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New 75” tv with different mount position

I just bought a new 75” Sony X950G to replace my 55” Samsung on the wall in the basement. The pictures online have the mounting holes on the back of the tv centered on the back of it like my Samsung. That is not how the 75” comes. The mounting holes are lower on the tv. Using my existing mount that would put the new tv into my ceiling. My question is, is there any problems with redrilling the same studs about 8 inches lower? Structurally any problem with that?
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Is it a load bearing wall? Either way, I don't see two more lag bolt holes being drilled lower in same stud being a problem. Probably way bigger and more holes than that in the studs. I had the same issue, but with a pedestal type stand. Old Samsung 65 had the holes centered. New 75 TCL had them towards the bottom of the back. Whacked off about 8 inches of the steel post to lower it down where I wanted it.
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Is it a load bearing wall? Either way, I don't see two more lag bolt holes being drilled lower in same stud being a problem. Probably way bigger and more holes than that in the studs. I had the same issue, but with a pedestal type stand. Old Samsung 65 had the holes centered. New 75 TCL had them towards the bottom of the back. Whacked off about 8 inches of the steel post to lower it down where I wanted it.
It’s on an exterior wall so I’m assuming it is load bearing. I was hoping to not do any major construction, especially because I didn’t think I’d have to. Haha
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It’s on an exterior wall so I’m assuming it is load bearing. I was hoping to not do any major construction, especially because I didn’t think I’d have to. Haha
But the new 75 compared to the old 55 will make it all worth while
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You could probably drill 50 more holes in each stud before you would cause any problems. For the record this is not a major construction project.
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Well the mounting of the new tv went well. Thanks for the responses. The new Sony had the mounting holes sized different so that it gave me a little more flexibility that I had originally thought. I was able to move the mount down about 4 inches and it’s now on the wall. The 20” difference in TVs is pretty dramatic. Thanks
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So the house is still standing?
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