A major appeal for any flat-screen television is the fact that they can be mounted an almost any wall with the right tools. Flat-screen TVs are lightweight compared to the old heavy box-shaped TV sets, therefore mounting on the wall is much simpler with a reduced risk of falling. Placing a TV on the wall not only gives the room a more pleasing aesthetic but also helps to save space.
Choosing the right TV bracket will depend on the size of the television and its weight. When purchased, most TV wall brackets come with all of the required tools to install it on the wall. They are made to be compatible with most drywalls. Every TV must follow the compatibility standards of the Video Standards Association or VESA for short. This is a standard that must be followed when a TV is manufactured and it consists of four screw-holes arranges in a rectangular on the back of the TV.
Deciding what kind of TV wall bracket is the right one will depend on the way that a person watches TV and the location of where the TV will be placed. There are 3 major types of TV wall brackets: fixed mounts, tilting mounts and full-motion/articulating mounts.
Fixed TV Brackets – this is the most basic type of a TV wall bracket meant for viewing the TV from a single angle and offers no tilting adjustments. The fixed bracket will be invisible behind the TV which will give a clean look when it is being viewed. While the fixed bracket does not allow adjustments, it is the cheapest among them and also easy to mount.
Tilting TV Brackets – These mounts will allow your TV to be adjusted vertically. The situations where these brackets are well suited is when a TV is mounted higher place, above the eye level. To make the viewing experience more enjoyable, the TV can be adjusted downwards so that it is aimed at the viewer. For the tilting motion to be functional, the wall bracket is made in such a way so that the TV is a bit farther from the wall in so it can have enough space for vertical motion.
Full Motion TV Bracket – The most complex bracket among them all. It allows full motion of your TV. It can be adjusted vertically, horizontally, as well as moving the TV towards or away from the wall. The articulating wall bracket will permit the perfect viewing angle, no matter the room in which it is mounted.
The amount of time the bracket will last will depend on the materials that it is made of. Common materials used are aluminum, steel, and even plastic. A decision should be made depending on the size and weight of the TV. While steel may be a preferred choice for most people, any of these materials will do just fine if picked correctly. The mounting process can be done by a single person without much trouble. After the TV is mounted the only thing remaining is a bit of cable management and making sure that the cables reach the TV.