TV Installation

Things to Consider Before Mounting A TV

TV Installation

Things To Consider

Football season is officially in full swing and you know what that means, it’s time for a new TV! Whether you are searching for the best football TV or simply considering your TV installation, we know what an important role your TV plays in your household. From entertaining guests, exercising, or binge watching your favorite TV shows on Netflix, it’s a staple entertainment piece.

For diehard football fanatics, having a good TV not only matters, but is absolutely and utterly crucial! Unfortunately, TV installation is not what is was years ago. In the past, all one had to do was buy a TV, plug it in, do some minor adjustments and call it a day. But, today, TV installation is an entirely different animal.

Now you have to consider whether you want cable or satellite TV or stream TV or both, how you will hook up your home theater system or how you will add a sound system for a bigger impact. And, if that was not enough, you have to consider if you want to mount the TV on the wall and if you do, how you will not only hide the wires, but also how you will hang it safely in the sweet spot.

For this reason, we thought it would make sense to share some of our insight on what you should consider before your TV installation.

TV Installation

BUYING A TV

The most important items to consider are brightness, uniformity, fast motion handling, and wide viewing angles.

Buying Your New TV

Buying a new TV is always fun, but what you don’t want to do is buy a TV without first considering how it will be used, where it will go, and what size you need for optimal viewing. Put simply, what you don’t want to do do is buy a TV that is too big for your space. On the other hand, it needs to be big enough to see it from afar, especially if you use it to entertain guests. On the flip side, there are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to buying a TV for watching sports. For watching sports the most important items to consider are brightness, uniformity (to avoid screen shading clouding AKA, dirty screen effects), fast motion handling, and wide viewing angles (so the type of technology is extremely important)!

While LEDs are more popular due to the price point, OLED TVs are the best choice for watching sports. That’s because LED TVs use LCD technology and an LED backlight to illuminate the screen. On an LCD-based display, uniformity is a concern, because each pixel is not generating its own light; the light is coming from a larger backlight of some kind and is being filtered through each pixel (which results in dirty screen effects). Something you never have to worry about with an OLED TV because they do not require a backlight. Instead, with OLED technology every pixel is self-illuminating.

MOUNTING A TV

The placement of your TV is one of the most important things to take into consideration.

Choosing Where To Mount Your TV

The two most overlooked and often never considered items when installing a TV, is placement and viewing angle. Ideally, your eyes should be level with the middle of your screen. The placement of your TV is one of the most important things to take into consideration. In simple terms, TV viewing angle is defined by the maximum angle at which a TV can be viewed without losing brightness or experiencing color shifts. Ideal viewing is or can be defined as, watching TV directly in front of your TV screen, at eye level. If the viewing angle is not right and has thus moved off center, either vertically or horizontally, TV picture quality will begin to decrease, the screen will dim, and colors will fade. Additionally, if you mistakingly place your TV at an uncomfortable viewing angle, you can end up with painful neck kinks as well as strained vision. So, this step in all things you should consider before your TV installation is crucial to, not only your experience, but also your level of comfort while watching TV!

Never Underestimate

The Time & Energy
Don’t underestimate the time it takes to mount a TV on the wall. Without thoughtful installation, you can easily wind up with a beautifully mounted TV that’s surrounded by a rat’s nest of cords. Or even worse, 40 or so pounds of glass and electronics that might fall off the wall at any moment.

Hiding Your Wires & Hanging It Safely

Thoughtful Installation Matters

Don’t underestimate the time and energy it takes to mount a TV on the wall. It’s one thing to obsess over the aesthetics of your TV. But without thoughtful installation, you can easily wind up with a beautifully mounted TV that’s surrounded by a rat’s nest of cords. Or even worse, 40 or so pounds of glass and electronics that might fall off the wall at any moment.

From one home to the next, there are tons of poorly installed TVs, equipment not mounted on the studs or barely held in place with a couple of screws and anchors. For this reason, it makes sense to consider how a professional TV installation can have you enjoying your TV instead of stressing about how to mount it properly. So, before you do anything, make a plan.

  • Consider all the devices you want to connect (boxes, consoles, sound bar, speakers, receiver, etc.) 
  • Make sure there is a enough room to hold everything
  • Make sure you have enough cables/wires for every device (and that they are long enough)
  • Plan on adding one or more HDMI cables for future devices
  • Consider wiring an Ethernet cable instead of relying on Wi-Fi
  • Consider light, wall support, and height when placing a TV
  • Make sure you are mounting on studs or solid masonry
  • Ventilate your AV equipment properly
Choosing Where To Mount Your TV

TV MOUNTS

Some of the most common reasons for TVs falling off the wall includes mounting it on dry wall alone, not using the right anchors, and using a poor quality TV mount.

Choosing The Right TV Mount

Between its wires, plugs, and sharp corners, a TV that is not mounted to the wall (properly) is an accident waiting to happen. Which is why choosing the right TV mount is so important. For anyone who has ever experienced a wall mounted TV falling off the wall, it can be devastating. Between the possibility of someone getting hurt, and the chance of something breaking, this is something you never want to experience for yourself. Some of the most common reasons for TVs falling off the wall includes mounting it on dry wall alone, not using the right anchors, and using a poor quality TV mount. So, to avoid this, it is worth considering how a professional TV installation company can help.

TV MOUNTING SERVICE

90% of failures are caused by improper installations. To ensure a successful TV and wall mount installation, you may want to consider hiring a TV installation contractor like Shultz Audio Video. 

Choosing The Right TV Mounting Service

Hiring The Right Company

Be aware not all TV mounting service is the same. Hiring the right TV installation company will help one determine the best location based on things such as, location of the power outlet, wall studs (supports the weight of a TV), and where one plans to sit down while watching TV. 

Generally, TV installation and TV mounting services include the installation of a provider supplied TV mount bracket, securing the TV, load testing the hardware, cord concealment, and can include custom mounting support services when requested. 

Important to make note of, 90% of failures are caused by improper installations. To ensure a successful TV and wall mount installation, you may want to consider hiring a TV installation contractor like Shultz Audio Video. 

The key to a successful TV installation project is working with the right company. Stop stressing about how to hang your TV properly, let Shultz Audio Video do that the work you. Call us today at (760) 505-7461, to book an appointment.

Choosing The Right TV Mounting Service