Mounting Interface - VESA vs. Universal
Where are the mounting holes?
The mounting holes are located on the back of the TV or monitor itself. There are two types of mounting hole patterns:
VESA and Universal (Non-VESA).
VESA Compliant Hole Patterns
VESA standards state that the mounting holes must be in the exact same place on the back of a screen.
VESA compliant mounts have the exact hole patterns already built in.
Common VESA screen standards are 75 x 75 mm, 100 x 100 mm, 200 x 100 mm and 200 x 200 mm, etc.
Universal (Non-Vesa Hole Patterns)
For LCD and plasma Tv sizes larger than 42" it is common to see Non Vesa hole patterns. These hole patterns tend to be further out towards the sides of the screens and are wider than the above VESA hole patterns. In order to eliminate any inconvenience we recommend using universal mounts for these types of screens. The adjustable rail system on universal adapter plates allows the rails to slide from side to side to line up perfectly with the screens mounting holes which makes universal mounts work with vast majority of all screen hole patterns including both VESA and non-VESA patterns.
How to find out your flat screen mounting pattern
You may usually find mounting patterns dimensions on the technical drawing page of your owners' manual. Otherwise you can simply measure from the center of one hole to the center of the next (both vertical and horizontal). Please remember to convert to millimeters (1 inch = 25.4 millimeters):
100mm = 3.94 inches;
200 mm = 7.87 inches;
300mm = 11.8 inches;
400 mm = 15.7 inches, etc.