Mounting & Installation
Mounting a TV not only reduces clutter, it also saves space and dramatically enhances everyone’s view. But, TV mounting is a process that involves a bit of planning. From having a cord concealment plan to placement and viewing angle, a project like this can quickly turn into a disaster if you start the process without a plan. In fact, things like the location of the power outlet, wall studs, and where one plans to sit down while watching TV are things people often never even consider. All of which can have an impact on your safety and level of comfort.
Never underestimate the time it takes to mount a TV on the wall. Without thoughtful installation, you can easily wind up with a beautifully mounted TV that’s surrounded by a rat’s nest of cords or worse one that is not securely mounted to the wall. So, before you decide to install a TV on your own, here are some of the most important things you should consider.
Where To Mount The TV
The two most overlooked items while hanging a TV on the wall, is placement and viewing angle. As a result, many people mistakingly place their TV at an uncomfortable eye level. When this happens, it can result in painful neck kinks as well as strained vision. Ideally, your eyes should be level with the middle of your screen. The placement of your TV is one of the most important things to consider. What you do not want to do is mount it so high that you have to look up.
In simple terms, TV viewing angle is the maximum angle you can view your TV without losing brightness or experiencing color shifts. Or put simply, ideal viewing is defined as, watching TV directly in front of your screen, at eye level. So if the viewing angle is not right and has thus moved off center, either vertically or horizontally. TV picture quality decreases. Additionally, the screen will dim, and colors will fade. For this reason, depending on where you sit, you might want to choose an adjustable TV mount.
How High Should You Mount A TV?
How high you mount your TV is also a very important thing to consider. The first thing you need to do is, think about the room itself. Will your TV be in the living room, a home theater, or a media room? If you want to watch games while playing pool, then you need to mount your TV high enough for comfortable viewing. And, if you are going to mount your TV in the living room, you’ll need to consider the places you want to watch from. For example, will you watch TV from the dining area as well, if so that has to be factored in to how high and what type of TV mount you should use.
A TV mount is an item you never want to cheap out on. TV installation is about knowing which TV mount to use, and more importantly how to use it. In fact, the most common issues during a TV installation project is getting the wrong mount for the application, and improper installation.
Cord Concealment Plan
A cord concealment plan is important! Especially if you want to ensure loose cords and cables are not hanging down the wall. Luckily there are two ways for you to hide TV wires (on the wall or behind the wall). Although the simplest approach is to conceal the wires on the surface of the wall by running them inside a raceway. The neater better way is to run the TV wires behind the wall using something called an in-wall power kit.
A raceway is a shallow channel that mounts directly to the wall. And, an in-wall power kit is a pre-wired system that comes with two low-voltage power modules, which can accommodate multiple wires, including HDMI, Ethernet, and audio cables.
TV Mounting & Installation Services
Hiring the right TV installer will help one determine the best location based on things such as, location of the power outlet, wall studs (supports the weight of a TV), and where one plans to sit down while watching TV. Generally, TV installation includes the installation of a provider supplied TV mount bracket, securing the TV, load testing the hardware, cord concealment, and can include custom mounting support services when requested.
Because 90% of failures are caused by improper installations to ensure a successful TV and wall mount installation, you may want to consider hiring a TV installation contractor like Shultz Audio Video. If you are looking for the best TV wall mount and installation services at a cost that is priced right, contact us by clicking the button below to fill out the contact for. Or, call us at (760) 505-7461.