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Different Mounts for Different Situations
Please check out our selection of mounts!
Flush Wall Mount: Flush wall mounts are generally designed to keep the tv within an inch or so from the wall. Commonly used when the tv is mounted in a lower area, or if the tv has an area or doorway where you can pass by the side of the tv. However, when using a flush mount, you must commonly use a recessed wall outlet and carefully mind the cables since clearance behind the tv becomes an issue.
Tilt Wall Mount: Tilting wall mounts are by far the most commonly used mount. They generally work the same, allowing 15 degrees of downward tilt (depending on the tv), the back of the tv resting about 3" from the wall when set parallel to the wall. Tilting is critical when it comes to knocking down glare, or for higher mounting situations like above a fireplace or in a bedroom.
Articulating Mount: Articulating wall mounts permit movement of the tv on the wall. Articulating wall mounts are commonly used for corner mounting, in cabinet mounting, and in any situation where you could benefit facing the tv to different areas of the room(s). The most versatile articulating mounts allow tilt, swivel and pitch to easily position the tv and level it. Keep in mind, with articulating mounts you will require longer cables, especially when concealing them in the wall. Articulating mounts are also a little "pickier" about where they can mount. Since stud position is often times critical, not every articulating mount will work for every situation.
While the concept is generally the same, articulating mounts can vary GREATLY
on construction and cost. Be WARY of cheap mounts, especially when concerning
larger tv's! Common problems with poorly constructed articulating mounts is
sag and "wiggle". The last thing you want supporting your $2500 tv
is a mount that creeks and bends as you attempt to maneuver it! High amounts
of sag also make them nearly impossible to level. Another common problem is
their extension and ability to turn. If a mount can only extend 10", and
you have a 40" tv, you will only be able to turn the tv maybe 15-20 degrees
or so until the tv itself hits the wall, or the mount is incapable of further
movement. Always check the specifications, and if possible, examine their movement
on a showroom floor. It takes very little effort to spot a piece of junk.
If you are have any questions, or if you are ready to set up an install time, Please call 619-254-2007 to speak directly with our experienced staff.