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How Can I Be Sure the TV Mount Will Fit My TV?

How Can I Be Sure the TV Mount Will Fit My TV?

It Has Nothing To Do With The Screen Size! 
HOW CAN I BE SURE THE MOUNT WILL FIT MY TV?
Most packages and websites will say that a mount will fit "screen sizes XX" to XX".  Well, that is not true in all cases!!! 

To BE SURE the mount is going to fit your TV you need to know 2 things:

1. The size of the VESA PATTERN on the back of your TV

2. The Weight of your TV

It really has nothing to do with the size of your screen!

WHAT IS A VESA PATTERN?
vesa hole patterns
There are mounting holes on the back panel of your TV. Your mount will connect to these holes. You want to be sure you get a mount that has the same hole pattern as your TV. VESA (stands for Video Electronics Standards Association) developed a set of standards so that most mounts and TV screens/monitors will be compatible. Manufacturers of monitors have agreed on these standard hole patterns so that their monitors can be matched to mounts that will fit.





WHAT IS THE VESA PATTERN SIZE ON MY TV?
    measuring distance between horizantal holes
First of all, check the packaging and instructions to see if tells you the size up front. If not, get out the tape measure. In general, the hole patterns are measured in millimeters. The "Standard" is the measurement (in millimeters) of the distance between the horizontal mounting holes and the vertical mounting holes (for example: 100mm x 200mm or 50mmx 50mm). Some TVs and Mounts have more than one hole pattern to be flexible and compatible to several standards so measure carefully. Once you know the vertical and horizontal measurement, ,you can choose a mount that includes that VESA standard hole pattern.  If your tape measure will only measure in inches - you can conver to milimeters by multiplying the inches by 25.4 or by using one of these converters:
https://www.google.com/search?q=inch+to+mmm+conversion
http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/inches-to-millimeters.htm

If the mount you want does not have the VESA standard you need, contact us - there are adapter plates that can adapt most mounts to the each VESA pattern.

HOW DO I FIND THE VESA SIZE PATTERN ON THE MOUNT I BUY?
At TVMountsPro.com and on most packaging, the VESA patterns for each mount is specified in the product's description. If you are having any problems, contact us at Support@TVMountsPro.com.

WEIGHT
Now that you know and have matched the VESA pattern, check the weight capacity of the mount.  If your TV weighs less than the weight capacity...you have a fit!  If your TV weighs more than the weight capacity of the mount, you will need to find a different mount with a higher weight capacity. And remember, you must attach the mount to the wall properly (directly into studs is best) otherwise it will not hold the weight capacity.

Here are some General Guidelines from VESA.org BUT.......the BOTTOM LINE is VESA Pattern and Weight Capacity!
For the specific Standards, visit www.VESA.org

Small and Medium Flat Panel TVs, LCD and LED Monitors and Screens
Size range from 12" to 23" diagonally
Weight up to 30 lbs
Most likely to use the 75x75mm or 100m x 100m VESA standard

Large Monitors and Screens
Size range from 23" to 30" diagonally
Weight up to 50 lbs
Most likely to use the VESA 200mmx 100mm or 200mmx200mm standard


Extra Large Screens (usually Plasma)
Size ranging from 31" to 90" diagonally
Weight up to 250 lbs
Most likely to use VESA Standards 400mmx200mm, 600mm,400mm, or 800mmx400m.


TVMountsPro.com provides this brief informational outline to help our customers find the right mount for their TV however, it is not intended to be taken as a complete guide or a technical description of the VESA Standards. Check with the manufacturer's information for measurements on your TV and your mount to confirm a compatible fit. Complete details on the VESA Standards can be found at the VESA Organization (link). www.VESA.org

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for this article, please sent them to our Education & Development Team at Support@TVMountsPro.com.

copyright 2014 TVMountsPro.com
Written by J. McNaughton, revised 6.20.2014

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