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Just bought a Flat Screen for my wall - November 27, 2012, 07:07 AM

Bought a plasma tv yesterday. What do I need to be thinking about for a wall mounted installation which I'd like to do myself?

-The wall mount (duh)
-Finding the studs to screw into
-Keeping the cables neat (or better yet concealed) I feel like this will be my biggest challenge.

The tv is going to be mounted up relatively high (over a fireplace, gwb, not stone) so I might need a mount that will tilt down.
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Ikea has a very cheap and robust tv mount option as long as you want it to be flat on the wall (it won't extend or tilt).


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Drop the cables behind the wall


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November 27, 2012, 07:13 AM

hire someone to do it for like 80 bucks...


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November 27, 2012, 07:14 AM

Wal Mart has a tilting one for like 50

I have it. Works great

You have a stud finder yes?


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Amazon has about the best prices I can find for TV mounts.

Amazon.com: 42 tv wall mount Amazon.com: 42 tv wall mount


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Microcenter has lots of low cost mounts...

Monoprice (nudist provided a link) will cover the cables/wall plates/and even mounts.


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November 27, 2012, 07:29 AM

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hire someone to do it for like 80 bucks...
Recommendations? I'd spend 80 dollars to have someone else figure out how to conceal the cables without me tearing open drywall, patching, painting, etc.
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Most TV places have installation options, where did you buy it from?


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November 27, 2012, 07:37 AM

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Recommendations? I'd spend 80 dollars to have someone else figure out how to conceal the cables without me tearing open drywall, patching, painting, etc.
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Recommendations? I'd spend 80 dollars to have someone else figure out how to conceal the cables without me tearing open drywall, patching, painting, etc.
Depinding on were your equipment will be you will have to cut into the drywall and fish the wires in the wall. If its a extior wall it may be o most impossiable to fish... amazon has a hdmi cable 25 ft for pretty cheap. Or you can run coax rg-6 through the wall and put rca ends on it and do spdif for the sound and rgb. Do you have a poweroutlit above your fire place? If not you will need one. I don't recomend useing a extention cable. That's how fires start... put up some pics so we can help. also you can use about anymount but I would recomend a tilting one so you can get the right angle for you to watch on your couch..

To install the mounting plate find the stud. I suggest it be some were on the plate closer to the middle the better. Use lag bolts into the wood and put washers on the bolts. For the rest of the plate you will want 4 or 6 toggle bolts depinding on how big the plate is


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Recommendations? I'd spend 80 dollars to have someone else figure out how to conceal the cables without me tearing open drywall, patching, painting, etc.
If you want a clean wire free installation, there is no way but to cut drywall and do a cable run. It's simple. The on-wall cable covers look tacky anyway.

Mounting solutions: I used this:





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If you want a clean wire free installation, there is no way but to cut drywall and do a cable run. It's simple. The on-wall cable covers look tacky anyway.

Mounting solutions: I used this:

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Tottally agree. A customer house I went to had that. Looked fugly


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November 27, 2012, 08:42 AM

Run the wires through the wall.....looks way better. I need to bite the bullet and do my fireplace that way to hide the two wires I have. Does not look hideous now but it could look way better.


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