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What Options Do You Have with TV Mounts?


When you have a wall-mounted TV, you have some great benefits. It can look fantastic in your home and reduce the risk of damaging your televisions if they fall over. However, it’s not all good news with wall-mounted TVs. There are some downsides to consider before making the decision to mount your TV on the wall. For example, there may be different viewing angles for everyone watching the TV in your home. You might also need to take down or move your TV more often than you think. This can be awkward and difficult with a fixed wall-mounted TV. There are a few options when it comes to wall-mounted TVs and how you set up yours. Let’s take a look at what your options: Fixed Wall-Mounted TVs A fixed wall-mounted TV is fixed in place. You can’t move it at all. This is the most common type of TV mount. You can still use your TV stand if you’d like. If you choose a fixed mount, you’ll need to take your TV off of the wall when you want to change the viewing angle. This means moving it over to a wall bracket or table. This can be a time-consuming process. Once you put it back on the wall, there is the risk of accidentally knocking it off the wall again. Fixed mounts are best for people who don’t move their TV often. If you plan to move your TV a lot, look into other options. Swivel Wall-Mounted TVs A swivel wall-mounted TV has a bracket and arm that allow it to move. You can rotate it from side to side to change the viewing angle. Swivel mounts can be used for most wall-mounted TVs. However, some are made for larger televisions. These may not work for smaller televisions since they usually have a swivel range of around 20 degrees. Swivel mounts make it easier to change the viewing angle whenever you want. You don’t have to take the TV down or move it over to another wall bracket. Swivel mounts are great for people who plan on moving their TV often. Tilt Wall-Mounted TVs A tilt wall-mounted TV has a bracket and arm that allow it to move. You can tilt it up or down to change the viewing angle. Tilt mounts are the best for people with high-rise walls since the tilt range can exceed 20 degrees. Tilt mounts are great for people who plan to move their TV often. However, they are not as easy to change the viewing angle as a swivel mount. You will have to move the TV to tilt it. This can take more time and effort than rotating or swiveling the TV. Tilt mounts are great for high-rise walls where you need to angle the TV down to see it. Rotating Wall-Mounted TVs A rotating wall-mounted TV has a bracket and arm that allow it to move. You can rotate it 90 degrees either left or right to change the viewing angle. Rotating mounts are the best for people with high-rise walls who also want a slight tilt. They are also great for people who plan to move their TV often. Rotating mounts have a longer learning curve than other types of mounts. They tend to be larger and heavier than other types of mounts, too. Rotating mounts are great for people who want to tilt their TV a little bit downward and rotate it to the left or right. Bottom- Mounted TVs A bottom-mounted TV goes on the bottom of your wall. It gets mounted directly to the wall studs or to a wall board. You will want to locate studs before mounting a TV to a wall if you want to use this mounting option. Stud finders can help you locate studs easily. Bottom-mounted TVs are best for people who don’t want to mount their TV higher on the wall. They are also a good option for people who have a high-rise wall. Bottom-mounted TVs are not the best option if you plan to move your TV often. They can be difficult to take down and put back up again. Conclusion Wall-mounted TVs can look great in your home. They can also be a convenient way to save space if you don’t have a lot of room. However, before you decide to mount your TV, you should weigh the pros and cons of this mounting option. If you decide to go with a wall-mounted TV, you have plenty of options. Fixed, swivel, tilt, and rotating mounts all have their benefits. Make sure you choose a mount that fits your TV and your needs. And remember that you can always change the setup later if you want to try a different type of TV mount.

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