The popularity of LCD and Plasma HDTV's are
on the rise. Aside from traditionally setting the Plasma TV on the TV stand,
many opt to exhibit its slick look and save space by mounting it up. Wall mounts
are starting a new trend of their own and here at eForCity®
, we will provide
you with the information you need to shop for a TV Wall Mount
instructions to install it.
Types of Wall Mounts
Low Profile TV Wall Mounts
Among several types of wall mounts, the Low
Profile TV Wall Mount is great for hiding unsightly cables. With just about a
1" distance between the wall and the TV, it does the job of keeping your HDTV
close to the wall. Flat panel Wall Mounts
simply stay in place and are unable
to tilt or swivel.
Tilt TV Wall Mounts
The Tilt TV Wall Mount
perfect selection for those who prefer to watch TV at a slightly higher level.
Tilt TV Wall
Mounts are specifically designed to be mounted above the eye level and set at
an angle that tilts downward. Tilt TV Wall Mounts sets the distance between
TV and the wall at approximately 4" apart with up to a 15 degree angle up or
Swivel TV Wall Mounts
Swivel TV Wall Mounts
perfect for all types of households and work flawlessly in any room in the
house. With a flexible design, Swivel TV Wall Mounts allows HDTV's to be
tilted, extended, and turned to face different parts of the room.
Wall Mount Shopping Check List
Check if mounting hardware is included in the wall
mount package. Sometimes, hardware is not included and must be purchased
2) Bracket specifications:
Check if your TV requires specific brackets. Most
TVs follow VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) standards, which
specify how far apart the holes are on the bracket / TV (in millimeters).
Example: VESA 100/200 refers six holes positioned in a rectangle with two
measuring 100mm and the other two measuring 200mm.
Mounting brackets in the market are typically
compatible with more than one VESA standard. Consumers will need to simply
VESA standard in the mounting guidelines or measure the diameter of the
mounting holes manually.
3) Screen size specification:
Always stay within the appropriate weight ranges
specified to ensure support of your TV.
4) Types of brackets:
Determine the type of wall mount according to your
needs. Do you want the wall mount to swivel? Be elevated? Avoid glare?
How to Install a Mount
Time: up to 3 hours
- Finding the perfect spot
Check to make sure the middle of the TV screen is at eye
level while seated. If you are mounting the TV wall mount above eye level, be
sure to recline the seat or angle the TV downwards (using brackets such as the
Tilt TV Wall Mounts) to avoid neck strain.
b. Screen Glare
Avoid glares by sitting across from where you want to mount
the TV and check if any glares appear and whether seating can be altered.
Adjustable Wall Mounts such as Tilt TV Wall Mounts and Swivel TV Wall Mounts
can help reduce the glare by allowing difference angles adjustments.
- Stud finder
- Utility knife
- Power drill
- Socket Set
- Tape measure
- Helpful friend
- TV wall mount pieces:
a. One piece to attach
to the wall
b. One piece to attach to the TV
Step One: Attaching the bracket to the TV
Locate mounting holes on TV. Remove the four plastic caps
and screws on the TV part of the blanket on the TV. Try to do this with the TV
in upright position to avoid damaging the screen. If you must lay the TV down,
be sure to cushion it with blanket.
Step Two: Wall measuring
- Measure bottom of the TV itself to the bottom of the wall
mount bracket attached to the TV. Save the measurement.
- Using a pencil and masking tape, mark on the wall where
you want the bottom of the TV to be.
- Using the measuring tape, mark upwards the distance you
measured from the wall mount bracket
- Make markings for drill holes (ideally by having a friend
hold the TV Wall Mount while you trace the holes)
Step Three: Mounting the wall mount to the wall
- Locate studs with a stud finder
Once stud is
found, verify studs by hammering a nail partially until you hit the stud, then
pull nail out. Move about ¼" to the side and repeat until you hit only
drywall. Repeat on the other side as well. Center of stud may be found by
middle of the two drywall-only holes.
- Make sure mounting holes align with center of the
Use the leveler to make sure the TV Wall Mount is lined up
perfectly. Double check this step to avoid mounting your TV crooked.
*Note: Brick/concrete studs - different
set of hardware is required
studs - not designed to hold extra weight so it is not recommended to mount
Step Four : Mounting the TV to the wall
Double check where cables plug in for the TV and arrange
cables before mounting the TV. Ask that helpful buddy of yours to help lift
TV to the TV Wall Mount and keep the TV steady while you screw the bracket
from the TV to the wall bracket.
Step Five: Reward
Pop in your favorite Blu-ray DVD and enjoy the fruit of
your labor. Lavish your helpful buddy with beer and pizza to ensure
in future installation projects.