Tips for Buying a Flat Panel TV Mount
Among the perks of a flat-panel television’s light weight and thin depth is the ability to install it right on a wall in your home. Even as all flat-panel TVs are equipped with pedestals allowing them to be placed on a TV stand, wall-mounting a TV lets you save space and improves a room’s aesthetics. There are currently various types of wall mounts on the market, so there are a few things you should to know before you take your pick.
Selecting the Right Mount for Your TV
To select the right mount, first decide the kind of movement you want to have, or if you prefer to mount the TV in a permanent position. Next, make sure you purchase a mount that matches the size and weight of your TV.
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This kind of affixes the TV snug against the wall, offering a very neat, custom look. Clearly, a fixed TV wall mount will not accommodate any position tweak. It is best for installations where you have absolute control over the lighting so that glare on the TV screen is avoided; and for rooms where people tend to view the TV from the exact same position, preferably at the center fronting the TV. These are as well the most affordable TV mounts.
Tilting mounts allow angling your TV vertically, while maintaining its place on the wall. Horizontal movements are not allowed though. A tilting wall mount is best for installations where a TV is mounted higher than typical, like over a fireplace, letting you angle the display 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 known as articulating mounts) allow the greatest range of movement for your flat panel TV. An articulated swingarm gives you complete freedom in terms of positioning your TV in any direction you want. In other words, full-motion mounts will make sure that your TV is at the right viewing angle at any time.
Aluminum, plastic and steel are all standard materials used by mount manufacturers. 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. Even though any two or three adults will be able to perform the task on their own, it is always best to let the professionals handle it. There’s a reason we call them specialists, and we should take advantage of their expertise.