Pro Installer Tip for Installing Vogel’s TV Bracket.
When purchasing and installing a new TV wall bracket, take into consideration your AV inter-connect cables and the length of cables you will need.
Modern flat screen TVs these days only come with a short power cable. We find when mounting TVs on the wall that the supplied power cord is useless, unless the power point is behind or near, to where the TV is to be mounted.
Remember that when purchasing a swing-out style bracket, like the Vogel’s THIN345, you may need to include a new longer power cord of at least 3 or 5 meters for your TV. The longer cord will allow the bracket to extend with-out damaging or disconnecting the cord.
Now the same goes for the AV interconnect cables. Make sure that they too are long enough to complete the job, professionally.
You may not be able to use your existing AV cables if your TV was mounted on a cabinet, with your DVD Play, Foxtel Box, etc, near-by to your TV.
Another common mistake we see is; mounting of the TV too high on the wall. We suggest that you sit on your couch and determine the optimum height of the TV, don’t judge the height whilst standing. Also installing a TV above a fireplace or heater, is probably not the best location.
This will shorten the life of your expensive TV, because as you know, heat rises and with a TV being directly over a heating device, the electronics with-in the television will “cook” over time, making circuit boards brittle and components unstable, which will make them prone to failure.