To choose the best TV wall mount, you first need to decide what kind of movement you would like your TV to have. For some, they prefer a fixed position, and for others they want the versatility a motion mount gives them. Motion mounts are great for those who want greater flexibility because it allows you to move the TV so that you can see it from different areas in the room. Whether you choose a fixed, tilted, or motion mount will depend on your personal preferences, room layout, and intended use of the TV as well as the people watching it. We offer a better description of each type of TV wall mount below:
Fixed TV Mounts
These low-profile TV mounts attach nearly flush to the wall to maximize the sleek, thin lines of today’s TVs. When your TV needs to be positioned close to the wall and at a fixed height, this type of TV wall mount will be more suitable. They are also a good choice when you want your view to be at eye level, directly in front of your seating area. They are best used in areas where you have total control over the lighting, to avoid glare on the TV screen. If you tend to stay in one place and rarely move around, this is the suggested type of wall mount.
Tilting TV Mounts
These TV mounts tilt up or down for better viewing from a couch, bed or floor. They are recommended when reflections from windows or lighting interfere with TV viewing or when multiple viewing angles are desired. They allow vertical tilting so it can be mounted higher and still point down to provide excellent visibility. The amount of tilt varies by model, but they can typically tilt between 5º and 15º at the touch of a finger.
Full Motion Mount
These TV mounts extend, retract, tilt, and swivel in all directions, so they are often the best choice for most homes. They are recommended when multiple viewing positions are desired or when a wall corner, room shape or window location makes it difficult to properly situate a TV. Full motion TV wall mounts (also called articulating mounts) are the most versatile mounts on the market.