Along with modern life comes a slew of choices, from food that you can eat to gadgets that you can buy. No longer are people limited to one or two choices as hundreds of companies and manufacturers compete to win the hearts of consumers. Therefore, even choosing a flat screen TV probably took you more than a few days—but it doesn’t end there. You’ll then have to pick out the best flat screen TV wall mount to suit your TV’s purpose and placement. To help you in making a final decision, here’s a brief description of four common types of flat screen TV wall mounts:
For smaller TVs, a ceiling wall mount allows for more flexibility and proves to be the better option when wall-mounting isn’t possible. Ceiling mounts are best placed in corners where they are easier to rotate. On the downside, ceiling mounts are more challenging to install.
Articulating / Full-Motion
RVM Australia with its head office based in Perth and distributors all around Australia manufactures a wide range of full-motion or articulating TV brackets that provide the ability to pull out your TV and swivel it in almost any direction for great viewing. Although this type of bracket is slightly more expensive and more difficult to install, the versatility that it offers to your entertainment room makes it worth the investment. They are perfect for TVs that are to be placed in corners, and other recessed spots in a room with multiple viewing locations. Take note, however, that longer cords are needed for full-motion mounts.
Do you want your TV to be as close to the wall as possible? A low-profile mount is the answer as it’s designed to hold the TV flat against the wall and does not allow for readjustments. Also referred to as a stationary or fixed mount, low-profile TV brackets are typically not recommended for TVs that have cable connections at the back. Otherwise, you’ll need to use 90-degree adapters and spacers to provide enough room for cables at the back of the TV.
In the end, your safest bet could be the tilting wall mount that can easily handle heavier or larger TVs and is quite easy to install. It’s also a great choice if the TV to be mounted is to be placed above eye level; therefore it can be tilted up or down, depending on the preference of viewers.
How to Choose a Flat Panel TV Wall Mount, Audioholics Online A/V Magazine