What is VESA?

Posted by admin on 10/03/2010

So, the question is, What is VESA?

During your quest to mount your LCD or Plasma TV on the wall, i’m sure you will have heard the term VESA. So, what is VESA?

VESA is the term we use in order to describe  the way an LCD or Plasma TV is fitted to a TV Wall Bracket. VESA defines a standard set of mounting holes found in the back of your TV which allows many standard TV brackets to be easily attached and used to secure your TV on the wall.

Practically ALL of the larger suppliers of Plasma and LCD TV’s such as Philips, Sony, Samsung and LG make their TV’s to be VESA compatible.

By doing this, it gives you as the customer a much wider selection of TV brackets and TV wall mounts available from many suppliers that are compatible with your TV.

“But how do i tell if my TV is VESA compatible?”
Thankfully, it’s not as complicated as it may sound.

Turn your TV around, or go behind it so that you can see the back of the TV. Starting in the center, look at the back of the TV for 4 mounting holes. Sometimes they are pre-filled with a plug from the manufacturer that can easily be removed.

There are quite a few possible hole locations which are VESA compatible:

  • 50 x 50
  • 75 x 75
  • 100 x 100
  • 200 x 100
  • 200 x 200
  • 400 x 200
  • 400 x 400
  • 600 x 400
  • 800 x 400
If you are still unsure, it might be worth having a word with a professional TV bracket supplier such as www.bracketsuk.com. They will be able to inform you correctly before you commit to purchasing any TV Brackets that won’t meet your requirements.