A variety of flat screen TV wall mounts can be found at home appliance stores or online. Wall mounts are important accessories as they can really increase your TV-viewing experience. If you get an incompatible TV wall mount or you fix one incorrectly, you may not have the best viewing experience and you don’t want to risk having your TV fall onto the floor and breaking. The following are some easy tips that can help you to find or repair a wall mount in the best possible manner.
Check Out the Specs
Before rushing to the store or clicking on the”add to cart” button, be sure that you understand the wall-mount specifications of your TV. They are usually mentioned in the user manual of your flat screen TV. The specifications of the TV wall mount that you buy or have should also be read thoroughly. The wall mount needs to match the screen size of the television.
Usually, a particular mount is ideal for holding a TV within a specified range of display size. By way of example, some wall mounts have a 26-50 screen size, which means these mounts are best for holding a TV screen within the size selection of 26 inches to 50 inches. Make sure that the weight capacity is more than the actual weight of the TV.
Flat TV screens come with pre-drilled holes on the trunk. Caps made of plastic or some other material occasionally cover these holes behind the TV. You need to remove these caps before mounting the TV. Use a screwdriver or a small knife to remove the caps. An important aspect here is that the space between the holes. These will be located in the corners of a square or a rectangle. The TV wall mount should have mounting holes in precisely the same distance.
You can find an idea about this distance from the VESA (Video Electronics Standard Association) standard. By way of instance, VESA 75 means the holes are in the corners of a square with a side 75 mm long. VESA 100/200 means the holes are at the corners of a rectangle with the sides 100 mm and 200 mm long. Check the VESA evaluation of your flat screen TV and make certain the VESA standard of the wall mount is compatible with that of the TV.
Cosmetic and interior decoration plays a role in finding the ideal place for mounting the flat screen TV. However, one has to give more significance to the viewing angle. You can see the best image when the TV display is at a direct, head-on angle. A sideways angle often spoils the image clarity.
The height of the mount is also an important factor. The TV needs to be set in a place slightly higher than eye level. You can find an perfect location after some trial and error. Additionally, when finding a place on the wall to set the flat wall mounts, you need to make sure it’s devoid of any kind of glare. That would be awful.
Take your time and you will be sure to be proud of your work. You will enjoy watching shows, movies and sports very quickly. Good luck with your job!
He now specializes in residential home theater design together with consulting on design of sports pubs/bars.