The Mystery of Mounting Hole Patterns
While there is no universal mounting hole pattern followed by television manufacturers, there are two schools of thought used by flat panel suppliers. Below is brief explanation of each style. However, the best way to confirm a TV’s compatibility with any mount is with MountFinderTM. MountFinder takes all the guesswork out of TV to mount compatibility.
VESA® Compliant Hole Patterns
VESA standards state that the mounting holes must be in the exact same place on the back of a screen. VESA compliant mounts have the exact hole patterns of the TV already built into them. Common VESA screen standards are 75 x 75 mm, 100 x 100 mm, 200 x 100 mm and 200 x 200 mm and can be found on most LCD screens less than 42” in diagonal screen size.
VESA 75 and 100 mounting patterns
Non-Vesa Hole Patterns (Random)
Non-Vesa hole patterns are most common in plasma screens and LCD screens larger than 42". These hole patterns tend to be further out towards the sides of the screens and are wider than the above VESA hole patterns. For these types of screens, universal mounts are recommended. The adjustable rail system on universal adapter plates allows the rails to slide from side to side to line up perfectly with the screens mounting holes. Therefore, universal mounts work with vast majority of all screen hole patterns including both VESA and non-VESA patterns. To confirm your screen's compatibility, use MountFinder located in the left hand side of the homepage.