Flat panel televisions are growing in popularity as they have the capability of being wall-mounted. A number of steps must be followed to ensure that the television is wall-mounted securely, has good signal delivery and that proper electrical supply issues are addressed.
Flat panel televisions include both LCD and Plasma technologies. Special care must be taken in handling Plasma Television as it cannot be placed in a face down position when installing mounting hardware to the back of the set.
Before installing any mounting system, it is important that you read the manufacturer’s installation instructions and completely understand the procedures. Toshiba of Canada Limited assumes no liability for wall mount installations as the mounts are not designed or supplied by Toshiba of Canada Limited.
1. Determine the correct type and size of mounting hardware required to fit your Toshiba television. It is important to note that a wide variety of sizes and styles of mounts are available. Purchase a wall-mount that is rated to match the weight of the television and the type of wall material.
2. One of the standard wall-mount configurations is known as a VESA (Video Engineer Standards Association), and is utilized for a variety of flat panel television sizes. Larger screen sizes require specialized brackets. Click on the link provided to see a list of Toshiba Flat Panel televisions and recommended matching wall-mounts
3. Before purchasing any wall mount system, please read the Safety Instructions contained in the Toshiba Owner’s Manual provided with your television. Of particular note, do not install your television near any heat source, such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, fireplaces or any other apparatus that produces heat. Do not block any ventilation openings and do not install the television in a confined space with poor ventilation. Your Toshiba Owner’s Manual recommends that you leave at least four inches (25cm) of space around the television for proper ventilation.
4. Wall-mounts must be secured to the wood studs in the wall. Generally, wall studs are either 16" or 24" on centre apart. If your home uses metal studs, it is recommended that you contact a professional installer, as metal studs do not provide sufficient strength to secure a wall mount.
5. The correct wall-mount height must be determined for optimum viewing. The centre point of the television should be in a straight line with your primary seating position. The use of a laser level is recommended to determine this centre point from the primary seating position. Mark this point on the wall to establish where to position the wall-mount plate or bracket.
6. Before drilling into your wall, ensure that your screw hole markings are at the correct height and are exactly level. (Measuring from the floor or an adjacent wall is not recommended as very few walls or floors are correctly leveled). Always double check using a high quality level (standard or laser) to ensure that you have properly aligned pilot holes.
7. Follow the wall mount manufacturers instructions regarding the size and depth of the pilot hole. Once you have secured the mount to the wall, pull firmly on the mount to make sure that it is securely fastened to the wood studs.
Mounting a flat panel television on the wall poses a secondary issue regarding electrical service and signal delivery to the television. It is recommended that you purchase high quality shielded signal cables to avoid electrical interference from AC power lines. There are two methods of installing power and signal feeds to your wall mounted television:
a. The first is the use of an exterior cable management system that is available from your dealer.
b. The second method involves installing the appropriate AC power and cabling within your wall.
If you decide to install power and cabling within your wall, Toshiba recommends that you hire a certified contract installer. It is not recommended that you attempt to install AC lines as you may violate your local Electrical Code standards as well as your Home Insurance Policy. Contact your dealer regarding a certified contract installer.
Due to the permanent nature of an in-wall cable installation, ensure that you include a sufficient set of cable alternatives; even though you may not need the specific connection now, you will likely want to add or upgrade your system in the future.
Toshiba recommends that you include the following as a minimum amount of in-wall cables:
1. (1) RF cable
2. (1) S Video cable
3. (1) Set of 3 RCA-type composite video cables
4. (2) Sets of 3 ColorStream™ Component Video cables
5. (1) DVI/HDMI cable
6. (1) Set of RCA-type audio cables
For maximum results, you should consider installing cables that match the amount of inputs and outputs found on the rear jack pack of your Toshiba television.
Once all the appropriate installation procedures have been followed it is time to sit back, relax and enjoy.
We thank you for choosing Toshiba as your new flat panel television.
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