It’s one of those small decisions that’s been nagging at you: which TV wall mount should you choose? It’s not a big choice. But whether you’re remodeling your Bay Area A/V setup or establishing a home theater, here are some tips to help you make this decision quickly and efficiently:
1. Ask the right questions.
Have you purchased an LCD TV yet? If so, what’s the weight and size? How high do you want the TV to be off the ground? Do you want to be able to move the screen? What’s the character of the space and aesthetic of the room?
2. Select the right mounting pattern.
The VESA standard is the basic universal standard. If your LCD screen is not compatible with this standard, you may need to purchase an adapter plate.
3. Recognize the inherent diversity of mount types.
You can find:
- Articulating wall arm mounts that can hold up to 200 pounds and swivel the screen into multiple positions.
- Pivoting wall mounts which hold slightly less (up to 175 pounds) and allow similar but less diverse angle changes.
- Flat mounts, which lack an arm but can still be moved from side-to-side.
- Tilt mounts, which can hold up to 280 pounds or more but which cause the screen to slope a bit downwards – ideal for certain kinds of viewing, not ideal for others.
4. Ask an expert.
If you’re having trouble choosing the right mount for your TV, and you’re getting sucked into hours of research on the internet, now might be time to stop researching and to start looking for someone to help you solve this problem faster.
The team here at Karbon Home Theater would be happy to provide a free and comprehensive consultation about your TV mount dilemma. Connect with us online, or give us a call at 925.798.7600 for immediate assistance.