How to Mount a Flat Screen TV on the Wall Correctly


Today we’re going to learn how to mount any type of flat screen TV to a wall in your home–plasma, LCD, it doesn’t matter. If it’s flat screen, and you want it on your wall, and you want it done properly then stick around, I’ve got exactly what you need.

Most flat screen TVs don’t come with their own wall mount, so you’ll have to buy one yourself–I personally recommend you check out the bestselling flat screen TV mounts on Amazon–once you’ve done that then you’ll

be ready to get started, but I must mention that if you’ve just dropped a pile of money on a new television then you probably don’t want to skimp on the mount since that’s what’s going to be entirely responsible for keeping your precious new plasma (or LCD) from plummeting to your floor and breaking. The TV mount specifically

recommended in the video, Peerless, is not only available on Amazon but they’re offering a HUGE discount on them so you can get a brand new $220 mount for about $60, check it out: Peerless Articulating Wall Mount. Now, I’ve got an awesome video here that’s about 25 minutes long, an entire episode, from the tech show Lab Rats where they spend the whole episode going over how to properly mount a flat screen TV with the expert responsible for mounting them on display in the store that they’re in, check this out and don’t forget to have a look at the tips afterwards:

Tips for mounting your own flat screen TV

  • Check your owner’s manual and make sure you get the right type of mount for your TV–is it VESA compatible, is the mount the right size to match the size of your TV?
  • Choose the right location: interior walls are almost
    always way easier to mount on than exterior walls, not the least reason of which is the ease with which you will be able to run the wiring. Look, I’ll tell you something: you’re actually better off rearranging the furniture of

    an entire room to be able to mount the TV in the right spot than you are putting the TV in a bad spot and then trying to make it work.

  • Mounting will only require standard tools you likely already have (screwdriver, tape measure, etc.); the only thing that will definitely come in handy that you might not already have is a stud finder, which can be picked up for pretty cheap (Amazon’s got a good one for just ten bucks) from your local hardware store.

Additional Resources and Further Reading

The Home Theater Blog has put together a really well-done set of step-by-step instructions with pictures to help guide you, definitely check it out.

Mahalo’s got a nice detailed set of instructions.