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How do I mount a flat screen to the wall?

Posted by buzzard (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 10, 08 at 8:54

I hope this is the right place to ask this question.

I have a 46" flat screen TV that I want mounted over my mantel. Right now the wall is solid brick. I want to cover it with furring strips and sheet rock because I want to hide all the cables.

Is this feasible? What type of mount do I need? What about electrical boxes? What do I do about the components for my system?

Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.

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RE: How do I mount a flat screen to the wall?

Lots to think about here.

Make sure you REALLY want the tv up there. Putting a TV over the fireplace can make the TV too high for comfortable viewing.

Various companies make wall mounts for tv's. Sanus brackets are very popular. Consider a tilt mount if you put it over the FP. You can then angle the screen down towards the viewing area.

You may not need to cover the brick. Have an electrician cut a hole in the brick and mount the electrical box behind the TV.

Put all your components in a cabinet near the FP and run the wires thru the wall and into the TV.

I may have made this sound simple. It isn't. But a good installation company can do it.

Here is a link that might be useful: picture of an example

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