I want to wall mount our 55" TV. I see mounts from $12 to $60. I don't
want or need articulating, just flat and maybe the ability to tilt.
I see you mount on the wall and a part on the TV. How do you put them
together? I will have help lifting it in place.
I also know exactly where the studs are. I have a photo of the framed
wall when it was being built and a stud is to the right of a box on the
wall. No guessing there.
Depending on the mount, the brackets that are bolted to the back of the
screen hook onto the upper wall bracket and the bottom swings into
place. The last video wall I put together had a flat rod that locked
the bottom into place with the option to padlock it so the TV was secure.
The other screens I maintain have a spring latch mechanism that "clicks"
the bottom bracket into place.
On Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 11:59:28 PM UTC-5, Idlehands wrote:
? I don't
That's how the ones I have worked too. There was a small cord in the back
that you later pull to release the latch so it comes off. There is
flexibility on the spacing of the verticles on the wall so that you
can be on joists.
Ed should also consider how to run the power cord and cables. There are
wall boxes you can put in behind it that have a receptacle and coax,
plus an opening to run HDMI, or whatever through. HD has them.
I like the swing-out models for access to the rear of the TV.
Here's the unit I bought .. $ 99. Canuck dollars.
The audio-video stores charge much more for models that
aren't any better.
This one comes with heavy plastic hollow wall anchors -
use your wall studs whenever you can.
On Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:58:54 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Can't beat Home Hardware for value - unless it's Canadian Tire when
they have what you need on sale -- - -
I remember the original Home Hardware store in St Jacobs when I lived
in the apartment above the store next door back in 1955-56. Old Walter
Hachborn really started something - - -
The problem isnt the heavy, its that with something
that big its hard to hold it up and screw the screws
in at the same time and keep it in place so the screws
can go into the holes without a crossed thread.
Not really any of my business, but is there a good reason to
hang your TV on the wall? As far as I can see this is basically
a fashion statement. I personally like to have more
flexibility. I haven't moved my TV in 20 years, but if it
was hung on the wall it would be much more difficult to move
than if was set on some kind of stand. And after moving a
wall mount I would have to patch the wall.
Mostly I agree, but. . .
I have a nice 2 drawer stand that I built from oak a few years back to
fit a 32" HD TV. Now we have a 55" and it overhangs the sides.
There is no other place to put the TV but against this one wall so
moving is not a consideration. It would also be more comfortable to
have it about 9" higher. It will be safer too, no chance to knock it
over. No, it is not above a fireplace that is way too high.
The stand will now hold the cable box, Amazon box, speaker bar.
As for moving, I won't be. We just moved here a couple of weeks ago so
holes in the wall will be my kids problem when the undertaker removes me.
I bought an HD TV that has a 16:9 CRT. It was in the $1000 range when
flat screens were still in the $2500 and up range. It weighed 185 pounds.
After a lightening strike nearby, I needed a new TV and bought a 47" for
$828 and watched the price come down every month by at least $50. Now
it would be in the $325 range.
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