Electing to attach your HDTV to the wall is a great way to moderize your living space without spending too much money. Quite simply, mounting a large format HDTV on the wall will give your entire room a new look, and you won’t have to go out and buy new furniture or pictures.
Having your flat panel TV on the wall acts as a focal point and it also opens up quite a lot of valuable space in the room. Most people with larger HDTVs either have a streamlined stand or they hang it on the wall.
In order to get the best results from your wall mounting bracket, you need to keep several things in mind:
- Accurately measure where you will attach your mount on the wall. Before you punch any holes, mark the spots where you will drill the holes for the mount and attach it. Check that it is level, because if your mount is off even by a little bit, your high definition TV will appear crooked on the wall.
- You might want to run all of your cables and cords through the wall to keep a tidier appearance. If you are planning on adding any other components to your TV, then run extra cables and cords. It will be more laborious to run cords afterwards you have your TV installed. You can use a coat hanger to pull cables through the wall.
- Before you attach your mount, take a piece of paper or cutout that is the size of the TV and tack it to the wall to see what the TV will look like in that location before you install it.
- Always measure your television fully to insure that the wall mount you are buying is the appropiate size. You don’t want to go through all the hassle to install a mount and then find out it is not the appropriate size for your television.
- If the wall you are going to mount your TV to is uneven, install a piece of plywood first, securing it to the studs and then add the attachment to the plywood.
- Have an electrician install an electrical box directly behind the HDTV , out of view, so that you can plug the television in without any wires exposed. It is also more convenient to not have to run cords a long way away from your television.
- Consider installing an infrared frequency receiver so that you can have your components in a adjoining room (DVD, etc) and control them from the TV room.