Guidelines for Buying a Flat Panel TV Mount

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Among the perks of a flat-panel television’s light weight and thin depth is the ability to install it right on a wall in your home. Even as all flat-panel TVs are equipped with pedestals allowing them to be placed on a TV stand, wall-mounting a TV lets you save space and improves a room’s aesthetics. There are currently various types of wall mounts on the market, so there are a few things you should to know before you take your pick.

Choosing the Right Mount for Your TV

To decide on the right mount, you have to decide what level of movement you need your TV to have, or if you’d rather mount it in a permanent spot. Next, make sure you purchase a mount that matches the size and weight of your TV.

Fixed or Motion Mount?

>> Fixed

This mount attaches the TV tight against the wall, giving a very clean, sleek and custom look. Needless to say, a fixed TV wall mount does not allow for any position adjustment. It is, however, best for installations where you have complete control with the lighting, to avoid glare on the screen; and for parts of the home where people will always be watching the TV from a single position, ideally at the center fronting the TV. As well, these are the cheapest TV mounts. For more details about tv installation, visit http://www.ehow.com/how_5662419_install-television-flat-panel-tv.html.

>> Tilting

Tilting mounts permit vertical angling without changing the TV’s position on the wall. Horizontal movements are not allowed though. A tilting wall mount is best for wall mount tv installation where a TV is mounted higher than typical, like over a fireplace, letting you angle the display down. Tilt adjustment also gives you some control over the glare that comes from windows or room lights.

>> Full-Motion or Articulating

Full motion TV mounts (also referred to as articulating mounts) allow the greatest range of movement for your flat panel TV. An articulated swingarm gives you complete freedom in terms of positioning your TV in any direction you want. In other words, full-motion mounts will make sure that your TV is at the right viewing angle at any time.

Durability

Steel, plastic and aluminum are all standard materials mount manufacturers utilize. Common sense tells us that steel will probably hold up the longest for larger TVs, but you should feel assured that regardless of the materials used,  a mount that is UL rated for your TV will do just fine.

Conclusion

Lastly, select a reliable TV mounting service to keep expensive and frustrating problems away. Although any two or three adults can do the task by themselves, it is always best to leave it to the pros. There’s a reason we call them specialists, and we should take advantage of their expertise. Try it now!

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