Hook Your TV Up: All You Need to Know
Gone are the days when people kept their TV on stands. A mount increases the aesthetics of the TV giving it an edge and improves the design opportunities. If you didn’t know there are various type of TV mounts to suit different needs. Some of the most popular types are fixed mounts, full-motion mounts, ceiling mounts and under-cabinet mounts.
We will quickly discuss the advantage and disadvantages of 3 of the main types of mounts.
Fixed Wall Mount Brackets (Low-profile or Flat)
These are the easiest type of TV mounts to install. However, it is recommended to hire TV wall mounting professionals to install a brand new TV because the risk involved is quite high.
Low-profile mounts are also relatively cheap and it’s easy as hanging a big picture frame but still a mounting professional is recommended. However,the biggest drawback to this type of mount is “fixed” in the sense that when your TV is hooked it cannot be adjusted.
They cannot be tiled or movie up, down, left or right. This restriction becomes a problem when it comes to cable management and plugging in new devices. If you don’t leave enough room in the back, you have to squeeze you hand it to plug new cables or remove existing ones.
Tilting Wall Mount Brackets
These types of TV mounts are more expensive when compared to fixed wall mounts but cheaper than full motion mounts.
Regardless of the bump in price the ease of installation remains the same. The bump in price is also backed by the fact that you can tilt the TV which is the major difference between a fixed wall and tilting wall mount.
Design wise the mount features a pivot smack in the middle of the bracket giving it a similar feeling to a seesaw. This pivot is the reason you can adjust the angle of the TV allowing for superb viewingangles no matter if you’re standing, seated or lying on the floor.
This tiling makes it easier for cable management and you can easily plus in new cables or remove existing cables. The tilting is however limited on the vertical plane and if you need a horizontal motion the next type is your bet.
Full Motion Mount Brackets
This type of wall mount is basically is self-explanatory and moves in all directions. However, this full motion comes at a considerable price bump compared to the cheapest option on our list.
Apart from the price, installation is very complex, and the risk involved is high. Due to the different types of pieces involved you usually need more than 2 people to hook a TV using this type of mount. As mentioned before the difference between this atilting mount is the horizontal motion that comes with the full motion bracket.
This horizontal movement is made possible due to the arm that extends from the part mounted onto the wall.
Mounting your TV is the best way to enjoy flat screens today. It allows for better viewing angles and posture and you can easily adjust to be at eye level rather on a low TV stand.