Whenever people talk about how to install a TV, most people think of hanging it on the wall. So, how do you know which TV brackets is suitable for your TV? Does it work safely?
Not every bracket is compatible with every TV. In order for the bracket to work with the TV, the bracket needs to match the holes on the back of the TV.
What is VESA? Why is it important for TV installation?
In order to simplify the work of consumers and manufacturers of electronic products, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has developed guidelines for standardized products. That includes TV mounting hole patterns. We usually call it VESA size, but you may also see a reference to VESA MIS (Mounting Interface Standard) or FDMI (Flat Display Mounting Interface).
Most TVs follow VESA standards. This means you need a VESA compatible bracket. However, some TV manufacturers choose not to follow VESA standards, so the position of the holes of the TV may be different.
Don’t worry, that’s why Xingdi produces universal TV brackets. The adjustable bracket allows you to easily match the holes. Don’t forget that it’s important to choose a universal bracket that fits the weight of the TV.
Measuring Your VESA
The TV manual should list the VESA size of your TV, or you can check it online. However, measuring it is also easy. The dimension is “horizontal distance x vertical distance” – for example, 200mm x 200mm.
Some holes are square, so the horizontal and vertical numbers are the same. Most models produced by Sony, Samsung and sharp are square patterns. Other manufacturers, such as Toshiba, use rectangular patterns, so the size is about 200mm x 400mm. To find the VESA size, simply measure the distance between the holes (center to center), horizontal and vertical.
Your goal is to choose a TV bracket that is the same as or larger than the TV VESA model. The manufacturer uses millimeters to specify dimensions, so mathematical conversion (1 “= 25.4mm) is possible. Or use an online instant converter.
The official designation of your TV’s VESA size may include that “MIS” variation we mentioned earlier. This is just a slightly different way to represent different hole patterns and sizes. For example, you might see:
- Mis-D is the name of a small (75×75 or 100×100) TV and computer display
- Mis-E, translated into 200×100
- Mis-F, which can specify any square VESA pattern from 200×200 to 1000X1000 – F will be followed by size, such as MIS-F 400
Follow the specifications of the TV
The design of TV wall mount is suitable for a specific type of TV. And the weight and size of the TV are very important. If the wall mount only supports a 33-inch TV, you should not try to install a 44-inch TV. Otherwise, there is a risk of falling.
Before choosing a TV wall mount, be sure to read the specifications of the TV and buy a wall mount that can support the weight and size of the TV.
Now you can choose the right TV wall mount
First, you need to decide whether you want a fixed TV bracket, tilting TV bracket, or full motion TV wall mount. It depends on the size of your room and how high you plan to hang the TV on the wall. Then, with the VESA size of the TV, you can easily choose the perfect wall mounting bracket according to the size, weight and hole type of the TV.