How to Choose the Right LCD TV Mount
Usually, LCD televisions come with a tabletop stand as its standard accessory. You can make use of this stand right away or replace it if you have a better table or cabinet that suits your newly purchased television perfectly. For flat panel televisions, this is one of the options that you can consider.
But because of the simplicity of such 4-inch deep panels, a number of LCD mounting alternatives have emerged. They range from stylish pedestal stands with shelf support for AV gear, to wall-type tilting and swivel-arm TV mounts, to LCD TV ceiling mounts.
But whatever type of mount you choose, be sure that it comes with a mounting hole pattern that is VESA compliant. It is simply the standard measurement for flat-panel LCD TV mounts. There is the VESA 50, 75, and 100 as standard mounts and the VESA 200 for large-sized LCD TV models.
So which mounting type should you choose?
You can opt for a pedestal stand if the floor space will not be an issue. There is the pedestal-type floor stand that fits LCD TVs better than usual cabinets and tabletops. This type of television mounting is easy and is perfect for those with limited DIY skills. No need to drill holes in the walls since all you have to do is assemble the stand and position it to where you want your viewing area to be.
Another option would be to hang your flat screen on the wall through the use of wall mounts. There are several wall mount options that you can choose from. The three common wall mounts are standard fixed wall mount, tilting wall mount, and the articulated swivel-arm mount.
The fixed LCD mounts are the cheapest and the easiest to install. However, you may soon experience problems in cable connection because of the fixed feature of this type of mount. But if you have considered attaching cables of devices that you may use in the future, then you’ll have no problems.
The tilted and articulated-arm types add a little texture to the overall look of your mounted screen. It also has an advantage when it comes to cable connections because the interconnecting options are open. You can add more cables anytime you need to connect a device. There is also an option to change the viewing angle for a more comfortable home viewing.
Just remember to consider the weight and height of your LCD television when choosing a wall mount. Although your flat screen television may be extremely thin, its immense size still adds to its weight. Do not hesitate to ask professional assistance especially if you are choosing ceiling mounts or just wall mounting. Whatever it is that you choose, remember to consider safety first before style.