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TV mounts are a useful solution if you want to save space or have different approach to designing interiors. If you are looking for a TV mount, you are probably wondering how to choose the right model. There are several criteria, and a seemingly simple thing like buying a holder can have its pitfalls. You will learn how to choose TV mounts and find out which one is ideal for your TV in the following article.

How to choose a TV mount – CONTENTS

  1. Why buy a TV mount?
  2. What type of TV mount is ideal for you?
  3. Thanks to the VESA standard, TV mounts can be universal
  4. How to choose the right TV holder??
  5. Which brand of TV holder to choose?
  6. How to mount the TV on the wall - location of the TV
  7. How to mount the TV on the wall - drilling and mounting

Why buy a TV mount?

There can be several reasons to think about a TV mount. The first is saving space or saving money on furniture. With a TV wall mount, you can logically omit the TV table, or use it in another way, for example to place a HiFi system.

TV držák
Using TV holder can save a lot of space at home.

Another advantage of TV mounts is the convenience of handling the TV. There are a lot of holders that you can easily rotate according to your needs. More expensive models can even be moved freely from room to room thanks to castors. Probably the last of the reasons is a purely design page. A TV hanging on the wall without any visible support simply looks good.

What type of TV mount is ideal for you?

The holders can be divided into three basic types and each of them is suitable for different purpose.

  • Fixed – they are usually the cheapest, but they cannot be positioned. Nevertheless, they are probably best if you are in need of space, because they take up the least space.
  • Articulated – the exact opposite of fixed. You can position the TV in all directions, but they take up more space. It is possible to use articulated brackets as wall mounts, but also as ceiling ones.
  • Folding – represent the most useful holder. Although they can only be positioned up and down, they take up almost the same space as the fixed holders. If you don' t have a suitable place on the wall, but would still like to easily manipulate the TV, you can also consider folding stand.
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How to choose a pole or plasterboard holder?

If you need to mount the TV on a pole, in a plasterboard partition or in another place where mounting options are limited, you should pay attention to the “installation plate width“ parameter. For example, if you have a 100 mm wide installation space available on the wall, you also have to adapt the choice of bracket - you can not choose a plate with installation plate 263 mm wide.

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Choosing the right TV holder is one of the most important parameters. Don' t take his choice lightly. From left: fixed, articulated, tiltable.

Thanks to the VESA standard, TV mounts can be universal

You may have wondered how you can tell if the holder is suitable for your TV. The easiest way to determined it is so-called VESA standard. It is a size data in the format e. g. 600 × 400 mm, which indicates the distance of the individual screw holes in the TV. You can find these holes on the back of every modern TV and you can measure distance between them yourself without any problems.

VESA Diagram
You can measure the VESA standard without any problems at home.

But pay attention to the order of values. The first number is always the horizontal distance and the second vertical (600 × 400 mm is not the same as 400 × 600 mm). The VESA standard thus unifies all holders under one universal value, making the right choice much easier.

How to choose the right TV holder?

We' ve already talked about the three types of mounts and the VESA standard. But there are still a few parameters you should consider when choosing. One of them is the diagonal. All brackets have a given range of TV diagonals (eg 40 “-70“), which can be assigned to them.

TV Držák sklopný TV Držák sklopný
You can achieve interesting design solutions with the right choice of TV holder.

Next, keep in mind the weight of the TV. Each holder has its own load capacity, and if exceeded, it could fall off. This figure must therefore also be taken into account. Some of the brackets are then better adapted to a certain type of television. In general, however, they should be universal.

Which brand of TV holder to choose?

This question is quite tricky, but in general, brand doesn' t matter much. However, with the official holder you don' t have to deal with all the parameters and you simply take a bracket that is precisely set for your TV model. However, not all manufacturers produce original mounts for their televisions, so you may end up with the universal ones eventually. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, the production quality is usually comparable. The only downside is the need to check all parameters.

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Professional TV installation on the wall

If you do not feel like mounting a television yourself, you can use the services of our experts, so that when purchasing a television on Alza.cz you can order Professional installation of TV on the wall service. After completing the order, you will be contacted with the date of installation. It includes wall mounting, including the supply of the necessary materials, connection of the antenna and cables, acquaintance with the functions of the television as well as tuning programs and internet connection..

How to mount the TV on the wall - location of the TV

Mounting the TV on a wall is not complicated, but you should follow few rules. If you have already purchased a compatible holder, it is time to take the meter, spirit level and reconsider location of the TV one more time before mounting. Why? Because the TV should not be placed in a random place. Instead, two important things in particular need to be considered - the optimal viewing distance and the height of the location.

Jak připevnit televizi na zeď
You should not mount the TV too high.
i The viewing distance should be optimal so that you get the most out of watching TV. If the viewing distance was too big, you would have a hard time watching TV and there could be no talk of an “enticing film experience“. If, on the other hand, the viewing distance was too short, the TV would not fit well into your field of vision, so you would often have to turn your head to watch it, which is definitely not convenient.

It is true that you should consider the viewing distance when choosing a television. However, if you have already purchased a TV and do not fit within the appropriate viewing distance, you can try to solve the problem by moving the furniture. The range of observation distances can be found in the following table.

Table of television observation distances at 4K resolution
Diagonal
Minimal
Optimal
Maximum
40" (100 cm)
0,7 m
1,7 m
2,5 m
43" (108 cm)
0,8 m
1,9 m
2,7 m
50" (127 cm)
0,9 m
2,1 m
3,2 m
55" (139 cm)
1 m
2,3 m
3,5 m
60" (152 cm)
1,2 m
2,5 m
3,8 m
65" (164 cm)
1,3 m
2,7 m
4,1 m
70" (177 cm)
1,4 m
2,9 m
4,4 m
75" (189 cm)
1,5 m
3,1 m
4,7 m
80" (200 cm)
1,6 m
3,3 m
5 m
85" (215 cm)
1,7 m
3,5 m
5,3 m

And why should the TV be at the right height? So that you don' t have to bow too much, which would soon start to hurt your neck. Sit in the place from which you will watch TV most often and look directly in front of you. The place you will directly look at should be the center of the television. Think about it when you deal with its height location.

How to mount the TV on the wall - drilling and mounting

Whatever holder you have purchased, it is always a good idea to take a look at its manual, as it will give you a very specific idea of how to attach the holder correctly. TV mounts usually consist of two main parts - the part that attaches to the TV and the part that you drill into the wall. Then you connect these two parts, which actually “puts the TV on the holder“. You complete the whole process by screwing both parts together, thus securing the TV. But what to avoid when installing a television?

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General procedure for mounting the TV on the wall. Taken from the holder manual AlzaErgo T310B.
  1. Hanging TV on the wall is not very suitable if you have a plasterboard wall in the living room. The TV can be hung on it, but often the wall needs additional reinforcement. Alternatively, the TV mount can be drilled directly into the metal partitions holding the plasterboard, but you need to know exactly where to find it. If you are not very handy, the easiest way will be to contact the plasterboarders.
  2. The best way to select drilling points is to place the perforated part against the wall with spirit levels in a perfectly horizontal position and mark points (usually four) on the wall through the holes. An ordinary pencil is enough for that.
  3. The package also includes dowels and wall screws as standard. When choosing a drill, make sure it is the right size so that you don' t have to widen the hole, or worse, make it too big.
  4. Before drilling, make sure you have the right type of dowels. The most common are universal dowels suitable for most materials, but if you attach the TV to plasterboard, for example, it is better to get dowels designed directly for it. They have a wide spacer construction, which ensures a stronger anchorage in the plasterboard wall.
  5. When drilling into wood, you do not need dowels, but above all the right screws. For example, if you are drilling into wooden beams, you should use wood screws. To prevent possible cracking of the beam, it is advisable to first pre-drill holes with a width of approx. 0.5 cm into it and fasten the screws up to them. When drilling these holes, be sure to use wood drill bits. You can usually recognize them by their sharp point.
  6. If you are not sure if there are any lines (electricity, water, gas) in the places where you will drill, use detector first.

Choosing a TV holder is not complicated at all and you can easily find out all the important parameters in the comfort of your home. If you want to invest in a TV holder, you will certainly find one that will suit you perfectly. In the menu you can find also our AlzaErgo holders available and for your convenience there is a guide to their selection in the category of holders.

AlzaErgo F205B Fixed Frame 32"-55"
TV Stand 32" up to 55" mural, VESA 100×200, 200×200, 300×300, 400×200 and 400×400, load capacity: 40kg, width of installation plate 479 mm, mounting kit, fischer wall plugs, low profile and curved tv installation

from €10.81 excl.VAT €8.93
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In stock > 10 pcs
Order Code: AEY0913
AlzaErgo M310B Articulated Convey 37"-70"
TV Stand 37" up to 70" mural, VESA 100×200, 200×200, 300×300, 400×200, 400×400 and 600×400, load capacity: 50kg, tilt of -20°/+10°, rotates 120°, rotation 6°, width of installation plate 480 mm, mounting kit, fischer wall plugs and curved tv installation

-22% €49.51
€38.82 excl.VAT €32.08
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Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: AEY0965
AlzaErgo T215B Curved Tilting 32"-55"
TV Stand 32" up to 55" mural, VESA 100×200, 200×200, 300×300, 400×200 and 400×400, load capacity: 40kg, tilt of +/- 2°, width of installation plate 433 mm, mounting kit, fischer wall plugs and curved tv installation

-18% €13.89
€11.37 excl.VAT €9.40
Buy
In stock > 10 pcs
Order Code: AEY0925
AlzaErgo M125B Nexus Articulated 23"-42"
TV Stand 23" up to 42" mural, VESA 75×75, 100×100, 200×100 and 200×200, load capacity: 30kg, tilt of -20° to 20°, rotates 60°, width of installation plate 65 mm, mounting kit and fischer wall plugs

from €15.65 excl.VAT €12.93
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In stock > 10 pcs
Order Code: AEY0950
AlzaErgo E205B Electric 32"-60"
TV Stand 32" up to 60" mural, VESA 200×200, 300×300, 400×200 and 400×400, load capacity: 40kg, rotates 90°, width of installation plate 110 mm, mounting kit, cable management system, fischer wall plugs, low profile, curved tv installation and remote control

€156.45 excl.VAT €129.30
Buy
In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: AEY0945
AlzaErgo M505B Ceiling Hinged 23"-42"
TV Stand 23" up to 42" ceiling, VESA 75×75, 100×100, 200×100 and 200×200, load capacity: 30kg, tilt of -20° to 20°, rotates 180°, width of installation plate 160 mm, mounting kit, cable management system and fischer wall plugs

from €18.26 excl.VAT €15.09
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In stock > 10 pcs
Order Code: AEY0944
AlzaErgo F520B Fixed 37"-70"
TV Stand 37" up to 70" mural, VESA 200×200, 300×300, 400×200, 400×400, 600×400 and 600×600, load capacity: 40kg, width of installation plate 660 mm, mounting kit, fischer wall plugs and low profile

€19.57 excl.VAT €16.17
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In stock > 10 pcs
Order Code: AEY0938
AlzaErgo M230B Convey Articulated 32"-55"
TV Stand 32" up to 55" mural, VESA 100×200, 200×200, 300×300, 400×200 and 400×400, load capacity: 50kg, tilt of -20°/+10°, rotates 180°, rotation 6°, width of installation plate 480 mm, mounting kit, fischer wall plugs and curved tv installation

€46.66 excl.VAT €38.56
Buy
In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: AEY0963
AlzaErgo T405B Big Load Folding 37"-70"
TV Stand 37" up to 70" mural, VESA 100×200, 200×200, 300×300, 400×200, 400×400, 600×400 and 800×400, load capacity: 75kg, tilt of -10°/0°, width of installation plate 864 mm, mounting kit, fischer wall plugs, low profile and curved tv installation

€23.14 excl.VAT €19.12
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In stock > 10 pcs
Order Code: AEY0932
AlzaErgo M225B Convey Articulated 32"-55"
TV Stand 32" up to 55" mural, VESA 100×200, 200×200, 300×300, 400×200 and 400×400, load capacity: 50kg, tilt of -20°/+10°, rotates 180°, rotation 6°, width of installation plate 75 mm, mounting kit, cable management system, fischer wall plugs and curved tv installation

€46.66 excl.VAT €38.56
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In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: AEY0962
AlzaErgo M220B Convey Articulated 32"-70"
TV Stand 32" up to 70" mural, VESA 100×100, 100×200, 200×100, 200×200, 300×200, 300×300, 400×200, 400×300 and 400×400, load capacity: 50kg, tilt of -20° to 20°, rotates 180°, rotation 6°, width of installation plate 66 mm, mounting kit, cable management system, fischer wall plugs and curved tv installation

€38.82 excl.VAT €32.08
Buy
In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: AEY0961
AlzaErgo M155B Allround Movable 23"-42"
TV Stand 23" up to 42" mural, VESA 75×75, 100×100, 200×100 and 200×200, load capacity: 20kg, tilt of -20° to 20°, rotates 180°, width of installation plate 69 mm, mounting kit, cable management system and fischer wall plugs

from €13.69 excl.VAT €11.31
Buy
In stock > 10 pcs
Order Code: AEY0956
AlzaErgo TXL05B Frame XL hinged 43-90"
TV Stand 43" up to 90" mural, VESA 200×200, 300×200, 300×300, 400×200, 400×300, 400×400, 600×400 and 800×400, load capacity: 70kg, tilt of -12°/+3°, width of installation plate 890 mm, mounting kit, spirit level, fischer wall plugs, low profile, curved tv installation and theft protection

€38.82 excl.VAT €32.08
Buy
In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: AEY0916c
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