TV wall bracket selection
TV wall bracket selection
Wall brackets normally go hand in hand with a TV. Many people are opting for LCD televisions and manufacturers of accessories are following closely behind with an array of wall mounts to choose from. To appreciate the nature of the brackets and the way it functions in conjunction to the television, we should get an idea of the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) television. It is a flat panel screen that basically uses the same LCD technology found in cell phones and computer monitors, and can be made very thin.
The flat and thin aspect provides the opportunity of hanging or mounting the LCD TV on a wall or ceiling through wall mounts. Television sets come in different sizes and weights, and as expected, various mounts were designed to meet the varying sizes and weights. Most people prefer mounting them on walls for better viewing. There is a broad range of wall mounts to fit a specific television brand and model, and there are also generic types that can fit any model within defined sizes and weights. Most, if not all types are easy to install. Here are some types to consider when you get your LCD television.
The Fixed or Flush TV wall mount brackets are considered the simplest and most durable. It’s good for people who want the television fixed to the wall. These brackets can rigidly hold the screen less than an inch from the wall. Since it does not allow movement of any kind, it is capable of holding varying sized of television sets securely to the wall. Once mounted, you will not be able to adjust the angle or turn it in different directions. Be sure you have the right height and angle when you install the wall mount. Being fairly close to the wall, you may want to attach the cables and wires before mounting it to the brackets.
The Angle Adjustable or Tilting TV Wall Mount allows for adjustments of the angle of the screen. Some people are particular and enjoy watching the screen squarely. They get irritated when they have to watch the show from a side angle. The tilting brackets are the solution for those people. It is also applicable if the screen is at a height higher than the normal viewing height. Most brackets have a 3-inch distance from the wall to allow for the tilting feature. Once you adjust the tilt, it is recommended you leave it at that position. Frequent adjustments of the angle will cause undue wear and tear on the mechanism.
The Cantilever Arm TV Wall brackets can be used for domestic or business purposes. The brackets are flexible to support most sizes of television sets, making it easy to select a wall bracket. Some brackets of this type are designed to hold larger size screens making it ideal for business functions. Brackets reflect orderliness and neatness, and are easy to install.