IMG_20160120_083837.jpgMounting your TV can help you save space and create that certain je ne sais quoi vibe in your family room, den, bedroom or anywhere else in your home, condo or apartment. But, if you’re like me, you have a lot of questions and not a lot of experience. This guide will provide answers and give you an in-depth look at how the Geek Squad can help you do this in your own space. And, it doesn’t matter if you have a brand new Smart TV or an older model (like I do!), this guide works for everyone’s situation.

Read Parts 1—3 of the series:

The end of January is approaching and the holidays are becoming a distant memory.

Did you score a new Smart TV at a boxing day sale? Or did an extra generous friend or family member gift you a new big screen? Or, maybe you have an older TV that’s sitting on an IKEA TV stand, sloping slightly in the middle because that’s what happens after a few years. Trust me, that was our TV for a long time.

Regardless your situation, you might be thinking about mounting your TV—new or old.


My wife and I were in the same boat. We still had our Sharp TV from six years ago—working totally fine with no need to replace it. But, we recently moved into an awkwardly sectioned older home and needed to get it on the wall to save space.

I’m far from a handy person and doing it myself wasn’t an option—even if I did get help from a friend. I wanted it done well, I wanted it done quickly and I wanted it done correctly the first time.

I called the Geek Squad and they exceeded expectations.

Unless there are circumstances that restrict you from mounting your TV, I highly recommend doing it as it solves problems seen and unseen.

IMG_20160120_083754.jpgTV Mounting Guide: Three reasons why mounting is the way to go

  • Do you have young kids running around? Having your TV mounted keeps it away from any wrestling matches gone awry.
  • Is your TV in room that’s short on space? Putting it up in the sky immediately gives you more room, which is a plus no matter how big or small the room is.
  • Do you want your movie-watching time to feel a little more special? Well, mounting your TV instantly creates a mini-theatre feel. Or, at least that’s what my wife says.

TV Mounting Guide: Three things to keep in mind before you mount

  • Take advantage of Geek Squad’s free in-home survey. Even if you’re handy enough to mount your TV, they will be able to answer any questions and determine the perfect mount based on your TV and wall type. And, it’s free.

  • Never, ever, mount your TV high on the wall. “Too many people mount their TV as if it’s a painting, then realize that they are always looking up to watch TV,” says Agent Elliot Cohen, field engineer with Geek Squad.
  • Determine how many peripherals you have, or will have. In my case I only had the new Apple TV so it was easy for the Geek Squad to hide it behind my TV. But, they did help me understand the best place to mount a soundbar I eventually want to get. Again, during their free in-home survey they can create a setup for everything you will attached to your TV.

Be sure to read the entire series for more info on mounting your TV. Happy watching!

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TV Mounting Guide Part 1: Assessing your Needs
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TV Mounting Guide Part 2: getting a professional estimate
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TV Mounting Guide Part 3: The Installation

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I have contributed to a number of magazines across North America, including enRoute and Exclaim! I love variety and it shows in the wide range of topics that I have covered: automotive to music, technology to travel, beer to real estate. When not writing, I am often working on projects for Big Rig Brewery, an award-winning craft brewery based in Ottawa. I’m also a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I am so happy to see that the Geek Squad managed to find an acceptable solution for mounting your TV on your wall. The installation looks nice and clean, no messy wires hanging and as you mentioned, it was approved by your Wife, most important.

    Augmenting this installation with a mounted Sound Bar and wireless subwoofer, will complete the “Mini Theater feel” and the ensemble.

     

  2. Also consider what kind of mount.  Full motion costs more and heavier.  But you get easier access to the ports at the back and you can rotate the TV around the room for better viewing.

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