September 20, 2022
TVs and monitors are made by companies all around the world, with different languages, cultures and work regulations. Yet, no matter where you buy your TV, and where you ship it from, once in Singapore, you will find that TV mounting specialists can mount it easily, regardless of what mounts you use. Why is that?
VESA stands for the Video Electronics Standards Association, which is a conglomeration of over 300 companies, including most of the major manufacturers in the world, that have banded together to establish common industry-standard measurements and parameters for their electronics. One of these key standards is the way screens are mounted, and where their mounting holes are located.
These locations and measurements are standardised worldwide, with all major manufacturers abiding by the requirements. By standardising their measurements and reducing the possible mounting configurations to a minimum, VESA mounting standards make it easier for TV and monitor mount manufacturers to cater to the wide range of screens available.
The answer lies in the VESA Mounting Standard, named after the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) that produced it. Also called the Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI), this is a family of standards that regulate the position and distances of mounting holes for all monitors and TVs and their mounts. By doing this, the FDMI also regulates the sizes of TV mounts around the world, ensuring that no matter where you are, you can easily find a TV mount to suit your newly-bought screen.
VESA mounting holes are always in a standardised square or rectangle configuration. VESA mount sizes are always expressed as the number of millimetres between the 4 holes. So for example, VESA 600 x 400 means the mounting holes are 600mm apart from each other horizontally, and 400mm apart vertically.
There are many VESA mount size configurations for all sizes of screens, but when it comes to TVs, the most common sizes tend to be 200 x 200 for TVs up to 32 inches in width, 400 x 400 for up to 60 inches, and 600×400 for sizes beyond that.
Many TV buyers prefer to search for their own DIY mounting solutions, often from TV mount providers like Tigermount. For those doing DIY, it is crucial to know the VESA mounting measurement of your screens, because the screw holes for your mount are fixed, and defined by the VESA measurements.
To find out your screen’s VESA mount size, you simply need to:
1. Measure the vertical distance between mounting holes in millimetres.
2. Measure the horizontal distance between mounting holes, also in millimetres.
Once you have the measurements, your VESA mounting measurement is simply the horizontal distance x vertical distance, such as 200 x 100. You will need to find a mount whose configuration is made for that spacing.
Of course, where possible, check your manual first if it’s available–most manuals already have it written down!
Now, you may sometimes come across a VESA mount specification that looks different from those stated previously in this article, but fret not! MIS stands for Mounting Interface Standard, and is just another way of identifying particular varieties of mounting hole patterns. Here’s a guide on how to decipher the most common ones.
The most common pattern is VESA Mount MIS-D, used for popular office monitors in the 22 to 24 inch range, as well as smaller TVs. Spacing between holes is usually 75mm or 100mm, or a combination of the two (100 x 75), and uses regular, 10mm-wide screws.
Another common pattern is VESA Mount MIS-E, used as a shorthand for the 200x100mm configuration, which is one of the most common.
The last MIS label you will probably see is VESA Mount MIS-F, which refers to square configurations. In the case of MIS-F, there will usually be a number beside it to signify what square measurement it is. Hence, “MIS-F 300” means mounting holes that are 300mm apart both horizontally and vertically.
If you’re going to mount your TV, find out your TV’s VESA mount size by measuring the distance between the 4 TV mount screw holes at the back of your screen, then go shopping for the correct TV mount that will fit that interface and install it.
Alternatively, you can let our expert staff at Tigermount do it for you. We’ll do the necessary measurements and match you to the most suitable TV mounts not just for size, but also for usage.
What you’ve just read should show you that just for one factor alone, there’s already so much you need to know about your screen before you can do a DIY VESA mount installation. Carrying out a good mounting job for a screen you may have spent anything from hundreds to thousands of dollars on requires even more knowledge than that, including mounting types, materials, mounting positions, as well as the all-important question of how to ensure your VESA mount is solidly anchored.
If the complexity of what you’re reading is giving you pause, you’re probably not ready to wing it on your own–but there’s no reason why you need to. Our experts at Tigermount have been mounting screens from the smallest to the largest for many years now, and with their experience and expertise, as well as our wide range of VESA-compatible mounts, you can be sure that entrusting your TV or monitor to them will give you the peace of mind you’d want! Get in touch with us today, and never have to worry about VESA or mounting your own TV yourself again!
Tigermount has a wide range of wall, ceiling and free-standing mounts for your TV that will adapt your screen to your intended purpose and usage, whether at home, in the office, or outdoors. All our mounts are VESA-standard and sure to fit your screen, regardless of size, make and model.
If you’re looking for a way to mount your TV, there’s no faster, surer way than to get in touch with us at Tigermount, and let us find you the mounting solution you need!
Tigermount have been recognized as “THE 5 BEST TV BRACKET INSTALLATION SERVICES IN SINGAPORE” by BestinSingapore, a review site on businesses in Singapore.