How to Choose the Right TV Wall Mount for You

There Are 4 Common Types Of TV Wall Mounts For Flat Screen TVs

  1. Tilting Wall Mount

  2. Full-Motion Wall Mount (AKA – Articulating bracket / wall mount)

  3. Fixed / Low-Profile Wall Mount

  4. Hybrid Tilting/Full Motion Mount


Important Things To Consider When Choosing A TV Wall Mount

  1. Viewing angle desired

  2. Maximum weight capacity wall mount can support

  3. Type of wall that you will be mounting your TV on. E.g. – Drywall with wooden studs, Drywall with metal studs, Concrete wall, Brick wall, Cinder-block, Plaster wall (Interior) & Plaster wall (Exterior).

  4. Orientation of the cable connections on back of the TV. Example: pointing sideways or downwards or backwards towards the wall. 

Tilting Wall Mounts

Pros And Cons Of Tilting TV Wall Mounts

Pros:

1. Tilting brackets have the highest compatibility without having to make any modifications for mounting any type of flat screen TV or monitor that’s VESA mount compatible. Meaning:  Tilting Mounts are the easiest and simplest mounts to use.  Not sure what mount to get?  Get a Tilting.  Buy one here. 

2. Suitable for any type of flat or curved screen televisions; LCD, Plasma, LED & OLED

3. Wide wall plate – – Easy to center the TV wherever you want in most cases with Lateral Shift (ability to slide the TV left & right on the wall plate). 

4. You can tilt the TV up (on most models we carry) in order to gain even more space to access the cable connections on the back of the TV if you ever need to change cabling without having to dismount your TV.

5. You can tilt the TV down to get a better viewing angle if your TV is mounted high above a fireplace. 

6. Easiest of all mounts to use and install. Perfect for above fireplace mounting.


Cons


1. Protrudes out little more than Super Slim / Low-profile TV wall mounts but that’s considerably a good trade-off for all the other benefits.

2. Does not swivel Left & Right. This can be important if you want the TV to swing for viewing in different areas of the room. 

3. Not much else.  Tilting mounts are a great middle ground for almost all installs.



Full Motion Mounts


There are 2 kinds of Full Motion TV Wall Mounts.

  1. Single Stud Mounting Full Motion Wall Mount (for lighter TVs)
  2. Double Stud Mounting Full Motion Wall mount (for heavier TVs)



Single Stud Full Motion Mounts


Single stud full motion mounts are ideal for corner mounting small Tv.  These mounts also are fantastic for extreme viewing angles. You can purchase one here. 



Dual Stud Full Motion Mounts.


Pros

1. Ability to swivel left & right

2. Suitable for any type of flat or curved screen televisions; LCD, Plasma, LED & OLED

3. Ideal when mounting in a large room or in the corner of a room

4. Folds back against the wall when you don’t need your TV swiveled in an angle

5. Some models can swivel up to 180º

6. Also Tilts up on most models we carry

7. Easy to get to the cable connections on the back of your TV by pulling your TV away from the wall

8. Ability to turn down


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Cons


1. Cannot mount the TV in your desired center position in most cases. It depends on where your studs are located. Because of that reason, it’s usually not ideal for narrow walls & over fireplace.

2. Usually, MOST Full motion mounts come in bulky design and sticks out more than other types of mounts. 

3. Your studs need to be 16? apart or up to 24? apart (even though standard stud spacing is 16? apart on-center but it’s not uncommon to see stud spacing wider than 16? especially in the basements or where the wall meets another wall perpendicularly on the other side of the wall). 

4. There are very few articulating brackets that allow further stud spacing up to 24?.

5. Not suitable to mount heavy TV’s on drywall with metal studs & most plaster exterior walls in old homes/buildings.

6. Thinking of mounting your TV above fireplace? Being able to center your TV over fireplace depends on where the studs are located. Not recommended for above fireplace mounting



Fixed Mounts


1. Keeps your TV close to the wall (which can be also a con).  If you're looking for a clean look this is the mount for you. 

2. Suitable for any type of flat or curved screen televisions; LCD, Plasma, LED & OLED with cable inputs facing sideways or downwards

3. Suitable for any type of flat wall – Drywall & wooden studs, Drywall & metal studs, plaster (interior & exterior wall). concrete, brick, tiled wall & etc.…

4. Wide Wall Plate – Easy to center the TV wherever you want in most cases with Lateral Shift (ability to slide the TV left & right on the wall plate)

5. Perfect for Living rooms

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Cons

1. Keeps your TV close to the wall and therefore, you can’t easily change cables behind the TV without dismounting your TV first.

2. Cannot adjust viewing angle – Does NOT tilt or swivel

3. May not be suitable for TV’s that have cable connections facing backwards towards the wall as there won’t be enough clearance to plug the cables in to the back of your TV without damaging them. However, there are work-around methods such as using Right Angle connectors but you may not be able to easily find certain type of right angle connectors that you may need to use.

4. Difficult to hide excess cables behind the TV for wire concealment/management.

5. If you have a regular electrical outlet behind the TV, it will need to be recessed.



Hybrid Tilting/Full Motion Mounts


Not only does it tilt the TV up & down but it also “Pops-Out” about 5.7? which allows you to access behind the TV even easier. Pop-out feature is really helpful when trying to reach cables behind a huge 90? TV for example. Also, helpful in situations where the power outlet is located in the center of the TV and  trying to reach to outlet to plug / unplug the power cord will be really difficult without the pop-out feature.

Super easy to tilt even for really heavy 90? TVs.

Slight swivel left & right – Although, this mount is classified as a “Tilting” wall mount.

Large cut-out in the inner section of the wall plate which allows you to place the wall plate around an electrical outlet or a cable jack for example.

Micro-level adjustment – Allows you to adjust the TV level even AFTER it’s already mounted to a wall.

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If you need assistance and feel free to reach out to iHandyAndy.com.  They are professionals and will talk you though all your needs and get you set up with the right mount and and installation expert if you need. 

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