DIY LCD Wall Mounting

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Adam Sanchez, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Adam Sanchez

    Adam Sanchez Supporting Actor

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    Hey all.

    I realize this may be a loaded question, but how "Easy" is it to wall Mount an LCD TV?

    Me and my fiancee just got our first apartment together and we really want to mount the TV on the Wall. It's a little older TV, A Sony 32 Inch KLV-S32A10. We don't want anything fancy, just it simply on the wall.

    Assuming I know my way around a drill, level, following directions etc, can it be done by an average joe? I admit I'm not the best handyman in the world, but I can find a stud in the wall, etc.

    I got a quote for just a Wall mounting and it was kind of pricey. I'd really love to do it myself.

    Eventually we're going to be getting a 52 Inch sony, XBR line. Now that, I may have mounted professionally...
     
  2. Gerry S

    Gerry S Stunt Coordinator

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    Adam:

    Go for it. I just wall mounted my 58" plasma. It really wasn't that hard. I even wired a new receptacle behind the plasma.

    Obviously, it is VITAL that you hit the studs dead center with the lag bolts. I used a stud finder to get me started, but was getting mixed results. Then I just used some thin nails and started putting them in drywall. That way I could find the exact location of the edge of the studs.

    I picked up my mount from Costco when I bought the TV- it was $80. You can also get them at monoprice.com for a very low price (this is where I bought all my cables for the project as well). For the receptacle, I bought a surge protected receptacle from Smarthome ($50). However, if you want the TV mounted very close to the wall, this may not work. I ended up using some bushings to hold the TV about an inch out, which left room for the plug.

    If you have any specific questions, let me know.

    -Gerry
     
  3. Adam Sanchez

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    I went ahead and did it, turned out great. I even got it level. Aside from being nervous my TV is going to come crashing down, it wasn't that hard.

    I found a BIG beam on the wall I used. I don't what it was, but it had to be 6 inches wide. I'm in an apartment and it's the middle wall. The opposide side where the TV now is, is another bedroom. Just to the right of the TV is a fireplace. In any case though, very sturdy as far as I can tell. I had trouble pulling a finishing nail out of the wood after hanging, so the screws must be in there REAL well.

    Now to rethink my speaker system. I don't know how good floorstanding speakers are now with a TV mounted (Sort of) high on a wall. [​IMG]
     
  4. ergotechmounts

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  5. ergotechmounts

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    Stamped from a single plate of steel, the D3 series holds flat panel TVs from 36-60" and up to 200 lbs securely on the wall. Use the tilt feature of the D3-T-BLK to easily adjust the viewing angle by up to 15 degrees. Thanks to the built-in ratcheting system, you can make tilt adjustments with the TV mounted, eliminating any guesswork. An open back design and comprehensive hardware kit will tell you right away that this mount was made for the professional installer.

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