Q: How much does it cost to get your flat-panel TV installed professionally?
After being unemployed for 3 1/2 months, I just got my first big paycheck. I would love to upgrade my TV and get a nice big flat-screen television. I want this new TV to look nice, though, so that my wife doesn't brain me for getting something so frivolous. What does it cost to get a flat-panel installed by a professional who could mount the TV on the wall and run the cables through the drywall? Thanks for the help. I'm dying to get rid of my old Sony CRT, but I don't want my wife to kill me in the process! Thanks.
A basic flat planel installation on sheet rock, wires consealed threw the wall with finishing wall plates, will cost $375.00 if you have more questions you can contact me at 650-280-5696 Michael Green, we also do free estimates.
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A: Beware of signs on the road offering flat panel display mounting for $150.00 (Atlanta area)
(Atlanta area) The price for mounting a flat panel display up to 50 lbs, wire concealment, (not including a wall mount) $375 For displays weighing over 50 lbs $450
Wall mounts vary in price from a basic flat mount $150.00 to $550 articulating (swing arm mount)
Every situation is different, please get a written estimate from 2 contractors or companies first.
Make sure they have references, insurance (what if they drop your new TV), and clean -up after wards.
Now, a little lesson on hiring from a sign on the side of the road.
Lately here in Atlanta the street corners have be inundated with plastic signs stating that you can have your new flat panel TV installed for $150.00 . Mrs Jones (name changed) called us the other day with this horror story. She hired a crew (2 dudes in a truck) to install her new Panasonic 50" plasma she just paid $1200.00 for. She had the mount, all the wires, electrical was there, etc... The installers mounted her tilting wall mount (15lbs) with 3" sheet rock screws, hitting the studs in the wall twice and missing the other 4 times. They then hung her 93lb TV on the mount, turned it on and said "they you go, we are all done!" No sooner than they left the driveway, the left side of the display fell down 7" and was caught by the mantle. She immediately called the number for the contractors and of course , no answer. CHT came the very next day, removed the flat panel, saw the nightmare (Sheetrock screws, seriously!) Secured the mount with lag bolts (the right way) and re-mounted the display. We could not fix the cracked edged of her new TV, We did however fill the huge gouge in the mantle with wood filler and re-painted.
Our service call was $175.00
Doug Van Arsdale
Custom Home Theater
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A: Flat Panel Installation
Techknow Co. charges $115 per hour for such an installation. Typically a basic flat mount installation will take between 1-3 hours, normally 2, which includes mounting the TV and hiding all wires in the wall.
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