When you purchase your new flat screen TV, you need a good mounting bracket to install it on the wall. You might want to install it horizontally or vertically on the wall above a fireplace, for example, provided that you are using the right mounts for your particular type of television.
Don’t buy a TV mounting device before you’ve read this article, as you might end up buying the wrong one for your type of TV.
What you might find right away is the flush mount bracket, a fixed type of TV bracket which is quite cheap, however very inflexible. If you need to rotate or tilt your TV in any direction, you won’t be able to do it with this. However, this type is the easiest to install.
The tilting wall mount is the next category; this is a bit more expensive than the previous one because it allows a limited degree (of about 20 degrees) of movement up or down. It is also rather easy to install. However this is still quite inflexible if you want, for example, to watch your TV at an angle. In this case, you do need something more complex, even though it will cost you more.
The full motion or swivel mounting devices – these are the types that allow every movement for your TV, be it horizontal or vertical. They have quite some complex features, but of course, they cost the most from 3 three types. But if you’re walking around in the kitchen going about your business, this is the mount type you need to get, as you can only move it with your hand quite quickly in the direction that you’re heading towards. The device sits up to 20″ away from the wall, thus allowing for easy movement all around.
If you just bought a new flat screen TV, then you are likely in serious need of a television wall mount. To enjoy your TV and get the “excellent” look of your friends, you need to mount it on the wall. There are various options on getting the right TV mounts, and this option will assist you which option to take, and you can quickly decide on what type of mounting that applies to you.
The first option is the basic mount. It is simple and maybe the best option for you. The flat wall mount doesn’t provide the flexibility of some of the other wall mounts. However, it does offer durability and the security of knowing that your tv wall mount is not going to fall to the floor. If you have a smaller room where your tv is located this is possibly the most suitable option for you, not to mention the flat wall mount is not as expensive as some of the other wall mounts. You will need to examine the quality of these cheap TV mounts.
The 2nd kind of wall mount is the swivel wall mount. This swivel wall mount offers a bit more versatility than the flat mount. This allows you to move the TV left or right. This is a good pick for a bigger flat screen in a bigger room which has different sitting area options for watching TV. Swivel TV mount is in the middle range as to the cost.
The tilting wall mount is another option. This option is more appropriate for TV installs that are higher on the wall. This is a great choice if you have a seating area in which you need to look up to watch TV. Instead of slouching to get the most comfortable view just like in watching movies in the front row seats, you can just tilt the TV down.
The another option you have to pick from is the articulating wall mounts. This is the most expensive kind of wall mount but the most and very adjustable. The mounts also have the most range and will quickly put your TV on any position on the wall. A good option if you have a larger room and in which you need all the range of motion to set your TV up in its ideal placement or if you need to frequently change TV’s site.
Before you go out buying the device and end up with your TV falling on the floor or with it being bigger or much smaller than your brackets, here are the main types that you need to be aware of.
First of all, you have the flush mounting brackets, which are the cheapest of the bunch. Of course, they are also the easiest to install your TV with as they will be able to hold your television in place. However, they won’t allow for any movement of your TV set at all. Imagine that you’re hanging a painting on the wall to be motionless. This is how the TV will be on the wall as well.
The tilting wall mounts – these are better than the previous type because they do allow some vertical movement. You can tilt your television up to 20 degrees up or down. However you can’t tilt it left or right at all, so if you have the TV at an angle from where you’re sitting, this mount type might not be the best for you. Of course, the price is a bit higher than that of the low profile mounts due to the added tilting features.
Finally, the swivel mounts are the most complex of all mounting devices, as they allow full movement, including horizontal and vertical. Also, they have some rather complex features included which makes this type of device much more expensive than the previous types. The beautiful thing about these brackets is that you can adjust the angle simply by moving the TV lightly with your hand. You can be in the living room or cooking in your kitchen, and you can still watch the TV very easily. As it is about 20 inches away from the wall, you can rotate the mount quite quickly up to a point as well.