How to Mount Your Large Screen Television

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Inside the box your bracket comes in you’ll find a template that you can use to mark the wall for it to be installed properly, you will find the wall bracket and you also have the two pieces that go on the back of the television itself. You also will have a bag of hardware, different lengths of screws and spacers which should make the job go just right. Before you get started you’ll want to make sure you have all the appropriate tools to get this job done. The first and most important one are the instructions, they explain exactly step by step how this should work. And of course you’ll want a drill, or some kind of socket with the appropriate attachments, something to measure with, and very importantly a level. We always recommend that you use the studs, so a stud finder is going to be a real help.

It is important you take several things into consideration before actually mounting the television, the spot needs to be appropriate, you want to be comfortable when you view this for long hours, you also want to make sure that once you go to mount it that you have power in place and that you have the appropriate signal cables in place. All connected devices need to have some way to get their picture to the television.

We have taken our stud finder and located the studs in our wall and we have also taken our template and put up on the wall and marked out where we’re going to put the bracket. After marking out we also pre-drilled our holes where we’re going to attach the wall portion of our bracket, placing it up here and aligning the holes. We will also use a level to make absolutely sure that we have it exactly the way it should be.
What Jerry is going to do now is to run the screws in that will hold this bracket in place. It is important to remember when you get your screws in place to leave them a little loose initially. These holes if you notice are a elongated this allows the bracket to move side to side just a little bit to help with the positioning. Before you actually attach the television rail to the television you’ll want to check that your screws are the appropriate length. Sets are only getting thinner it’d be quite disturbing if you ran a screw through too far. So just put your screw in and tighten it down by finger will be fine and you’ll want to run it all the way in, if it goes all the way in without hitting bottom you know you have the right length. Sometimes however you will have a much longer screw and you’ll actually need more spacing to allow for the wiring. The brackets come with these spacers that allow you to get some spacing away from the TV. Pay close attention to when you go to install your frame rail, and take a look to the manual that came with your bracket. Every bracket has a top, a bottom, a right and a left so it is very important you know that before you attach it.

We are now ready to put our rails on our television. All televisions are going to have a set of four holes evenly spaced to allow for the wall mounting brackets. This will vary of course depending on the size of your set. These appear very wide apart because we have a large television here. Put your brackets up, you want to look at where it’s going to hang on the top and hang on the bottom and try to roughly center those on the set.
We’re almost ready to hang our television, I want you to notice the two rails that we’ve just installed and the bracket. You’ll notice that the bracket is considerably wider than the rails are width wise. If you hang this television up there now you’ll be able to slide it side to side and properly position it in case it is a little off. You’ll also want to determine where all the connections go on the back of your set. Then you want to make sure that you have enough slack for those connections to be made. You also want to look at the end of your wiring, depending on the profile you want to make sure when you lower the TV down that there is going to be clearance for the wires. We have used a ninety degree because this is a low-profile mount and we’ve also used a recessed power plug, again because it’s a very low-profile mount.

Ok we’re going to hang the TV on the wall now and I should mention, and this should go without saying that this is a two person job.

Now that we have made all of our connections we are free to release the set, lower it into place and our installation of our new HDTV is now complete. Now that you have your TV all mounted on the wall it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the show.