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First, be sure this is where you want the TV. One suggestion is to hang a poster of about the same size as the TV in that spot for a few days to see how you like it.
Next, plan the process carefully before you do any drilling. Make sure you have the right tools for the job! You're going to need a tape measure, pencil, level, stud finder and socket wrench. You'll also want to unpack the equipment for your wall mount or TV stand, to be sure all the fasteners and pieces are in place.
Finally, look at all the cables and be sure you understand where each one goes before you start plugging things in.