Wall Mounting Televisions
Wall Mounting a Television can be Tricky
One thing most people agree upon is it looks fantastic ans certainly does save on floor space.
National TV will professionally install your flat screen TVs on any wall.
So if the clever folk at the retail store try to convince you to mount your own television here are 5 simple lessons 25 years in the industry has taught us:
1: Pay someone who knows what they are doing to mount the TV unit for you.
When you purchase a new TV from most of the larger retailers there is every likelihood the salesperson will try to offer you a wall bracket & advise you that you and a mate can easily mount the TV on the wall yourself. Please say no – politely.
You will need a qualified installer who knows what needs to be done and has all the right tools to get the job done properly.
2: Not all brackets are the same
Primarily there are three main types:
- Ones that sit flat on the wall,
- Ones that tilt up and down a little bit.
- Fully directional type that can point your television in almost any directio
The least expensive are the flat to the wall mounting brackets. Problem with these brackets is the cheap one don’t allow space to conceal the wires so be warned.
3: Know how you plan wire up your system.
Be ‘cable-wise’ and if possible have all of the components run through your receiver using a single HDMI cable to the TV. This is even more important if you decide to use a flat wall mount bracket. By making sure we had that decision made before you have the television on the wall you don’t have to take it down again to rearrange the cables – they are ready to run.
If you’re planning on buying other components (e.g. a Blu-ray player) it is a good idea to run an additional HDMI cable from the Television. If you plan on running a variety of components (e.g. Playstation, Blu-ray, sund systems etc) and know you will need to change connections often the buy a more expensive bracket that allows better access to the back of your new Television.
4: Concealed cables.
Most people wall mount a television to:
- Save floor space.
- Hide the cables.
Many walls simply don’t allow you to hide the cables. In fact in many high rise units it is impossible due to the construction of the walls. That is unless you do a lot of damage to the wall and then have it repaired. That is why it is always best to have a professional take a look at the wall before you even by the wall mount. If you have a stud wall then your chances improve. A simple rule of thumb is to mount them on a wall above a:
- Power socket
- Tv wall socket
- Telephone or computer wall socket
5: What Height should you set the TV unit?
Commonly 900mm from the bottom of your TV to the floor is about right in most homes. There is no hard and fast rule for this but commonly 900mm is the most widely use measure. Remember you still need to look up to the top of the screen whilst you are watching so don’t go too high or your viewing pleasure may not be as pleasant.
At National TV:
- We have a large range of quality wall brackets available at very reasonable prices.
- We hide all cables in the wall recess where possible.
- We are very careful to ensure that the screen is not mounted so close to the wall as to cause your TV to overheat.