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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What Could be turning on my TV? [closed]

I live in a two bedroom condominium in Southern California. I have a 55" Sony LCD TV in one of the bedrooms that keeps coming on for no apparent reason. It hapens once or twice a month. I've tried to ...
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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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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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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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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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Any idea what I'm drilling into?

I'm trying to mount a TV in my basement. House was built in the 60's, and the basement used to be a bomb shelter, from what I've been told, but most of the cinderblock walls were taken out. I'm trying ...
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How can I remove a stripped lag screw from wall framing?

I’m moving and need to take down my wall mount for my 55in TV. It’s amazon basics and I accidentally mounted it upside down- when I went to correct this, the bottom bolt was too tight to come loose (I ...
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Hanging a 32 inch TV without snap toggle on plaster

I'm looking to hang my tv on a bedroom wall however there is only one stud on that wall. I tried using a snap toggle but behind the plaster, there's concrete that won't allow the snap toggle to fit. ...
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What is my 3/8" concrete drill bit hitting in the basement wall and not penetrating when I try to mount a TV?

I have a 48" flat screen TV that I'm trying to mount into a pre-assembled then-installed permanent basement shelves. It appears that the back wall of the shelves was glued onto the cinder blocks. ...
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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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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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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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What is the antenna connection on a European TV called?

I am looking for the name of the cable that goes from a 4-way TV splitter (the Power pass out input) to the back of my TV, as mine has broken and needs replacing. This is to get my antenna and ...
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Are gas lines installed above fireplaces?

I am trying to install a TV above my fireplace (I know) and I hit something that looks like a metal pipe and I'm worried it's a gas pipe. Logically I assume no one would ever install a gas line above ...
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Why is TV size relevant for wall-mounting?

Looking at specifications of TV wall mounts, in addition to maximum weight they are also rated for maximum size (screen diagonal). Why is that? Assuming the mounting holes match and the TV doesn't ...
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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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How do I mount a 70" TV to wall when the studs are in the wrong place?

I want to mount a 70" tv (68lbs) to a wall, but all the wall mounts I find need to be mounted between studs. The studs above my fireplace are 16" apart, but there's one stud about 2" off center of the ...
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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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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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Is it safe to mount a TV below a window?

I have a spot in my bedroom where I'd like to mount a tv. There is a wall with two closets on each side with a 4' space between them. The space has a built in chest that swings open at the top, and ...
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Mounting TV to wall with multiple light switches/outlets

I am looking for advice on safety precautions to take while mounting a TV to an interior wall with multiple light switches and outlets. The wall is standard wood/drywall and I have located two studs ...
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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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TV signal high but quality dips

I have a small issue with my TV signal. My TV signal strength is always 80% But my TV signal quality dips for a few seconds about 3-5 times an hour. It generally dips from 100% to 60%. What would ...
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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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Will this TV mount holds LG OLED C8 65"? [closed]

I have 24inches stud and bought a LG OLED C8 65 inches. Looking at this TV mount: https://www.amazon.com.au/Bracket-Articulating-MD2380-24-Mounting-Dream/dp/B06XZ6S9VG/ref=pd_sbs_504_1 It says it ...
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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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Multiple anchors and weight dispersion

I have a large entertainment center that needs to be mounted to 5/8" drywall with metal studs. The entertainment center weighs about 180lbs by itself. In addition, I'll have a tv flush mounted, ...
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How to setup an audio system for TV and other audio sources?

I'm finally breaking out of the attic that served me as a room for many years at my parents for a fresh appartment I'm about to finish renovating. First furniture I buy, well already bought actually, ...
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Can we mount a TV over a fireplace with the chimney directly behind it?

We have a home built in the 1950's and I'm assuming the chimney/fireplace is original. We'd like to mount our 50" TV over the fireplace. Directly over the mantle is a wall, but we believe that ...
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What is the best way to add new stud framing above fireplace and tie it into existing framing?

I've purchased a 55" TV and a pull-down mount to put over my fireplace so I can pull the TV down when in use and guests won't have to crane their necks. This is the overall layout of my fireplace and ...
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Mounting a TV to Concrete Through Wood Paneling and Air Gap

I have a bit of a tricky question in regards to mounting my 65" TV. I have 3/4" knotty pine tongue and groove vertical wood paneling on my basement interior wall. The wall divides my finished and ...
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Hanging a TV above a wood stove?

I'm looking at hanging a TV above a wood stove for my family. There is a heat pipe that comes out of the top of the stove and into the wall. We would like to eliminate using a shelf but if it is ...
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Best way to divide TV roof antenna to several rooms

I am renovating a new house (in the UK). The roof antenna at present is only connected directly to the main tv socket, I would like to add more tv points to most rooms in the house but am unsure of ...
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PC to TV connection goes black when furnace or stove turns on

The pc is connected to TV via HDMI and it keeps going to a black screen when the furnace blower kicks on or off and also when the stove top oven is in use and making it clicking noises when its ...
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What screws to affix TV mount to wooden stud partition?

A 70" TV weighing 35kg is being mounted on stud partition wall using a fixed position TV mount which is 600mm wide. It will hit two studs approximately 230mm apart in the centre of the TV mount. While ...
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Using a full motion single stud wall mount for the 49” Sony 900f?

I am planning on getting the Sony 900f 49” very soon and have really only been contemplating on the type of mount. I have opted to go for a Kanto mount but I’m trying to choose between the single stud ...
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OK to not vertically center TV wall mounting plate?

I have recently purchased this TV which I am hoping to wall mount (with an articulating arm): https://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-55UK7700PUD-4k-uhd-tv Per the specs, the TV is compatible with VESA 300x300 ...
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Proper method to attach horizontal board to beam posts in outdoor patio?

I want to mount a TV using a basic TV mount. I do not want to mount onto the exterior wall and the back roof truss does not have a joist hanger so I can't use a side-facing TV mounting plate. The ...
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Can I mount wall 75 inches (50kg) tv on plasterboard? [duplicate]

I am going to mount a TV to a wall in my living wall. The only problem I have is the TV weighs about 50kg and I am little bit afraid of hanging this amount of weight on pure plasterboard. Is it safe ...
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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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Wiring between chimeny and brick facade

Mounting a tv on a brick wood fireplace. Been debating a few options regarding wiring. The room has a brick facade (hearth, mantel, and up to the ceiling). Removing a brick from that, I noticed ...
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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 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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How to mount TV to basement wall under stairs?

I have a 55" TV I'd like to mount on a basement wall, which is located under the stairs. The area under the stairs is actually accessible, and I've gone back there to see what's available. It looks ...
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Help with Kanto mount, 55“ tv, and 24” between studs

I want to mount my 55" tv (39.2 lbs) on a Kanto mount (https://web.archive.org/web/20170317095158/http://www.kantoliving.com/product/pdx680/) but the studs are spaced 24" apart. I've been doing some ...
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Is this TV mounted safely?

I'm not worried about the connection between the mount and the wall - I do know how to do that properly. I'm worried, in this case, about the connection between the TV and the mount - specifically, in ...
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Do I need to fill the gap of a wide tv mount hole?

First time mounting a TV here. The Mounting Screw Holes at the back of my TV is wider than the M6 screw that it takes. I was wondering if I need to fill the gap with a spacer or something else when ...
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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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Optimizing whole house coaxial distribution

I'm interested in optimizing my current coaxial splitter setup that was primarily done by Comcast on one of their service calls. During the first stage the coaxial cable from the cable provider is ...
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Mounting TV on Thick Drywall + 1" Stud + Concrete blocks

I am trying to mount my 55" TV to the wall in our basement. It is an old (~1930) semi-detached house and I am a mounting it to the shared wall. As best as I can figure out, we have 1.5" drywall ...