How to choose the right mount?
First decide what kind of movement you'd like your TV to have, or if you'd prefer to mount it in a fixed position. See the next section for the types of motion mounts available. Next, ensure that the mount you purchase is rated for the size and weight of your TV. All major brands will list the suggested weight limits of their mounts. Following these restrictions will keep your mount from sagging under the weight of a TV that's too heavy or, even worse, failing mechanically and causing damage or injury.
What's with your walls?
Almost all TV wall mounts are compatible with drywall and come with all the necessary hardware you need to install your mount, including bolts and drywall anchors. If you are installing your wall mount on a plaster or masonry surface, you’ll need some stronger hardware that won’t come in the wall mount box.
What's the VESA?
Most TV wall mounts are compatible with the standard mounting pattern, called a VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association). 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.
Is it difficult to mounting a TV?
Mounting a TV can be as quick and easy as brewing a cup of Joe, but it can feel as complex as a triple mochaccino. The process involves putting four bolts in the wall to hold a bracket, hanging the TV on it, and … well, that’s it. Well, you’re done. Simple, right?
Which flexibility of TV mount is that you need?
- If you want to be able to see your TV from other rooms, a good option is a pivoting wall mount.
- If you are mounting your TV above the average eye level (42 inches), you’ll want to invest in a tilting TV wall mount that tilts down to improve picture quality.
- If the TV can be positioned at the ideal height and you don’t need to access the TV ports on a regular basis, a fixed tv mount will simplify the installation and the TV will be close to the wall, taking up less space.
- If you are mounting your TV in the corner, you will most likely need a specially designed corner mount. A fully articulating mount is necessary to secure the mounting plate to the wall and keep the TV extended at all times. The single articulating arm full motion TV mount better for you.
- If you are renting – in any shape or form – putting holes in your wall might be not only a bad idea, it could mean losing your security deposit in the long run. A TV Stand is great idea.