Tips for Buying a Flat Panel TV Mount
One of the bonuses of a flat-panel television’s light weight and thin depth is the ease of mounting 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 currently various types of wall mounts on the market, so there are a few things you should to know before you take your pick.
Choosing 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, be sure that the mount you get is rated for your TV’s size and weight.
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Fixed against Motion Mount
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This mount attaches the TV tight against the wall, giving a very clean, sleek and custom look. Clearly, a fixed TV wall mount will not accommodate any position tweak. It is, however, best for installations where you have complete control with the lighting, to avoid glare on the screen; and for parts of the home where people will always be watching the TV from a single position, ideally at the center fronting the TV. Also, these are the least pricey TV mounts.
Tilting mounts allow angling your TV vertically, while maintaining its place on the wall. They do not permit horizontal movements however. 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 total freedom as far as positioning your TV is concerned. In short, full-motion mounts make sure that your TV is at the best viewing angle at all times.
Steel, plastic and aluminum are all standard materials mount manufacturers utilize. Common sense will tell us that steel will like be the best for bigger TVs, but do feel assured that whatever materials were used, as long as you have a mount UL-rated for your TV, everything should be fine.
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. They’re called experts for a reason, so it may be best to take advantage of that.