Best TV Wall Mount

Best TV Wall Mount

Whether you are finally replacing that 80-pound TV you bought so long ago, or simply looking for the best TV wall mount for the new TV you are going to buy during Black Friday. Getting the right mount for your unique set up is important. From fixed, tilt, and full motion to MantelMount and ceiling mounts, when it comes to finding the best TV wall mount, knowing where to start is important!

That’s because if you start the process without a plan, it can easily turn into a disaster. Whether it is punching unnecessary holes in your walls or worse, your TV falls down. Before you mount a TV yourself, there are some things to consider.

The Location

Where you put your TV takes some careful consideration. For example, if you want to hang your TV above the fireplace you may need a cooling fan. However, if it stays above the mantel and never moves the mantel will act as a shield from the heat. On the other hand, if you have a full-motion mount that puts the TV right in front of the fireplace. You will definitely need a cooling fan. That is, if you don’t want to damage your TV and sound bar.

Additionally, the type of material used to build the wall you are mounting your TV on is yet another important consideration. For normal walls, you will need one type of TV mount. And, for harder surfaces like cement or brick, you will need a specialized type of TV wall mount.

Decide Between Fixed, Tilt, or Motion Mount

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.

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Hiding The Cables

Nothing will ruin the appearance of your wall mounted TV quicker than loose wires hanging down! While some mounts offer channels in the body where the wires can be run neatly, others offer clips on the outside of the frame to hold the wires in place. In both cases, your wires and cables are not truly hidden. In this case, it’s best to get your TV professionally installed.

A mess of cables hanging from your TV can easily ruin the sleek look of a wall mounted TV. And, even if you don’t plug a single device into your television, you’ll still need to deal with an ugly cord trailing down your wall to the electrical socket. With all of this in mind, we offer some suggestions on the best TV wall mount for any setup.

Strong Razor TV Wall Mounts

Best TV Wall Mounts

Best Fixed TV Wall Mount

While this is the most basic type of TV wall mount, it allows the TV to be placed as close to the wall as possible without sticking out into the room. This can make the most out of the thin depth of your TV. Strong’s Razor Mount Fixed Series, is the perfect mount for today’s ultra-thin TVs, these low-profile mounts sit just .4” off the wall, offering a clean, finished look without the bulk. Featuring LokTight™ tabs to ensure TVs stay in place and an adjustable safety release ring for easily adding new devices; the Razor Fixed series was designed with both safety and aesthetics in mind.

Best Tilting TV Wall Mount

This TV wall mount is similar to the low profile wall bracket except it allows the screen to tilt up or down while attached to the wall. Featuring simple fingertip adjustments, the Razor Tilt Series offers the perfect amount of tilt for the best viewing angle every time, and sit less than 1” off the wall. Adjustable from 5 to 15 degrees with locking screws to hold the TV in place, these mounts also offer home position latching, locking the panel into place against the wall when needed. LokTight™ tabs provide extra security while the adjustable safety release ring offers easy access to the TV connections.

Best Articulating TV Wall Mount

Articulating TV wall mounts allow a greater degree of flexibility. The best articulating mounts will allow a wide range of motion. For the ultimate in viewing versatility, the Razor Articulating series offer a low profile solution at a mere 1.6” off the wall, extending out up to 25.5”, and swiveling capabilities up to 180 degrees. Curved cast-aluminum arms are lightweight and easily maneuverable, making viewing adjustments smooth and fluid. With both single and dual arm options for larger displays, these Razor Articulating mounts provide the perfect TV placement every time.

Considerations When Mounting A TV Above The Fireplace

Getting the TV to a lower position, at the ideal height and level with the eyes can be challenging. While specific scenarios call for mounting a TV above the fireplace such as having little to no wall space to hang it anywhere else. Other scenarios that call for mounting a TV above the fireplace are location. Everyday, more and more people are unifying the focus of their living rooms, and hanging their TVs over the fireplace.

Rooms orient better and spaces flow better, making the home look and feel better. Regardless of the scenario, there is a simple solution for anyone who wants to hang their TV above the fireplace. Indoors, or above your outdoor fireplace we offer you some insight on fireplace TV wall mounting solutions that give you the perfect viewing angle, all the time.

Best TV Mount for Fireplace

Best TV Mount for Fireplace

MantelMounts patented construction combines high-quality automotive pistons with lightweight alloys and state-of-the-art counterbalance technology, allowing virtually anyone to easily pull a large flat screen TV down off the wall, suspend it at eye level in front of the fireplace, and swivel it left or right. MantelMount has triple the amount of performance and safety features than your standard TV wall mount. When you have Shultz Audio Video install a MantelMount, it is not just another TV wall mount… It’s a new room, something to WOW your guests with.

Eye Level Viewing

Virtually no other solutions are available in the marketplace that address the concerns of an above-the-fireplace TV. At least not ones that provide eye-level viewing and glare reduction.

This has two major benefits:
  1. It allows you to mount your TV above the fireplace
    1. A very popular mounting option
    2. And bring it down to eye level for the optimal viewing angle
  2. It alleviates the neck and back pain
    1. Which is associated with watching
    2. A TV mounted too high on the wall
Best TV Installation & Mounting Services

Best TV Installation & Mounting Services

Let Shultz Audio Video do a custom TV wall mount for you. Whether it is above the fireplace or level with the wall we have the right solutions for every room. Call us today at (760) 505-7461 we have TV wall mounting solutions for every set up and every budget. Make sure to ask about our TV wall mounting specials.