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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by ebonyruffles, Mar 27, 2008.

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  1. ebonyruffles

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    I need to find the best wall mount for an Insignia 26" LCD TV. I don't understand the VESA measurements. I'd like it flush to the wall. I don't care if it tilts or swivels. I only paid $400 for the TV so I don't want a really expensive one. As long as it's sturdy. I'm getting a friend of mine who has a drywall business to do the actual measuring & installation of the mount. I just need to know what to buy. Thanks...Sherry :confused:
     
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    Should've said I'm in Ontario, Canada. Those websites wanted $30 shipping for a $30 mount. How about retail stores like Futureshop, Best Buy, Walmart etc? Any good brands you know of? PS I like the prices on the models mentioned! I can't see spending a hundred bucks to hang a $400 TV.
     
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    well all I did was to use google. you can give it a whirl and see if you can do better.

    looks like the $30 mount and the $30 shipping is less than the $100 ;)
     
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    Thanks for the quick replies. I did look online but I'm getting confused as to to the VESA sizing thing. The screw holes in the back of the TV are 8" apart all ways like a square. What size is this? Once I get that part figured out, I should be OK. I'd like to be able to go right to a store & look at it in person before I buy it.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Display_Mounting_Interface
    Basically, if the mount says it conforms to VESA spec, then it should fit any TV or monitor that also conforms to VESA spec. Most mounts will either be adjustable, or have a series of holes in the various VESA layouts.

    If you have a Home Depot nearby, they'll have a wide range of options for you - this one, for example, will suit your stated needs, and is only $20: http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/...Ntx=mode+matchall&recN=0&N=0&Ntk=P_PartNumber

    Or go to www.homedepot.ca and plug "lcd" into the Search box.

    Other similar stores like Home Hardware, Rona, Lowe's, etc. should have similar offerings.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks so much. I have a home depot not too far from here. At least I know what to look for now. :)
     
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