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How High Should a TV Be Mounted on The Wall

How High Should a TV Be Mounted on The Wall

Mounting TV on the wall has become very popular. In the past decade more and more home design projects have considered not using traditional TV unit sets, or TV stands. 

The installation is relatively easy and once it is done that is it! No more dusting the cumbersome TV stand. It saves a lot of space and gives the living room a modern look. 

However, you have to make sure the TV is installed in the right place. Once the installation has been completed, it is very difficult to change where the TV is. Inevitably, if you move the TV after it has been installed, you will have to fix the wall to cover holes and refresh the painting.

This article is not about TV wall mount installation, as we are not going to cover the technical aspects of the installation. However, we have a few tips to help you choose the right spot to install your TV on the wall.


TV Wall Mount

There are many different models of TV wall mounts available in the marketplace nowadays. You need to understand the different angles and positions you can move the TV after it is mounted on the wall. Different mounts may offer different flexibility in regards to viewing. Some mounts just support the TV on the wall, while others might adjust the TV height. The best brackets allow the viewers full motion of the TV vertically and horizontally.

Knowing all the features of the TV wall mount and the positions it offers will ensure you can benefit from all the bracket can offer.  


TV Size

To find the right right of where you need to install your TV, you need to consider the distance from the floor to the center of the TV. So the size of the TV is very important when selecting the right height. Also, remember that your TV size is going to represent the diagonal viewing area. Thus, you’ll want to use a tape measure to figure out how far up and over the exact center of the screen is.


Distance from the TV

The TV size is also important to identify the correct viewing distance. This is the optimal distance away from the TV the viewer should be while watching TV. The suggested formula to calculate the ideal viewing distance is divide the TV size by 20. For example, for a 60” TV the recommended viewing distance is 3 meters.

This is also important, so you can ensure the room you are about to install the TV in has enough space for a comfortable viewing.


Eye Level from Floor and Viewing Angle

To calculate that, you need to consider the viewer sitting down, instead of standing up. If you want to be throughout, the height of the couch or chair also needs to be taken into consideration.

As per the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the correct viewing angle to mount the TV is 30 degrees. However, if you lay down to watch TV this number goes down to 10 to 15 degrees reclined.

As for the optimal height, you should measure the distance  from the floor to your eyes to find out how high you’ll be sitting.

For example, a 42” television should be mounted about 140cm from floor to TV center, a 55” TV should be around 155cm, a 65” TV should be around 165cm floor to center, and a 70” television should be mounted about 170cm to the center of the screen.


Seek Professional Installation

Let’s face it. Not everyone has the tools, skills and desire of DIY projects. It is totally fine to seek professional help with your TV mount installation. A good installer is not expensive and can get the job done in just under one hour, as he will know exactly what he is doing.

It is not easy to find a supplier selling a TV wall mount with installation. However, there are many professionals out there, right across Australia that you can rely on. A good installer will have years of experience, will be fully insured and will have plenty of references of previous customers.

Here at TecnoTools, we do not offer installation ourselves. However, we have put a list together of TV wall mount installation in Melbourne. We are working on a list of installers in all major capital cities in Australia. It is a work in progress.

A Few TV Wall Mounts By TecnoTools

Brateck Extra Long Arm TV Wall Mount









Looking for a TV mount that can handle even the largest and heaviest TVs? Look no further than the Brateck Extra Long Arm TV Wall Mount. With a whopping 1015mm (40") of arm extension and almost limitless swivel capability, this mount can meet any challenge. Plus, its heavy-duty arms provide strong support for smart TVs up to 50kg (110lbs).

Installing and removing your TV is a breeze with the Brateck Extra Long Arm TV Wall Mount's unique quick-release mechanism. And tilting is a tool-free operation, so you can easily adjust your TV to the perfect viewing angle. Plus, integrated cable management ensures a clean and tidy appearance. So do not waste time shopping around.

  • EXTENDING ARM - The Brateck Extra Long Arm TV Wall Mount features 1015mm (40") of arm extension, which is perfect for mounting in hard-to-reach places.
  • SWIVELING ARM - This mount can swivel up to 180 degrees, making it easy to find the perfect viewing angle.
  • FREE-TILTING DESIGN - The Brateck Extra Long Arm TV Wall Mount allows you to tilt your TV up or down by as much as 15 degrees, allowing you to achieve the best possible viewing angle. It also has a free-tilt design that allows you to tilt your TV left and right by up to 20 degrees.
  • CABLE MANAGEMENT - The integrated cable management compartments keeps cables out of sight. Instead, the cables are nice, tidy and organized behind the TV.

Brateck X-Large TV Wall Mount

If you're looking for a reliable and sturdy wall mount for your large flat screen TV, then look no further than the Brateck X-Large TV Wall Mount. This heavy-duty mount is designed to accommodate TVs from 60 to 100 inches in size, and can support up to 100kg. 

The mount features an automatically click-in spring lock, which makes it easy to install and remove your TV. The cord also easily releases, so you can quickly and easily take down your TV when needed. With a 4x weight capacity rating, you can rest assured that your TV will be securely mounted to the wall.

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