5 Mounting Options for Your Flat Screen TV

remote control Gone are the days when all you could do with your TV is put it on a table or hide that enormous monstrosity in the armoire. Modern TVs are so light and so thin – there are plenty of locations where you could place them. Here are the most common mount styles:

1) Table stand. It is probably one of the most common and least labor-intensive ways to mount a TV. Every TV comes with a removable stand that allows the unit to sit upright. To ensure the best viewing experience, pick a table that will (1) securely support your TV and (2) is a good height. The good height means that the center of the screen is level with your eyes allowing for comfortable watching without straining your neck. Table, console or any other type of stand also provides plenty of storage for your DVDs, remotes, gaming and TV accessories. (Photo by apdk)

2) Wall mount. Mounting your TV on the wall requires drilling a few holes and concealing couple of wires. We have performed plenty of TV wall mount installations in Maryland, and can assist you with choosing the best mount option for your needs:

  • Flat mount means the TV is mounted flat on the wall protruding several inches off the wall’s surface depending on TV’s dimensions. This is more of a permanent mount, because it would be problematic to change TV’s position without unscrewing the entire structure.
  • Tilt mount allows tilting the screen up and down to reach the optimal viewing angle. This arrangement is perfect if you decide to install TV higher on the wall.
  • Articulating mount provides even more flexibility. It lets you extend TV off the wall and move it to the left or right with the help of a motion arm. This is a good solution for awkward tight spaces where there’s no usable wall space directly in front of the seating area.
  •  In-wall mount is pretty much equivalent to installing your TV in a niche. TV that is flush with the wall visually enlarges the room.

3) TV cart is not a common installation method for our residential customers, but it works great for schools and businesses. Because TV is mounted on a wheel cart, it can be easily transported from room to room and moved out of sight when it’s not being used.

4) Ceiling mount is typically the last resort for homeowners when all the other installation options are out of question. It can work for bedrooms and bathrooms assuming you are watching TV from a sharp angle lying down on the bed or relaxing in a tub. Unlike private residences, commercial properties such as bars, restaurants and business waiting areas are common places to utilize ceiling mounts.

5) Hidden TV. You can opt in to hide your TV in an armoire or a more elaborate console structure. A variety of manual and motorized lifts are available to make your TV quietly disappear with a touch of a button. It is a great way to de-clutter any room and a fancy touch that will have your guests talking.

At Down to Earth Communications, we perform all kinds of TV installations in all kinds of places, no matter how tight or spacious they are. Get in touch if you need any help mounting your TV or setting up home theatre network.

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