Complete Guideline Of Wall Mounted TV
Nowadays television is not only basic needs for entertaining us; it develops into a high-end life style. Many designs come with their new technologies. One of the newest styles is wall mounted TV. In old days, television is always put on the table in a room. Now you can find many styles of TV that mounted in the wall. Television that usually can be mounted on the wall is flat TV. It tends to be slim and light. It is not only about how to maximize the space, but also make the room looks beautiful and neat. You can also put the television in any room you want include your kitchen.
To mount your flat television on the wall, you can ask some professionals to do the project for you, but if your think you are capable of doing the job, you can do the steps of wall mounted TV installation below.
Types of Wall Mounted TV
Before doing the installation, it’s better for you to know the types of TV mounting. You can choose the way you like to mount that fit your needs and wills.
Interactive Type – Interactive mounts take interactivity with your TV to the next level, offering full motion functionality with an added dimension — light-touch height adjustment. Sit. Stand. Stretch. Play — all at the perfect angle.
Motorized Type – These products offer the convenience of repositioning your TV from anywhere in the room, allowing you to lift, tilt, pan or swivel your TV by remote control.
Full Motion Type – Full motion mounts are extremely flexible mounts, allowing you to pull your TV away from the wall and tilt, pan or swivel so it’s viewable from multiple angles, locations or rooms.
Tilt Type – Tilt mounts are most suitable when you need to mount your TV higher on the wall. The tilt functionality allows you to tilt your TV down to avoid screen glare or achieve a better viewing angle.
Fixed Type – Fixed mounts are the simplest way to mount your TV on the wall when you have a dedicated viewing area and your eyes are level with the middle or bottom of your TV when seated.
Step by Step of Wall Mounted TV Installation
First, prepare the tools you need to complete the project. These are what you should prepare; power drill and bits, screwdriver, level, stud finder, tape measure, socket wrench, pencil, cable-wire tester/locator and TV wall mount kit.
Before you start, you have to make sure these following things; be sure you have all necessary hardware and cable required to complete the installation, read the manufacturer’s mounting instructions for both the TV and the wall mount, decide if you will leave the cables showing or hide them in the wall behind your TV and arrange to have one or two other people present to help you hang the TV on the wall bracket.
Step One – Attach the TV Mounting Bracket to the Television
- If there’s a stand on the TV’s frame, unbolt and remove it.
- Locate the mounting holes on the back of your TV. If necessary, pry off the plastic caps over the holes with a screwdriver.
- Attach the mounting arms to the mounting holes on your TV, using the bolts provided with your mounting kit. Be careful not to over tighten, and do not use a power drill. Make sure the two mounting brackets are level with each other.
- Set the TV aside. Be sure to rest the TV so the screen is facing upward. Setting the TV with the screen facing down can cause permanent damage.
Step Two – Identify TV Placement
- Determine the best wall location for mounting the television.
- Look for a location with no glare, and good visibility from all sitting areas in the room.
- For maximum viewing comfort, plan to mount your TV at a height on the wall that corresponds to the viewer’s eye level when seated—typically, with the center of the screen located 40–45 in. off the floor.
- Choose a location close to an electrical outlet. Measure the length of the TV’s power cord to be sure it will reach.
Step Three – Attach the TV Wall Mount Bracket to the Wall
NOTE: Do not use hollow-wall anchors as they cannot support TV wall mounts.
- Use a stud finder to locate the two studs in your wall that will support your TV.
- Mark the location of each stud’s center with a pencil. Use a nail to confirm a stud has been located.
- Measure the distance between the top and bottom holes on each TV mounting arm. Mark two points in the center of each wall stud, corresponding to these holes. Use a level to ensure the mounting holes for each arm are even.
- Use a power drill to drill pilot holes for the wall bracket screws or bolts.
- Attach the wall bracket plate to the wall using the screws or bolts provided with the wall mount kit. If the kit uses lag bolts, drive them in with a socket wrench.
Step Four – Connect the Cables
NOTE: If you’re attaching your TV flat to the wall to a fixed wall mount, you may find it easier to connect the cables to the television before attaching it to the wall bracket.
- Be sure the TV and any attached devices are unplugged.
- Have someone help you hold the television up to the wall mount. Attach the audio and video cables to the television per the manufacturers’ instructions.
Step Five – Hang the TV
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS ALONE. Have one person interlock the brackets while one or two others lift the TV.
- Lock the TV mounting arms onto the wall bracket plate. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to secure the connections.
- Confirm that every point of connection is locked down securely. Test your installation with a few light tugs.
- Test and troubleshoot connections and TV functions to be sure they all work. Make adjustments as necessary. Be sure to get help if you need to remove the TV from the wall.
Installing a wall mounted TV is a project most people can do themselves with a few common tools. As you work on your project, be sure to follow the manufacturer‘s instructions that come with your bracket and television.