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Last updated on April 12th, 2023

TV setup service at home cost guide

TVs offer more features now than they ever have done before. While this is great news when it comes to watching your favourite programmes, it does mean that a new TV can be difficult to set up – especially if you want to enjoy the most advanced features, or if you want it slickly mounted to the wall. If this sounds familiar, why not get a tradesperson in to help? We’ve laid out the average cost of a TV setup service at home.

TVs offer more features now than they ever have done before. While this is great news when it comes to watching your favourite programmes, it does mean that a new TV can be difficult to set up – especially if you want to enjoy the most advanced features, or if you want it slickly mounted to the wall. If this sounds familiar, why not get a professional in to help? We’ve laid out the average cost of a TV setup service at home.

TV setup service at home cost

Type of serviceCost - low Cost - highAverage cost
TV setup service£25£80£52.50
Mounting a TV on the wall£40£125£82.50

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Paying for a TV setup service at home can be a lot more cost-effective than you might think. Especially considering the headache you’ll save by getting a professional to sort everything out for you!

In general, you’re looking at anywhere from £40 to £125.

The exact cost will depend on what needs setting up, as well as the size and model of your TV.

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What does a TV setup service at home include?

TV set up service at home
The cost of getting your TV setup at home by a professional will usually include:

  • Unpacking your TV and placing it somewhere secure.
  • Connecting auxiliary devices.
  • Setting your TV up.
  • Tuning and calibrating it.
  • Showing you how to use it.
  • Tidying up the cables.

However, it won’t usually include mounting your TV to the wall or chasing any cables into the wall.

TV wall mount installation service cost

Not only does mounting your TV to the wall look slick. It’s also a great way to free up more space in your room.

Getting a professional to carry out the work for you will give you the peace of mind that your TV is safely secured to the wall and not going to fall off. Plus, a professional will be able to give you advice on the best position and height for your TV.

The average TV wall mount installation service cost is between £55 and £110. That said, if you’re moving your TV to a new position in the room, you might need to budget extra for new plug sockets, or you might want to get an electrician in to chase the wiring into the wall for you.

If you want to make the results even slicker, you could also consider getting a tradesperson in to build a recessed wall. That way, your TV can be set back a little. This could cost anywhere from £400 – £950 for both labour and materials.

Cost to mount TV and hide wires

If you decide to get your TV mounted to the wall, you might want to get the wires hidden to make the end result look neater. To get your TV wires chased into the wall, you’re looking at an average cost of around £100 to £180. That said, the costs could be higher depending on the type of wall. A professional will also need to make sure that the wires meet building and fire regulations.

If you’re looking for a way to reduce the cost of hiding your TV wires, you could instead get hold of cord covers. These are usually made of plastic and are designed to cover the wires to help them blend in and attract less attention. You’ll usually be able to purchase a kit for less than £10.

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Key takeaways

  • TV setup service costs vary depending on the size and model of your TV, as well as the tech that comes with it.
  • Consider whether you’d like your TV wall mounted and whether this will require getting the electrics chased in.
  • Get several quotes from professionals so you can be sure you’ve got the best price for the service you require.
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