5 tips for fixing the TV to the wall

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How to hang the TV on the wall? How to install the TV on a wall? It is easier than you think. Fix the TV to the wall it's simple, but you have to take the necessary precautions. Are you going to install your flat screen TV on the wall? Here are 5 tips for install the wall mount without doing any damage!

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Choose the right support

Start by choosing the right wall mount for your TV. On the one hand, it must be suitable for the weight and size of the TV, so as not to risk dropping it. On the other hand, you need to check that the stand has the same VESA standard as the TV: specify the distance between the fixing screws. All you have to do is select a model that suits you (with vertical tilt, bubble level, etc…).

Choose the right pieces

Depending on the composition of the wall chosen for hang the TV on the wall, choose the right pieces:

  • Standard / universal for solid walls (brick, stone, concrete)
  • Overturn or Molly type for hollow walls (hollow brick, breeze block, drywall, etc.)
  • Nails / screws for brittle walls

The diameter is also important: if the screen + support assembly weighs more than 50 kg, use dowels of 10 mm or more.

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Prepare the right tools

install the TV stand on a wall, you need the following tools: drill, screwdriver, measuring device, cable detector and (why not) a ratchet. Prepare your tools before starting the installation and ask someone else to help you with the fix the TV to the wall.

Connect the cables before installing your flat screen TV on the wall

Most wall mounts make it difficult to access the connection panel behind the screen. For safety (and not to pull your hair out later), remember to connect the cables first fix the TV to the wall: power cable, but also Scart socket, HDMI cable, Home Cinema wiring, etc ...

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Select the exact position of your TV wall mount

Visualize your room before attaching the wall bracket and TV. You will need enough distance between the screen and you, and probably some extra space to connect the home theater system speakers or to install a device (Blu-ray player, game console). Also be sure to choose a sturdy wall that will support the weight of your TV, or if not, reinforce it before starting.

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