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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Hanging a TV on the wall when it partially overlaps a window [closed]

I have a new 55" TV that we currently have on a stand. I have two young children and I'd much rather have it mounted on the wall. This will add security to it and keep it a bit father away from greasy ...
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TV, Monitor reset periodically

Recently moved into this house, built in 1994: Computer monitor resets: This happens periodically (possibly when large electrical appliances kick on like the fridge), but it also happens almost every ...
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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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Bad and deteriorating TV signal

I use a WISI OR 152 set-top box to receive a DVB-C TV signal. A couple of months ago I rearranged my living room and as a result I had to connect the receiver to the wall outlet with a rather long (~...
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40LB TV Mounted on Drywall using 6 Plastic Anchors. WILL THIS FALL?

The 55' tv is 38.8 lbs and I used 6 drywall anchors rated for 80lbs. I hung it 24 hours ago at a friends house, and I've been nervous since reading contradictory information online. Having only done ...
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My tv screen goes black and back on when i open the door

I moved into a house and i noticed that whenever anyone opens the outside door my tv screen goes black and back on couple times. I have laptop connected to tv. Nothing else is affected but the tv. ...
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Installing TV on metal studs

So I tried installing my new Samsung 55" inch LED above the fireplace on an articulating mount (about 45 pounds on the TV) and found metal studs. I decided to open up the wall and install 2x4 wood ...
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Southwire M550 says coaxial cable is misfired and reversed?

Ever since I moved into my house the upstairs cable has not worked, so I recently I started looking into fixing the cable wiring and figuring out how its laid out in the house. I bought a Southwire ...
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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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Wall mounting to 300 (w) x 200 (h) VESA specifications

I'm trying to mount my new LG C7 which has VESA 300 (w) x 200 (h). I purchased this wall mount which clearly states it is compatible with said VESA mount. https://www.invisiontvbrackets.com/...
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How much does a degree tilt impact the height of the centerline?

This might be an engineering or mathematics question, nevertheless giving this a shot here first. There seems to be a clear way, or at least in regards to distance a few, quantifiable explain where to ...
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Samsung model UN22F5000AF will not pik up any channels when I scan with antenna only… Do not have cable

My 22" Samsung has an antenna hooked to it, as my room has no cable outlet. However, when I run Auto Scan, it will not pick up a single channel. I was been looking online for an answer for hours ...
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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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What is behind my plasterboard!? Studs appear to be random in position and length!

I'm hoping to mount a 23kg tv on an articulating mount to a plasterboard wall and I gather they are supposed to have studs running vertically behind them with even spacings... BUT, stud finder is ...
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49" TV wall mount with full motion bracket on plasterboard

I recently purchased the LG 49SJ800V. I would like to wall mount this TV using a full motion TV bracket (like this). Aerial and electricity sockets are located at 1.83m from the floor on a ...
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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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How to find the splitter box for cable TV?

I want to move a TV from one room to another. One room has an active cable connection and the other has an inactive connection. I cannot find the signal splitter to change the connection. Any ideas ...
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Mount a fully articulated tv mount with only one stud

Here is my issue. In my house I have a recessed area that perfectly fits my 60" LED TV, the issue is that the stud I would use to mount is directly center of the recess and radiates 16" On either side ...
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Mount TV above baseboard heater

I need to mount my tv on a wall, or maybe just leave it on the stand, but the only wall that works has a baseboard heater on it. I've seen other questions about TVs over fireplaces, but my TV is ...
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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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Is it possible to make my own DIY one way mirror

One way glass and perspex is quite expensive. But regular perspex is not. I've seen some mirror finish sprays. Has anyone tried successfully to make a one way mirror using those or perhaps another ...
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Mounting a tv on a sandstone wall

I just bought a new TV for my bedroom, and I want to mount it on the wall. The only problem is that the walls of the house are made of sandstone and if i mount it directly to it, it won't hold. I was ...
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Can I mount a TV on a single metal stud?

I'm finding a lot of conflicting info on this. I have a 53.1 lbs TV (65") that I want to mount using a flush mount (5.9lbs) to my wall. However the studs (24" apart) are off center so I would be ...
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Structure for mounting TV above fireplace

Soon, we'll be gutting and redesigning our fireplace surround, similar to this picture. Which way would be best for mounting a tv? Tile the whole wall top to bottom, drill through the tile into the ...
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How can I combine a tv signal from the wall to an amplified antenna into my digital TV?

I am having a very difficult time receiving OTA DTV signals and want to combine a few different antennas. I purchased a splitter that actually combines different signals, and it works, but this is ...
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How do I fix the issue with TV tuner?

I have an old CRT TV (Samsung) that has been running for several years with just a couple of repairs and with no major issues. Now, there is a problem with channel changing (when you change a channel ...
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Connecting TV to better external speakers: Type of connection [closed]

I have a Philips 32PFL4738 81 cm LED TV but the built-in speakers don't give great sound. I want to attach external speakers but am having a hard time figuring out what kind would match. The TV ...
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Improving TV Sound Quality: Must I go for higher RMS Power in external speakers than the TV speakers? [closed]

I have a Philips 32PFL4738 81 cm LED TV but the internal speakers don't give great sound. I'm trying to select a good external speaker to correct this issue. Good in the sense of clarity & ...
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Why are there no tv projectors with optical out? [closed]

I must be missing something obvious here. I'm looking at TV projector for a home theater setup and non of them seem to have optical out. I initially thought it was because I was just looking at the ...
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Mount 55lbs tv on 2x3 studs

So I am going to mount a 65" tv weighing approximately 55.347lbs using an omni mount (probably this one: http://www.omnimount.com/products/tv_wall_mounts/full_motion/ulpc-x/). It supports a max ...
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Minimum non-combustable mantel height then TV over fireplace

What is the minimum non-combustable mantel height over a flush mount linear fireplace. Then what is the minimum aditional height to the bottom of an off the wall momounted TV? I have a family room ...
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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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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 possible to transmit a decoder's UI over Wifi instead of using an HDMI cable? [closed]

I have a problem that I don't really know how to solve (I mean, I know how to solve it in an ugly way but I'd prefer a cool one :)) Premise: I'm using Unitymedia, a German Internet, TV and phone (the ...
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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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Mounting TV on metal studs?

The wall contains metal studs 24 inch apart. On a previous TV, I installed an articulating TV mount (80lbs total with mount) on two metal studs with 4 snap toggles (that's 2 snap toggles per metal ...
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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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Mounting large tv to drywall

I have a 50-inch tv weighing in at 15kg/33lbs, that I want to mount to a drywall. Ideally, I would like to be able to use a mount that can flip the tv out at a 90 degree angle. I have not been able to ...
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Is it safe to mount a surge protector strip behind a wall-mounted television?

To make my television mount look clean I ran a new extension cord, the tv plug and the cable wire through a wire management system that sticks on the wall. The extension cord is plugged into a 2 foot ...
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Best setup for 5.1 speakers in room

I've got a 5.1 speaker system and I need guidance to place the speakers(5 sub-woofer/speaker and 1 main-woofer). I heard that, for best experience there are specific guidelines for placement. Like, ...
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UPS or Stabilizer for LED TV

Just bought a Panasonic LED TV. I want to protect it from voltage fluctuation and power interruption as in my area power goes frequently and my society has power back once power goes, generator on and ...
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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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Single device for digital to analog television signal conversion [closed]

Recently Time Warner Cable stated that for our area the transmission was going full digital and that individual converter boxes are needed for each television. (http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/...
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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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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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What's this stud type called and how should I drill for hanging a heavy item?

I just moved into a new house and doing my research, learning and planning before hanging a mount for a 40lb TV. I have a Mantel Mount, which is basically a lowering mount to be hung over the ...
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Issue with older TV stand mounting hooks

I just bought a new TV that uses a smaller screw for mounting. My TV stand has these hooks that screw onto the TV and then the TV hangs from these hooks on the stand. If I bought smaller screws to ...
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Outlet inside a wall behind TV

I purchased a TV for our bathroom remodel that is to be flush mounted in the wall - my question is can I install an outlet inside the wall to power the unit. It would be accessible if I lift the tv (...
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How to mount TV in old drywall or plaster wall [duplicate]

I'm trying to mount my TV in the wall but it's proving to made much more complicated than expected. My house is from 1908 and has been through multiple renovations. The drywall seems old, and the ...