Questions tagged [tv]

A television(TV) set is an appliance that allows you to view moving pictures and hear sound. Use only for questions about mounting TV 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Full Swivel TV Mount on Vertical Studs

I am trying to mount our new 60 inch TV onto a wall. The studs behind the drywall in the particular area are horizontal and there is too much space in between to mount into the studs. I cut 2x8s 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...