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Television Installation above a winding staircase, on a brick wall (no safety net) 7/17/13 (this gentleman failed to tell us about that the staircase, was juxtaposed to where he wanted to mount the television and was subsequently charged an additional $40.00 for the degree of difficulty in performing our task. Details are important to us. Failing to mention we're putting a television above a stair case, without the aid of a ladder or platform, for our safety and insurance, is not something that we negotiate on) :
FOR SHEETROCK WALLS ONLY: We can install an outlet (one power source), behind your television, (up to 5 & 1/2 feet), without the need for an electrician. Prices start at $105.00, which include supplies.
Televisions are measured diagonally across the screen to determine the size. This is very important information regarding how we quote a project. If you purchase a one arm swivel mount (articulation wall mount or cantilever wall mount), and there is no stud near where you want us to mount the television, we can only mount it on the nearest available stud.
Don't want to read through all of this before you call or text us? No problem. We'll give you accurate information regarding whats on the Home Theater page, and you can verify it before you make a decision. 347-992-1870. When you call, please let us know if your building requires insurance or insured contractors, or you want it for piece of mind. Either way, please let us know. Thank you.
We are INSURED. We are not licensed.
If you want us to simply secure a bracket to the wall, and you're going to be the one to hang the television yourself (put the arms on the back, etc), our MINIMUM for that is $110.00 and up, depending on the wall type, and your location.
We feel the obligation to address this, as it continues to occur. There is no such thing as a universal wall mount. They do not exist. Do not believe that your television and your mount are compatible, just because its says so on the box, or website it was purchased from. We've arrived at more than a few locations, to find the mount does not fit the television. Either it's too small or too large. If you have yet to purchase your television mount, call us before you do. We'll save you time, money, & more importantly a headache.
Every legitimate television mounting installation service goes by the size of your television. Television mounting isn't easy or hard. It's simply a matter of the conditions conducive to getting it done correctly.TV size (measured diagonally), wall type (brick/concrete/plaster/drywall-sheet rock/concrete plaster, or concrete plaster/drywall-sheet rock directly over brick), & mount type (swivel/articulation, flat/fixed/motionless low profile, titling, motorized).
Plasma's are heavier, the older the model. If
this older, heavier model is being installed on exposed brick or
concrete, then the efforts to ensure it that it will be properly secured
to the wall are also taken into consideration. Couple
that with size, and the job can go from one person being able to do it
with ease, to having a second person there, just to lift the television.
Putting wires inside the wall isn't hard or easy, but is not always possible, and it is impossible to know what's going on inside your wall before we get there.
Below is the information regarding our Prices/Service parameters for TV installation and some of the things that we would like to know before you commission us to wall mount your flat screen tv
What is it's size (measured diagonally across the screen)
Do you have the mount already? If you do, is the mount new or used, and do you have all of the original hardware it came with? We can purchase wall mounts, in addition to mounting televisions, but only if we are commissioned to mount the television.
Depending on your televisions size, and your location, mount prices start at $60.00 (that's in addition to our initial charge of $135.00 for all television mounting services, which is a price even Best Buy's Geek Squad, PC Richards, J&R Music World, and B&H cannot beat).
What kind/type of mount is it? The name brand is not important. We need to know if it's a flat/fixed/motionless mount, or a tilting mount, or an articulating/swivel mount (proper name cantilever).
What type of wall is it going to be mounted on? Brick/Concrete/Drywall/Sheetrock/cement/Etc.?
Will we need a ladder to install the tv (for bars/restaurants/offices/ceiling mounts)?
Are you going to have us hide/conceal the cords inside of the wall or outside of the wall?
What components are you hooking up to the television? DVD player? Home Theater system? Wii? PlayStation? Etc.
This piece of information is imperative. We also need to know if your mount fits your television. There is something called the VESA standard, which is what all wall mounts are based off of. Regardless of the measurements printed on the box the mount came in, all mounts DO NOT fit all televisions. We've seen a mount made/designed for a 72 inch television, that did not fit a 65 inch tv. By far the most difficult television to find a mount for is a Panasonic. For some reason or another, Panasonic does not have a Vesa standard. We have found mounts that fit their brand, only after doing about 20 minutes of research on the specific television we were installing, and we've had to do that for each and every one of them.
The VESA standard is a hole pattern on the back of your television, measuring 100 by 100mm or 200 by 400mm or 400 by 400mm or 400 by 600mm, etc. If your mount does not fit the hole pattern, based on the model number of your television, it will not work. It may be too large, or too small.
Exposed Brick Walls/Mantles/Fireplace Television Installation
If your television is going onto an exposed brick wall, we cannot for any reason, regardless of what the rental property/management/landlord or superintendent says, drill into and/or subsequently mount your television mount onto the mortar (the concrete that holds the bricks together). It does not hold anchors well, and we will not assume the risk. We must drill into brick, for the television wall mount to hold. This includes mounting televisions above the fireplace mantle that has exposed brick.
Mounts & televisions we've installed:
Sanus, Rocketfish, Dynex, Cheetah,
Mounts Made Simple,
Mounts to Go, Monoprice, Samsung,
White Westinghouse,Sony, LG, Phillips,
Magnovox, Panasonic, HP, Vizio, Sharp,
Coby, Viking, Ollo, Omni, etc.
SWORD IN THE STONE GUARANTEE:
*Special note to Peter Cooper Village, Oval and the residents in Stuyvesant town (In Manhattan NY, not far from Union Square), all of the walls are pretty much the same. We KNOW how to mount ANY television you may need installed. NO, YOU DON'T NEED TO FIND STUDS IN THE WALL TO MOUNT FLAT SCREEN PLASMA-LCD-LED TELEVISIONS IN Stuyvesant Town! As a matter of fact, there are no studs in Stuyvesant Town walls.
Trying to get one of our television's off the wall, is as difficult as pulling a proverbial sword from a stone.
To make it easier to calculate totals, here is a calculator:
(if you'd like, the way we figure the 10% you'll save with our services can be calculated like this: to find 10% of $240.00, type 240 into the calculator below, times that by 15, then divide by 100. The answer, 36 is then subtracted from 240. So a $240.00 job, with 10 percent off, is now $216.00)
Television wall mounting prices:
(additional television wall mount & installation fees apply for brick/concrete/walls/concrete-plaster walls ($45.00 additional cost)/cement-$110.00 additional cost), on televisions above 41 inches. All articulation/swivel mount setup installations, carry an additional charge, depending on how they need to be assembled, and the size of the television they're being attached to. Tilting, Stationary, Motionless, Flat, Low Profile & Fixed mounts incur no additional cost, if they're being installed without the use of a ladder. Wire organization & wall recession of cords, inside or outside of the walls, also carries an additional fee. MAXIMUM allowable discount on television installation is 15%)
$90.00 for televisions 32 inches & under (NO DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR A STANDARD MOUNTING)
$120.00 42 inches to 37 inches (NO DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR A STANDARD MOUNTING)
$135.00 43 inches to 47 inches (NO DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR A STANDARD MOUNTING)
$160.00 48 inch televisions
$200.00 50 inches (All tv's 50 inches & above, that are not LCD, typically a 2 man job)
$240.00 53 inches to 57 inches
$290.00 60 inches to 65 inches
$370.00 67 inches to 72 inches
$570.00 starting price for any television 72-80 inches & above
Home Theater Installation Services & Surround Sound System Installations
(specifically Home theater sound systems / surround sound home theater systems / surround sound systems) starting at $120.00 including hook up & wall mounting. This does not include the recession or organization of the wires inside of the wall or outside of the wall, with cord concealers or cord organizers).
Combine both Television installation & Home theater installation/setup & receive $40.00* off!
*Not to be combined with any other offers.
Wire concealment (hiding/organizing the wires):
$20.00 and up wire concealment/organization needs (THIS MAINLY APPLIES TO WIRES THAT NEED TO BE RUN OUTSIDE OF THE WALL. For wires running inside of the wall, the only additional charge will be for walls which are insulated, or walls that have cross beams/fire stops. If your wall is clear of fire stops/cross beams, there will be no additional charge to run wires through)
If you want to run/conceal
the wires inside of the wall, for a television installation, and the
wall has insulation inside of it, we charge more for that, because of
the time it takes to remove the insulation that is blocking us from
feeding them into the wall. When the wall is
composed of double thick sheetrock/drywall, it is impossible to tell
what's going on inside of it, including fire stops (crossbeams inside of the wall), without drilling into first. It is impossible
for us to know that in advance, without the blueprints of the wall the
television is going on, or advanced knowledge from the superintendent or
landlord. Sometimes we'll run into fire stops or crossbeams that further impede the ability to run wires in the wall. We do charge more for it, when we encounter it.
Additional electronic component hook up (anything other than 1 cable box. 1 gaming system, & 1 DVD or Blu-Ray player, per television) starts at $5.00 and up
Articulating wall mount installation charge starts at $15.00-$65.00 (in addition to the initial $135.00 & up for TV installation),
depending on the composition of the wall (Brick/concrete or
Sheetrock/drywall/ concrete & plaster mix or cement), & also depends on whether or not the mount needs
to be assembled. There are mounts that require 1 stud installation. There are also mounts make use of multiple studs. This information is imperative in mounting a television, as a single stud installation dictates where the television can be placed, in some cases,irregardless of where you want the television. This is the rule of thumb for all television installations, regardless of the composition of the wall, as the make of the mount, dictates how the television will be attached to the wall.
Standard tilt or fixed (motionless mounts) no additional charge to install. The only exception is a cheetah non articulating/tilt or fixed mount, which in some cases, has to be assembled. Any standard tilt or fixed (motionless mount), or articulating (swivel) mount that has to be assembled, starts at $15.00.
Wall mounting/installing any plasma/lcd/led flat screen television into brick or concrete is $35.00-$45.00 extra. Drilling into Cement is $110.00 extra. All television that are to be ceiling mounted start at $170.00. This includes projectors.
Drilling into any wall composed of Sheetrock/Drywall/concrete-plaster, that has brick directly underneath/behind it, is not an exact science. There is no instrument to determine whether we're drilling into brick or mortar, and will always take more time to mount, without knowing the exact position of the brick, juxtaposed to where the mount for the television should be anchored, so that it remains stable. We always ensure a television is secured to any wall/surface, no matter the size of the television or the composition of the wall, or the type of mount being used. We however cannot guarantee just how long it will take in a scenario such as this. Please set aside time accordingly, especially when dealing with exterior walls. We thank you in advance.
Standard mounting onto drywall (fixed, non-articulating/swivel, tilt, motionless mounts only).
Wire recession or concealment not included in this deal. Both
televisions must be installed on the same day, at the same location.
always, when you have 3 or more television installed on the same day
15% off* the quoted price (*Not to be combined with any other offers). Whether it's a prewar building or postwar building that's been recently renovated, we can wall mount any articulating television mount on at least one stud, be it aluminum (metal) or a wood stud, so long as there is at least one where you want the television, no matter how far apart the other stud is.
Our Sword in the Stone guarantee ©2004 for New York City Television Installation & New York City Home Theater Installation.
After we've installed a television wall mount, we strength test it. For articulating wall mounts our minimum test weight is 400 pounds. For all other mountings, our minimum test weight is 200 pounds. Every customer we've wall mounted a television for has seen us do the "pull up" test, on every wall mounting.
Television Wall mounting/installation
If you're pressed for time, having the space where you want the TV to be mounted pretty much figured out before we get there, cuts the time for the project as well. Standard TV mountings (50 inches or under on sheetrock/drywall, with a motionless mount, without the wires hidden in the wall) usually take under an hour.
Television Wall mounts:
If you purchased a used television mount, make sure that you have all of the screws to attach the mount to the TV. If we have to provide or procure the screws, will be an additional $20.00 and up service charge, depending on the size of the television.
Call us, and we'll point you in the direction from a traditional brick & mortar store in NYC or where you can purchase one online, without buying something that may be inferior in quality or too expensive. When you leave a deposit for television installations, and you're purchasing the mount of your own volition, we locate the most inexpensive, quality mount for you, based on your budget. This option is only available for customers that leave deposits.
Regarding the most important decision one can make in regards to their Flat screen LCD/Plasma/LED television:
In addition to being able to recess the wires inside of drywall/Sheetrock, whether the wall is insulated or not (wire recession is always possible, no matter what type of wall you want your television mounted on), we can advise you on what your options are.
Television installation, for any installs in the New York City Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens areas.
Our first motorized television mounting/installation in 2010
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