How to Wall Mount a TV

Did she like the ultimate TV experience and cinematic feeling? Fortunately, this is possible with flat TVs and a wall mount. However, not only a free wall is enough, but a few small things have to be taken into account if you want to mount your TV on the wall. But, the TV can not only be mounted on the wall. The ceiling holders are becoming more and more popular, especially when the cinema is to be brought into the bedroom. First, you should check which bracket is right for you. Not every bracket is suitable for every TV. It depends on the size and weight of the device in order to be able to mount it correctly on the wall. If the bracket is too small or only designed for light TVs, there can be instability and then not only the hoped-for cinema experience is a plough. At best, you still have some ugly holes in the wall.

avoid this, get a few tips here so that you can mount your TV immediately and correctly on the wall. To achieve the best result, there are several ways to prepare to achieve the best result.


How to Wall Mount a TV: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Think about where the best place is.
  2. There must be no reflection on the screen, i.e. not to mount against a window or other sources of reflection.
  3. Choose the bracket to match the size and weight of your TV. If you are not sure about it, look at the packaging or the operating instructions. Everything is stated there.
  4. Also consider whether the bracket should be fixed or, to adjust the viewing angle, to swivel back and forth or around the corner, perhaps even pull-out.
  5. Should one or more shelves be integrated to get the receiver, DVD player, etc. on the wall?
  6. Weigh the various options for fastening. For example, whether the TV should be mounted directly on the wall or on a movable or rigid shelf?
  7. Also, see the distance of the screw holes on your TV.
  8. Even before you mount the bracket firmly on the wall, you should use a piece of cardboard, for example from the packaging box (or similar), to explore the position. If the TV hangs too high, you get a violent stiff neck after a short time. If it is mounted too low, the viewing does not become more comfortable.
  9. Check the wall to see if there are no water pipes or power cables where you plan the holes. Is the wall you chose for the mount and your exclusive TV experience stable enough? Plasterboard or masonry? Once you have found out, you should also buy the dowels required for the respective wall material. The enclosed plugs and screws for each wall are not always.
  10. If the wall is too unstable, then it is recommended to install a so-called 2nd wall in front of it. This can be made of different materials, for example, plywood or OSB panels, which are thick enough. The main thing it is safe enough to keep the fastenings and weight of the TV durable.
  11. In order to let the cables dangle power, HDMI, receiver or router connections and the like, not unattractively on the wall, there is the possibility of a “wrong wall” or a cable channel through which these lines can be pulled.
  • The distance between the TV and you is very important for the TV experience. If the distance is too small, then you are sitting too close to the TV, and the image looks blurry. If the distance from the TV to you is too large (or the TV is too small for the size of your room), then you will no longer be able to see every detail. A rule of thumb for optimal distance is.
  • Example: Diagonal (convert inches to cm) X 3.

Your TV has a screen diagonal of 46 inches. This means according to the first formula:

  • 46 (=117 cm) x 3 = 351 cm
  • This means that the distance to your TV should be at least 3.50 m.

When the preparations are complete, consider what kind of mount it should be to meet your needs. There is not only one type but a large selection, where the differences are not only in price.


The rigid wall bracket:

rigid wall bracket

With this type, you should think carefully about the positioning of the TV on the wall; the best is the installation at eye level. A later change of position will only take place by disassembling the bracket and repositioning it. The device retains the position you have chosen until you make a decision.

When mounting a rigid wall bracket, it is important to make sure that it is mounted straight. Otherwise, you will get a crooked head when looking. A water scale is best suited for this.

There are several models of this type, including those equipped with one or two shelves to place receivers or DVD players.


The TV mount that can be tilted:

It can be varied a little more, and, as the name suggests, the angle of inclination can be set manually. With this type of mount, you can attach it slightly higher because you can tilt the TV down later. However, you should make sure that the position is outside the nod rigidity zone. Here, too, it is very important that you measure the assembly with the water scale because it should also be perfectly mounted horizontally. In retrospect, this cannot be changed.


One- and two-arm, fully flexible wall brackets:

They are the kings and also (with up to 200 €) the most expensive among the brackets. They can be swivelled up to 270°, infinitely tilted and pulled out. Among these two types, the one-armed bracket is usually preferred, because it is even more flexible than the two-armed.

These models often also include a cable guide, which solves the problem of free dispersing cables by itself. However, the assembly is not exactly easy and craftsmen inexperienced people should order a specialist for it.

Another important aspect of the assembly is that these brackets have to carry more weight by pulling out the device, the distance to the wall increases, causing a leverage effect. If the movable, flexible bracket is not fixed enough, there is a risk that it can break out of the wall, especially at the top edge, where the whole weight “pulls”. Plasma TVs also have more weight than the thin LCD and LED devices. So make sure you buy the plugs and screws in the right size and thickness. Some manufacturers offer help online or have a certain selection of suitable accessories, which you can order. Here, too, there are models with storage options.

Another tip:  This also allows great PC monitors to be attached to the wall, which can then be individually aligned (as required).


The flexible and single-arm swivel, rotating and extendable bracket for tables:

These are mainly suitable for monitors. But even small TVs can be easily attached to a table, for example, in a caravan, garden foliage or motorhome. The price for such a bracket is about 150 €.


External cabinets:

TacTake offers external cabinets, which can be easily mounted under any wall bracket.

If you are looking at the Stiftung Warentest, all wall attachments for TVs are safe in the hold, but by no means easy to assemble. But if you don’t have two left hands or have someone on hand who trusts in the assembly, that’s not a problem at all. The prerequisite that even your expensive, large or exclusive TV holds correctly, long and firmly on the wall is the right assembly. Then, in the truest sense of the word, nothing can go wrong.

It is also important when selecting your new wall bracket for the TV that some manufacturers have standardized the distances of the threaded holes so that only one mount of them is possible. This is the case, for example, with the manufacturer Loewe. If a bracket complies with the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) standard, it would fit in any case.

If you opt for a rigid wall mount for your TV, then the connections have to be taken into account. Once the device is mounted on the wall, the cables are difficult to plug into the TV. Since the LCD TVs are very flat, it will be difficult to install the cables after attaching the device. So you have to come up with a special strategy for this. It would be best to plug the cables from DVD Player, Receiver, Soundbar (and what you need to install) into the TV before mounting the wall. In this way, you save yourself the annoying fumble in hindsight in order to get to the connections. But there is another way to mount the TV on the wall. Since 2013, these mounts have been the big racer in Germany. They can be set up without breaking the wall and without much effort. If you are renaming or moving your living room, you can easily move this bracket to another location. We are talking about a TV stand.


The TV Stand:

  • For example, the Erard WILL 1050 L is a mobile stand for your
  • Height-adjustable (+/- 12.5 cm) and designed for devices from 30 to 55 inches and up to 30 kg and a maximum thickness of the TV or monitor of up to 5 cm.
  • With integrated cable bay and optionally with or without storage option.
  • The base is made of high-quality stainless steel (0.6 cm) in black but can be adjusted by painting your wall paint.
  • The width of the column is 15 cm.
  • With six cogs, this model can be adjusted individually and variably.
  • VESA standard bracket.
  • Easy installation, leans only on the wall and can be individually set up and easily transported to another location. The rollers attached below make it easier to reposition.
  • Price from about 330 €.

Ein, a completely different way of attaching the TV, is the ceiling bracket. If you want to watch TV in bed, have all the walls delivered with cupboards or just want to make the device invisible, then this is the right solution. The ceiling bracket:

  • The online motion Flip is an electronically controllable ceiling bracket.
  • It is suitable for screens up to 55 inches and carries up to a maximum of 30 kg.
  • This VESA bracket can be ordered in standard sizes from 10 x 10 cm to 40 x 40 cm.
  • It has an angle of inclination up to 73°
  • Extra flat and controllable by electronic radio remote control. Can be positioned parallel to the ceiling of the room.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Unfortunately not usable for the model LG 55UH7709.
  • The suitable fastening material is included in the scope of delivery.
  • Colours black or white.
  • This model costs about 470 €.

 If you are not 100% sure whether your TV is suitable for the amount you have selected, you can obtain all the necessary information from many manufacturers and dealers, via a contact, customer or service telephone. Ask someone if they can help you attach. It is not necessary to order an expensive craftsman.

So, now you are spoilt for choice to find the right bracket for you. There are plenty of possibilities, and there is guaranteed to be something for you among the many models. Luckily, because tastes are notoriously different, as are the set-up variants, if you do enough research and compare, you can be sure that you will stumble upon a combination of your price ideas, as well as the desired model that suits your style. Then you just need to order it, and ruck Zuck is the good piece on your wall and maybe also on the ceiling of your bedroom.

Pay attention to the tips; then nothing stands in the way of your future TV enjoyment in cinema feeling. Invite friends if you want to share this experience and be excited because you will surely be envied about your solution.

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