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A television (or TV) set is an appliance that allows you to view moving pictures and hear sound. Use only for questions about mounting television sets to a wall or other structure. Questions about buying or using TVs are off-topic. Use with the [mounting] tag.

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TV Mount Suggestion [closed]

I am looking for a recommendation on a flat fixed wall bracket / low profile wall mount. I have a chimney that has a rectangular space for a 55" tv to be mounted into so that it looks flat with ...
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Studs above fireplace 20” apart; can I attach a large piece of wood on the wall there & mount things to the wood? [duplicate]

I’m doing the cardinal sin of mounting my TV above the fireplace, BUT I bought a motorized mount that lowers the tv down to an ergonomic/comfortable height. We also don’t use the fireplace so there ...
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Feasible / easy to mount a Frame TV on this wood overlay on brick fireplace?

First time posting here & admittedly not the most handy. My wife is a big fan of the Frame TVs and we're looking into putting one over our fireplace. We don't intend to ever use the fireplace, but ...
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How to install a two-way coax wall outlet for home internet and TV?

I want to install coaxial wall outlets throughout my home. The only ones I was able to find are these two-way outlets, with a male and a female connector. What I find confusing is that the outlet also ...
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Mounting TV on brick over fireplace [duplicate]

Yes I am aware that if the fireplace is used, the higher temperatures are bad for the TV. I'm also aware that this is an uncomfortable viewing angle. This person wants the TV mounted above the ...
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How can I mount a monitor to a wall without drilling into brick?

I'm looking to mount a larger computer monitor in my wall, running a little app to help me track buses. However, most of the walls in my apartment are brick, so traditional mounting is not an option. ...
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Will a brick wall support 150 pounds of mounting bracket and TV?

I want to mount a Tripp Lite Model #DWM60100XX television wall mounting bracket that weighs 31 pounds on a brick wall above a gas fireplace in my family room and then hang an 86-inch television that ...
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What kind of work is required to cut into this wall above the fireplace?

I recently purchased a condo unit. I'm bothered by how thick the wall containing the fireplace is, and I saw another unit some floors above solved that problem by cutting above the fireplace to ...
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Is there a logical reason for powering the TV this way?

We just moved in to a newly built house (built in 2022). To my eye, the house is very well-built, so I'd like to think there's a reason for the weird way of powering the TV. The outlet directly behind ...
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Hollow wall anchor tore out - how to repair and put dowel in the same place?

This needs to carry a huge 77 inch TV. There are 4 screws like that. However, while trying to put the tv on the mount I managed to get it stuck in a weird way and the dowel broke out the wall and left ...
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Mounting tv above gas fireplace? [duplicate]

We have long wanted to mount our tv in the basement above our gas fireplace. I assume the gas fireplace insert sits inside the existing hearth with a brick chimney outside. We do not use the fireplace ...
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Wall mounting a TV with flat / sideways studs?

I'm trying to wall mount a TV and the stud finder shows that the studs are 4 inches wide. I found an access panel to get a peek behind the wall so I've included a picture, and this is what I see. Can ...
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How can I mount a large TV over wall molding?

I want to mount a TV but the trim on the wall is protruding. Would it be possible to use 2x4s going vertically on each side (where the blacks dots are) and then attach the mount to the 2x4s? Thanks in ...
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How do I mount a TV with clock type mount?

The distance is 20 inches between 2 holes.
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LG TV funky psychedelic color display [closed]

I turned on my LG TV last month and the colors are completely wrong. I tried a picture reset, I tried unplugging it for a prolonged period of time, I tried changing out the HDMI cable. So far nothing ...
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What type of a wall mount is needed for an old TV?

I have an old Onida TV that doesn't have the standard 4-hole VESA mount. It only has these two hinges slots of some sort. What kind of wall mount would hold it in place on a concrete wall? (It would ...
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My TV supposedly doesn’t have VESA mounting support, but I want to mount it. Any ideas?

I’ve found an option when searching for my exact model of tv (50” Samsung UN50ES6900F), but it’s a very basic mount that doesn’t do what I want and it costs more money. link. I was hoping to get ...
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220-240 V 50 hz Sony Bravia TV for use in 110/120v 60 hz power [closed]

I just moved back to US from Europe and brought my Sony Bravia 65" (KD-65AF8) TV back with me. I thought I had checked tag on back to make sure it was compatible before bringing it back but ...
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Trying to mount a TV to the wall and cannot find a stud to save my life [duplicate]

I am trying to mount my TV with a vertical mount to the wall. I cannot find any vertical studs however, only what feels like horizontal ones, which is strange to me. The power outlets are mounted ON ...
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TV Mount fire block hidden

I want to hide this cable behind the wall. I think I’ll use fiberglass or fish cable to send the cable diagonally behind the wall. But I’m worried there may be fire blocks along the diagonal path (...
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Mounting a large TV to metal studs [closed]

I tried searching for existing questions but didn't find any that answered this scenario, and in general I feel like I've been getting conflicting information so I wanted to ask here. So basically I ...
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Should I unplug my TV(which is turned off) during thunderstorm

There is a common sense to unplug the expensive electronic devices during thunderstorm as lighting strike can affect the power lines and anything that's connected to powerline is going to be wasted. ...
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Mounting a TV on a 5/16" thick stone (or faux stone) facade

I'm planning to mount a 65 inch TV (62 lbs) over my fireplace using this pull-down mount. The fireplace has a stone facade as shown below. It may be faux stone, I'm not sure - the individual stones ...
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What kind of mount is best for a 100lb 85 inch tv? [closed]

I have an 85inch Samsung QLED TV that weights around 100 lbs. I'm planning on mounting it on a wall with metal studs. I was wondering if I should get a full motion mount or a tilt mount. What do you ...
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Grounding a roof mounted TV antenna

Can I use a single common 10AWG wire to simultaneously ground both the coax cable and the mast by running a short jumper between the coax grounding block and the mast? Or should I use two separate ...
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How to connect a soundbar Philips TAB5105/12 to Philips LCD-TV 42PFL3604H/12?

Trying to help my friend who has bought a used Philips Soundbar Speaker model TAB5105/12. The soundbar has an optical input, as shown in this video found on Youtube. The tv on the other hand has a ...
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Guidance on how to add electrical outlet for TV Mount

Happy Friday! I wanted to get a bit of feedback on different options I have on installing electrical outlet behind TV Mount. I have attached photos of open wall construction, from back in the days - ...
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Directv in to a antenna tv port hole

I have DirecTV: Next to the satellite is a 4 way splitter one of the port holes is not being used, can I screw a coaxial cable to it and run it to my garage than screw the other end of the cable to ...
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Studs too far apart to hang tv wall mount [duplicate]

i noticed that my studs are too far apart to use the wall mount i have to hang my tv. Do they sell extension bracket arms that attach to the tv wall mounting bracket so that i may attach it to the ...
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Mounting TV into "sideways" studs (3.5" side is facing the wall)

I am trying to mount a 75" TV in my basement, and upon initial investigation, the studs behind the drywall are mounted "sideways". Sideways as in the 3.5" side is facing the wall ...
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Mount TV to Drywall on Concrete without Furring strips?

I have a wall in my bedroom, it is drywall, on top of furring strips spaced 24 inches apart, on top of concrete. I have a small blue arrow below the center furring strip on the picture below which ...
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What screws should I use to mount a small 15lb TV?

I have a small TV to mount that weighs 15lbs. The articulating mounting bracket itself weighs 8 lbs. There will be 4 screws used to mount the bracket into the studs. The lag bolts that came with the ...
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Can a Modified Sine Wave input damage an OLED TV?

I live in an area where power cuts are common. In order to protect my TV from the sudden power loss from a power cut, I am planning to buy a uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Most of the cost ...
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creating a frame in an old tv closet to hang a tv too big for the closet

We have a tv closet. We bought a new tv and the tv doesn't fit in the closet anymore. I would like to hang the tv up against the closet. I would make a wooden frame with studs in the closet. Do you ...
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Mounting 65” TV to 3/4” OSB

I am a new home owner and was looking to mount my 65” TV to a wall. The total weight of the TV with the TV Mount is 50lbs. I used a Stud Finder and determined due to the stud placement, I would be ...
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How close to an old mount point can I mount a TV?

I recently purchased a house and the previous owners had a TV mounted over the fireplace, but removed the mount and painted over the holes before they sold. I would like to mount a TV, but ...
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Type of wall anchors needed for TV mount

I had a wall-mounted television in my old house. While taking down the TV, in preparation to move it to my new house, I saw that it had utilized wall anchors. This is not a reusable wall anchor, so I ...
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TV mounting bracket removal

How do you remove this type of TV bracket? (separating the TV-mounted rails from the wall mounted bracket) For context, this bracket is likely 15+ years old. It doesn't appear to have pull tabs on the ...
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Running Wall-Rated HDMI Cable Horizontally

I’m trying to run Wall-Rated HDMI Cable both vertically and horizontally behind the drywall. Have tried using fish tape to assist but have made zero progress because of the insulation and metal studs…...
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Extend tv coaxial cable (uk)

I recently moved into a property and the TV aerial socket is in a different room from where we want it. Currently I am running a 15m coaxial cable through the house to the tv in a different room. ...
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Is my tv about to fall off? [closed]

This has happened to my wall where my tv mount is installed
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Hanging a ethernet and television cable between 2 buildings

I want to connect to the internet and television (via cable) 2 buildings. In the 1st building is the main internet router and the main television cable. I want to bring the internet and tv cable to ...
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What's behind my wall? Is it safe to mount a TV?

My house is located in Washington state and is wired with ethernet and coaxial cable to several rooms. I am hoping to mount my TV on an exterior wall. I've been looking for studs using a Zircon ...
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How can I install a TV mount on a non flat stone wall?

We moved to a new place that has a stone wall. There is a place to put the TV. In fact, I can see 5 holes in the wall. I am wondering if I need to do anything special to install a TV wall mount. ...
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Is 3/4" plywood sufficiently strong to mount an 85" television?

Most of the answered related questions seem to be for smaller sized TVs. So here's a similar question with slightly different condition. I have a 85 inch TV I want to mount on the wall, so it will be ...
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Triggering a Smart TV to turn on via a Tornado Warning signal

I live in Oklahoma and we obviously have problems with severe thunderstorms and tornados. I've been upgrading some stuff around the house to be compatible with Alexa and also recently got a weather ...
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Putting TV unit on a glass shelf

I have a TV unit (which weighs about 10 kg) that I want to put on top of the first shelf. As you can see on the photographs, it's already being used as a TV unit but it's too short for viewing ...
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Wall is ripping after tv mount

We mounted our tv last night and now today there are 2 places where like the wall is cracking. Should we be concerned. We mounted to the studs.
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How to vertically center-align a new TV to a pre-existing wall-mount

I'm replacing an old TV with a new one and I want to wall-mount it using the old mount. In the new TV, the location of the VESA fitting isn't exactly where it is in the old one. I'm using the Barkan ...
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Mounting a TV on a wooden wall stud with ~42cms of extension

I'm trying to mount a TV to a wall over a bed, and the best option we seem to have is a wooden stud in the drywall on the right side of it. Because of this, we want to use a mount that we can extend ...
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