So that you choose the correct TV bracket for your TV have a look through our guide to selecting your TV bracket.
In order to select the correct bracket for your needs, you must decide on the style of TV bracket that you need, and then find one that fits your TV. The different styles of brackets are explained below the guide to checking the TV and TV bracket are compatible.
The TV sizes that we suggest for the different brackets are only guides. This is because not all 32” TVs have the fixing holes in the same place, so it is not possible to guarantee that a particular TV and bracket go together based on the size of the TV.
It is quite easy to find out which brackets will fit your TV by following the simple steps shown below.
Find the holes on the back of your TV where the screws will be secured, allowing you to fix the bracket to the TV.
Measure how far apart the holes are. You should measure from the centre of one hole to the centre of the next (see the image for an example of how to measure the hole spacing).
Compare the distance between the holes with the information given for the bracket that you are looking for. We have two basic types of TV bracket, those with VESA hole spacings, and those with ‘universal’ hole spacings.
VESA screen fixings – these are set out in guidelines, and so are always in certain positions. The distance between the holes must match those shown for the bracket in order for the bracket and TV to be compatible. Although these brackets will not fit all TVs, they are easy to attach to the TV as the holes match the bracket straight away.
Universal screen hole fixings – the measurements given are the maximum distance that there can be between the holes in order that the bracket can hold them. As long as the holes are not further apart than the dimensions given the bracket can be adjusted to fit the TV.
Check that the TV does not exceed the maximum safe weight for the TV bracket. If it does you need to look for another bracket that can hold the weight of your TV.
TV brackets can be broadly fitted into 3 categories, Flat to the Wall, Flat and Tilted and Full Motion.
Flat to the Wall – These are quite simple brackets that usually have a piece that attaches to the wall, and another part that attaches to the TV. These are then hooked of fixed together to mount the TV on the wall.
These brackets allow the TV to be very close to the wall – we have some Super-flat to the wall brackets that are great for LED TVs as they are less than 2cm deep! The TV will be parallel to the wall, so they are best used if the TV is going to be mounted at about the height it will be viewed from.
Flat and Tilted – The difference between these and the flat to the wall brackets is that they tend to hold the TV a little further from the wall, but do allow the TV to be tilted up or down. The advantage of this is if you are mounting the TV higher than you will be when viewing it (ie over a fire place and you will be sat on a sofa). The tilt allows you to tip the TV forward a little so that when you look at the TV you are looking directly at the screen, and not up at an angle, which can affect the picture quality.
Full Motion – This type of bracket allows you to move the position of the TV both tilting up and down and swivelling from side to side. If the bracket has arms this increases the ways that you can position the TV. These are ideal if you want to put the TV in a bedroom or smaller room as you will be able to pull out the TV to watch it, and move it back against the wall to keep it tidy when it is not in use.