Top Tips for Your Flat Panel TV Mount Purchase
One of the treats of a flat-panel television’s light weight and thin depth is the ease of installing it directly on a wall in your home. Although all flat-panel TVs have pedestals that let them be placed on a TV stand, wall-mounting a TV can save space and enhance the aesthetics of a room. There are several types of wall mounts on the market these days, so there are a few things you must know before making a choice.
Choosing the Right Mount for Your TV
To pick the right mount, first decide what type of movement you want your TV to have, or if you’d rather mount it on a fixed spot. Next, make sure the mount you buy is rated for the weight and size of your TV.
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Fixed or Motion Mount?
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This kind of affixes the TV snug against the wall, offering a very neat, custom look. Needless to say, a fixed TV wall mount does not allow for any position adjustment. However, it is best for installations in which you have full control over the lighting, to avoid glare on the TV screen; and for rooms where people are always view the TV from the same spot, preferably centered in front of the TV. These are as well the most affordable TV mounts.
Tilting mounts let you angle your TV vertically, while keeping its position on the wall. Horizontal movements are not allowed though. A tilting wall mount is preferable for installations in which a TV is mounted higher than typical, such as over a fireplace, allowing you to adjust the display to face down. Tilt adjustment also gives you some control over the glare that comes from windows or room lights.
>> Full-Motion or Articulating
Full motion TV mounts (also termed articulating mounts) allow the greatest range of movement for your flat panel TV. An articulated swingarm lets you move the TV towards practically any direction. In other words, full-motion mounts will make sure that your TV is at the right viewing angle at any time.
Mount manufacturers use plastic, aluminum and steel as standard building materials. Our common sense will tell us that steel is most likely the most durable when used for bigger TVs, but you do feel confident that everything will be fine as long as the materials used are UL-rated for your TV.
Lastly, select a reliable TV mounting service to keep expensive and frustrating problems away. While any two or three adults can perform the task on their own, it is always best to entrust it to a professional. They’re called experts for a reason, so it may be best to take advantage of that.