I had some requests for pictures and more detail. So I took some pics as
I installed the wall mount bracket and the TV. I put notes on the pics.
I hope this helps.
On 3/16/2010 3:03 PM, Steven Foley wrote:
> We have several TVs displaying content in the Engineering Building. Each
> one has presented different mounting challenges, because of its location
> and surroundings. I'm currently mounting two screens in the north
> entrance to the EB, and I think this closely matches your situation. If
> your hallway has a drop ceiling, it gets pretty easy. We have phys plant
> install a data and power outlet just above the drop ceiling where the TV
> would be mounted. Then install the wall mount bracket for the TV, and
> have a piece of small square steel raceway ran from the drop ceiling to
> the top of the wall mount. This is to accommodate the TV power cord and
> HDMI cable up into the ceiling. We then use an AOpen mini-itx computer
> to drive the TV with powerpoint; and UltraVNC to update the computer.
> The AOpen pc is mounted up above the drop ceiling, so no video extending
> is necessary. AOpen makes a wall mount bracket for the pc.
> AOpen mini-itx computer:
> I also take security pretty seriously, so I modify the wall mount
> brackets to make it difficult to steal the TV. I weld all the nuts onto
> the bolts, so the wall mount bracket cannot be disassembled. I install 2
> padlocks to prevent access to bolt heads, so the wall mount bracket
> cannot be removed from the wall, and 1 more padlock so the TV cannot be
> removed from the wall mount. I'd like to think it would be impossible to
> steal the TV without destroying it.
> This is the slim tilting wall mount I start with and modify:
> We are mounting two LG 42SL90 TVs. They are thin LED edge-lit 42" LCD
> TVs and with the above mount will stick out less then 3 inches off the
> wall. They are being installed into a very busy entrance hallway, so
> appearance and unobstruction was important.
> You're more then welcome to come over and look at the setup.
> On 3/15/2010 12:38 PM, Gary Schrock wrote:
>> Just kinda wondering whether anyone has had to deal with trying to mount
>> a monitor outside in a public hallway. (Our advising office has to keep
>> putting different posters out in the hallway, and thought that something
>> like this might be a good way of making the content a bit more dynamic
>> and easy to change).
>> Any thoughts on how people have done this? Unfortunately, it looks like
>> the spot where it would be best to put this the other side of the wall
>> is a stairway, so just punching through the wall to mount a computer to
>> drive it wouldn't be practical.
>> Basically I'm just kinda looking for any helpful ideas, we've never
>> tried doing anything like this before.