What is a VESA Pattern?

A VESA pattern is very easy explained. So answering what is a VESA pattern will be a breeze.

The VESA Interface Standard defines the distance in which four mounting holes are placed on the back of a TV. Different TVs will have different patterns which means there are tons of different wall mounts will tons of versatility.

You can generally find the VESA pattern inside of the manual of your TV or calling the manufacturer will do the trick. If neither of these worked out for you, I’ve listed some simple information on how to ensure you’re getting the right wall mount with the right VESA pattern.

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Where Can I Find My VESA Pattern?

The fastest way to find your VESA pattern will be to simply measure the four mounting holes on the back of the TV.

you’ll start by measuring from right to left with the mounting holes. Otherwise known as measuring the X-Axis. Then follow suit with measuring up and down. This is known as the y-Axis. Generally, they are measured in millimeters, but if you’re used to using inches below is a simple conversion you can use to easily convert to millimeters.

1 Inch = 25.4 Millimeters

Once you have measured the four mounting holes you should find yourself with a number such as 400×400 or 300×300. These are common VESA patterns and it will help you find what wall mounts will fit your TV.

The next biggest step to take is to determine which type of wall mounts you are wanting to use. Most commonly used wall mount is the Flat-Wall mount brands. With those, you are likely to find wall mounts such as Swivels, Tilting, or Full-Motion wall mounts. Below I speak more on these separately.

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Different Types of Tv Wall Mounts

FLAT WALL MOUNTS

Price: Usually very cheap
Availability: Almost always on hand
These are the most common types of wall mounts and are usually the cheapest as they offer the simplest of uses. The TV goes up on the wall and it does not move. Very simple and easy to install.

TILTING WALL MOUNTS

Price: Mid-range costs
Availability: Almost always on hand
These are the second most common types of wall mounts. They offer more functionally than flat wall mounts by being able to tilt up and down. This will be great for someone that needs to place their TV up higher than expected because the TV than can be tilted down to fix the viewing angle.

SWIVEL WALL MOUNTS

Price: Mid-range price
Availability: Almost always on hand
Very similar to tilting wall mounts the swivel wall mounts instead move to the left and right and not up and down. These are also very reasonably priced and almost always in stock as they are popular along with the tilting wall mounts.

FULL-MOTION WALL MOUNTS

Price: Expensive
Availability: stock Varies
Full motion wall mounts are great for anyone looking to constantly be moving their TV. This will be best used for a large living space or perhaps a kitchen with lots of corners. They are often more expensive simply because they have more working parts and since it offers more options to the TVs, but are worth the cost if you can afford these wall mounts.

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Conclusion

VESA patterns are perhaps the easiest part of the TV to understand. By measuring and recording the pattern you can find the best wall mounts for your personal use with ease. I hope this helps work out the kinks with VESA patterns and have yourself a good day!

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