In this home entertainment video, you will learn how to mount a flat-screen TV to the wall in your living room.
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Male Speaker: To mount your flat screen TV, and make sure it stays on the wall, you have to take the right mounting kit for the job. Most are anchored into wood studs but many include special anchors for concrete, dry wall, metal studs and so on. Just remember your anchors need to hold five times the weight of what you are putting on the mount. To start, attach the mounting arms to your TV, most monitors have mounting holes flush with the back of the monitor. Screw each mounting arm to the back of the TV, be sure you are not over tighten or use screws that are too long, they can do damage and cause the monitor to come loose.
This kit comes with optional five degree mounting plates if you are mounting the TV above eye level. Before you attach the wall plate to the wall, insert the security screws in to each end of the bracket, tighten them just half way so they are able to turn freely. Use an electronic stud finder to find the outside edges of the two studs on which you want to attach your wall mount. If your kit comes with the mounting template use masking tape to temporarily stick it to the wall at your pencil marks and use a level to keep your pencil mark straight.
Then use it to measure the exact height you want to mount the TV on the wall. Measure from the floor up. Make sure the template is centered on the stud and then drill the mounting hole. Next, attach the wall mount by screwing in the top two lead bolts first, then screw in the bottom ones, check that the wall mount is level, and tighten down all the screws. Be careful not to over tighten them. If your wall mount comes with decorative end covers, now is the time to attach them. Most just press into place.
Then use a screwdriver to turn the locking mechanisms into their unlocked positions toward the front of the bracket. Next, connect all the necessary wires to your TV. And finally you might want to get a friend to help you lift and guide the TV on to the wall plate. Make sure the monitor arms are resting securely on the top and bottom rounds. Then lock the arms into place with the security screws. If it's mounted securely, the TV shouldn't move.
The bigger the display, say 60" the harder it is to support. So it's important to properly gauge your wall structure to make sure that it can hold the weight or you might want to call in the cavalry that is a professional installer.