Mounting a TV is a great idea — today’s ultra-thin panels (like LG’s Wallpaper TVs) look fabulous on the wall, and it saves space, too. Doing this yourself may seem daunting, but mounting a TV isn’t actually all that hard. It starts with picking the right kind of wall mount, and that’s surprisingly easy. In this guide, we cover what you need to consider when shopping for the perfect mount, including what your wall is made of, your TV’s specifications, and the different mount types available. Almost all TV wall mounts are compatible with drywall and come with all the necessary hardware you need to install your mount, including bolts and drywall anchors. If you are installing your wall mount on a plaster or masonry surface, you’ll need some stronger hardware that won’t come in the wall mount box. (Not sure what type of material your walls have? Check out this helpful guide.) This may require a trip to the local home or hardware store to gather the necessary power tools and products. One other thought about location: We suggest you avoid mounting a TV over a fireplace if you can — check out this article for our thoughts on that controversial topic. Just as most TV wall mounts...