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Enhance Your Home Theater
Maximising the space in your home theatre might involve a decision to mount your LCD TV onto a wall mount. Different types of mounts are available, with almost all offering the ability to tilt the TV to give the optimum viewing from your seating area.
TV wall mounts usually come in two parts – the piece that is fixed to the wall and the component attached to the TV. Installation should be done in three stages – install wall mount, attach TV mount, and then connect the TV to the wall.
These adjustable mounts are great, but before fitting one to your wall you should make certain checks.
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Things to Check
First of all, you should check that your wall mount has come with all of the components described on the packaging. If it isn’t already fitted together when you unwrap it, do so to get an idea of how the wall mount and TV clamp connect – you should understand how to assemble LCD TV tilting wall mounts in order to connect the two parts safely and efficiently when you come to mount your TV.
You’ll also need to make sure that your chosen wall mount will support the weight of your TV, as well as confirming that the wall itself is up to the task.
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Tools to Use
In order to safely attach the wall mount to your chosen position on the wall, you should have the following equipment to hand:
• Stud sensor
• Electric drill
• 3/16-inch drill bit
• Socket wrench
• Phillips screwdriver
If you’re unfamiliar with using an electric drill, I would suggest getting in a friend or relative with experience of drilling into walls. Whether you’re mounting on a stud wall or partition of brick wall, you should ensure you have exactly the right type of drill bit, and for mounting on a stud wall you should use the sensor to find two studs. You need to have something to drill a hole into in order to mount the wall plate – having this to hand while you find the right position will be useful for you to match up studs with the distance between the screw holes on the mount.
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Positioning, Angle and Line of Sight
• Line of sight
Each of these has a considerable impact on the subsequent viewing of your wall mounted LCD TV – the positioning of the TV depends on viewing height, location of your seating and also has an impact on the angle and line of sight.
The angle of your LCD TV – adjustable thanks to the tilting mount – should ideally be between 5 and 15 degrees, however this too depends on your line of sight.
Effective positioning of your LCD TV demands that when seated, you are not “looking up” at the wall mounted display. The middle of the TV should be at eye level, with the angle adjusted for optimum viewing.
Now that you know how to assemble LCD TV tilting wall mounts, you should be able to get the very best out of your home theatre!