Written by Admin in TV Mounts
Aug 5 th, 2011
TV wall mounts come in all varities and its important to understand the differences before you shop.
Fixed Wall Mounts are fairly straight forward. Generally, a fixed TV wall mount is comprised of two parts; the piece(s) that attached to the back of the flat screen TV and the bracket fasten to the wall which the TV hangs on. Fixed wall mount bracket come in three general styles: Fixed, tilt, and slim profile.
The regular style usually causes the TV to sit one inch away from the wall. This one inch of space can be beneficial because it provides extra room for the various connection wires you might be using behind the TV. The wall bracket is usually fastened to a wood stud wall with lag bolts provided with the mount or to a concrete wall with the appropriate fasteners.
allows for the TV to hang exceptionally close to the wall. For example, LED television typically has a very narrow profile, under an inch in some cases. The slim profile mount only allows a gap under a ¼” separating the wall from the TV. Looking at the TV from the side you get the appearance the TV is nearly directly fastened to the wall and this makes of a very clean look. The downside is it is more difficult to service the connection wires or access the back of the TV to add connections. Slim profile TV mounts come in various sizes to accommodate different size TV but generally, they are designed to hold lighter weight TVs such as the LED versus the heavy plasma TV.
allows for the TV to tilt down at a slight angle. This is beneficial when a TV is mounted at slightly higher viewing angles such as over a fire place mantel (a location that looks good but isn’t always too practical)
A tilting mount is allows for the TV to tilt down at a slight angle. This is beneficial when a TV is mounted at slightly higher viewing angles such as over a fire place mantel (a location that looks good but isn’t always too practical)
is also often referred to as a full motion mount. It’s design allows the user to pull the TV away from the wall and pivot the TV, either left or right, so it can be viewed from different angles.
This link is a quick video illustrating an articulating mount.
Why Use an Articulating Wall Mount?
Articulating wall mounts have 2 general purposes. The first is for challenging installations whereby you want the TV in the corner or because of odd angled wall space. And the second is for when you periodically want to change the position of the TV so it becomes viewable from a different area in a room.
Where to Install an Articulating Wall Mount
Articulating wall mounts should only be fastened to sturdy secure walls such as wood frame or certain concrete walls. It is not recommended that an articulating mount be installed on a steel stud framed wall because the structure of the steel stud likely can fail under the increasing weight load of a TV pulled away from the wall surface. If you desire to use an articulating mount on a steel studded wall its recommended you consult a professional regarding opening the wall up and properly supporting the wall with wooded, solid 2X4s or other such lumber.
This link is a quick video illustrating installation of an articulating wall mount.
What are the setup costs?
The cost of an articulating wall mount will vary depending on how large the TV and how decorative the mount as well as whether you want the mount to be motorized or simply just manual. Prices vary depending on the 3 sizes. To view pricing click on the size: small, medium and large. Lastly, when planning to install an articulating mount you need to plan for your connection cables too along with an electrical receptacle. Professional Installation Services are available in your area and for a fee they will handle the installation for you, start to finish. Ceiling mounts allow for a flat panel TV to hang from the ceiling. These mounts range from hanging a small TV in the corner to hanging a large flat screen outside or in a show room store area. Careful consideration has to be given to make sure the method used to secure the mount to the ceiling will support the weight and movement of the TV.
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