Tips for your personal World Cup party21. June 2018
The football World Cup is the defining theme of this summer. You can cheer on the national team in the private environment of your home cinema or during an open-air screening on your terrace. An XXL television with a sound bar or a projector with a screen turn your private viewing session into a special occasion. The right fixing plays an important role.
64 matches will decide who is the 2018 football world champion by 15th July. Fans want to be able to follow this sporting event on a TV screen that is as big and clear as possible. If a television or a sound bar are attached to the wall, or if a screen is attached to the ceiling, this leaves the view of the game unobstructed – no matter how big the party gets. A projector can also be attached to the ceiling with a suitable mount so that it doesn’t take up any room. By placing all the technology in the background, the appearance of the living room and terrace remains undisturbed.
Safety is the priority when it comes to installation, ensuring that people and objects remain unharmed. “Televisions that are 55, 65, or 75 inches wide, sound bars, screens and projectors are all heavy loads which must be safely transferred into the substrate”, says Bernd Wetzel, Application Engineer for the fischer Group of Companies. “Crucial factors include the construction material, the anchor, screw and the load that the fixing is subjected to”.
Attaching a projector
Before installing a projector, you should think carefully about its optimal position. The further away from the screen you install the projector, the bigger the image will be. However, this could also reduce the image’s brightness and sharpness, depending on the device. Carrying out a brief test before installing the machine will demonstrate whether the position will provide the desired results. The device’s manual will often provide additional information on the ideal distance between the screen and the projector.
A tip from our expert: the projector can be ideally and permanently aligned with the room with a ceiling bracket. This can be a sensible investment for those who want to regularly use the device in the same position. The only disadvantage is that the device becomes a permanent fixed fixture.
When drilling you should ensure that you don’t drill into any cables. So-called cable detectors help by showing whether the location being measured contains cables or not.
Selecting the fixing product
The substrate and the loads which the device must bear are decisive factors when it comes to selecting an anchor. Anchors with an expanding function and suitable screw must be used in solid construction materials. A safe option is the fischer DUOPOWER, for example. This intelligent 2-in-1 anchor varies its operating principle in porous construction materials and folds behind the last partition. A toggle anchor is the right choice for hollow substrates such as plasterboard and chipboard. One example is the fischer DUOTEC, which can simultaneously expand.
The projector should be tested ahead of time with a test card to ensure the image is perfect in time for the World Cup. When fine tuning the projector its position and tilt can be adjusted. An additional hint: when using 3D projectors, the image should also be tested from a greater seating distance, such as from the sofa.
Installing the television
Detailed information on installing televisions can be found here.
By taking a few DIY tips into account, modern entertainment electronics can be safely attached to walls and ceilings – providing even more World Cup fun at home.