Samsung 65 inch tv mounting bolts- what size?

Hello- we just bought a Samsung Flat Screen 65 inch flat screen SUHD 8 series. We already have a nice tilt wall mount capable of holding 130 pounds, sufficient to hold the 50 pound Samsung. But there is some mystery as to what length and caliber of machine bolts are needed. I read it is an M8. But what length? I assume. I am not required to use Samsung's 'slim mount'. They sell thier own $200 tilt mount but it may not come with the screws either. Can anyone advise me on this please? Thank you!

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It really depends on the mount you go with

Sometimes, due to the slightly curved backing on the 8 series models, you *may* have to employ to different lengths of M8 bolts (screws). It can depend on which make/model mount you go with. YMMV.

Often the M8/45 mm generally work for Sammies (that's what I used for my 55" series Cool, but only with the Sanus mount. My other 60", paired with a Echogear mount, required two 45mm bolts (top) and two 50mm bolts (bottom) to properly line up with the curved back/hole placement on mount arms. It also depends on whether or not a mount/installation requires you to use the plastic spacers (often for cable management, or to accommodate recessed holes for bolts behind HDTVs. Again, YMMV.

FWIW, don't buy the Samsung mount- it's overpriced. Look at a Sanus that can fully articulate/tilt/rotate for ~$129 online.

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To find out the stock size

I've been hitting the and web sites. The standard length should be fine since 50 pounds is quite light.

Be sure to fit the usual retaining strap as well.

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Success! M8- 1.25 x 30 mm worked

Thank you for the input and confidence building suggestions. At Home Depot I found four zinc plated pan head phillips that worked great. As I had read in another post, to accomodate the shorter length needed to snug up the frame on the top, I used three washers. The lower positions were the exact length needed. It was solid and it is now in place. Thank you!

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