How to pick the right TV mount

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This post will help you determine which type of TV mount is best for your needs, budget, and space. Do you need a new TV mount for your home? It can be tricky to decide which one is right for you. In this blog post, we’ll provide some tips on how to pick the right one. We’ll also discuss some of the different types of mounts available on the market today. So, if you want the best optimal viewing experience to get from your TV, read on for some helpful advice!

Decide where you want to mount your TV

Does it matter where you mount your TV? The answer is yes! People often forget that it ruins the experience when watching a poorly mounted TV. You have probably seen this too. Where people mount their TVs too low or too high, or there’s a chandelier blocking the view! There’s also a whole subreddit for this. Usually, some people don’t mind these things, but if you want to have an optimized viewing experience all the time, then follow these tips! 

TV mounted too high above the fireplace

Living Room

The living room is the perfect place to have your TV mounted. Across from the sofa is the best place to put it. Have a fireplace? Then don’t mount it there since it’ll probably be too high. It’s also where everyone gathers after a nice dinner.


Don’t be that person that mounts their TV so close to the windows. Please avoid this if you want to have the best viewing experience. Put it at an angle where the glare does not hit your television. 


This can be a hard decision for most people. Most homeowners tend to place their furniture facing the TV so everyone can watch. Others place their sofas and chairs toward each other for chitchats and mount their TV on the side. Either way, it depends on you!

Consider the weight of your TV and your walls

Before choosing a TV mount, consider the weight and size of your set. There are some cases where TVs fall off and injure their kids or pets. You wouldn’t want your Sony A90J OLED to fall off because the wall mount couldn’t support it, right? The specifications for your TV can be seen in the manual or the box, as well as the TV mount. Check the specs, maximum weight, and screen size specifications before purchasing from Amazon.

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Check your walls first before putting in studs and holes for your TV mount. Fortunately, almost all TV wall mounts are drywall compatible and have all of the required installation hardware (bolts and such). If you have tougher walls, then, of course, you’re going to need the big guns. 

All TVs use a standard mounting pattern, which is the Video Electronics Standards Association pattern, or VESA pattern. Whichever wall mount you put in, it’ll make your life easier as it is simple to attach to your TV. However, this does not register the size and weight of your TV. Just because you can place a 65-inch TV on a 30-inch wall mount doesn’t mean it’ll work forever. The next thing you see is a wall full of cracks and your flat screen Samsung QN90A QLED on the floor.

Types of mount

Fixed Mounts – These brackets are the best choice for those who want the job done quickly and efficiently. You won’t need to make any adjustments! A great option for your living room and also for extra-thin TVs. However, it’s not the best when it comes to cables and other wiring stuff since you’ll have to squeeze them in there.

Tilting Mounts – A tilting wall mount is a fine choice if you want to watch while running on a treadmill or cooking. You can adjust the screen to face downwards! Tilt it down whenever you’re doing push-ups lying down as well. It’ll provide easier access for cables too!

Full Motion Mounts – A fully articulated mount or full motion mount is the best bang for your buck. Tilt it up, down, left, or right, and you’ll have the best viewing experience of your life. This type of TV mount has all the features you want. Easier access to cables, an optimized viewing experience, and awesome articulation. Too lazy to move? Then just pull it away from the wall and let it face you!

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Now that you know the different types of mounts, it’s time to decide which one is right for you. Do you want to mount your TV in a specific spot in your living room? Will sunlight be an issue? What furniture will be around the TV? These are all important questions to ask yourself before making your purchase. Keep in mind that the weight of your TV is also a factor when choosing a mount—if your walls can’t support the weight, you may need to go with a different option. Ready to make a decision? Contact us today and we can help you find the perfect mount for your home entertainment system.

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