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You might as well get the big old-fashioned TV if you’re going to mount your pristine, state-of-the-art flat TV lopsidedly on a wall or set it on a cabinet. For a supreme viewing experience, you want your flat panel screen rightly elevated, and at just the right angle on the wall. Sure, putting it on a cabinet might also do the trick, but it’s just not flattering. Think about aesthetics!
There are numerous reasons why you should wall mount a TV. The sleeker look you get is definitely high up. Moreover, you’ll be free of clutter and it’ll save you a great deal of space. Given how exorbitant real estate is these days, making the most of any space is the top priority for most of us. It’s true that Spectrum bundles are pocket-friendly, but sadly that’s not all you have to pay for!
So now that you’re convinced to wall mount TV in your home, let’s discuss how to do it. It’s not easy, we’ll tell you that, but it’s also not difficult. Just follow our step-by-step guide on how to mount the TV on the wall and you’ll be done in no time at all.
You must take into account a couple of questions before you start. Here’s our list to get you started.
Here are some important questions that you must answer before launching your TV wall-mount mission.
Depending on what your wall is made of, your strategy will vary. Drywalls are less robust compared to other types and easy to drill into. If you have a drywall, lucky you! If you have a brick wall or one made of wood or plaster, you will need drill bits specific to that type of wall. It’s a little tricky and it’d be better if you get someone with a little experience to give you a hand.
You’ll need a drill, a stud finder, screwdriver, tape measure, painter’s tape, pencil, and leveler. Depending on your wall, you must also get the suitable drill bits.
Before jumping into how to mount a TV you first need to observe your TV set to check where the ports are located. In case the ports are at the back of the TV you need to buy a protruding wall mount so that you can access the inlets at the back of the TV set easily.
Getting a wall mount that can telescope outwards is a good option if you keep attaching new devices to your TV set such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick that lets you watch shows or movies by downloading the Spectrum TV app.
This way you won’t be going through the hassle involved in unmounting the TV set every time you need to reach out to the ports and attach cords.
The correct TV wall mount makes all the difference. There are three types of TV wall mounts or brackets that you can choose from: fixed, tilted, and full motion. These determine how much you can angle your TV. You also need to make sure it’s suitable for the size of the TV you have and able to bear the weight of it. You can check easily by reading through the instructions on the box. Don’t forget to check if it is compatible with your TV in that the holes must line up correctly with those at the back of your TV itself.
Another factor you must consider when deciding on the location to wall mount TV is how you will hide the mess of wires. The closer it is to a wall outlet the better. That’ll save you from a lot of hassle.
The ugly cables sticking out from behind the TV look messy and ruin the appeal of a flat-screen. Hiding the wires is, therefore, a given. There are a few ways to go around with that.
You can hide them behind a wall for one. Just pass them through the wall or tie them up neatly and tuck them away from sight. The second option you have is to cover them up.
You can buy a cover that matches the color of your wall so that it all blends in and becomes unnoticeable.
Everyone wants to place the TV such that it accentuates the look of the room, but you must look beyond that. If it compromises on functionality or your comfort, it’s not worth it. For example, many people like how the TV looks on the mantel – the shelf above the fireplace - but even professional installers advise against it. It’s difficult to install for one, and secondly, the heat or soot from the fire is harmful to your TV.
The ideal height is eye level so that when you sit down, it’s right in front of you. If you must wall mount a TV above the eye level, we’d recommend you get a wall mount kit that tilts. This way when you watch your favorite shows with Spectrum On demand, your neck won’t strain from looking up. An angled TV screen is great because it reduces the glare from the screen too.
Answered all the questions? If yes then that’s it, you’re ready for the next step in your how to mount the TV on wall mission!
Now, pick the location for your TV.
Everyone wants to place the TV such that it accentuates the room, but you must look beyond that. If it compromises on functionality or your comfort, it’s not worth it. For example, a lot of people like how the TV looks on the mantel of the fireplace, but even professional installers advise against it. It’s difficult to install for one and secondly, the heat or soot from the fire is harmful to your TV.
The ideal location is at the height of eye level so that when you sit down, it’s right in front of you. If you must mount a TV above the eye level, we’d recommend you get a wall mount kit that tilts so that when you watch a show, your neck doesn’t strain from looking up. An angled TV screen is great because it reduces the glare from the screen.
Another factor you must consider when deciding on the location is how you will hide the wires. The closer it is to an outlet the better, it’ll save you from a lot of hassle.
The ugly cables sticking out from behind the TV looks messy and ruins the whole look. Hiding them is a given. There are a few ways to go around with it.
You can hide them behind a wall for one. Just pass them through the wall or tie them up neatly and tuck them away from sight. The second option you have is to cover it up. You can buy a cover that matches with the color of your wall and no one will even notice it.
Now that you have accomplished the TV wall mount mission, you can enjoy your favorite TV content. However, as much as purchasing an expensive TV set and mounting it in the right place sounds good enough to fuel your TV binge-a-thons, all your money and effort can go down the drain if your TV service offers a boring channel lineup. To avoid disappointment, subscribe to Spectrum TV that lets you watch over 125 channels and if you want, you can add on affordable yet exciting channel packages for a fully customized experience. You also get access to Spectrum On Demand titles and more without breaking the bank.
Moreover, if you are not a binge-watcher and don’t wish to spend on buying a hefty TV package you can subscribe to one of the three pocket-friendly plans from the Spectrum TV Streaming Service to fuel your infrequent TV watching sprees.
Having said that, we hope you found our guide on how to mount a TV useful. It was our aim to make it as easy for you as possible so that you don’t face trouble during the process.
Speaking of pursuing an aim, do you know Spectrum continuously strives to put its customers atop all else? Whenever an issue arises, all that customers do is simply report it and the rest is handled efficiently by well-trained Spectrum professionals.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact Spectrum at 111-855-423-0918 and revamp your boring TV set with the best Spectrum TV service available in your neighborhood. And guess what? If you are lucky, you can get a Spectrum discount too! Ka-ching!
The average cost for wall mounting a TV in the U.S. is approximately $70 to $110 per hour.
No, but most of them can be mounted. If you want to wall mount a TV it is always smart to check if your TV set has VESA mounting points at the back.
You can use a fixed floor stand like the STANDiT to place your TV – a no-drill wall mount which can serve the purpose if you have enough space in your home. You can also use layers of good-quality adhesive products to hold the TV in place, however, it is too risky as most TV sets are bulky and need proper drilling to hold them in place.
First, use a stud finder to locate the wall studs and mark them using painter’s tape. Then use a pencil to mark your pilot holes by holding your mount up against the wall. Affix the masonry attachment on your drill and drill holes into the markings that you just made. Next, place your mount against the wall and drill the mounting screws into the pilot holes you have drilled. Once done, find the holes behind your TV set to attach the mounting plate to it. After that lift, the TV carefully to mount it on the wall and it’s done!
You should never try to mount a 60 inch TV on drywall. Always try to find studs to mount your TV to it.
Yes. TV sets can be mounted on the drywall as well as brick walls. However, drywalls are much easier to drill into. In any case, always use a stud finder to locate studs on the wall to mount your TV. It is advised not to use drywall anchors to hang it as they might pull out and your TV will crash on the floor.
Yes, you can. However, it is recommended to mount the TV by drilling holes in the wall for a sturdier fix to avoid any risks and to save space.
Drywall can hold 5 to 10 pounds.
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