Flat Screen TV Mounts Make It Easy To Set Up TV Cabinets
TV mounting is not one of those subjects that is taught in the best schools or in home-improvement magazine editors. It’s not something you see in any TV commercials, or on any instructions on how to hang a wall-mounted LCD TV. So, why is there so much discussion around the TV mounting, and why is it such an important subject for those who install TV screens? It’s all about space, and the fact that wall-mounted TVs are increasingly commonplace in family homes means that more people will have to learn about the proper placement and security of TV mounts.
That includes TV mounting fixture patterns. Generally you’ll see TV mounts referred to as VESA (Vehicle System Interface), but you might also see a generic reference to VESA ONLY (flat screen mount only) or DVI only (wall mount only) for those LCD TVs that use LCD technology. Most new TVs, however, use plasma technology, so you’ll see a generic DVI or component mount designation for them, as well.
TV mounting itself is really very simple, and it can be done on a shoestring budget if you plan properly. For instance, it costs less to buy a flat panel monitor and put it up on a wall than it does to buy TV mounting hardware and have it installed by a pro. The latter option is also much more time-consuming. Remember that the purpose of your TV mount is to allow TV viewers to be able to view their TVs easily from any position, and this means that the mount needs to fit snuggly against all the walls and furniture in your room, not just the ones where the TV is permanently installed.
So what kinds of TV mounts are available? Basically, there are two types of TV bracket that you can choose from – fixed TV mounts and removable TV mounts. Fixed mounts are pretty self-explanatory: when you install them, they form a permanent fixture on your wall. This eliminates the need for you to waste time and effort in moving the TV so that it’s possible to view it.
The problem with fixed tilting in brackets is that they can be awkward and cumbersome to use. If you’re not looking to permanently set up your TV, then you might consider one of the many tilting TV brackets that can be moved around depending on where a viewer wants to sit. These TV brackets typically include a mobility arm, which lets you move the TV up and down, to the left or the right, or even tilt the unit up and down. Some tilting mounts even allow you to angle the TV up at an angle, 90 degrees, while others allow you to swivel the TV arm on either side, horizontally or vertically. Some tilting mounts even allow you to rotate the TV up and down while the other side is still fixed. These types of tilting brackets are most commonly used by those who like to watch certain programs or events in the middle of the room without being at an awkward angle.
There are some advantages and disadvantages to fixed TV mount that aren’t apparent when you look at them just from the outside. For one thing, fixed brackets are significantly heavier and bulkier than most mobile TV brackets. Because they are permanently mounted on the wall, they often take up a good deal more room. They also require much more effort to install and remove than a lightweight portable mount. This means that a TV installation specialist may be needed.
A second disadvantage to a flat screens TV mount stand is that the screen tends to move around a lot more than a normal mount does. As long as you don’t live in an area that gets a lot of sunlight or has a lot of moisture in the air, the screens should be relatively safe from scratches and other marks. However, there are some TVs that have been known to shatter when dropped on the ground, making it important for buyers to carefully consider which type of TV bracket they will purchase before purchasing the mount.
Flat panels can be set up almost anywhere in a house using a variety of methods, but a TV mount is probably the easiest way to get a television up off of the floor. Flat screens are also great if you don’t want to disturb your kids by getting up and moving around the screen, which is often necessary to get some of the older models onto a hardwood or metal surface. Some of the newer versions of flat panel televisions offer wireless capabilities, meaning they can easily be moved from room to room with the click of a button. These types of TV brackets range from simple and cheap to very expensive and can cost several hundred dollars. The more features that your TV has, the more you should expect to pay for the TV mount. At TV Install Atlanta, we have plenty of options to choose from!