I have been reading some posts about this and I'm not confident I have all pieces of the puzzle. I intend to get a 50 pound 65" TV which I want to mount on a wall that's accented with wood planks.
The planks are more than 3/4" and am unsure how they stick to the wall (it came as is when we bought the house). Most results on Google will say that as long as it's more than 1/2" there shouldn't be any problem just hanging the tv without relying on studs, but I feel like if I can find the studs it'd probably be better. I have a stud finder, but oh god is it acting up and detecting/undetecting... things. There's no rhythm (like, every two feet, or 4 feet, or whatever). The colors on the stud finder do not flow side-to-side, they just appear on one side and then on the other, as I move very slowly, without ever landing in the middle. Suffice to say I can't rely on the stud finder.
So the question is; how can I best mount my TV on this wall?