Flat screen TVs can be mounted using specially designed brackets. Mounting your TV will add style and extra living space to your room. Wall brackets are available in various sizes to fit most flat screen models. Flat screen TVs can be mounted directly to the wall, or mounted on an arm that will enable you to move the TV to different viewing positions.
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Things you need
- Stud finder
- Tape measure
Select a location in the room to mount the TV. Consider the placement of the furniture, sunlight streaming in from nearby windows, cable access, and accessibility to an electrical socket when deciding where to place the TV.
Attach the mounting rails to the TV. Do not lay the TV on the screen when attaching the mounting brackets.
Use a tape measure to mark the distance from the floor to where the bottom of the screen will sit at two points. Draw a horizontal line with a pencil connecting these two points. The TV should be mounted at a height that is eye level from a seated position. Keep in mind that the bottom of the TV will sit lower than the bracket itself.
Hold the portion of the mounting bracket that attaches to the wall against the wall so that the bottom of the TV will rest along the line you have drawn. Using a pencil, mark the spots where the screws will need to be attached.
Find the wall studs using a stud finder. Drill a pilot hole in the studs. Place the bracket against the wall and attach the bracket using screws. Use a level to ensure that the bracket is levelled.
Slide the rails attached to the TV onto the wall bracket. Refer to the instruction manual for the wall bracket for specifics on attaching the TV. Most brackets have locking tabs that need to be in place to ensure the TV is securely attached.
Tips and warnings
- Due to the weight of the TV, the bracket must be mounted in the wall studs.
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