Wall Mounting Options for my flatscreen TV

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Hi everyone,

As a regular reader of the forums I finally decided I'd signup and join the community! :) So with that part over, I have a question for anyone in the know.

Basically I have a 32" Samsung TV that I would like to wall mount in my lounge and as such have been looking online for a suitable bracket to do the job, however I am thinking of upgrading my TV in the next year to a 40 LCD or 42" Plasma, which again I’ll be intending to wall mount.

The question is, does anyone know of a bracket out there that would be suitable for the job of mounting my current TV, and also the new TV I will be getting without having to get a new bracket, the only brackets I can find for my TV are only suitable for TV's up to 37". All I'm after is a fixed mount, so no tilting brackets; I would like the TV to be as flush to the wall as possible. Also are there any brands I should avoid regarding build quality etc?

I don't want to have to remove the old mount, repair the wall and then re-drill all the holes as I assume that for different mount sizes the holes are going to be in different places in order to support the weight? I'm not overly DIY savvy and will probably get someone to help assist me in mounting the TV in the first place, so paying to have this done twice is not really something I want to do. If the worst comes to the worst I'm quite happy to wait until I get my new TV before mounting, but I'd thought I'd try my luck since I am currently redecorating the lounge and it'd be nice to get it done now.

Cheers,

Tim
 
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Anonymous

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Not aware of any but since the new TV will be bigger than the old one, I bet the holes in the wall will be covered anyway!

Depending on the type of wall structure, plasterboard or brick, mounting a TV isn't rocket science. Plasterboard is trickier and may need to be braced, brick is easy. Don't pay over the odds when all you need to use is common sense.

R
 
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I got a B-Tech bracket, they are universal, and the only thing yo have to bear in mind is the weights you want to hang from them. Mine has also got a feature where the TV can be locked to the bracket to stop it being pinched.
 
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Anonymous

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Thanks guys, I'll keep your advice in mind when I have another look for a suitable bracket again :)
 
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Anonymous

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I got mine from b&q,80 quid I think,they have loads of different types that may be suitable.Mounting is quite easy,I did mine myself(with some help from a mate),just make sure you drill right into the brick,it can be tough but your tv is bigger than mine,you don`t want to take any chances.I just marked the holes out,drilled,double plugged each one and fixed the bracket with some huge 7 inch screws,if you double plug it and fasten the bracket up tight it`ll go nowhere.If you need more advice you know where to come.
 
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Anonymous

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Forgot to mention I had trouble getting to the HDMI socket on my tv when I put it on the bracket so I had to"modify" the bracket myself but it`s still well strong,been up over a year so I must have done something right.
 
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Anonymous

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Tim look on Ebay you want one with sliding adjustment that covers 32" to 42" so no more drilling..
 

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