Q: How easy is it to wall-mount my TV?
Wall-mounting a TV takes a bit more thought than most think. Several issues require consideration for a successful installation.
1. Where is that pesky cable box going to live? HDMI cabling will be needed between the cable box and TV.
2. Are you planning on connecting equipment such as a BluRay player, AppleTV, a gaming system, or any other peripheral devices to the TV? You'll need additional HDMI cabling, etc. between the equipment and the TV.
3. Do you want to have access to streaming services such as Netflix, AmazonPrime, HBOGo et al?You'll need a wired Ethernet LAN connection to your TV and equipment cabinet for a reliable, and fast internet connection.
4. Is your BluRay, AppleTV, and other equipment to be located in a cabinet "out of site" from your remote controls? Consider an infrared repeater system where a sensor located at the TV can repeat the IR signals from your remote controls to the cabinet equipment. Alternately, you may consider a programmable remote control which can transmit RF remote control codes to a receiver located in the cabinet.
5. Is there wood blocking behind the wall to support the TV? You'll want to make sure that the TV is firmly secured to the wall via heavy-duty lag bolts into 2x4's or wood blocking.
6. Is there an electrical outlet at the TV location? Specify a recessed "clock" outlet so that the plug does not prevent the TV from being as flush to the wall as possible. An in-wall surge protector with recessed outlet is your best choice.
Addressing these issues will go a long way towards maximizing an enjoyable TV experience! And of course, we’d be happy to do it all for you. Just give us a call.