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.