How to Choose the Right TV Mount

Gone are the days when homes had huge tube televisions in their living rooms. Today, the majority of homes have flat, LED TVs that are high-definition and vary in size. Aside from the traditional TV stand, you also have the option to mount these types of televisions on the wall. This is a space saver and it also secures the appliance from children and pets. Not all TV mounts are the same. If you decide to get one for your TV, it’s important that you choose the right one for you to keep your TV safe and to make viewing convenient. Here are some of the things to consider when choosing a TV mount.

Make sure it can support your TV

Consider your TV’s specifications when choosing your TV mount. It should be durable enough to carry the weight or size of your television. Mounts also come in varying sizes and they are designed to carry certain sizes of TV. For instance, a TV mount that is designed to hold a 24-inch television will not fit well with a 40-inch TV. This could end in a disaster as your television could end up crashing onto the floor.

Choose between a TV mount with or without an arm

There are TV wall mounts that come without an arm, which is perfect if you prefer to have your TV as close to the wall as possible. If you prefer to have a space between your TV and the wall, choose a mount that comes with an arm.

Decide if you’ll go with motion or fixed mount

A fixed TV wall mount, as the term suggests, doesn’t move. The television will stay in its position, as when it was installed. A motion wall mount, on the other hand, moves. There are two options for motion mounts, which are tilting and full-motion. A tilting TV mount can be moved vertically, but it cannot be moved from left to right. A full-motion TV mount can move vertically, horizontally, and its angle can also be changed.

Take cost into consideration

TV mounts come with various price tags. Shop around and compare prices and specs to ensure that you find something that will do the job and be within your budget.

These are the things to consider when purchasing a TV wall mount. Once you purchase one, another thing to take into consideration is the installation. You can do this with the help of another adult by following the instructions that come with it. However, if you are not confident about doing this, it is best to get the help of a professional to do the installation.

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