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3 Things to Consider Before Mounting the TV on the Wall

Mount the TV on a wall

Getting your TV up on the wall gives you more space, a better view, and keeps it out of reach of children and pets. But before you begin, you may be wondering: what is the best place to mount the TV, what types of mounts work with my TV, and what types of screws or bolts do I need? Find the answer to all of the above and more.

Ideas for Where to Mount the TV

On the Wall and Above the Fireplace

Hanging a flat screen TV on a wall is the most convenient location for many rooms. When selecting a mounting kit, pay close attention to its depth. Samsung Mini Wall Mounts and No Gap Wall Mounts have a profile between 0.7 and 1.6 inches, which is enough to ventilate the TV without making its profile the center of attention in a small room.

 

Fireplaces are already a focal point in most homes, so they are often a natural place to mount a flat-screen TV, but you have to be aware of the temperature. The max operating temperature for Samsung TVs should not exceed 104 degrees Fahrenheit. A wide mantle below the TV will protect it in some cases, but check the temperature while a fire is burning before mounting a TV over the fireplace. If it's a wood-burning fireplace, watch for ash that could accumulate on the TV and its vents.

Mount the TV above a fireplace

Hidden in Plain Sight

When you're not watching the TV, you can make it blend into the rest of your décor by displaying a pretty background or artwork. Ambient mode on QLED TVs lets you display Décor, Info like weather and news, Photos, Artwork, Trends, or a Background Theme, where you can take a picture of the wall your TV is mounted on and use as your TV's background.

Or, if you have a Frame TV, you can turn on Art Mode to display curated collections of art. There are also customizable frames (sold separately) for your TV, to make it match the room even more and look like part of your décor.

TV in a cabinet or closet

Compatible Wall Mounts

Samsung TVs are VESA Compliant and work with any wall mount that is also VESA Compliant and designed for the TV's size. We have several wall mounts available on our Accessories page. The best part is that the wall mount you purchase comes with all of the screws, spacers, and washers that you need to install it. The information below can help you determine what kind of mount you should get based on the size of your TV.

For information specific to your model, visit the Download Center to obtain the user's manual for your TV.

VESA Bolt Patterns in Millimeters (A and B)

  • 100 by 100 (usually 19 - 22 inch TVs)

  • 200 by 100 (usually 23 - 29 inch TVs)

  • 200 by 200 (usually 30 - 40 inch TVs) 

  • 400 by 400 (usually 46 - 75 inch TVs)

  • 600 by 400 (usually 75 inch or larger)

VESA Bolt patterns in wall mounts

There are many different wall mount options available, but as long as you follow the instructions that come with your wall mount, and you're comfortable using common household tools (screwdriver, tape measure, drill, etc.), installing the wall mount should prove to be a fairly simple task. Of course, many hands make light work, so having a friend to assist you will really make mounting your TV a breeze. 

I Need Replacement Wall Mount Screws

The wall mount comes with all the screws you need to get it successfully installed, and you should be able to contact the manufacturer of the mount to obtain additional screws if needed. However, if you ever need to replace them, this information should help. The length of the screws varies depending on the thickness of the wall mounting bracket, if spacers are being used, or if washers are being used. The thread pitch, regardless of TV size, is always 1.25 millimeters.

  • For TVs 19 - 22 inches, the screw size is M4. 

  • For TVs 30 - 40 inches, the screw size is M6.

  • For TVs 49 - 88 inches, the screw size is M8.

Wall Mount bracket and Wall mount adapter

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