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Wall mounting advice prior to purchase


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Hi all, just a quick question before I go ahead and purchase a plasma to replace my rear proj. TV

Am thinking of wallmounting the Samsung PS50P96FDX 50" Plasma and was wondering if my plasterboard wall would take it. Have been doing some searching in both this and the plasma forum but there seem to be differing opinions.

I've located the joists in the wall but with the TV weighing in at a hefty 48.5 kg I'm worried I'll a) knacker my wall and b) come downstairs to find a lovely new tv face down on the floor.

Any help on whether you think this is a goer, what kind of mount I'd need if so and the most appropriate fixings would be very much appreciated to put my mind at ease before I shell out £1600 :lease:

Thanks in advance for any advice


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If you catch both joists that will be fine i use 10x2" or 12x2" screws with penny washers and for added strength use these type fixings in between the joists. So long as you get a solid fixing into the joists assuming they are wood i see no problems.
A mount like this will be ok rated to 70kg, slim, will take 50" screen. :)

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