Wall Mounts & Brackets
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VESA is the standardisation of mounting holes on the back of a TV or monitor of TVs. The number demonstrates the size of the mounting holes. For example, VESA 200 or VESA 200x200 tells you how far apart the mounting holes are. When buying a TV stand it is important to know what VESA rating your TV has, if at all, to ensure you buy the right size.
Most wall types are fine to mount a TV bracket on; some are trickier than others, however. If you want to mount your TV on a brick or concrete wall you will need additional equipment like sleeve or wedge anchors and a hammer drill. For stud or plasterboard walls it is less recommended but not impossible due to their thinner, more flimsy nature compared with traditional brick walls. Make sure the wall can take the weight of the TV you are putting on there; seek professional help if you are unsure.
Before you attach the wall bracket to the wall, be sure to check the TV's advised viewing distance. To avoid headache and neck strain, the ideal view is to have the centre of the TV at eye level. As a rule of thumb, the average sofa height is around 18", and the average height of a seated adult is 24". This means that the optimum eye level is 42" from the floor to the centre of the screen.
Running the TV's cables behind the wall provides a neat and tidy solution when it comes to hiding the wires of a wall mounted TV. Be sure to use a stud finder to identify open spaces behind the wall, and then drill or cut a small hole behind the TV, and an additional hole directly below at floor level. Make sure the holes are large enough to fit all of the leads through, before feeding them through and plugging them into the sockets. If you are not sure whether it is safe to create a hole and feed leads and wires through the wall, always seek professional advice first.