the floor.

Another less obvious way to maintain symmetry with off-center studs is to simply install a second Tria adjacent to the first. The limited distance between each system will result in the shelves touching so you will need to offset them slightly. This is easy to do as all the shelves are height adjustable in 1" increments.

Now that your have your Tria up on the wall it's time to tackle one of the most intractable problems known to science. How to tame that ever growing tangle of wires! Let's face it, no matter what you do all those HDMI, speaker, video, audio and other cables just keep growing until they're a mass of spaghetti. They're virtually impossible to keep organized plus they're unsightly. Probably not what you had in mind for your home theater setup.

The Tria tries to bring order to the wire chaos by running all the cables along the back spine, concealed from view behind a curved plastic cover. Done right it looks pretty sleek. The downside is it can be frustratingly difficult to install correctly. The problem is threading the wires from each shelf to their respective destinations and then holding them in place while you attach the cover plates. Since there are two tracks, one on each side of the spine, you also have to balance the wire bundles out so as they don't get too big to fit in the gap between the spine and the cover. Tip: zip tie the wires together prior to fitting the covers. An extra pair of hands is also useful.

With a typical mix of cable box, DVD player and receiver, be prepared to fiddle around with wire combinations until you find one that fits. It can take a while, but it's worth the effort.

The Tria comes with three covers and you can order extra covers separately if needed. They can also be painted to match your home's decorating style.

The Omnomount Tria is a popular choice for home theater enthusiasts. It's sleek styling and sturdy construction make it a must have accessory for any wall mounted big screen TV. For anyone looking for a place to put their A/V components the ease of installation, flexible shelving options and cable management make for a winning combination.

Useful Links:

OmniMount TRIA TV Wall Mount Product Page
OmniMount TRIA TV Wall Mount Owner's Manual

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