One of the questions people ask before getting a sky TV is can Sky Glass be wall mounted?
This is a legitimate concern considering the unique design of the TV. Sky Glass has a sleek look, that may appear somewhat delicate for wall mounting.
The sky glass can either be mounted on its stand or on other stands. The TV comes with a manual and instructions that detail how it can be mounted on different surfaces. If you purchase a new one, find the mounting manual in the box.
Besides being mounted on its stand, Sky Glass can also be mounted on various types of walls.
Keep reading to see the full steps to mounting your Sky Glass on the wall.
There are two options for those who want to mount their Sky Glass. The TV could either be mounted according to Sky guidelines or personal preferences.
The mounting style you use will depend on the mounting bracket used. If you already have a reusable bracket on your wall, it’s possie to mount it.
If you do not have a ready bracket, you could purchase a new one or use the Sky one.
The Sky Glass TV does come with a wall bracket for mounting. They offer a VESA standard bracket with a 300 x200 arrangement.
The bracket that comes with the TV is a good option since it matches the weight.
If you do not like the look of the bracket, you could purchase yours.
All Sky Glass TVs are compatible with third-party VESA brackets.
However, it is important to ensure that the bracket you purchase matches the TV’s weight.
Sky glass comes in three different dimensions and weights. If you use a poor bracket, the TV could fall off the wall and break.
The least weighing Sky Glass is the 43-inch, which weighs about 14 KGs.
When you go purchasing Sky Glass mounting brackets, find one that can hold equivalent weight.
Below are the full weight and size measurements for Sky Glass TVs:
- 43″ 14 KG
- 55″ 23 KG
- 65″ 28 KG
Mounting Sky Glass Using Sky Bracket
Wall mounting your Sky Glass with the Sky bracket presents some challenges.
To start with, the bracket is not assembled on purchase. This means that you have to assemble it yourself.
Secondly, you have to drill the walls in the wall accurately. Besides the trouble of assembly, you also have to purchase some things.
Unlike VESA brackets bought from other sources, the Sky one lacks bolts and screws.
Note: If you will be using the Sky bracket you must purchase screws, bolts and wall plugs.
The tools and products you need to mount using Sky brackets can be acquired easily.
Please review the list below and purchase any item that did not come with your TV.
- A drill and some drill bits
- Wall fixings
- A Spirit level
- Wall plugs
- Steel coach screw
- Mount template
The Sky TV comes with a wall mount guide that can be quite helpful. Check on page 3 of your Sky wall mount guide to determine the exact size of the fixings.
Note: The type of screw, depth and hole size will depend on the material of your wall.
People ask – Can you wall mount Sky Glass without help? Yes, you can mount the TV yourself if you have experience
. If you are a DIY expert and have mounted TVs before, Sky Glass mounting is okay.
If you have never mounted a TV before, it would be a bad idea to experiment with Sky Glass.
Remember that Sky Glass TVs are quite fragile but also very costly. Do not waste your cash on the floor with poor mounting skills.
Note: Sky does not compensate or use a warranty for poorly mounted TVs
There are quite some detailed steps in the guide for mounting your Sky Glass.
If you are conversant with mounting items, you won’t have any problem following them. However, for the sake of this guide, we will simplify the steps for beginners.
Below are the steps to follow when mounting Sky Glass using the Sky brackets.
The first step should be locating the mounting template. The template is a thick sheet of paper with a diagram of where to drill holes.
The template should be attached to the wall first for easy mounting. position for the first hole is usually indicated on the template.
Note: The Sky mounting template will be found inside the Sky Glass packaging material.
The next step is to screw the bracket into first hole. Using your spirit level, check the level and drill the rest of the holes.
Use a spacer between the bracket and the wall for easy drilling.
Screw all the remaining holes one by one until the bracket is in place.
Once the bracket is in place, your Sky Glass should easily align with it. To align, lift the Sky Glass until its corners align with the template where marked A.
Lower the Sky Glass gently into the bracket until it aligns with B marks on your template.
Note: The TV should easily slide into the bracket and remain firm
Ensure that your TV is stable in the bracket then remove the paper template.
At this stage, your TV should be ready for watching. Plug into the source of power and turn it on.
The beauty of the Sky bracket is that it allows your TV to sit flash on the wall. On the downside, you cannot adjust any angles.
If you will be using a third-party wall bracket, you must ensure that it can support the weight.
Secondly, you should ensure that the screws are firm on the wall. There are those who prefer using already mounted rackets.
If you will be using already mounted brackets, check to see that the screws are firm.
Sky Glass is one of the heaviest TVs on the market.
To avoid a situation where it falls down, add some screws to the bracket. You may alternatively want to use quite long screws.
The benefit of using a third-party bracket is that it can be twisted at an angle. If you are not okay with the fixed Sky bracket, opt for a third-party option.
Note: Depending on the third-party bracket you purchase, follow the instructions in the manual
The Sky Glass TV is probably one of the heaviest on the market. It is also among the thickest flat-screen TVs.
One of the reasons why the TV is heavy is that it has six inbuilt speakers.
The Sky Glass TV has one of the richest sound systems. This amazing sound comes as a result of powerful speakers. The speakers take up plenty of space hence the thick frame.
Besides the speakers, it is well endowed with features that require complex internal construction. This is the reason why it must be handled with care.
As you can see, the Sky Glass TV can be wall-mounted. When looking at how can Sky glass be wall-mounted, you must consider its weight.
The TV is quite heavy and requires a strong bracket for mounting. The good news is that it comes with a ready Sky bracket.
If you choose to use a third-party bracket ensure that it is strong enough. Also, use an extra screw just to ensure that it holds to the wall firmly.
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