How to Install a TV Wall Mount Bracket

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Mounting your flat screen television on a wall can be a real space-saver. It can also help your TV appear to flow with the room's decor better, making it look like a painting.

Before Setting Up a Wall Mount for Your TV You Should Consider:

Your Television Type:

Different flat screen TVs require different amounts of space between the screen and the wall. Typically, LED TVs require less space than LCD or plasma TVs because they're thinner.

Your DIY Comfort Level:

Televisions are both expensive and heavy. Make sure you're comfortable using a drill and a level, and have an extra pair of hands available for heavy lifting.

Finding the Right Bracket for Your TV:

Many TV wall brackets will specify that they're designed for LED or LCD and plasma televisions. Choose a bracket which can accommodate your TV's weight and size. You should also consider whether you'd prefer a fixed bracket, or one that swivels and tilts.

Make sure the bracket provides the correct space between the screen and the wall - enough space to fit cords, but still sit flat for visual appeal.

How to Install a TV Bracket:

Read any instructions that you receive with your TV wall mount bracket before you set about installing it. This how-to guide is intended as general advice only, and you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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eSpares top tip: If the cords behind your TV are forcing it to sit further out from the wall than you'd prefer, try using an HDMI lead with rotating swivel connectors. These clever adaptors easily twist to a 90° angle, allowing you to fit your TV that extra bit closer to the wall.