VESA Standard Explained

VESA is an abbreviation of Video Electronic Standards Association, which originated from a group of adapter and monitor manufacturers formed in 1989, there objective is to standardize video protocols. Most displays from manufactures are following these standards.

Making sure that you are supplied the correct TV mounting bracket

Looking at the rear of the display there should be 4 screw-holes in a square pattern or in larger displays a rectangular shape with possible 4 holes. An example of this can be seen in the photo with the mounting points highlighted in red.

These holes will be 4mm threaded inserts and are located in the centre or towards the bottom of the display; these fixing are used to attach the display to the wall bracket. In some cases these fixing holes may be hidden by the stand, if this is the case it will have to be removed before investigating further. See below -

The VESA standard defines the bracket mounting hole pattern on the rear of LCD/ Plasma displays. The most common being VESA 50, VESA 75, VESA 100, VESA 200 and VESA 100x200mm compliant, which means that it is suitable for any screen that has, in order of appearance, 50 x 50mm, 75 x 75mm or 100 x 100mm, 200 x 200mm, 100 x 200mm fixing points. To find the correct dimensions use the illustration below, and take your 2 measurements. By laying out your results as (2)(horizontal) x (1)(vertical) mm, this will give you the correct VESA format.

You are now ready to move to the next stage and decide on a suitable mounting bracket for your TV.