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					What Are Vesa Wall Mounts?

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Wall Mounting Your Large Screen TV: The Importance of VESA Compatibility

If you’ve recently purchased a large screen television, you’ve probably
considered mounting it on the wall. After all, that’s the most appealing
feature of a large screen television, its small spatial footprint. VESA
mounting brackets refer to the pattern of holes in the back of the
television, and the spacing between them in millimeters. VESA 75 has the
holes mounted 75 millimeters apart, VESA 100 ha...


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Wall Mounting Your Large Screen TV: The Importance of VESA Compatibility

If you’ve recently purchased a large screen television, you’ve probably
considered mounting it on the wall. After all, that’s the most appealing
feature of a large screen television, its small spatial footprint. VESA
mounting brackets refer to the pattern of holes in the back of the
television, and the spacing between them in millimeters. VESA 75 has the
holes mounted 75 millimeters apart, VESA 100 has them 100 millimeters
apart and VESA 200 has them 200 millimeters apart. By supporting the
weight at these points, the television can be stably mounted to most
walls.

To mount your television, you’ll need to know which standard it supports.
The most common for LCD monitors and small televisions is VESA 75. Medium
sized televisions use VESA 100 mounts, and large screen sets use VESA 200
or VESA 250 (rarely).

A mounting bracket is screwed into these holes, and then, much the same
way a picture hanger is used to hang a picture on a wall, used to mount
your television to the wall with studs. Having your mounting bracket
properly installed is important. You need to leave at least 16 mm between
the back of the television and the wall for proper air circulation, lest
the light element in the back of your television burn out. VESA-compliant
brackets do this, and many television sets come with them, or come
separately as part of the standard kit.

More important, you want a bonded installation service to do this for you
– they carry insurance in case the worst happens and the television is
dropped or the wall is damaged, and VESA compliant televisions make their
job easier. A full installation can be done in an hour or two, and the
small amount of extra money is well spent when considering the price of a
high end television set! Plus, installers can give you good advice on
where to position the television in the room.

So, be sure to look at the back of your television’s box for the VESA
size, and talk to a professional installer.

				
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