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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How should I wall mount a TV with one metal stud and a gap between the drywall and exterior block?

I am mounting a TV on a wall (see photos). There is a 7/8 inch gap between the drywall and the exterior, and a single metal vertical stud (Florida) as indicated. I want to center the TV, which is ...
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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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Secure TV mount?

I'm not much of a DIYer, but I was thinking about mounting 2 or 3 TVs (not all mine, some my parents' etc), 32", 40" and 50". Obviously I'll be getting a stud finder and using that to ...
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Putting TV cables inside a plasterboard wall cavity - Is my plan reasonable?

I'm mounting my tv on the wall at the weekend and want all the cables hidden in the wall but easily accessible. I've found these backplates that I'm looking to use: The plan is to cut out a section ...
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How can I mount a TV with widely-spaced studs and weak wallboard?

I’m renovating an old house and I plan on mounting the 42 inch lcd television over the fireplace. The house studs are mostly on 2 foot centers and are rough cut 2x6. However around the fireplace there ...
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Making a fake wall to mount a tv, easy as it seems? will the fake studs be able to carry the same weight?

The fake wall is strictly aesthetics but there are 5 studs on the actual wall, then we will be attaching 5 more "studs" kinda like this. But it will be from the floor to around 3/4th of the actual ...
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Do I need to install aerial wall outlets or is there a wireless solution?

Just bought a new house and realized that everything is great but there's only one aerial socket (rooftop antenna coax connector) and it's on the opposite side of the living room where I want the TV. ...
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Mounting articulating Arm for TV (43”) to wall with metal studs

I’d like to mount an articulating arm for my 43” TV in my basement, however have metal studs unfortunately. The mount is made for a single stud install. Luckily I have access to the back side of the ...
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How can I hide television cables on a brick wall?

My handyman mounted my TV and cut holes at the top and bottom so we could hide the cords. He went to put the cords through the hole and found a surprise layer of brick in between the holes so he ...
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TV mount above fireplace? HELP [duplicate]

I am moving into my first home and am wanting to mount my 43" flat screen tv above the fireplace. There are multiple outlets surrounding the fireplace, however there is not one above it. What are some ...
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Will 12“ studs work for a TV mount designed for 16” stud mounting?

I've moved into a new location and I have 12" studs rather than the 16" studs my TV mount was designed for. The TV mount comes with lag bolts (M8x55). Getting the lag bolts and pilot holes drilled ...
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Can dielectric grease be used in coax connections?

I have two coax cables that need to splice together. I am using waterproof F-type connectors but I was wondering if a dielectric grease where the two screw in to each other would be harmful (signal ...
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Would a sheet of aluminum help with mounting a <20lb computer monitor to wall without studs?

I want to mount a 27inch 12lb computer monitor to a wall where the position of the stud doesn't work. I'm thinking of going with this mount and Toggler Snaptoggles. I know the optimal thing to do ...
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Articulating Mount 65" led TV - 1 stud

I would like to mount a 65" led TV on a wall where I can only hit a single stud - the studs are 24" apart and the TV weights approx 75lbs. This particular mount can extend 2FT out from the wall, ...
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How to turn a cut component video cable into coax?

I need to use a component video cable whose connectors have been cut off as a coax cable. Is that possible? Here's the story: My TV is at location A). The OTA signal arrives by coax to location B) in ...
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I need to Mount a 55" Sony TV on a Wood paneling wall w/no studs

My wife and I rent a duplex in an old neighborhood of Honolulu, HI. We have talked about mounting our 55" XBR-55X810C Sony 4K TV since we bought it, and yesterday we bought a mount on a whim. It's a ...
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Is it OK to run NM-B cable from outlet behind TV to surge protector?

I already know that I can't run a TV's actual power cord behind the wall to a surge protector. Here's what I'm thinking about doing instead. Mount a recessed outlet behind the TV, run the cable ...
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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 ...