7 Questions that should be answered before mounting TV on Wall
Many of us may be well aware of the benefits installing TVs by mounting them on the wall. However, there are some key factors that should be considered before starting this process. In order to clear these important points, the following point should be examined:
- Dedicated place for other units and components
- Cord management
- Can your wall bear TV mounting?
- Installing the TV mount in a dangerous spot
- Needed tools to mount TV on a wall
- Accessibility of the ports
- Required TV angles
Now we explain one by one the above points:
1. Dedicated place for other units and components
Most of us have other devices like DVD or Blu-ray player, game consoles, sound bar or sound systems, receiver and may be more that should be near and connected to the TV. The problem would be that the cords of these devices should have access to the output of TV. Therefore a set up should be designed to let these component placed near the TV being mounted on the wall.
There would be some good solutions for this matter like placing a movable setting under the TV that can float easily. Another solution can be like simply installing a shelf under the TV so the other devices can be placed on it. A big hole can be drilled in the rear side of the shelf so the cords can be connected from TV to the components.
2. Cord management
One of the main concern in setting up a wall mount TV is the bad and messy look of the cords
and cables being connected from other devices to the TV. In addition, if no other components are
connected to the TV, still it should be plugged to the wall socket.
If the above situations would not be ok for you, the following solutions would solve the problem:
- The cables can be installed through the wall by a handyman or an expert
- In order to hide the cord, a power supply can be designed behind the wall, so no cables can be seen.
- In the market there are many products called cord-hider that can cover the cables or give a better look to them
3. Can your wall bear TV mounting
One of the most prominent factors in setting up a TV wall mount is to be sure if the wall can handle the weight. Although TVs have become so thin and light these days, but still it is heavier than the biggest part of the mounting frame.
Therefore, a location that can bear the weight of the TV and the mounting structures should be found needing one to two studs in order to anchor the screws. In order to locate the place to install the TV, the studs should be found by a stud finder. Be noted that by using drywall anchors to mount and place a TV on the wall, the TV may fall to the ground as the anchors would become loos and taken off the drywall.
4. Installing the TV mount in a dangerous spot
In general there are some important factors that should be considered regarding the electronic devices. The most important of them are heat and humidity (water) in a short distance of TV. Therefore, as an example, although it looks modern and stylish to mount a TV above a fireplace, but because of the heat that would damage the electronic components in TV, bad viewing angle and also more time and cost consuming place to mount the TV, it is better to avoid this location.
5. Needed tools to mount TV on a wall
Skills are important in any situation, but other than skills, you will need proper tools in order to install the TV on a wall. These tools are including ladder, the mounting frame and the structures, stud finder, drill, screw driver, drill and screwdriver bit.
6. Accessibility of the ports
Before buying any mounting structures, you should first where are the ports are located on your TV. If they are located on the back of the TV, you need a type of wall mount that can telescope outward in order to give you better access to the ports. It makes the process of connecting or disconnecting a new device to your TV more convenient.
7. Required TV angles
Another important factor is knowing the angles that are required after mounting the TV. Since during the day, the Sun changes its position, you may also need an adjustable mount to rotate the TV in a direction to eliminate or decrease glare.