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We all love our TVs, but they can take up a lot of valuable space. Year after year, TV screens get thinner, lighter, brighter, and better looking. Why leave them stacked on top of a cabinet or tucked back into a bulky entertainment center? Mounting your TV on a wall can greatly increase the functionality of your room by freeing up space and protecting your TV from kids and pets. Sturdy LCD wall mounts come in a variety of sizes and features so make sure to find the one that suits you best.
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Why Use an LCD Wall Mount?
We don’t usually get all feng shui about our products, but this is one product that will make your space work better, feel better and look better. Whether you are going for the techy post-modern look or a classic streamlined professional style- mounting your TV lets it work with your design instead of against it. You can even hide the TV Cables, your DVD players, and your set top boxes to further eliminate all of that mess from your living room or home theater.
There are many functional reasons to use an LCD wall mount too. Wall mounting a TV gives you the flexibility to place your TV at just the right height, centered perfectly in front of your couch. This also gives you the best viewing angle on your TV for the brightest, most colorful picture. TVs that are mounted on the wall also tend to have better have ventilation. Keeping the insides of the TV from getting too hot helps them run better and last longer.
How Do LCD Wall Mounts Work?
Wall mounts really are pretty simple. There are two basic parts to every mount- One part connects to the wall, and the other part connects to the TV. For the most part, the TV connections are pretty simple. The hanging bracket (on the wall) can be different sizes and styles, and might have different features like tilt or articulation, but we’ll get into that below.
Which LCD Wall Mount Is Best for Me?
Here are a few things to consider when you are picking a mount:
Profile: Early wall mounts were pretty bulky, and designed mostly for commercial applications like hospitals, airports, bars or retail outlets. It didn’t really matter if the TV hung six, eight or even ten inches away from the wall. When everyone realized how useful it is to hang a TV like a picture, the industrial designers stepped in and have designed mounts that are smaller, thinner and lighter. Most wall mounts now have a much lower profile and hold the TV within a few inches of the wall. Some mounts can get that gap down to less than an inch, perfect for the ultra-thin TVs in applications where the screen to almost disappears in the wall, but those aren’t ideal for everyone since they can’t have any tilt and have very cramped space for cables and connections. For typically installations, 2 – 3 inches tends to be the ideal mix of having enough room to work with and still keeping the ‘low profile’ aesthetics.
Size: Nearly all LCD, plasma and LED TVs are designed so that they can be wall-mounted, which means that they have screw holes that support the weight of the TV. There are some standardized designs for the placement and size of the mounting screws (VESA being the most popular). Most mounts are pretty flexible and can deal with a variety, but note they aren’t always 100% universal. Trying to describe the exact layout of the screws is confusing, so most mount ‘sizes’ are based on size of your screen to keep it simple. You should also check that the weight of your TV is supported by the mount. They almost always are, but it’s good to check. Since mounts pretty much last… forever, you might want to go ‘future proof’ by getting something that supports a wide range of TVs. If you have an aging 37” LCD, it is still worth mounting, but you can to get a mount that will also support a future 47”, 50” or larger TV. (We know you’ve been eyeing those bigger TVs)
Features: It’s true; all wall mounts do pretty much the same thing. But there are some features that you will want to be aware of. Anything will get your TV on the wall, but some make the process more versatile, cleaner or just easier.
Many mounts feature some sort of movement. Tilt will let you angle the TV slightly up or down. Tilt is especially helpful when mounting a TV high on the wall, though it doesn’t take much for it to work well. Articulating mounts will turn side to side. They will also usually pull away from the wall and work great if you want to mount a TV in the corner of a room. Rotation is popular when mounting monitors in ‘portrait’ layout, but it isn’t really popular in TV mounts.
When selecting a mount, make sure to get one with all of the mounting hardware. You will end up with extra screws and washers, but it can be surprisingly frustrating, time consuming and expensive to track down the exactly correct bolts and washers for your model of TV. Mounts with the hardware included will provide you with all of the options, and you just use the ones that you need.
Some mounts include built-in bubble levels. It probably isn’t a game-changing feature, but it does save you a little bit of time and makes the mounting process just that much better. It is just one of those little things that shows thoughtful design.
The most important aspect of a wall mount is the quality. We have worked long and hard to make sure that we can offer affordable mounting systems that still have high quality materials and construction. Some wall mounts are priced downright outrageously, and yet it is surprising the quality issues that we have seen with mounts that cost hundreds of dollars. Here is what we look for in a wall mount:
High quality steel: It would seem like the highest quality wall mounts are the biggest and the heaviest, but that isn’t necessarily true. Some manufacturers will load up their mounts with a lot of low quality metal. They look impressive, even daunting sometimes, lots of thick plates and heavy bars. While just that can ruin the aesthetics, if they are using softer metals, it can also cause weak points along edges and joints, near screw holes or where it connects to the TV. You don’t want to pay for the extra material or shipping costs associated with bulky heavy mounts anyway. If you can get the same performance using better materials… we say less is more.
Solid construction: We are pretty fastidious about fasteners. We look at all of the folds, welds, screw holes, slide punches, wing nuts, washers, bolts, hinges and hooks. We have an engineer who is so obsessive about punch thread tolerances that I’m sure it’s a recurring theme in his dreams. Well-made mounts can be lightweight, low profile and still support lots of weight, long life and versatile use. That’s what we go for.
Versatility: We look for designers that can see flexibility in a design. We’ve never understood building a mount that can only do one thing in one situation. Life is fluid, so we look for products that support a range of displays, different standards and variable scenarios. If you have big contract with thousands of identical installations, we can help you make them perfect and eliminate unnecessary extras, but we will still give you as much flexibility as we can.