Understanding Your TV

First of all, check your TV! We cannot stress this point enough. Practically Every TV produced is compatible to VESA Standards (Video Electronics Standards Association) that means that your TV will have holes in the back that are a standard size in millimeters. They are measured across and then down, so a TV with a VESA of 200mm x 200mm means that the holes in the back of your TV are 200mm across from each other and 200 mm down. The largest standard size is currently 600mm x 400mm. Once you know your compatible size, your ready to mount!

 

Choosing The Right Bracket

If you haven''t bought a TV Wall mount yet, we have plenty of choice, we can also give you advice over the phone, by email or by online chat. Our staff have over 40 years experience and have been mounting TVs since the days of the monster fat TVS and microwaves.

Think about the needs of your TV and its location, Multi position mounts are the best option for mounting your tv in a corner or other awkward place, they also allow you to be able to move the tv to different areas of the room.

Tilting mounts are great for large wall areas that may have some direct reflections to the sun or other lighting, the tilt mechanism allows you to reduce glare and have a comfortable view of your TV all the time.

A flat or slim to wall mount allows you to have your TV firmly against the wall with minimum space used especially in a smaller area such as a kitchen or bedroom. You can get more info on different types of mount here

different types of wall bracket

Where to Mount

Once you have chosen which mount to use, you should consider these points.

1) You want to be comfortable in where your watching TV, so your TV should really be at eye level, even having it a little too high can result in neck strain after long viewing sessions of your favourite movie.

2) Try not to mount off any surface that has a light passing directly onto it, this can cause screen glare and that can be awkward if you have a flat slim to wall mount.

3) Always consider the optimum distance for viewing, for a 32" screen the optimum range of viewing is 4.0 - 6''7 feet, a 50'' screen should be 6.3 to 10.4 feet and an 80'' should be a minimum of 10.0 feet away to get the best viewing experience.

 

.How To Install Your Mount

 

1) Fit Your Plate Or Adapters To Your TV

Make sure that you connect the plate to how your instructions read and using the correct screws, too deep you face damaging your TV. M6 (6mm) or M8 (8mm) screws are common place in most TVs over 32 inches, but always check.

 

2) Measure the location of where you are going to mount

Make sure your tv bracket is in the right place and not too high to give you any eye strain or too low that its uncomfortable or that animals or children can reach, put the mount on the wall and then use a level to make sure its straight.

 

3) Find and drill the area into WOOD STUD OR A SOLID/BRICK WALL ONLY

Mark off the area and pencil in the holes where you need to drill. Remember that when your marking your wall to drill into wood stud or solid wall only, use a stud finder to make sure your drilling into the right place.

 

 

 4) Attach the mount with wall fixing screws

Drill the mount firmly into the wall using all available holes making sure that before you start drilling the mount is level.

 

5) Attach your TV

Once your happy with the mount pick up your tv and attach it with the plates or adapters to the wall. Enjoy your new viewing experience!

 

 

 

Cable Management And Wiring

 

Always remember to get a certified electrician in if you need to adapt your wiring in your home. There are many options to managing your cables from buying cable management products that attaches to your wall, to wiring directly through your wall to fit snugly behind your mount.

 

 

 

 Safety Tips

 

  • If you decide to route cables through your wall use a qualified electrician.
  • Make sure that the TV wall mount you buy is suitable for your TV and supports its weight
  • Make sure you are mounting to solid wall (brick) or wood stud, never mount onto plasterboard or drywall unless the product specifically says that you can, these walls do not have the support for the weight.
  • Remember to turn off the power when connecting your TV on your new wall mount
  • It is always worth making sure that even though TV brackets are usually robust, neither the TV mount or the TV can be reachable by children.

 

How Close to Sit

 

HDTVTest do a great easy calculator on viewing distance.

 

 

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Installing a bracket or mount for your TV can free up a lot of space in your home and look sleek in your living room or bedroom, but some people do express concern over installing a tv mount in their home. Our elaborate guide helps you to fully understand the process and make things easier.