There Are Tons Of Questions About Best TV Mounts To Use ..
Our goal is to answer them all for you.
(Q) What are the types of TV wall mounts?
(A) Low Profile
Also called a fixed or stationary mount; designed to hold TV flat against the wall; placement can't be adjusted once mounted; may not be compatible with flat panel TVs that have a rear protrusion
Similar to fixed mounts but allow for downward tilting movement; enhances viewing of television mounted high up on wall; angle can be adjusted after mounting and locked securely in place
Also referred to as a slim mount; allows television to sit closer to wall than other mounts; available in stationary or tilting styles
Also known as a cantilever mount; TV mounted on retractable arm attached to wall bracket; allows for wide range of motion; TV can be pulled away from wall and swiveled to left or right; ideal for rooms with multiple viewing locations
Similar to low-profile mount, but allows for horizontal movement; less range of motion than an articulating mount with extendable support arm; some models also offer tilting capability
(Q) How do I know which TV mount is 100% compatible with my specific TV?
(A) To be certain of compatibility, always consult the “Compatibility Checklist” portion of each product or the TV product manual to ensure VESA compliance. Most TV mounts follow compatibility standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association, or VESA. The VESA mounting pattern is a set of four screw-holes arranged in a rectangle on the back of your TV, and corresponding holes with the same spacing on a wall-mount. This standard ensures that all VESA-compatible TVs and mounts are totally interchangeable. It's a good bet that any TV mount sold today is VESA-compatible, but you should always confirm, just to be sure.
To BE SURE the mount is going to fit your TV you need to know 3 things:
- The weight of your flat screen TV
- The horizontal and vertical distance between the mounting holes on the back of your LCD or Plasma flat screen TV (to ensure that the wall mount is wide and high enough to reach the mounting holes)
- The width of your flat screen TV (to ensure the mount is not wider than the TV)
(Q) How do I replace a broken TV mounting point?
(A) The task of replacing a TV mounting point must be performed with the same attention to detail as would be given to a fresh installation. A panel television which is incorrectly fitted can cause serious injury to those around it. Therefore, anyone who is unsure of how to safely complete the task should consider having the work carried out by a professional tradesman. However, for someone with the necessary experience, replacing a TV mounting point should be a quick and simple undertaking.
(Q) Should I choose a Fixed or Motion mount?
(A) Whether to choose a fixed or motion mount will depend on your personal preferences, room layout and intended audience of the TV. Each type of mount has its pros and cons.
(Q) Which mount is right for my TV?
(A) It’s very important to remember that not every TV mount will be of the same quality. There are numerous things that you need to consider before buying one. To know which mount is right for your TV, decide first on the kind of movement that you would like your TV to have, or if you’d prefer to install it in a fixed position. You then have to ensure that the mount you will purchase is matched to the size and weight of your television. All of the major brands will have the suggested weight limits of their mounts.
(Q) Which mounts are compatible with my TV?
(A) All TV wall mounts are VESA compliant, which means they are compatible to majority of Flat Screen TVs in the market. However, to be sure, please check each product specifications or your TV’s product manual to ensure VESA compliance.
VESA is a set of standards for the manufacturing of flat screen televisions and PC monitors. Most manufacturers comply with this standard by adhering to an industry wide “hole pattern” on the back of their displays for mounting purposes. A VESA hole pattern is measured in both horizontal and vertical distance between mounting holes. For example, VESA 75 x 75 means your TV mounting holes are 75mm apart horizontally and 75mm apart vertically.
(Q) What is a full motion mount?
(A) A full-motion mount is—as they proclaim—full motion. And because of this, it is considered the most expensive of all wall mounts. Aside from being expensive, full-motion wall mounts are often more complicated to install. You will need 2-3 people to hang the TV on the wall bracket since the bracket has moving pieces which is called “arm”.
The main difference between full-motion and tilting wall mounts, as far as motion goes, is that the former allow you to adjust the horizontal viewing angle by physically moving the flat panel away from the wall. That’s possible because full-motion mounts have a moveable arm which connects the flat panel to the wall. This particular arm allows you to extend the TV away from the wall so you can swivel it on its horizontal axis.
(Q) What is a tilt mount?
(A) Tilting wall mount brackets are little more expensive than low-profile wall mounts and usually cost a little less than full-motion mounts. This type of mount is installed easily like low-profile mounts. The only significant difference between a tilting and a low-profile wall mount is that you can adjust the vertical viewing angle with the tilting mount. Thus, with tilting wall mount, it’s possible to maintain a good viewing angle whether you're lying on the floor or standing. However, one downside is that the tilt feature is limited. So, if you need horizontal swivel or tilt, a full-motion wall mount is a better option.
(Q) What is a flat mount?
(A) Flat wall mount is the simplest and most economical mount which can accommodate 10"-103" TVs. It holds a TV screen discreetly against the wall and allows 1"-2.2" spacing or more for ventilation. It can also provide a side-to-side adjustment of up to 8" to center screen on the wall.
(Q) What kind of mount will work with a curved television?
(A) Finding the optimal viewing position is really essential to maximize a curved television. Therefore, mounting the TV in a place where it’s virtually non-adjustable will be a non-starter for anyone who understands the technology.
It is best to use a full-motion wall mount because you can extend your TV away from the wall and swivel it left or right, sometimes even at a 90-degree angle. In this way, you’re not limited by how far your curved TV turns on a stand. It will also make every seat in the house the center seat in the house – so you’ll enjoy all the viewing benefits of a curved TV regardless of where you are sitting.
(Q) What are my options in mounting my TV?
(A) The following are the diferent types of TV mounts that you can choose for your TV.
Flat wall mount
Flat wall mount is the simplest and most economical mount which can accommodate 10"-103" TVs. It holds a TV screen discreetly against the wall and allows 1"-2.2" spacing or more for ventilation. It can also provide a side-to-side adjustment of up to 8" to center screen on the wall.
Full-motion wall mounts, which are also called articulating mounts, extend,tilt, retract and even swivel to bring the best viewing angle to possibly every seat in the room. It also provides the greatest positioning flexibility and is great for a corner-mounted TV.
It tilts up and down to reduce glare or reflections from windows and lights. It is the ideal choice when mounting a TV screen above eye level. It’s also perfect to use in mounting a TV above a fireplace.
This type of mount stays in one spot and positions a TV almost flush with the wall. If you’re planning on mounting your TV at seated eye level, and don’t want to worry about glare, this mount type may be the best choice for you. This type is also the fastest to install and the most budget-friendly.
This mount is great for those high rises and lofts with walls of windows. It works with 13"-71" TVs and has variable drop lengths of up to 20 feet. The mounting plates allow for connection to concrete ceiling, wood joist, I-beam, truss, and so on. Its accessories also provide versatility like internal or external cord management, vibration-dampening, and variable positioning.
(Q) What are the best TV wall mounts that move up down and tilt?
(A) The best choice would be the full-motion wall mount because it will give you the ability to pull your TV out from the wall and swivel it any direction. It can also tilt up or down, and push back flat against the wall when you want.
(Q) Can you recommend a TV or Monitor mount, that can be mounted BEHIND the viewer with the screen on a movable arm in front of the viewer?
(A) You can go for long reach mounts that have the ability of free range movement, but these are often customized and cost a lot.
(Q) Should a curved 48-inch TV be wall-mounted or placed on a stand? Which is a better option if I can do both?
(A) Curved screens tend to have narrower viewing angles than flat screens, so the ability to rotate the screen must be taken into consideration. Also, do not forget that the safest place for a TV, may it be curved or flat-panel, is on the wall. Therefore, the best option would be to mount it on the wall using a full-motion bracket. With the full-motion mount, you can extend your TV away from the wall and swivel it right or left, sometimes even at a 90-degree angle. You will not be limited by how far your curved TV turns on a stand, and you will feel that every seat in the house is the center seat, which means you get all the viewing benefits of a curved TV no matter where you are sitting.
(Q) What are the best full-motion wall mounts for a TV?
(A) The best full-motion wall mounts are those that will give value for your money and will get the most out of your TV -- durable, high quality, can accommodate almost any VESA pattern, compatible with all major TV brands, and as smooth as butter to maneuver