I recently found myself in the frustrating situation of needing to mount a 75 inch TV on a wall. What was supposed to be a simple task of following a few instructions quickly turned into a full-blown dilemma as I quickly discovered that mounting such a large television was not as straightforward as I had initially thought. After hours of research, I eventually figured out the best way to mount my 75 inch TV, and I’m here to share my experience and what I’ve learned to help out any of my fellow TV owners out there who are in the same boat. In this post, we’ll be discussing the pros and cons of mounting a 75 inch TV, as well as the tips and tricks that I learned along the way.
You can mount your 75-inch TV on the wall, you just need to know what kind of wall you’re dealing with. If it’s made of drywall or plaster, make sure the TV mount is attached to the wooden studs. And of course, you have to do this with a partner, not on your own.
Is Mounting a 75-Inch TV a Good Idea?
Although it might not seem like it, wall-mounting is a good idea if:
- You’re dealing with limited space that won’t accommodate a TV stand.
- You have pets or children around the house that might hit the stand and send the TV crashing on the floor.
- You live in an area that witnesses earthquakes frequently.
Even if that’s not the case for you and you’d rather mount the TV than get a specific piece of furniture for it, you can go ahead and find out how to do this the safest way possible.
Can You Wall-Mount a 75-Inch TV on Your Own?
Wall-mounting an XL TV isn’t a one-person job. Trying to do this on your own, even if you can easily carry an almost 80-lb TV set, is a bad idea simply because there are other factors at play here.
Modern TVs have ribbon connections that go through the bezel and connect directly to the LED panels on the screen. If you squeeze one of them a little too hard, it can cause the tiny wires in it to separate, causing a column of dead LEDs on your TV.
This is more than likely to happen if you try to maneuver the unboxing and mounting on your own.
Another thing to consider is the steps you need to take to make sure the wall mount is even. All the measuring and double-checking can be too much work for just one person, and the results might turn out wonky or unprofessional.
So, it’s best to have one of your buddies, or better yet, a professional do the job with you.
How to Mount a 75-Inch TV on the Wall Safely
Here are the steps you should follow to safely mount a 75-inch TV on your wall:
Locate the Wall Studs
If you have walls made of plaster or drywall, like the majority of US residents, you can’t just pick a random spot for your 75-inch TV. There are reinforcing structures made of wood, called studs, that support the drywall veneer and you should find them and attach the wall mount to them.
Now, some people say attaching the mount to a single stud is okay for 80-lb TV sets. However, it’s almost always better to err on the side of caution and attach the mount to two studs instead of just one.
You can hire a professional who has experience with this kind of job, or use a stud finder that detects the presence of wood or metal behind the drywall. They’re usually cheap and they take the guesswork out of the equation.
Drill the Holes
Wall mounts will usually have primary holes that secure the wall portion of the mount. Use a leveling ruler to make sure it’s even, then mark the location of the two primary holes on the wall using a pencil.
Drill through the drywall and the stud and make sure you’re using long-enough screws to secure the wall brackets.
Secure the TV Bracket
Flat and curved-screen TVs have standardized VESA mounting holes on their backs that make the process super easy. Any wall mount will come with a bunch of screws, washers, and spacers you can use to secure the bracket to the TV.
For flat-screen TVs, just use the correct size screws and washers to make the bracket fit securely so the screw head isn’t protruding out. However, you should also make sure you’re not driving a long screw in too deep, or else you risk cracking the screen!
The same goes for curved TVs, just use the spacers included to fix the bracket securely.
Fit the Two Parts Together
After you’re done fixing the two parts of the wall mount together, go ahead and put the TV on the wall mount along with your partner. This part you can’t do alone, as the TV should be balanced on either side during the process.
Once it’s secured in place, you can fit the two parts of the mount together with the suitable screws and washers, and voila! You have a wall-mounted 75-inch TV.
Pros and Cons of Mounting a 75-Inch TV
- It saves space that would otherwise be taken up by a bulky TV stand
- It reduces the risk of the TV being knocked over by pets or kids
- It can reduce the risk of the TV being damaged by an earthquake
- It is not a one-person job, as it requires the help of a partner
- It can be tricky to make sure the wall mount is even
- It can be difficult to ensure that ribbon connections are not damaged
Can you mount a 75-inch TV on a wall?
Why, yes you can! Just make sure you’re choosing the right spot for it, and that you’re doing this with someone else who, hopefully, knows what they’re doing. In the best of cases, mounting the TV on the wall can be safer than putting it on a TV stand.
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