How to Mount a TV on Your Wall
Wall-mounting your TV is great for that cleaner, uncluttered look. It eliminates all the cables and consoles, and it is a lot better solution if you have kids or pets. It also provides the best viewing angle, and by swiveling or tilting the wall mount, you can find the best angle for eliminating the glare from lights or windows. If your room is smaller, a wall-mounted TV leaves more floor space. You might even place a piece of furniture underneath the TV.
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There are numerous bracket designs to choose from, so it may appear that all the wall-mounts and types are a bit bewildering, but they’re all variations on three basic forms. The changes lie mostly in terms of how far you can angle the display. Most flat-screen TVs are meant to be installed on the wall, but make sure yours is before you choose a mount.
VESA is an international standard for TV wall mounts, so unless your TV is an odd size, you should be able to find a compatible mount. The VESA holes on the back of your TV line up with the screw holes on the mount. The most common sizes are 200×200, 400×400, and 600×400. If your TV is larger than 65 inches, you’ll want to make sure the mount can hold at least 150 pounds.
Before you decide on a wall mount, the wall wiring should be determined. If you plan to run wiring inside your walls, the mount design may determine how and where you can install an outlet and cable connections.
TV Wall-Mounting Options
- Fixed TV wall mounts keep the television in a stationary position, flush against the wall. This is one of the least expensive solutions, and sometimes this bracket type of mount is all you need. They are also sometimes referred to as flat, low profile, or simply TV wall mounts, but they are the same thing. This mount doesn’t allow for much movement, but it is intended to be discreet.
- Tilting TV wall mounts give you the ability to angle the screen down for better viewing when installed higher on a wall. Whichever way your TV needs to be tilted, you can counteract sunlight reflections or reflections from indoor lights.
- Full-motion (or articulating) TV wall mounts allow you to manually adjust the television right, left, up and down for a custom angle. Some models have a telescoping arm, which can be useful when mounting a TV on the wall in a corner location. With a full-motion (or articulating) wall mount, you can swivel, tilt, extend, retract, or even lower your TV. You always have the best seat in the house, wherever you happen to be sitting.
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