I used the Sanus mount already on my wall. It's rated to 125 pounds and 90" so it was fine. I'm sure no gap is really nice but you can't see the side of the TV due to a shelf next to it that holds my LPs so it wasn't necessary.
Some random observations (I did the install myself so barely catching my breath…).
It's a LOT better than my 2015 Vizio M Series.
Boy was A Series of Unfortunate Events the wrong show to watch for the first try (kids wanted to see it). Totally desaturated. By design, but still! Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep is great though.
Anti-reflective? Ugh. It was kind of hard to see 30 minutes before twilight (eastern exposure but 15 mile distant NYC caused some ambient light). The Vizio was better.
The colors seem a bit oversaturated. I tried Natural but that closed up the blacks. Going to need to sit down with this. But they are also amazing. Had to repeatedly turn of Automotion Plus since as I changed picture types it kept going back to the default (you need to turn HDR on for each HDMI input that can support it, apparently). Blade Runner 4K was awful with it on.
I see what you mean about ambient mode. I mean there it is, but I thought I could take a photo of my wall and it would blend in. Nopes.
In case anyone isn't clear yet, there is ONLY ONE CABLE for power and signal. I sure hope it is UL rated since I stuck it in my wall. ONECONNECT was a major selling point for me.
I THINK the cable is about 5m long. I'm thrilled. I'm going to be able to stick the ONECONNECT box in a cabinet where it will hide along with my AppleTV and Cable box.
I have the optical out going into an Ayre QX-5 DAC, Ayre KX-5 Premap, Ayre VX-5 Amp, and Vandersteen 5A speakers. This is an awesome system. Middlelife crisis averted. To the Q7FN's credit, the speakers don't suck completely.
Samsung's smartphone app is a disaster on the iPhone, but eventually I got it to work.
The TV remote is overly minimal. I'm bummed there is no direct button for Netflix or Prime. I mean my Vizio had that! Serious loss of usability there. More buttons, more better. Oh well.
Last edited by intermediatic; 04-19-2018 at 09:08 PM.