Questions tagged [television]

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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Best way to remove tv projector mount to access air filter?

I bought a place that has a TV projector mounted to the ceiling. However, the mount is sort of a Y bracket that blocks the air filter from being removed and cleaned. I tried using a 3mm and a 4mm ...
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Okay that TV wobbles when articulating wall mount is extended?

I have a TV securely (lag screws into studs) mounted to the wall with an extending/articulating wall mount. We don't move it around, the TV remains in fixed position, about 20" away from the wall....
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Mounting TV on Faux Veneer

I just bought a house that has a stone fireplace but the facing was actually covered up with faux veneer. I want to hang up my 65 inch TV on it, how would I go about that? any help is appreciated!
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Computer Monitor vibrates rapidly, electrical equipment stabilizer [closed]

I bought a Computer Dell Monitor E2020. The monitor seems to shake a lot, a simple tap, or small shake will cause it vibrates greatly. It vibrates more side to side like a pendulum when typing. I know ...
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How safe is it to mount a TV tight to the wall with steel studs?

I have a 55" TV that weighs about 37 lbs and I want to hang it on the wall. But I discovered that instead of wood studs, I have metal studs and can't drill into them. Is it safe to mount the TV ...
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LED Backlight Strips on TV Causing External Speaker Interference

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post a question like this, but here we go. I recently purchased some LED strips for some backlight on my TV. Admittedly, these backlights are of the "...
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Tv antenna turns by itself

Our TV antenna turns by itself. The inside controller is unplugged and the antenna still turns. Not just a bit but a full quarter turn and back. Sometimes it will point west and sometimes south or ...
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Entertainment Area is cooling required with this setup? Where to position fans?

I am getting my entertainment area setup and I wanted to get opinions on where I should install intake/exhaust fans and if it would even be required. Within my "nitch" I am going to have an ...
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Height of gang boxes for entertainment center

Wall mounted televisions are supposed to be at a comfortable viewing height when sitting down, according to most television and wall mount manufacturers (standard -- 42"). Now I'm working on new ...
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Multiple HDMI to Coax Converter

I have 3 - 75 inch TVs throughout the house and I want to connect these to RF Coax so that I can select a channel to watch like channel 3 on one TV and channel 4 on the other two. The idea is each ...
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Can studs be 2-4 inches apart?

While preparing for a TV mounting on a wall, I've read on various answers here that the standard spacing is 16 or 24 inches between studs. I've run into a weird situation where there are 3 studs A, B, ...
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Video Wall Mount in the home

Anyone installed a video wall mount for non-commercial TV. I was thinking to purchase an MV70 Video Wall mount because it is fixed and easy to pull out and push back into the canvas. Your thoughts and ...
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Process in installing a TV

New first time buyer here! Finally got the keys to the new house! Exciting times! Will be going into it pretty soon! I bought a Samsung Frame TV 55” for it. I do plan on hanging the tv on the wall. I ...
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How can I hit studs and avoid cables when installing a TV mount?

I bought a suitable TV wall mount bracket (45"-55") for my 48" television, however, I have reservations about committing to the work. My concerns are Should I look for a wall stud, and ...
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TV and plug in issues

Whenever i plug in my laptop or anything in my TV starts getting very glitchy and it stops the minute i unplug what was plugged in. It only does this in the living room, i don't know why this is ...
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Tv will be off center if mounting to studs

I’m trying to mount my Samsung Frame above our fireplace. The placement of the studs makes it so the tv would be about 1 1/4 inch off center if I hang it with the included mount anchored into a stud ...
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Why is a broken LCD tv causing the electrical circuit to go out without tripping a breaker?

I live in a new apartment (about two years old), and have lived there for about two months without any electrical issues. I have an older 40 inch 1080p LCD tv (about 7-8 years old) in our bedroom (...
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Stone veneer fireplace with TV mount and mantle

I'm currently attempting to create a "stone" accent wall where I plan on installing a fireplace mantel and TV mount. I purchased and hung cement board to my frame and came across a few ...
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How to determine if brick wall can withstand weight of TV with 1m swivel arm?

I live in a brick house in Spain and want to mount a large 65" TV on an internal brick wall. When I knock on it with my knuckles I get a hollow sound. I suspect they are perforated brick as shown ...
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Is it possible to mount a 50" 30 lb. TV on one metal stud and one corner angle?

I have a slightly complicated TV mount job that I’d like to get your help on: The wall has one metal stud and one metal corner / L angle. These are spaced ~15" apart. I’d like to use a pivoting ...
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Using a VESA mount across a 30" gap

I'm considering mounting my TV in a location where there is ~30" between studs (because there's a window there). Would it be okay to use a VESA mount such as this one across such a gap? Or is it ...
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How to Hang TV on SIP wall

We want to hang a 65" 70-lb TV on a SIP wall with an articulated mount. The SIP wall is a sandwich of two 18mm/0.75" OSB outer panels filled with 8" of a "solid" insulating ...
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Are there any standards/certifications for TV wall mount quality?

I'm considering wall mounting a 40" LED TV. Up front, I realize this is a somewhat vague question. Is there any real quality difference between brands or retailers for TV wall mounts? It seems ...
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Wall Mount TV to Drywall with Backing (Without Studs)

I've been a very long time lurker on this forum and decided to jump in and post my first question! I'm a total newbie with DIY and live in a condo. I've been trying to mount my 55" tv that weighs ...
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Trying to connect 2.1 speakers to a TV [closed]

A friend of mine has a Samsung TV (Model UE40J5250) to which he would like to connect an analogue 2.1 speaker system for better sound. Unfortunately, this low-end TV has a very limited number of ...
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Plywood Backed Drywall Equivalent to Studs for Hanging a TV?

I need to mount a TV (~35lbs) to a wall without convenient access to a stud, but the wall in question happens to have a layer of 1/4" plywood on the back of the drywall. Possibly worth noting ...
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Size of Mantel Needed to Protect a TV

I am remodeling my fireplace, installing a vented gas fireplace unit. I will hang a TV above the fireplace and use a stone mantel to deflect the heat from the fireplace away from the TV. The mantel ...
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Cantilevered pillar TV mount extension

My fireplace is flanked by 24" depth bookshelf niches. I want to install a flat-panel TV so that it is flush with the fireplace, so 24" off the back wall. I'm aware that "full extension&...
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Mounting TV to unusual existing mount

I have problem with using a TV wall mount left by previous owner. Remaining is a wall plate part with a single lug (3 1/8" long, 1/2" hole). I never saw something partial like that. Usually ...
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TV Wall mount permanent bracket arcs forward

Last night I installed the TV mount bracket on the drywall with two stud support. This was my first ever D.I.Y. lol. Meanwhile, it looks all fine and everything is in place but I noticed that the ...
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Is it okay that my Sony TV power cord replacement has a slot for a third prong that the original doesn't?

I have a Sony TV that has OEM cable on the left. I want to replace it with a longer cable on the right. The new cable fits into the TV's slot but would not have the third prong. Is this safe to do? ...
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Mounting a television on an older stone fireplace in a semi-remote cabin?

I have a stone fireplace in a cabin that I'd like to mount a television screen on. While I’d love to pay someone a reasonable fee to do so, the cabin is in a location where contractors are few and far ...
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I need a longer 4x4 board

I am having trouble finding 4x4's for an outdoor project right now. I'd like to mount an outdoor television about 5.5 to 6 feet from the ground. I was planning to use two 4x4x10' pressure treated ...
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Coaxial CATV to power line adapter

When I renovated my apartment and redid my electrical wiring, I missed the chance to set up network and tv cable too. While internet is fortunately solved by Wi-Fi, I am not so lucky about TV. The ...
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Asbestos in chimney bricks and mortar?

I have recently purchased a house built in 1931. It has a chimney that would be a great place for a tv mount. I want to mount on the opposite side of the fireplace - not above it. I read recently that ...
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How to mount TV on brick

I have a 75" TV that I want to mount above a wood burning fireplace (don't worry, the fireplace is not in use!) in a 1920s built house. I have bought this pulldown mount from Monoprice (https://...
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How many studs do I need for ~60 lbs TV + soundbar

With the TV mount bracket I have, I can get it in 3 studs. If I need 4 studs I will need a bigger TV mount. My TV is 56 pounds and my sound bar (attached to TV) is 5 pounds. So I'm wondering if 3 ...
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HDMI Connection flickers when ceiling Fan is switched on/speed increased

I have my desktop computer connected to the TV using a 1mtr HDMI cable. I wanted to reposition the desktop and hence bought a cheap 3mtr HDMI cable. With the new cable I noticed that whenever I switch ...
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Mount Heavy TV onto re-patched drywall

My contractor just installed our new 65 inch TV into our wall. The problem is it's about one inch too high. There are now 9 holes drilled into the wall, and only 2 holes is into wood. The rest is with ...
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Help mounting tv above fireplace

I am trying to mount a TV above my gas fireplace. I have read about the issues with mounting TVs there, but I have a sealed gas fireplace and I use it less than once a year. I found the studs using a ...
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Indoor and outdoor TV location remote control issue

Does anyone know if televisions usually share the same code for power when transmitting on a remote? I have a location on a covered patio that I would like to place a TV that is near a wall mounted ...
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Help with mounting a TV over a window

I would like to mount my television over a window. I identified this mount; Chief OB1U It looks like it will do the trick, except that the opening of my window is approximately 60" high and the max ...
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Mounting a TV above a fireplace

So, we have a 65" TV that we are thinking about mounting above our fireplace. The fireplace is made of brick and has a wooden mantel. Is it really a bad idea to mount the TV above the fireplace? ...
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TV won't stay on if plugged into a certain outlet

I have an LG TV. It somehow tripped itself and just keeps blinking red and green on the power light and when I get it to turn off it stays for a second and then goes back to blinking. I swapped it ...
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Running the coaxial cable through the wall from an ANTENNA NOT A CABLE BOX

The coaxial cable will be connected to an outside tv antenna, then run through the wall to the TV. Do I need a cable box for the coaxial cable or the cable box just for cable tv? This is a single ...
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Can coax cables be replaced with a wireless solution?

I recently moved my TV to a location (within the same room) with no direct connection to a coax socket. I have been searching the web for ways to make this connection without having to drill holes or ...
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Way to mount a small tv (27-32”) on bottoms of stairs angled down slightly?

I’m looking to add a tv to underside of stairs? Is it possible to do so?
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How do we add structurally sound faux stud for a single stud TV mount?

We are preparing to install a single stud TV mount, (Kanto PS300). However the ideal place to put it (visually for the room), lies between two studs. We want to open up the wall and frame in a faux ...
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Adding an outlet above this metal box

I'm trying to install a new outlet about 3 feet above an existing outlet (for a wall-mounted TV). It appears that the existing outlet is in the middle of the run, so I'm not sure how I would add the ...
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Mount TV on Slate Tile accent wall without studs?

How could I mount a tv on a slate tile accent wall. I don't think there are studs behind the tile, it is a hollow space. Another problem is my wall mount only has 2 holes to bolt to the wall. Wall in ...