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Flat screen TV installation doesn't have to be difficult. 4. Ensure that the antenna signal line is connected to the receiver and the receiver is turned on and positioned on a beacon channel (a beacon channel is a channel being transmitted from the satellite to allow you to peak your antenna to it) or set your receiver for the channel that is most likely to have video (consult a satellite TV guide for this or set in a high channel number with video signal).

If indoor TV aerials appear viable in your area, you can crudely check digital signal strength and quality in your loft, simply by trying a portable TV with an in-built digital tuner and a Set-Top Aerial inside your attic. We have seen and repaired many wall mount installations on brick and stone fireplaces from less experience wall mount installers that pull away from the wall after a while.

This is something that is best decided after you speak with your digital satellite TV service provider. Keep going 16 inches at a time until you are in the area where you want to mount the TV. Then use a small tool to poke a hole in the wall to see if a stud is actually there.

All of the tips listed come from years of firsthand experience mounting hundreds of TVs on wood studs, steel studs, plaster, brick, from the ceiling, you name it. Some of them are common sense, but almost none will be found in an instruction manual. If you plan to run wiring inside your walls, the mount design may determine how and where you can install an outlet and cable connections.

Sadly, some homeowners neglect this factor when installing wall mounts for their televisions. You may need to obtain a stud finder to make sure you connect your mount directly to the center of each stud. Then hang the wall plate on the brackets so the complete mount is attached to the TV. Prop the TV against the wall and measure the distance from the bottom of the TV to the center of each row of mounting holes on the back plate.

Since you can expect a 6dB to 10dB signal loss by fitting TV aerials in your loft, you should always try to install a compact high gain aerial wherever possible, to help counteract losses through the tiles and roof. Make sure that the bracket is sturdy and can hold the weight of the TV before you fully let go. Plug in your cables to their respective homes and turn on your power.