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6 Factors to Consider Before Mounting Your TV on the Wall

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Wall mount TV installationThese days, all TVs come with a stand that can be easily detached to allow for wall mount installation.

Why wall is a good place to mount a flat screen?

There can be several reasons, but the main one has to do with your living space. Having TV on the wall makes the room more spacious eliminating the need for a table, stand or a bulky armoire. This approach also gives you more flexibility when it comes to how high up and where exactly you want your TV. But before you grab the drill (or call your local Baltimore TV wall mount specialist), make sure you pick the perfect location for your TV. To do that determine each of the following:

Distance

We are talking about the distance between you and TV. To determine the distance, take into account the size of your flat-screen TV and the size of the room. The bigger the TV – the further away you should move the seating. However, most of us prefer for the couch to be against the wall, and since your TV will be mounted on the opposite wall, rearranging the furniture will be problematic after you’re finished with the installation. Think the entire layout through and consult with a professional if necessary.

Wall Studs

Examine the wall with a stud finder to locate the studs. Mark their positions and determine which ones you will use to support your TV. Because studs can be oddly spaced out, people don’t always end up with the perfectly centered TV, so be prepared!

Height

Once you’ve picked which wall you want your TV on, it’s time to think how high you should hang it. You want the center of your wall-mount TV to be at your eye level when you are sitting down. Of course, you can mount TV lower or higher, but in that case we recommend our Maryland TV installation customers to use the tilt mount. It allows for adjustment of the viewing angle, so that you don’t strain your neck looking up. It is also a great solution if you are using recliners.

Lights

Look around your room and find the light sources, both natural and artificial. Make sure none of them interferes with your viewing angle by casting a glare or blinding your vision.

Outlets

This one is easy to overlook. You will need a compatible outlet to plug your TV and other electronics, such as DVD players, surround sound system, gaming consoles, etc. If you already have a cable or satellite service provider, you will need to make sure the cables can easily reach the cable box.

Wires

Wires are unsightly, and the more devices you have – the more wires you’ll need to conceal. There are two common methods to hide the wires. The first one involves using a special cover that can be painted the color of your wall to blend in. If you prefer the second method, you’ll need to make several holes in the drywall to pull the wires behind it. Cutting into the drywall is a bit invasive and rather permanent, but you end up with a clean look and nothing is hanging under your TV.

Too many steps to remember? Don’t worry. Just give us a call at Down to Earth Communications, and we’ll get your flat-screen TV mounted on the wall with no hassle, glares or hanging wires.