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The colorful, origami-like boxes many connected home accessories and consumer electronics products are packaged in can belie the installation complexity required of the tech inside. Certainly, simple smart plugs may require no more skill than plugging them into a nearby electrical outlet and tapping an app to get them working. But much of the emerging genre of digital home tech will require a higher level of installation expertise, possibly specialized tools, interconnections with other products, or even the routing of special wiring. Not always for the feint of heart.
Case in point: The latest generation of flat-screen 4K UHD TVs, devices that consumers are purchasing in increasingly larger sizes—often 55 inches or greater. These extremely high-resolution TVs beg to be hung on the wall for optimum viewing, but that may be a task better left to professionals—particularly for the larger sizes that can be quite heavy and require a two-person lift to hoist them into place.
Then there are the HDMI, coax, and power cables—unsightly wiring that you will no doubt want to hide within the wall or otherwise conceal. And what about the mounting bracket itself? Do you want a fixed mount, tilt-mount, swivel mount, full-motion, or other type of adjustable mount? Is your wall capable of supporting the weight of that large TV?
So, where do you turn if a DIY install is not a practical option? If you are in one of the 40 or more U.S. metro areas where digital device service provider Puls has a presence, you can elect to have them mount your new TV on the wall. Using an Uber-like resourcing model, they have an armada of trained technicians ready to arrive at your doorstep, matched precisely to the product and service you need and equipped with the tools to efficiently and skillfully get the job done right the first time.
In our case, we had a 2018 Samsung QLED TV in the 65-inch size—still in its colorful but heavy box—we wanted to hang on the wall. A perfect time to try the Puls TV mounting service.
Let the Professionals do It
Scheduling a TV mounting service with Puls is pure simplicity through the smart installation app on their website. This takes just a few minutes and includes selecting the size of the TV, picking the type of mounting bracket you want (or you can provide your own), telling them where it will be installed, picking your wall type, and advising whether there is a nearby electrical outlet or not.
In our case, the 65-in. TV mounting service—including a Puls-supplied tilting mount and installation on a wall surface with conventional drywall construction—was a total of $199. We had an existing electrical outlet on the wall where the TV would go, and already had the HDMI cables threaded into place.
If you need additional services or cables to get your TV mounted and interconnected with other products, additional clicks in the Puls app can set that into motion along with your service. These supplemental installation services can include various types of cord concealment, soundbars, AV receivers, surround-sound speakers, wall shelves, and more at incremental costs.
Same-Day Service Available
After you’ve settled on the services you need, you can request a date and time that works for you. Puls can often perform the service the same day, and will confirm the date and time with a text message.
In our specific case for the Austin, Texas, metro area, we requested the service be scheduled for the next day. Within 30 minutes, Puls had confirmed our installation date and time via a text message, and let us know that two technicians would be dispatched due to the size of the TV.
Expert Installation Without Lifting a Finger
About 30 minutes before our appointment time, the Puls dispatch team let us know via text message our service was happening as scheduled, and another text message appeared just as technicians Nick and John arrived. The duo tag-teamed the installation after unboxing the big Samsung screen, with Nick attaching the bracket to the back of the TV while John worked on locating wall studs, drilling holes, and securing the tilting mount to the wall.
Once all of the screws and other fasteners were locked down, the two technicians carefully lifted the TV into place and then connected all of the cables and power. After checking to be sure the TV was perfectly leveled, they secured the cables behind the TV then did a final operational check to be sure everything was working. In all, this expert installation process took 35 minutes from start to finish, including a final clean-up around the TV with a portable vacuum.
Sit Back and Enjoy the View
For a total cost of $199, our big Samsung TV was expertly and securely mounted to the wall by Puls. That’s a reasonable cost, considering the amount of work that needs to be done for a large TV. Puls also guarantees a high quality of service, and their support team is always at the ready in the event we see issues arise post-installation. Certainly, this was money well spent.
Furthermore, Puls can do smart home accessory installation, antenna installation, garage door repair, security system setup, and smartphone repair. They are also expanding soon into services around desktop computers and home appliances.
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