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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Mounted tv too high, OK to use same studs to remount?

I mounted a tv (60") on my living room wall too high. The heavy-duty mounting bracket uses large screws that required that I drill a 7/32" hole into the studs and used a socket wrench to tighten them ...
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How can I 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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Can metal studs support a 64" plasma TV on a swiveling mount?

Alright, I need a sanity check here. I've been tasked with mounting a 64" plasma TV with an articulating mount onto a metal stud wall in the corporate boardroom. It's the quadruple-threat with no room ...
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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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Suggestions for HDMI/aerial/audio socket

I'm planning to hang my TV on the wall. To avoid having cables hanging fro the TV to the sockets and other apparatus I was thinking of adding a socket just behind the TV and have all wires go behind ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I center a TV on a wall with a centered stud?

I have a 60" Panasonic Plasma TV that weighs 81 lbs. I want to hang it on the wall using a full-motion wall mount made to handle 175 lbs. The wall is drywall with wood studs. I plan on using the 4 ...
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How do I secure a TV wall mount?

I have a built in area that is 21.5" deep (see attached picture). I'd like to mount a TV, but I've tried finding studs in the back wall and I think there might be one around the center, does not ...
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Need help mounting a TV to the wall

I'm struggling to mount my 31kg Panasonic TH-P60ST60A 60 inch TV to the wall in my apartment and was hoping someone here might be able to give me some advice. The walls in my apartment seem to be a ...
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Why is high voltage coming out of HDMI port on my TV?

I am plugging my TV into a grounded outlet. When I plug an HDMI cable into the back of the TV and measure the voltage coming out of the other end of the cable (should be 0 shouldn't it?) it reads 380 ...
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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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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 mount on wooden studs - what screws to use

so i want to mount my tv on the wall, with a flexible arm tv mount. its a drywall with studs behind it. i think the wall is drywall anyway - it was built in 2005. the wall screws supplied come with ...
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Why can't I (or: shouldn't I) run a power cord through a wall?

I would like to wall-mount my TV and have the wall be as clean as possible. I found this box and my idea was to mount this on the back side of that same wall , then run the power cable (and other ...
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What are the connections on this German TV socket?

I live in Germany. I have zero knowledge in TVs. I found a TV socket in the wall but I have no idea what it means. My questions is: can you please explain to me what does each port in the socket does?...
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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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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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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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How can I run a cable past a horizontal block between studs in my wall?

I am in the middle of hiding my flatscreen cables within my bedroom wall to hide. I'm done drilling the holes and I am trying to fish the cable through, but there is a horizontal block of somesort ...
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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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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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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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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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Are snap toggles a good way to mount a TV to metal studs? [duplicate]

We have metal studs. The mount we purchased weighs about 6kg and is a single stud mount with 20" articulating arm. TV is a thin 55" LG TV ~19kg so about 25kg/55lbs all in. Was thinking about ...
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Fixing TV on concrete behind drywall

I am a DIY newbie. I want to mount a TV on the wall. The wall is drywall, but the builder of the apartment told me there is concrete behind it, and the fixings should go in the concrete. What kind of ...
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Getting Best Signal With RG6

I have recently "cut-the-cord" and have dropped my TV service through my provider, so the only need for a RG6 cable is my cable internet service. My set-up is that the "orange" cable that leads from ...
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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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Is it safe to mount a 65" TV to the wall using 1 and 1/2 inch lag bolts instead of 2 and 1/2 inch lag bolts?

We are trying to mount a 65" TV in the basement. The studs in our wall are 1 and 1/2 inches deep, and behind that is concrete. The wall mount came with 2 and 1/2 inch lag bolts, but we really do not ...
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Can I use a cantilever TV mount the other way around?

I'd like to mount my TV above my fireplace, but I think it will be too high for prolonged watching. So, I thought - could I use a cantilevered mount, but in the other orientation, so that the screen ...
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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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Bulge in drywall after mounting tv

I mounted my 60” inch tv over my fireplace and a bulge has appeared on both sides in the last few days. I’ve done some searches and it sounds like this is a “nail or screw pop”. My question is this ...
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Connecting TV to receiver via HDMI

I just installed a new wall-mount tv. So far so good. I have a nice Onkyo receiver with 3 HDMI inputs and one HDMI out. I know that the "right" way to do it is to hook the TV to the receiver via the ...
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Mounting a 23kg 55" tv to stud wall on full motion mount?? UK

I've read so many forums and advice pages about this but have seen nothing definitive! I have a 23kg 55" tv and a full motion mount that claims it can hold 40kg+ I think my walls are plasterboard ...
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Mounting Full Motion Mount on a Single Stud

I've seen this question regarding a sheet metal stud, but my plan and situation are a bit different. I am curious if ananyone thinks this sounds secure: I have a full motion flat screen wall mount ...
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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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Can I use toggle bolts to mount a tv on a barnwood wall?

My wife and I recently purchased an old farmhouse and one of the many tasks ahead of me is mounting the TV. We have a 40lbs, 55" flat screen and we've determined that the best place for it to go is ...
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How can I install a switch to power a bathroom TV off safely and discreetly?

Firstly, I'll start by saying that I have no electrical skills apart from basic changing a socket skills... I have a small bathroom that I've decided to put a waterproof TV in. The TV is going to go ...
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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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What lag bolts to use when mounting 65" TV to drywall using plywood?

I've seen this question asked before, but didn't see what hardware to use in putting up the plywood. I'm looking to mount my 65" TV above the fireplace using an articulating mount that mounts across ...
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TV mount is 16.5" wide but stud centers are 17" apart. Is it still safe to mount?

I am not able to install the mount by positioning it on the exact center of the studs. Is it alright if the holes are slightly off-center on the studs? The mount I am installing is this one, and my TV ...
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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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How to determine if wall can handle TV weight

I just moved into a new apartment and I’m working through getting settled in. I want to hang a TV over the fireplace (see pic) but I’m not sure if the wall can handle it. The TV and mount weigh 70lbs ...
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TV cables getting stuck in conduit after mounting TV on fireplace

We are first time home owners and trying to learn basic things. We mounted our TV ourselves yesterday. I'm now trying to hide the wires. There is already a rugged conduit (something like this) behind ...
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Can I safely disconnect this television outlet?

I have what appears to be an old tv antenna outlet connection in our bedroom. This outlet has since been replaced (elsewhere in the room) by coaxial cable. I would like to disconnect this cable and ...
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TV wall mount problem. (Studs too far apart)

I bought a full motion wall mount to fix 49" tv to wall. Instructions for mount specify must be fixed to studs. Studs are too far apart where I want it to go. Is there a safe way to fix or should I ...
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Are 4 toggle bolts enough to hold up a 32in TV?

My studs are 16 inches apart, but the stud is exactly centered on where I want my TV on the wall. The horizontal bars for my wall mount are 25 inches long (not long enough to reach the next studs to ...
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My Philips TV turns on only after I plug it out many times. How can I fix it?

I have a 42PFL3507H/12 Philips TV which I bought in 2012. It hasn't been working fine for a couple of months now. It won't turn on normally when I press the power button either on the remote or on the ...
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