The bracket I'm using is this one: http://tinyurl.com/nmo7qoc (or (Amazon.com product link shortened) _encoding=UTF8&colid=2NW7RW4L2AW7X&coliid=I2Z85JF00PN585) - I've fitted one before and it's excellent. I realise the cantilever arm isn't going to help matters, but we need that functionality. The TV is a 42" model weighing 23kg.
Is it going to be OK? Am I worrying too much? How would TMH respond if asked to fit this and stake his no-claims bonus on it!?
FYI as part of this refurb I'll be channelling in all the TV cables etc into the wall, after which I'm having it professionally skimmed, which has me thinking that this potentially offers the opportunity to hack off an area of the old plaster and attach an intermediate, largeish plate of some sort to the wall which the bracker could be attached to, in order to spread the load, should this be necessary?