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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Flat Screen TV?

Having a beautiful, brand-new flat screen TV installed in your home can not only make your home more visually pleasing but also adds a new dimension to the recreational activities you can do from your own couch. Traditionally, TVs either sat on cabinets or consoles, but mounting a flat screen TV to your wall can make the room look cleaner and save valuable space in the home.

National Install a Flat Screen TV Costs

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National Install a Flat Screen TV Costs
Average reported cost $286
Number of Cost Profiles 6586 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $59
Maximum reported cost $620
Most homeowners spent between: $221 to $317

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Before you install a flat screen TV, you must first choose the product that best suits your needs, wants and constraints. Older flat screens are rather bulky and can weigh in excess of fifty pounds—not necessarily the type of weight you want your expensive wall supporting. The newer models are much lighter and easier to handle, also making them easier to install. Make sure to consider the dimensions of the place you plan on mounting the TV.

There are many different brands available to consumers now that have made flat screen TVs not only more inexpensive but more accessible to the average person. Flat screen TVs are generally made of LED technology as opposed to the plasma of the past, making them easier to manufacture and less expensive without any sacrifice of quality. For a 42-inch LED flat screen, you can expect to pay in the area of $500.

Most large electronic stores offer installation on their products, often for a discounted rate. In this case, the store will deliver your new flat screen and mount it on the wall. This service can sometimes be more costly than hiring a handyman yourself, but it can also be the easiest way to get a new product installed. Choosing a wall mount for your TV can be difficult because there are many different types and sizes, and using the store's service ensures the right parts will be used.

If you have the option to let the store deliver and install your flat screen TV, expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for a service you know will be the best possible and reduce the risk of damage. If the store does not offer the service, hire an experienced handyman for the job, preferably one willing to run the wires as well.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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