How to Know If Your TV Is VESA Compatible

Are you in the market for a new TV mount? If so, you may be wondering if your current TV is compatible. Almost all TVs manufactured in the past few years have been designed to be VESA compatible, but there are a few exceptions. In this blog post, we will provide a guide for buyers on how to know if their TV is VESA compatible. We will also offer tips on choosing a suitable TV mount for your needs!

What is VESA?

The Video Electronics Standards Association, or VESA, is a group of over 300 companies that have established specific standards in the consumer electronics industry. One of these standards covers the mounting hole patterns on the back of TVs, also known as the Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI) or VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS). All major TV and VESA TV mount manufacturers follow these standardized screw-hole positions to ensure compatibility between their products. This standard makes it easier for consumers to purchase the products they need without having to worry about compatibility issues.

How can I tell if my TV is VESA compliant?

I can tell you that it’s improbable that your TV is not VESA compliant. However, if, for some reason, you are unsure, there are a few ways to check. The easiest way is to look at the back of your TV. Most TVs manufactured in the past few years will have a label indicating compliance with the VESA standard. You can also check the owner’s manual for your TV if you do not see such a label. Finally, with a measuring tape at hand, you can measure the distance between the mounting holes on the back of your TV.

Is your monitor VESA compliant?

Most modern flat-panel monitors are also designed with VESA compliance in mind. Check the back to determine if your computer monitor complies with VESA standards. If it does comply, you should see the standard four-hole screw pattern in the back of your monitor. The most common pattern for the screw holes is either 75 x 75 mm or 100 x 100 mm, while larger monitors will be 200 x 100 mm.

Some monitors, particularly stands or mounts, will have these holes hidden. Remove the attached mount or rear panel as instructed in the user manual. You can also refer to your monitor’s user guide, which should usually provide information on VESA compatibility.

If you are unsure if your monitor can be mounted, check online or contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer should be able to definitively tell whether or not your particular model is VESA compatible. Mounting your monitor is a great way to free up desk space and help you achieve a more ergonomic setup. So if your monitor is VESA compatible, take advantage of this feature.

After that, you can confidently buy your new mounting bracket without worrying about compatibility issues!

Did you know: Different VESA standards depend on your TV size and weight. The position of the mounting holes has been planned so that the weight of the TV is evenly distributed on the mount and in the most secure way possible. That’s why it’s essential to choose a mount rated for the size and weight of your TV. If you’re unsure, go for the safer option and pick a mount rated for a larger TV than your current one.

Determining Your TV’s VESA Size

Your VESA standard can be determined in two ways:

  1. Look for threaded holes on the back of your screen. The VESA mounting should be in the middle of the back of your TV/monitor. There should be four holes and the screen’s base column is usually secured to two of those. Take note of the vertical and horizontal distance (in millimeters) between the centers of the two holes located farthest apart with a measuring tape.
  2. Suppose the distance between VESA holes is 400 millimeters wide and the height is 200 millimeters, as shown in the image below. This equals a VESA measurement of 400×200 mm (VESA norm = horizontal distance in mm x vertical distance in mm). The 400×200 mm measurement is compliant with the VESA MIS-F standard.
VESA MIS F

Common VESA standards are:

Most tv/monitors on the market today conform to one of three VESA standards: VESA MIS-D, VESA MIS-E, or VESA MIS-F. Monitors weighing up to 14 kg typically have a VESA-MIS-D port with a square hole pattern of either 75×75 mm or 100×100 mm. Monitors compliant with the VESA MIS-E standard are equipped with a 200×100 mm rectangular hole pattern and can support weights of up to 23 kg. Finally, the VESA MIS-F standard, Mentioned above, is the highest rating, reserved for monitors that can accommodate weights of up to 40 kg. All three standards are widely used, so it is essential to know your monitor type before purchasing a mount or stand.

Sources:

https://www.vesa-standard.com/find-out-your-vesa-standard.html

https://www.ergotron.com/en-us/support/vesa-standard

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About S. Santos

👋 I'm a technology columnist and tech blogger, with a love for video games, gadgets, home entertainment and personal technology. I've been writing about the industry now for over 10 years - first as an editor of various magazines before branching out to work on my own blog. I like to keep up with the ever-evolving world of gadgets, home entertainment, and personal technology. If not fiddling with AV cables at home or in front of the computer, I can be found playing tennis or padel. This blog is my space to explore new topics related to these hobbies; as well as share some thoughts about life in general (sometimes you need a break from electronics!). 😎

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