Looking to mount your new TV on a wall? It can be challenging. Keep reading to find out five things to consider while installing your new wall-mounted TV, because it is one of those jobs you want to do right the first time.
- Choose the right location
The first thing you want to consider when installing a wall-mounted TV is location. From the viewing angle and sun exposure, to where you are going to keep your connected devices, to the location of the nearest power and Wi-Fi outlet; there is a lot to consider. You do not want to finish mounting your TV and then just before you configure your TV, realise the plug won’t make it to the wall. It is a bad idea to mount your TV above a fireplace, and it needs to be the right distance from where you sit and the right height above the floor.
- Know how to wall-mount your new TV properly
Are you ready to risk your new investment hitting the ground and see how it fares? No one would be! Before wall-mounting the TV, know what you are doing and what you need. You will need the right tools for the job. You will need to know where the studs or noggins are located inside the wall (more on this below) and the TV will need the correct wall mounting bracket as well (as in of right size and weight).
- Be aware if your wall can support the weight of your new TV
An old drywall simply cannot support the weight of your new television. And despite what your friends might tell you, even if you use the world’s biggest anchor, it is only a matter of time before your TV tumbles down. You unquestionably need to find a wall stud or noggin to mount the TV bracket to. It is recommended that you contact a professional about the specifics of your situation before hanging your TV mount. The right tools are required; including a stud and noggin infrared locator.
- Decide if you want it to rotate or not
You might not want to go through all the hassle of installing a wall-mounted TV, only to find that you will have to pull down your TV every time you want to access the ports. If you need a rotating mount, make sure you know beforehand. On the other hand, if you think you would prefer a more stable mount, make sure that your ports are suitably situated before drilling into your wall. You will definitely need extra help to lift and properly wall-mount your TV as well as taking these things into consideration.
- Know how to configure TV
This does not have to do with physically mounting your TV. But once you have got your TV wall-mounted, you need to start coordinating and connecting all your devices. These include cable, media player, video game consoles, smart home assistant, etc. It can be very time-consuming scrolling through options, settings, and downloading and setting up all the various applications. You might need some help. QuickTech can be there within an hour.
If you are neither handy nor an expert on wall-mounting a TV, do not worry! Book a TV service with QuickTech on 1300 857 575 and let our technicians tackle the process for you. We offer around-the-clock, to-your-door TV installation services.