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VESA Standard Explained - What you need to check to choose the right TV Mount

VESA is an abbreviation of Video Electronic Standards Association, which originated from a group of adapter and monitor manufacturers formed in 1989, there objective is to standardise video protocols. Most displays from manufactures are following these standards.

Making sure that you are supplied the correct TV mounting bracket

Looking at the rear of the display there should be 4 screw-holes in a square pattern or in larger displays a rectangular shape. An example of this can be seen in the photo with the mounting points highlighted in red.

These holes will be metric threaded inserts and are located in the centre or towards the bottom of the display; these fixing are used to attach the display to the wall bracket. In some cases these fixing holes may be hidden by the stand, if this is the case it will have to be removed before investigating further. 

The VESA standard defines the bracket mounting hole pattern on the rear of LCD/ Plasma displays. The most common being VESA 50, VESA 75, VESA 100, VESA 200 and VESA 100x200mm compliant, which means that it is suitable for any screen that has, in order of appearance, 50 x 50mm, 75 x 75mm or 100 x 100mm,  200 x 200mm, 100 x 200mm fixing points.

Some of them have pre-defined VESA measure (Generally the swivel mounts with a "X" shape head like the Figure 1 below) and others have minimum / maximum measures that are adjustable and will find anything between them... (For the mounts with adjustable vertical brackets on an horizontal plate like the Figure 2 below).

Figure 1
VESA Figure 1

Figure 2
VESA Figure 2

The other important thing to make sure is that your TV is under the weight limit of the TV mount you're looking to buy. We recomment to stay under 75% of the weight limit to make sure it gives the better results.

You are now ready to move to the next stage and decide on a suitable mounting bracket for your TV. If you are interested in purchasing or would like any further advice with LCD/ Plasma TV wall mounts please don't hesitate contacting us by Phone at 1-877-546-8535 or by email at

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