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When mounting my display on the wall, what does the VESA Mount Standard mean?

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What is VESA?

VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) is a professional organization made up of a group of video electronics professionals that review proposals and develop standards to promote uniformity in the video electronics industry.

What are VESA Mount Standards?

VESA has developed a set of standards for the manufacturing of flat screen televisions and monitors. Most manufacturers comply with this standard by adhering to an industry wide hole pattern on the back of the TV or monitor for mounting purposes. The VESA hole pattern for flat panel displays can be one of the following sizes:

  • 75 mm x 75 mm (75 mm = 2.95 inches)
  • 100 mm x 100 mm (100mm = 3.94 inches)
  • 200 mm x 200 mm (200 mm = 7.87 inches)
  • 400 mm x 400 mm (400 mm = 15.7 inches)
  • 600 mm x 400 mm (600 mm = 23.6 inches
  • 800 mm x 400 mm (800 mm = 31.5 inches)

How do you know if your TV or monitor is VESA compliant?

To determine if your TV is VESA compliant, measure the vertical and horizontal center line distance between hole pattern on the back of the TV. This measurement should conform to one of the dimensions provided above. The image below is an example of the holes may look on the back of your TV or monitor.

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