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Topic # 217902 17-Jul-2017 21:36
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Hi guys, I am interested in hanging a 49 inch tv on a wall, just started looking at prices of brackets in stores, do you really have to pay 300 dollars for a bracket or are the ones off trade me ok ? https://www.trademe.co.nz/1371660373

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  Reply # 1824090 17-Jul-2017 22:22
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I've not seen one that expensive.

I get all mine at Pbtech. They are quite flexible on price from the listed cash price too. About $30 each from memory.

If you're mounting on a gib wall check how long it will have to be to span 2 studs. Usually 600 apart but if you want the tv centered yo may need to get a longer one.




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  Reply # 1824108 17-Jul-2017 23:34
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richms: I've not seen one that expensive.

I get all mine at Pbtech. They are quite flexible on price from the listed cash price too. About $30 each from memory.

If you're mounting on a gib wall check how long it will have to be to span 2 studs. Usually 600 apart but if you want the tv centered yo may need to get a longer one.

 

Exactly this. I just went through the process of finding a slimline one for my new place and PBtech was the easy winner. Huge range, good prices. I paid $45ish for a slimline one for a 55" TV.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1824138 18-Jul-2017 07:54
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Agree - I got one for my 55" tv from PBTech. Mine has a single central mounting point - anchored to the wall framing by two quite large coach screws, but it allows me to swivel the tv in any direction, and it has cable management.

 

From memory it was $50-$60.


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  Reply # 1824188 18-Jul-2017 09:26
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this is my favourite tv mount 

 

https://www.surplustronics.co.nz/products/5608-ledlcd-slimline-fixed-wall-tv-bracket-

 

Its cheap, its really really easy to mount/unmount the tv, its low profile, it leave little marks on your wall, its small so easy to run cables/powerpoints behind tv.

 

i have 6 of these in my house.  tried others in the past, but i just go with these ones now.


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  Reply # 1824199 18-Jul-2017 09:38
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Don't repeat my mistake - make sure your bracket leaves enough room to get the plugs in - e.g. HDMI coax etc

 

I bought a new TV and new bracket last year and ended up having to buy a couple of right-angle plug adapters.





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  Reply # 1824313 18-Jul-2017 12:21
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What does everyone do in terms of installing cables etc?  Unless it is a new build, I understand it is a bit of an expensive process as a new powerpoint needs to be installed for the TV?


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  Reply # 1824320 18-Jul-2017 12:34
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Shouldn't cost you too much to get a sparky to run it, chances are they will piggy back off a near by socket / light switch for the power feed and run cable down / up inside of the wall. Couple of hours labour, some tps and a socket, $200 +/- a bit depending. They will also be able to run HDMI and possibly networking at the same time, neat tidy job.


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  Reply # 1824357 18-Jul-2017 13:16
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single story house with roof access it would be very simple, or underfloor access.  

 

depends a lot on the sparky though, some want to cut up gib left right and centre, some would have a drill bit like this

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1824966 19-Jul-2017 08:58
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Thanks soo much for your advice will check out pb tech cheers

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