Plasma Screen Television Installation

One common question people have regarding plasma is, "is the plasma TV hard to install?" The short answer is, no. Installing a plasma TV is relatively easy, there are just a few things to consider.

If you opt to install the wall mount yourself, there will be a few things you will need. You will need a stud finder in order to locate the studs in the wall. Once you've done that you are ready to anchor the mount on the wall using a drill and four screws. You will need a level (preferably laser) to help make sure the plasma TV mount is level. During this procedure, it helps to have at least two people present to help lift the plasma onto the mount. Once the wall plate is installed on the wall and the mounting adaptor plate is installed on the back of the plasma TV all you have to do is hang the plasma on the wall plate and you are ready for your cable hookups.

Running the cable inside wall becomes a bit more complicated and depending on your carpentry skills may require some professional installation. You probably want to hide the cables in the wall to conceal them. This also an easy process but you will need a special device to "fish" the cable through the wall.

For articulating wall mount applications we recommend a professional installer unless you are extremely handy. Articulating wall mounts are heavier and more difficult to work with.

If you are planning on placing the plasma TV on the table stand, it is very easy. Many consumer plasma TVs these days come with the stand already attached. Hooking an HDMI cable to the TV is simple and your ready to go.

If you need help with installation please see our list of Recommended Home Theater Installers for a professional installer near you.

  • 10 Steps to Buying a Plasma TV

  • Step 1: Plasma Display Technology
  • Step 2: Plasma TV Screen Sizes
  • Step 3: Is a 1080P Plasma TV Worth the Extra Money?
  • Step 4: Plasma TV Audio Options
  • Step 5: Mounting Your Plasma TV
  • Step 6: Choosing a Plasma TV Brand and Model
  • Step 7: How and Where to Buy a Plasma
  • Step 8: Find an Online Plasma Dealer
  • Step 9: Plasma Television Installation
  • Step 10: Connecting Your Plasma TV

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