Installing flat screen TV on the wall -Because there is no bulky flat screen TV picture tube can be hung on the wall. You can also purchase a stylish cabinet or rack under the TV with an integrated switching conduit for concealed wiring. There are different installation system, so the first thing you should decide what kind of system you need.
Before you begin drilling holes in the walls, make sure that under the planned location for the hole in the wall of the tube does not pass water, gas or electrical wires. There are special electronic detectors for the detection of concealed wiring or piping.
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Tape measure, screwdriver, building level and hammer drill.
Determining the position of the TV
Determine the location where you want to install the TV. You can set the TV to the wall using static bracket, tilt-swivel arm or wall bracket with the possibility of departing from the wall, which allows you to choose the best angle viewing from different angles (eg, from the kitchen).
Determining the height of TV installation
As a general rule, the lower edge of flat screen TV should be placed at a distance of 50-60 cm from the floor. Of course, the TV installation height depends on your particular situation. You should take a piece of cardboard about the same size as the TV, and attach / put to the wall at the proposed height. Sequentially changing the point of view, check whether you are satisfied with this or any other height. Arranging so comfortable viewing position, measure the height – at this altitude and should set your flat panel TV.
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Choosing bracket depending on the size and weight of the TV
Purchased bracket must be designed for the size and weight of your TV (check when purchasing specification bracket and compare data with TV provided in the User Guide). Should use quality plugs and screws should be used with all the mounting bracket holes.
Distance from wall
You can install the Flat Panel TV close to the wall, but then you loose the ability to adjust the screen position. Do not forget that flat panel TVs emit heat (“heat up”), so the greater the gap between the wall and the TV, the better its ventilation. In addition, to a lesser extent formed dark “halo” around the TV on the wall as a result of dust settling. The gap also allows the TV to adjust the angle vertically and horizontally.
Measurement VESA mounting dimensions
In order to select the appropriate wall bracket is necessary to measure the distance between the centers of the mounting holes on the back of the TV. In most cases, this distance is 10 cm and 10 x 20 x 10 cm.
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How to hide cables
Except the power cord and antenna cable to the TV cables are often connected equipment such as DVD-players, game consoles, satellite receivers and digital decoders. These devices are mainly located in the bottom cupboard / cabinet, so you need to put these organized cables and wires. A good solution is to use a cable channel, providing a neat and hidden cabling. Alternatively, you can use a support under the TV connected to the shelves under all equipment.