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Monitor Wall Mount - 10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Monitor Wall Mount - 10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Due to the high volume of questions about our wall mount brackets, we have selected the most frequent questions to assist potential new users in making a decision whether a monitor wall mount is the right product for you.

1- Can any monitor be mounted on the wall?

Although most of the modern monitors and TVs can be mounted, there are still some brands and models  that cannot be mounted. So, if you are in the market for a new TV and wish to mount it on the wall, strongly suggest you check if the TV you are looking at features mounting patterns. The most common mounting pattern in the market is VESA.

2- What is VESA pattern?

VESA standard is a set of holes on the back of your TV or monitor. If the mount is also VESA VESA standard, it will have the same hole pattern built into them. In that case, all you have to do to mount the TV onto the bracket is to screw the bolts through the holes. To learn more about VESA, read the article What is VESA pattern? 

3- How do I know the wall mount is the right one for my TV or monitor?

There are two things you need to consider to find out if the monitor and the mount are compatible: the VESA pattern standard and the weight limit rate of the mount. If these two things are in line, you can be sure the mount and the monitor, or TV are compatible and can be used together. 

4- What is the best TV or monitor to be mounted?

If you have a TV or monitor that is VESA compatible, you know that it will be very easy to find a mount to suit the display. If you consider mounting it, I definitely encourage you to buy a VESA compatible TV or monitor.

5- Can I install the wall mount myself, or do I need a professional to do it?

Yes you can! For someone that is a DIY enthusiast and has the right tools, and knows how to use them, it is definitely possible to install the mount yourself. There are many online tutorials on the internet showing how. We recommend the article: TV Wall Mount Installation. How You Should Do It., as it shows step by step the tasks that need to be done and also has a very comprehensive video.

6- What tools do I need to install the wall mount myself?

The typical tools you need to install the mount on the wall are: stud finder, bubble level, pencil, drill, and screwdriver.

7- How high should a TV be mounted?

It is very important to mount the TV at the correct height. If it is too low, or too high, it is not going to be comfortable to watch TV, especially for long periods of time, such as watching a 3 hour long movie. It is not only about the height, but the viewing angle itself.  To find optimal height, by measuring the distance from the floor to your eyes you will determine how high you’ll be sitting. This is a very complex topic to be answered quickly, we suggest reading the article: What height wall mounted TV?

8- What are the most important features in a wall mount?

There are many different models of wall mount brackets in the Australian market today. They all have the same principle: holding the TV or monitor on the wall. However, the best models have a few extra features that can make a huge difference, such as: cable management, extended long and swiveling arms for a wide range of viewing angles, and quick release latch.

9- Can I mount the TV on a plasterboard wall?

Yes, you can! However, you must have the bracket mounted on the studs inside the wall, as the plasterboard is not strong enough to hold the TV. That is why you need a stud-finder for the installation.

10- What if I cannot find the studs, or the studs are in a position that is not ideal?

If for whatever reason, you cannot mount the bracket on the studs inside the wall, I do not recommend mounting the TV on the wall. In that case, the suggestion is mounting the TV with floor stand. There are many nice and modern stands in the Australian market today. They do not fall behind the wall mount and can be a great option.

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