As plasma and LCD TVs are becoming more affordable, more people are now opting for these instead of the older CRT TVs. It is not only their price that is making plasma and LCD TVs popular today; these units are one of the best ways to keep up with changing times.
Most flat screen TV owners know that the only way to get the most out of their TVs is by mounting them on an appropriate TV wall mount. The best thing about a TV wall mount is that it can be installed by just about anyone with basic power tools and installation knowledge.
What you need to install a TV wall mount
Basic household tools like a tape measure, power drill, screwdriver, screws and spanner should be sufficient for fixing a TV wall mount. You may also need a stud finder if you are fixing the mount into a studded wall. The most important thing to remember is to make the correct measurements. You also have to ensure that you get the right size screws and that they are fastened into the wall as securely as possible.
Usually a TV wall mount comes in two separate pieces. One is fitted onto the wall and the other on the back of the unit. These are then fastened together with appropriate screws and bolts. It is important that you carry out this step carefully as it will ensure the safety of your unit. Generally, an installation guide is provided with a TV wall mount where a step by step method is provided for the process. If you are not good with tools, however, it is best to hire a professional to do the job.