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    • justaquestion
    • By justaquestion 11th Mar 17, 2:34 PM
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    Chances of TV wall bracket fitting new TV?
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    • 11th Mar 17, 2:34 PM
    Chances of TV wall bracket fitting new TV? 11th Mar 17 at 2:34 PM
    Hi folks,
    I have an old 42 inch LG plasma screen on wall, about 6 years old and want to replace with an LG 43 inch Led, what are the chances that the old wall bracket will fit new TV?

    Thanks
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 11th Mar 17, 3:22 PM
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    Pretty good I would've thought, the VESA standard has been about a few years now. Can you get at the bracket & check the dimensions of the screw pattern?
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
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    • By Tarambor 11th Mar 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 3:32 PM
    There are only a few sizes of VESA mounting points. Get a tape measure out and measure the distance between the top two mounting screws on the back of the TV. I fitted two 50" TVs from the same manufacturer but slightly different models a year old apart on a site last week, one was a 300mm mount, the other a 400mm mount.
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    Check the makers specification sheets (instruction manuals may have it, or online) for Vesa mount size... and weight of both sets. (The mount will have a maximum load it can handle, the LCD is likely to be much lighter than a plasma screen, though).

    Also, if you have it the manual for the wall mount, this may specify the options it has on dimensions for fixings to the TVs. Many are adjustable and/or adaptable depending on the holes you use,

    Check the screw sizes and thread depth permitted as these may be different... too long and you can damage things internally, too short the TV may not be safely supported. You may still have a selection of different screws provided with the mount originally?
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 12th Mar 17, 5:25 PM
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    I bought a TV bracket for my garage, I didn't even think twice about whether it would fit. We're talking less than £15 for a TV bracket, that's practically free.
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 12th Mar 17, 6:38 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:38 PM
    I bought a TV bracket for my garage, I didn't even think twice about whether it would fit. We're talking less than £15 for a TV bracket, that's practically free.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    Have you seen what some on this site will do to save a few pence?
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
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    • By Head The Ball 12th Mar 17, 6:50 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:50 PM
    I bought a TV bracket for my garage, I didn't even think twice about whether it would fit. We're talking less than £15 for a TV bracket, that's practically free.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    Have you seen what some on this site will do to save a few pence?
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    £15 is two bottles of nice wine.

    Perhaps the OP is less concerned about the cost and more concerned about the time and effort that might be required to attach a new bracket to the wall.

    Using the existing bracket will save both time and money if it is suitable.
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