Back in the day, when TVs were boxy and had a broad base, televisions did not come with discrete stands.
They may have had rubber feet attached to their bases to avoid slippages, like how laptops have soft rubber nubbins in all four corners under them to mitigate unintended sliding.
As the TV got thinner and lighter, placing them on a TV stand or table became tricky. The idea to mount the TV stemmed from that practical difficulty.
But if you’re not a fan of mounting or don’t want to put in the effort to set the TV up, there are the purpose-built, distinctly visible feet too.
Although the legs may seem indistinct, their design and positioning are crucial to how well the TV holds ground.
The distance between the feet varies based on the TV screen size.
But what determines that spacing? How far apart are the legs on a Samsung TV?
Let’s find out.
How Wide are the Legs on a Samsung TV?
The distance between the legs on a Samsung TV will vary based on the screen size and model. Some may use flat bases instead.
Regardless, here is a table listing the width between the legs on Samsung TVs of different sizes:
|Samsung TV Screen Size (In Inches)||Width Between the Legs|
|82||61 & 49|
- The above measurements are not completely exact as they are subject to change depending on the model. Even TVs of the same size could have width variations if the models differ.
The Significance of the Right Leg Width on Your Samsung TV
The feet on your Samsung TV are critical to the stability of the device. If the proportions are wrong, even by a few millimeters, the TV could wobble or may not stay put.
The stability issue will usually arise if the feet are too close to each other for the TV’s size. For instance, the ideal feet distance for a 75-inch Samsung TV is around 53 inches.
If the width is reduced to 45 inches, suitable for a 65-inch TV, the TV will shake or hold its ground precariously.
On the other hand, if the feet are too away from each other, the TV won’t fit on a compact shelf or stand.
The TV size and the width between your Samsung TV legs also determine how large or small the TV stand or cabinet must be.
Can I Replace the Legs on My Samsung TV?
Yes, you can replace the legs on your Samsung TV if they become defective due to wear and tear or for other reasons.
To remove the feet, pop them off with the tools bundled with the product. The feet could either be screwed in or slotted in place, which may require some jiggling and force to remove.
Here’s a video that shows how to install the feet on a Samsung AU7000 TV:
Ensure the new pair of replacement legs is compatible with your TV model. You may use universal feet or legs specially designed for the TV model.
If going the universal route, we recommend looking at this 5Rcom TV Stand Mount . As the name indicates, the stand leverages the mounting provisions on the back of your TV with aplomb.
The stand mount is compatible with 22 to 65-inch Samsung TVs. If your Samsung TV is bigger than 65 inches, look at the ECHOGEAR Universal Large TV Stand instead.
Can I Mount a Samsung TV with Legs?
Yes, all modern flat-screen Samsung TVs with feet have wall-mounting provisions on their rear and also the required tools in the box.
Because a wall-mounted TV with its feet on will look odd, the legs are removable. If you fancy mounting your Samsung TV, remove the feet and then hoist the device.
You may choose to keep the feet on if you don’t mind the suspended feet. And because the inanimate limbs have a certain depth or extend past the rear of the TV, the feet could touch the wall and pose mounting obstacles if not removed.
Not to mention, placing your Samsung TV on its stand offers easy access to its rear-positioned ports. But then there are benefits to mounting the TV too, which we shall discuss in detail some other time.
By the way, if your Samsung TV’s legs are broken, and you are not happy with the replacement feet, mounting the television is the only way out.
Can Samsung TV Legs Be Removed and Adjusted for Width?
No, you cannot alter the width between the legs of your Samsung TV. The TV has fixed slots to accommodate the feet, which you cannot move sideways.
Samsung or other TV manufacturers do not let users experiment with the foot spacing since the legs need to be a specific distance away or close based on the TV size.
The legs cannot fall out of that range to not compromise the device’s stability and prevent physical damage.
Usually, people don’t pay much attention to the space between their Samsung TV’s feet or the component’s quality. They overlook the spacing and positioning, not realizing the science behind the same.
To the naked eye, it’s easy to decipher why the feet are not placed at the very corners or right in the middle, under the panel. It’s the law of physics.
But then just ensuring the legs are not near the center or at the two extremes is also not how it’s done. The TV’s size, weight, thickness, etc., must be considered before determining the right place for the feet.
We believe now you know why your Samsung TV’s feet are not spaced uniformly across the various TV sizes.
And because your Samsung TV’s feet are critical to the device’s positioning and stability, don’t fiddle with them too much. If the thin, splaying legs are an eyesore, remove the feet and mount the TV instead.
Or, get a Samsung TV with a flat base or thick slab as a stand, like this Samsung QN90B Neo QLED TV . And no prizes for guessing, the particular TV base is removable/replaceable too.
Catherine Tramell has been covering technology as a freelance writer for over a decade. She has been writing for Pointer Clicker for over a year, further expanding her expertise as a tech columnist. Catherine likes spending time with her family and friends and her pastimes are reading books and news articles.