• I've mounted my display and it seems to be sagging forward. Is this normal?
    Yes, the nature of steel is to flex and rebound allowing it to absorb shock more effectively and protecting the display in the event it gets bumped. That same quality will mean that larger and heavier displays will have a tendency to sag downward especially with mounts with more complicated mechanism like those found on our tilting/swiveling designs. The forward tilt can be easily compensated for by tilting the display upward and locking it in a position that hold the screen level.

  • Are Monoprice's mounts parts interchangeable?
    No, unfortunately none of our mounts are interchangeable or have interchangeable arms or parts. We do not recommend interchanging the parts from the mounts. The mounts are not intended for “quick removal”, they are not recommended for situations where the display will be frequently removed.

  • Can I use a corner friendly mount on a regular wall, not a corner?
    The "Corner Friendly" term is just a selling term for smaller mounts with a single arm that can extend and be placed in a corner. It does not mean it cannot be placed anywhere else, or that another mount that does not specifically say "Corner Friendly" cannot be used in a corner.

  • How do I find the right Wall Mount for my TV?
    Monoprice offers an extensive line of high quality LCD, plasma, and LED display mounts suitable for just about any application. With all of the choices available on the site the selection can be overwhelming and we understand that choosing the right mount might be intimidating for our customers. Over the years Monoprice has proven to be dedicated to our loyal customer's total satisfaction.

    This buyer's guide is intended to provide information and technical specifications to help our valued customers make an informed decision in order to purchase a mount that they will enjoy thoroughly and be completely satisfied with. Feel free to contact our Technical Support Team should you wish for assistance in locating the correct mount. 

    VESA compliance, weight, and mount compatibility:
    The first steps in selecting a mount are to determine the "VESA mounting pattern" and the weight of your display. Supported screen sizes in descriptions are provided as a guide. Not all models of televisions will fall within guidelines. We judge compatibility with our mounts by the weight and the VESA of the TV, and check with those supported by our mounts capabilities, as listed in the specifications tab of the mount. The VESA mounting pattern refers to the distance between the mounting holes on the back of your display.

    These dimensions are not always equal throughout a specific size of television. It can be found in the manual, on the manufacturer’s site, or by measuring the mounting holes on the TV. If you don't have the manual available or the manual doesn't list the VESA specifications, the best method is to use a tape measure to determine the distance between the mounting holes; horizontally (left to right), and
    vertically (top to bottom). The VESA pattern is defined in millimeters; the most common mounting patterns are as follows:
    VESA 50: 2"
    VESA 75: 3"
    VESA 100: 4"
    VESA 200: 8"
    VESA 400: 16"
    VESA 800: 32"



    Example: If you're measured the distance between the mounting holes and they are approximately 16" apart horizontally and approximately 8" apart vertically, that would equate to a VESA 400x200 mounting pattern. Under the specifications tab on the product page of our mounts the maximum supported VESA pattern and maximum weight capacity are listed. If you’re mounting pattern is lower than the maximum supported range and the weight is less than the maximum capacity, in most cases your display is compatible Example: Under the specifications tab on the product page of product ID 8588 and 8587 it states "Will fit most large flat panel plasma and LCD TVs with mounting patterns up to VESA 750x450." The first measurement refers to the distance between the holes horizontally; the second measurement refers to the vertical distance between the holes. If you've measured the mounting holes on the back of your display and they are less than 750mm (29.5") apart horizontally and less than 450mm (17.7") apart vertically, your VESA mounting pattern is compatible. It also states "maximum weight capacity: 175lbs".
    If your display is less than 175lbs, it's compatible. Most Samsung, Sony, and Vizio displays use standard VESA 200x200, 300x300, or 400x400 mounting patterns and are generally light weight which makes them compatible with most of our mounts. However, even if you're confident that the mount you've chosen will fit your display, we always highly recommend confirming the mounting pattern and weight in order to avoid purchasing a mount that's not compatible.

    Types of mounts and applications:
    The second step in selecting the proper mount is to determine what features are necessary for your specific application. The following is a list of the different types of mounts that we carry, their basic features, and the type of applications that they are recommended for.

    Low profile:



    Low profile mounts will cause the display to sit close to the wall and do not offer tilting or swiveling features. Once mounted, the display will rest in a fixed position and the angle of the display can't be adjusted. Low profile mounts are perfect for applications where the display needs to be mounted close to the wall for a visually appealing installation and the display will be mounted at an optimum viewing height and angle where adjustment isn't necessary. Note: Certain Panasonic plasma televisions and other displays from various manufacturers have a protrusion (bump) on the back of the display that will prevent the display from seating properly when using a low profile mount. When choosing a low profile mount, please ensure that the back of your display is flat and does not have any protrusions that will prevent it from seating properly on the mount.
    Example: Product ID 4114 is a low profile fixed mount which supports VESA mounting patterns up to 750x450, the maximum weight capacity is 165lbs, and when mounted the display will sit 1.25" away from the wall.

    Tilting:



    Tilting mounts will cause the display to sit a little farther away from the wall than a low profile model. Once mounted, the viewing angle of the display can be adjusted by tilting the monitor forward. Tilting mounts are great for applications where the television is mounted higher up on the wall and needs to be tilted forward to achieve an optimum viewing angle. Example: Product ID 3900 is a mount that offers up to 15 degrees forward tilt, supports VESA mounting patterns up to 750x450, the maximum weight capacity is 165lbs, and when mounted the display will
    sit 4" away from the wall (when parallel to the wall).

    Tilting and Swiveling:



    Most tilting and swiveling mounts, when fully retracted, will cause the display to sit farther away from the wall than a tilting or low profile mount. Once mounted, the viewing angle can be adjusted by tilting the display forward and the display can be pulled away from the wall on an extension arm that allows the display to swivel left to right. When extended away from the wall cables are easier to connect to the display and there is ample room behind the display to clean. Monoprice offers several variations of tilting and swiveling mounts that feature different length extension arms that accommodate different amounts of swiveling ability. Tilting and swiveling mounts are good for applications where there are several different viewing positions in a single room or the display needs to be extended and swiveled into a corner. Example: Product ID 8588 is a mount that offers up to 15 degrees forward tilt, a 20" extension arm, swivels up to 60 degrees left or right, the maximum weight capacity is 175lbs, and when fully retracted will cause the display to sit 5" away from the wall.

    Ultra Slim:



    Ultraslim mounts come in both low profile (fixed) and tilting models. Ultraslim mounts cause the TV to sit closer to the wall than all other types and are ideal for customers who want the slimmest mounting solution available. Note: Certain Panasonic plasma televisions and other displays from various manufacturers have a protrusion (bump) on the back of the display that will prevent the display from seating properly when using an ultraslim mount. When choosing an ultraslim mount, please ensure that the back of your display is flat and does not have any protrusions that will prevent it from seating properly on the mount. Example: Product ID 5916 is tilting mount that offers up to 10 degrees forward tilt, supports VESA mounting patterns up to 800x400, has a maximum weight capacity of 165lbs, and when mounted the display will sit 1.8" away from the wall (when parallel to the wall). Example: Product ID 5918 is a low profile fixed mount which supports VESA mounting patterns up to 800x400, has a maximum weight capacity of 165lbs, and when mounted the display will sit 3/4" away
    from the wall.

    LED Mounts:


    LED televisions can be mounted using most of our standard low profile, tilting, tilting and swiveling, or ultraslim mounts. However, LED televisions are much slimmer and lighter than standard LCD or plasma displays and can be mounted using special types of mounts specifically designed for use only with LED displays. LED mounts are among the slimmest mounting solutions available and offer users the ability to mount their displays extremely close to the wall, but do not offer any tilting or swiveling features. Most LED televisions have a VESA 400x400 mounting pattern and are compatible with mounts labeled for use with LED displays, but we still recommend confirming your mounting pattern just to be sure. Example: Product ID 6431 is an LED mount which supports a VESA 400x400 mounting pattern only, has a maximum weight capacity of 110lbs, and when mounted the display will sit 14.5mm (approx. 1/2") away from the wall. 

    Stud spacing, hardware, and installation considerations
    The third steps in selecting the correct mount are to determine the stud spacing inside of your walls, evaluate the mounting surface, and ensure that the mount includes the proper hardware for your installation requirements. Our tilting and swiveling mounts feature slimmer back plates (up to 20" wide) which are only compatible with 16" on center stud spacing. If your stud spacing is farther than 16" on center, the only solutions we have available are low profile or tilting mounts which feature back plates approximately 32" wide. Our mounts include a hardware pack that can be used to install the mount onto wooden studs, concrete, or solid block. If your mounting surface is different, we recommend contacting a professional installer for assistance with the installation.

    Low voltage and AC power cabling considerations
    The final step in selecting the proper mounting solution is to determine what type of cabling or connectors would be best suited for your application. If you're going to be installing a low profile or ultraslim mount, cable connections could prove to be difficult. We recommend using "HDMI port savers" to reduce the amount of port strain caused by thick or cramped cabling. Monoprice also offers a recessed pro power kit that will allow for installation of an AC outlet near your wall mounted display to reduce the amount of cabling running up or through the wall to your display. Another option is to install a low voltage cable pass through wall plate behind the display so that cables can be passed through the wall to exit near the ports enabling the cables to be connected without excessive bending or crimping. Note: It is a safety hazard as well as a violation of fire and building codes (in most areas) to install standard AC power cabling inside of a wall. When running power cabling inside of a wall, please make sure to use only AC power cabling rated and approved for inwall use. When installing low voltage cabling such as HDMI or coaxial cabling inside of a wall, in order to comply with fire and building codes please ensure that the cable jacket is CL2 rated for inwall
    installation.

    Example: If you choose to install an ultraslim mount with very little clearance at the back of the display for cable connections, we recommend using flexible extension port savers (product ID 2891) to reduce the strain on the HDMI ports at the back of your display. If you're looking to install an AC outlet near your display, product ID 4652 is a recessed pro power kit that includes a single AC power outlet and a cable pass through hole for feeding cables through to exit the wall directly behind your display making them easier to connect without bending or crimping.

  • What do you do if the screws included with the mount do not fit the TV?
    Due to various manufactures, it is difficult for us to supply all mounting screws compatible with your displays. If the correct mounting screw for your display were not apart of the manual for our product it's best advised that you contact the manufacturer of your display, identify the correct screw, and purchase them from a local hardware store.

  • Which mount will fit my TV?

    If you are in the market for a wall mount for your new TV or have a new installation that you'd like to use a wall mount with, then you have probably seen that there is a very wide selection to choose from.  Which one is the right one for your TV?  Well, in this article we hope to equip you with everything you need to find out just that, the right wall mount for your needs.

    Getting Started
    The first thing we should look at is going to be the TV itself.  We are going to need to look at the weight of the TV (without its pedestal if it came with one) and whether or not the TV is VESA compatible.  If the TV is VESA compatible, most modern TVs are, then we will need to look at the spacing of the mounting holes on the back of the TV.  After we have established the weight and VESA pattern, we are going to want to look at the area that we are going to mount the TV on.  First, we are going to want to find the studs, which are typically 16 inches apart, so that we can know just where we are going to drill out screws, and how much space we will have for the TV.  Some people also have a certain look in mind, and want to find a way to keep a certain symmetry with their TV.  This will only be necessary for walls that are using wooden or metal studs, concrete and sheet rock can generally be placed anywhere on the wall provided you use the proper anchors and screws.  Once we have all of this information we can look at which mounts may suit us.

    VESA Pattern
    If you have never had to choose your own mount, or perhaps have never mounted a TV before, then you may be unfamiliar with VESA patterns, though if you know can skip this portion if you're familiar with it.  VESA, Video Electronic Standards Association, is a company that helps to standardize and simplify electronic consumer peripheral choices.  Our mounts use VESA's mounting pattern as their standard sizing.  Despite being an American association, VESA uses metric measurements in their patterns and will come in a width by height format, for examples 50x50.  If you are just measuring the inches for width and height then you can use this quick guide as a reference:


     

    VESA 50: 2"
    VESA 75: 3"
    VESA 100: 4"
    VESA 200: 8"
    VESA 400: 16"
    VESA 800: 32"

    All of our mounts use VESA patterns, and knowing the VESA pattern on your TV is crucial to finding the right mount for it.


    Weight
    The weight of your TV is going to determine which mounts are going to work with it.  You want to make sure that your TV weighs less than the  listed maximum weight capacity of the mount.  A lighter TV will not usually have trouble with a strong mount, but a heavy TV paired with a weaker mount can cause a lot of issues.  If the TV is too heavy for the mount it can cause the mount tear off of the wall, sometimes damaging the mounted TV, the wall, and any one near it at the time it falls.  We usually recommend that you plan accordingly for the weigh of your TV and select a mount that can carry far more than the TV you are seeking to mount.

    Types of Mounts
    There are three types of mounts that we offer, FixedTilt, and Full Motion.  After selecting the area you want to mount your TV in, you will want to consider what, if any, extra restrictions may apply.  Will I need to angle my TV up or down, or perhaps turn it left or right?  Will I need the mount to just stay in one place and never move?  We carry mounts for most needs, and we'll explain them here.

    Fixed Mount

    The Fixed wall mount is often considered the basic mount.  This mount does not move in any direction and it meant to stay perfectly still and in on position.  You may want to use this mount if the TV is going to be in a central location in which you won't need to angle or tilt it to comfortably view it.  This mount also tends to be the least expensive of the three mount types, and can often hold the heaviest TVs with greater ease.  These mounts will often have the smallest gap between the TV and the wall, and can be favored for their low profiles in comparison to the other two.  The trade off comes in the amount of space they leave for cables and devices to be plugged in behind them, with some mounts leaving as little as .75 inches between the mount and the wall.

    Tilt Mount

    Tilt wall mounts are very similar to fixed wall mounts in that they do not move from the position they are mounted.  These mounts do not move from their mounted position, but are able to be angled downward, and sometimes upward, a certain amount of degrees to allow for a better viewing angle.  These mounts are often used when one does not want to have to TV mounted at direct eye level.  These mounts tend to be very sturdy, and are sometimes used instead of fixed wall mounts because of the space they provide behind the TV.  These mounts can be locked into place, preventing unwanted tilting, if there is no desire to tilt the mount or to keep the from tilting at all.

    Full Motion

    Full Motion mounts, sometimes called swivel mounts, give the TV a wide range of motion going left and right, coming out from the wall, and often tilting up or down.  These mounts tend to give the widest variety of options allowing them to be used in many situations that the other two wouldn't work as well in.  Unlike the Fixed and Tilt mounts, the full motion mount does not mount the TV directly to the wall plate, but instead mounts to a plate or railing that is attached to a plate at the end of one or two arms.  Because of the articulating arm(s), which gives it the ability to swivel and extend, we often put lower weight limitations on these mounts.  These mounts will always have several inches between the wall and TV when the TV has been pushed back against the wall, so they are not often considered for low profile set ups, but many of the mounts will be able to give you an angle of up to 90 degree, enabling installation in a corner without sacrificing the comfort of having the TV facing you.


    Specifications
    As previously stated, all of our wall mounts will have specifications that they will meet.  Most of our mounts will have a chart under the Full Specs tab of their product page to show just what specifications they each have.  Here's an example:

    Using this specification sheet, you should be able to find out all of the details of the mount, and using the weight and VESA pattern of the TV, you should be able to find out if it will be a good fit for your TV.