Are TV Wall Mounts Universal? (Answered)

If you have a TV to mount, you are probably wondering what the process will be for getting the TV hung up to be enjoyed. This can be an intimidating process, and you might be wondering if you can just use the wall mounts that are already in place from your former TV or that were on the wall when you moved into your home. This might be the case, but there is some information that you need to know about the wall mounts and your TV before you can be sure.

What to Look for to Check That a Wall Mount Will Work for Your TV

You will need to look at the size and weight of the TV and then compare this to the wall mount’s capabilities. If you are not sure what the wall mount’s information is, you might be better safe than sorry, and you should invest in another wall mount that you know works for the TV that you own. The VESA pattern range can also have an impact on your ability to use a wall mount for your TV.

Before 2010, there was no universal wall mount to use for these purposes. This information can also be useful if your TV is very old or if the wall mount that you have access to is older than this as well. Universal TV mounts are a relatively new technology since TVs have become more standardized in recent years. You might need to do some research to figure out how old your TV is and how old the wall mount is before you can be sure that you can use the wall mount in question for your purposes. 

Small print is key when it comes to this kind of match, and you might need to look at the small identifiers on your TV and the wall mount to figure out which model of each item will work together. This can be a bit of a pain, and it is often much easier to just get a new and dedicated wall mount for the TV that you have in your possession than to try and fiddle with making an existing wall mount work.

Wall Mounts and TVs are Not Always Universal

Because of changes to the way that TVs are made, there are universal wall mounts these days, but this has not been the case for that long. Older TVs and older wall mounts might not work together, as getting a dedicated wall mount for each TV was the standard for years. If you are trying to match up a wall mount and a new TV, you will probably need to do some research to figure out if they can be used together or not. Often, buying a wall mount for the TV that you have is the easiest and best way to set up your new TV.

This article was last updated on June 30, 2023 .

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