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What Does VESA mean; And Why Is It Important?
Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is the hole spacing found on the back of most (99%) of flat screen televisions and monitors, it allows the screen to be mounted by a TV bracket or a TV stand with mounting bracket.
You can find the mounting holes on the back or your TV or monitor by looking at the rear of your your screen, if you have your TV or monitor on order then you will find this information on the manufacturers website or at the retail website or store you purchased your screen from.
There are many types of VESA hole patterns and generally speaking, the heavier the TV/monitor, the bigger the spacing between holes. The latest OLED and Mini LED screens are very light so usually have a small VESA spacing, older LCD screens are heavier and tend to have a wider VESA spacing.
Here are some of the most popular VESA hole patterns, please use this as a guide, the holes are equally distanced from each other and when measured can be matched as below (horizontal measurement comes first, then the vertical):
Screens 10 – 23 inch:
VESA (mm) 75 x 75, 100 x 100, 200 x 100
Screens 24 – 37 inch:
VESA (mm) 100 x 100, 200 x 100, 200 x 200, 300 x 300 , 300 x 200, 400 x 200, 400 x 400
Screens 38 – 90 inch:
VESA (mm) 200 x 100, 200 x 200, 300 x 300, 300 x 200, 400 x 200, 400 x 300, 400 x 400, 500 x 400, 600 x 400, 800 x 400
It is important to check these VESA measurements to ensure that you buy the correct TV mount or TV stand (with TV mount bracket) for your TV or monitor, all our Mountright products provide the the VESA standard that they will hold so it is easy to know what is right for your screen. To make it even easier, you can filter by VESA standard when selecting each category of product on our website.
How to fit a TV bracket; Which mount do I need?
Fitting a TV mount is a pretty straight forward task, depending on the type of TV bracket you want to use, some require fixing to the wall or ceiling where as others simply clamp or are completely free-standing.
Installing a wall mount requires only some basic DIY knowledge, some tools and a little time.
Check out our basic guide to wall mounting a TV:
First choose what type of mount suits your needs, wall mounts come three main variants as follows:
- Flat to the wall – Mounted to a fixed position that does not move, will allow your TV to be mounted very close to the wall, ideal for when you have lots of free wall space, mounted to your desired height.
- Tiling – Mounted to the wall, allowing an up and downward tilt, provides a close fit to the wall with the additional benefit of being able to TV mount higher on the wall (when there are restraints) and provides a tilt to enable a better viewing angle as well as avoiding glare from sunlight or other lighting.
- Cantilever Swivel and Tilt (full motion) – A full motion TV bracket offers all the benefits available from a TV wall mount and provides you with tilt up and down, pull out and swivel motions, this is particularly ideal for mounting into a corner of a room. Other advantages are being able to pull out your TV from the wall and set you your desired angle depending on where you are sat in the room, after use the TV can be pushed back to the wall.
Once you have chose the best TV bracket for your requirement, if the TV is to be wall mounted then you should mount to a solid wall*, find the best place to mount your TV and ensure that there are no electrical cables or water pipes in this location as the next task is to mark up the fixing holes with the wall plate (full instructions on how to do this are found with the product). Now that the wall plate is square (using the built in sprit level) and mark the holes with a pencil – next is to remove the wall plate and drill the holes using a power drill and drill bit as indicated in the manual supplied with the TV mount.
Once the holes are drilled you can fit the wall plate to the wall using the wall plugs and coach screws provided, ensure that the wall plate is tight and secure to the wall without any movement.
Now you can mount your TV to the bracket mount by selecting the correct bolt as supplied with the TV bracket – bolts should never be overtightened and may only screw in slightly as most television screens have a very shallow thread. You may need to use spacers and/or washers between the back of the TV and the wall TV mount to ensure a firm hold. Ensure cable connection points are free so they are accessible or connect all cables to the TV before installation (if possible).
Wall mounting a TV is a great way to keep you screen safe and secure – away from pets and small children, it is a both a cost effective and space saving solution to wall mount a flat screen television.
All Mountright TV wall brackets come with full installation instructions which a simple to follow, fixings for the wall and for the TV screen are provided with each product we supply. Most Mountright TV wall mounts come with a built in spirt level to make installation even easier.
* Please note: We recommend fixing to a solid wall (a solid wall is usually at edge of your home and can be the joining wall between you and your neighbour, if in a semi-detached or terrace house). If you are fixing through plaster board, cavity area and then into brick or block then you may need additional fixings that are not supplied with our product.
What is the difference between a TV bracket and TV wall mount?
A wall mount is a TV bracket that is designed to be mounted directly to the wall, a TV bracket can allow your TV to be mounted to other places in your home or on to existing furniture.
There are some differences, a TV can be mounted in many different ways depending on requirement or restriction.
The TV can be mounted using a bracket; We have listed these many options from the most popular first;
- Wall mount – mount the television to the wall.
- Table Top Stand – mount the television to a TV mount stand
- TV stand – mount the television to a TV stand with bracket
- Desk mount – mount the television or monitor to a TV stand with bracket
- Ceiling Mount – mount the television to a TV a ceiling
How do I make sure that my TV fits a TV Stand?
Choosing the right TV stand is pretty straight forward, when in comes to the standard TV unit, it’s a simple case of making sure the measurements of the TV stand are suitable for your TV and for the room you intend to use it in. Some other factors to look out for are the legs or feet at the base of your flat screen television – these ned to be within the size specifications as highlighted against the TV unit.
It’s always a good idea to check the width and depth of the feet for the TV to ensure compatibility, please see your TV manufacturer’s website for this information or measure it if you already have the TV.
If you are looking at purchasing a floor standing TV stand or a table top TV stand then as well as checking that the measurements of the stand is suitable for your purpose, you will also need to check the mounting holes on the back of your TV or find the VESA size specification to ensure your TV can be mounted to the TV stand.
The above said, most of the TV stand that we supply do have universal fitments so they fit most TV’s – please be sure to check the screen size capability for the TV stand so you can be sure it will hold the weight of the TV.
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