Since a flat screen television does not have a bulky picture tube, it can be hung on the wall like a painting. You might as well buy a stylish TV stand that also hides the cables. Various TV mounting services and systems are available, such as fixed and adjustable. Therefore, you must first decide which type of wall mounting is suitable for you.
Before drilling holes in the wall, first check that there are no water, gas or power cables at the planned drilling site. There are special electronic detectors that detect where lines or cables run in the wall.
Mark the correct position for TV wall mounting
Think about where you want to hang your TV. You can mount it directly on the wall or attach it so that it can be rotated or tilted. This is useful when you want a good view from different angles (for example, to be able to watch TV from the kitchen).
Wall Mounting a Flat Panel TV – Finding the Right Height
As a standard rule, the bottom edge of a flat screen TV should be 50 to 60 cm above the floor. Of course, that also depends on the circumstances. It is best to hold a cardboard box about the same size as the TV against the wall. Then look at him from different sitting positions. If you are satisfied, you can mount the flat screen TV at the same height.
Can the brackets support the weight?
Only purchase brackets that are suitable for the size and weight of the flat screen TV. (Check the specifications of the bracket.) Read the manual for the flat screen TV and compare the information. Use high quality dowels and screws and make use of all screw holes in the bracket.
Distance to the wall
You can mount the flat screen TV directly on the wall. But then its position can no longer be changed. Remember that a flat screen TV generates heat, and a greater distance between the device and the wall allows better air circulation. At the same time, this means a lower risk of dark convection spots caused by dust deposits on the wall. You can also adjust the screen angle horizontally and vertically.
Measure the size of the VESA mount
To determine the correct wall mount bracket, measure the distance between the screw holes on the back of your flat screen TV. The most common sizes are 10 x 10 cm and 20 x 10 cm (center distance).
In addition to the power and antenna cables, you often need various other cables to connect the flat screen TV to other devices – for example DVD players, game consoles, satellite receivers or digital set-top boxes. These devices are often placed in a rack so you need to find some way to best route the cables to the TV. A cable duct is ideal here, in which the cables can be routed neatly and invisibly from the outside. Another option is a TV stand with a support shelf for the device.
Would you rather not use an unsightly cable duct? Then you could build a false wall on which to mount your flat screen TV. If you erect the false wall from panels attached to a frame made of wooden beams, then you can run the cables in the space behind. Another option would be to run the cables through the space behind the TV, if your living quarters allow it.