Getting your desired TV wall mount technology today calls for more shopping than you may initially imagine. The common assumption is that you will only need to mount your TV on the wall, and that’s it. Once you do that, you will realize maybe you didn’t get the best deal out there. That is because TV mounting technology has evolved a lot over time. Here is what is on offer.
Fixed Wall Mounts
This is generally the cheapest TV wall mount. Many people just pick this up and off they go. When they get home they realize that once they fix the TV there will be no moving it. This kind of mount simply holds the TV in place in one position. It also leaves very little room between the TV and the wall. If you have cables that attach to the back, you will run back to the shop to find spacers to enable your cables to fit. The most boring thing is that your guests will have to adjust their sitting positions, to watch the TV, rather than adjust the TV to suit everyone’s positions. Options are very limited with this choice.
Tilting Wall Mount
This one is slightly better than the first, even though it costs slightly more. As the name shows, the tilting wall mount will allow you to adjust the screen of the TV upwards or downwards. This can allow you to mount the TV a little higher then tilt the screen downwards to suit your viewing. Alternatively you can tilt it up a bit, if you are seated further from the screen. This adjustment, though limited, gives you more flexibility than when the TV is fixed. Moreover, if you have to fix your cables from the back, the extra tilt will work to your advantage.
Full-Motion Wall Mount
This is what the doctor ordered in TV wall mount technology. Also known as the articulating wall mount, it allows you to move your TV sideways, forwards, backwards as well as to tilt it at different angles. With such a wide range of flexibility, it also costs the highest of the three. The mounting is well suited for a home. Imagine that at one time you want to watch the TV from the dining area, and later you want to watch it while relaxing on the lounge. You will only need to adjust it to enable viewing from these two positions. That is the advantage of the full motion wall mount, even if you have to pay a little more for it.
Choose Your Wall Mount Carefully
You should choose your wall mounting technology well, to avoid future inconveniences. The simplest and cheapest one, is the fixed wall mount. This type keeps your TV in one fixed position, which means you can only view from a particular area. If it suits your circumstances, you can get it, as it is the cheapest. You can also get the tilting mounting mechanism, which offers you a few more options than the first. The full-motion alternative is the most suitable as it will allow you to move your TV around, while it is still mounted on the wall.