What is meant by TV mounting hole VESA

How to determine if a particular wall mounting bracket will fit a TV is a common question that we all must answer when purchasing a mount to hang our TV on the wall.

1. What is the VESA hole mounting pattern on the back of the TV for attaching a mounting bracket?

2. How much does the TV weigh without the stand?

Lets start with a little history about VESA. The VESA standard defines dimensions of a display’s four-hole attachment interface and the screws used to fit those holes. It also dictates the placement of the hole pattern on the back of the display. For attachment to VESA mounts, this invariably means the hole pattern should be centered on a display’s back but as of lately some manufacturers have positioned them not only to the middle but maybe near the top portion or at the bottom portion.

VESA 75/100 compliant displays are equipped with either a 75 x 75 mm or100 x 100 mm mounting hole pattern, using M4 or M5 screws. This is the most common interface for small TVs and computer monitors 15″ – 22″ weighing under 30 lbs (14 kg).

VESA 200 compliant displays are equipped with a 200 x 200 mm mounting hole pattern, using M4 and M5mm screws. Mid-size flat panel displays 26″ to 40″ often use this interface; typical displays in this class weigh less than 50 lbs (23 kg).

VESA 400/600 compliant displays have varied hole patterns that are spaced in 200 mm increments (e.g., 400 x 200 mm, 600 x 400 mm or 800mm  x 200mm), using M6 or M8 screws. Large displays with screens greater than 40″ in size follow this variant. In practice, many displays in this class deviate from the standard in minor ways. For example, a 300 x 300 mm hole pattern is not uncommon.

When you have your TV at home, check the packaging and instructions to see if tells you the VESA mounting pattern size up front. If not, get out the tape measure. In general, the hole patterns are measured in millimeters. The “Standard” is the measurement (in millimeters) of the distance between the horizontal mounting holes and the vertical mounting holes (for example: 100mm x 100mm ( 3-15/16″ x  3-15/16″)or 200mm x 200mm (7-7/8″ x 7-7/8″). Some TVs and Mounts have more than one hole pattern to be flexible and compatible to several standards so measure carefully. Once you know the vertical and horizontal measurement, you can then choose a mount that is compatible with that VESA hole pattern.  If your tape measure will only measure in inches – you can convert to millimeters by multiplying the inches by 25.4 or you can Google convert mm to in.

If the mount you want does not have the VESA pattern to fit your TV contact us so we can help determine if there are adapter plates that can adapt to fit it.

Measuring up and down TV mounting holes to determine VESA
Measuring the vertical up/down hole spacing to determine VESA
Measuring across TV mounting holes to determine VESA
Measuring across between the mounting holes to determine VESA


TV mount adapter plate location
Making sure that there is no adapter plate interference with plugins


TV mount VESA
Recap of TV VESA mounting holes pattern


 VESA conversion:

50mm = 1.96″ (1 31/32″)

75mm = 2.95″ (2 61/64″)

100mm = 3.93″ (3 15/16″)

200mm = 7.87″ (7 7/8″)

300mm = 11.81″ (11 13/16″)

400mm = 15.74″ (15 3/4″)

500mm = 19.68″ (19 11/16″)

600mm = 23.62″ (23 5/8″)

800mm = 31.49″ (31 1/2″)

Safety Note; One important part to not overlook when mounting any TV is will the mounting surface walls ,ceiling or cabinet support the load being applied to it with a TV hanging from it.

If you have any questions about whether the TV you  currently or or thinking about purchasing will fit any of our mounts please contact us and we will help guide you in the proper mount selection based on your needs. For all your flat panel mounting needs visit us at Wall Mount World.

Jerry Jeansonne
Wall Mount World
9228 Linwood Ave Ste K
Shreveport LA 71106