Mounting the TV on wall – which height is most useful?
Bring the LED TV to the wall with a wall bracket. how is it done? At what height should the television be screwed on? How to screw LED TV to the wall? You can find a simple assembly with instructions here for Mounting the TV on wall. Tips for assembly.
At what height do you mount the TV on the wall?
An LED TV or flat screen TV looks particularly good on the wall. The TV looks much more elegant than on the standard foot. However, there are a few things to consider for TV mounting on the wall. The wall should initially be firm and stable.
It doesn’t always have to be load-bearing walls. My LED TV (approx. 20 kg) is hanging on a plasterboard wall. So far without any problems. You should use the appropriate wall plugs for your wall. It is better to use larger dowels and screws so that the TV is firmly screwed to the wall. I recommend installing the television at a height of approx. 70 cm.
The correct position for wall mounting is very important. It is not possible to move the TV somewhere else later without any effort. You have to find the optimal place. Light reflections through windows or lights should be avoided. The wall on which the television is to be hung should ideally not be the wall opposite the window.
This mounting location would be unfavorable since annoying light reflections and glare can arise. If there is no other option and the TV fits perfectly in this position, you can also choose this place. The light reflections can be avoided by using blinds or curtains.
Try to find a position for the TV from which you can just look at the screen. An oblique viewing angle would not be ideal.
To make assembly easier, I cut out a piece of cardboard the size of my TV. So you can find the optimal position and immediately get an impression of how the television looks on the wall.
Correct distance to the TV (screen)
The distance between you and the TV is a very important factor. If you sit too close, the picture will appear blurred. If the distance is too great, the picture can lose its detail. What matters is what you want to see on the screen. With analog TV transmission, the level of detail is significantly lower than with HD or 4K streams.
The screen diagonal of the TV is essential for the correct distance. The larger the screen, the larger the individual pixels. A 4K model has such a high resolution that the pixels are hardly noticeable. With a 4K television, you can sit closer than an HD or analog television.
For analog television , the correct distance would be about three times (* 3) the screen diagonal. With a 46 inch (116.84 cm * 3 = 350.52 cm) television, you should be at least 3.50 meters away from the screen.
The distance with an HD television with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels can be sat a little closer in front of the screen. The seat distance should be determined with a factor of 2.1 to the screen diagonal. A distance of 2.45 meters (116.84 cm * 2.1 = 245.36 cm) is recommended for a 46 inch television.
4K televisions with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels have even sharper details. These can also be viewed from closer up. The seat spacing can be calculated here with a factor of 1.5. 1.75 meters (116.84 cm * 1.5 = 175.26 cm) would be the distance for a 46 inch television. More information about 4K resolution can be found here .
Mounting height wall bracket – television
The eye level should be about “2/3” or half the height of the picture. That would be ideal. If you are sitting comfortably on the couch, your eyes (depending on size) are approximately 1 meter high. You can then place the lower edge of the screen at approx. 70 cm . Everyone has to determine the individual amount for themselves.
Our 55 inch television hangs with the lower edge at 90 cm. When I sit normally on the couch, my eyes are about four feet tall. This height is optimal for us.
If you have a seat distance of more than two meters, you can mount the television a little higher. I think it looks better when the TV is a bit higher. That is a matter of taste and everyone has to decide for themselves.
It is beneficial to involve other family members in choosing the right height for the television.
Installation tips and tricks
Determine the exact position with a cut out cardboard box.
Stick the cardboard box with adhesive tape in the selected position so that you can better perceive the effect of the television.
Determine the correct height of the wall bracket so that the television hangs at the desired height after screwing it on. I measured the breakpoints on the television, determined the center and then defined the center of the wall bracket. So I was able to align the wall bracket optimally.
If you do not want to measure and calculate so much to find the right position, I can recommend assembly using a laser. Measuring becomes child’s play. You can see exactly where to attach the wall bracket. I didn’t need a spirit level for correct assembly. Such a cross line laser is very easy to use and will make your work for many things a lot easier.
You can also place the bracket in the middle of the cardboard you have cut out, mark the holes, and then determine the desired height on the wall. So that the whole picture is perfectly rounded, you should hide the cables in a cable duct. Plan the number of cables laid and then select the appropriate cable duct. 5 cables fit in my cable duct. That’s enough for me. The cable duct is made of aluminum and makes a very high-quality impression. The installation of the cable duct was done quickly and easily.