Most people buy a mount when they are buying their TV. But, think about how counterintuitive that is. Here is an example, say you buy a 65 inch TV and a fixed wall mount to go with it based on the TV’s size and weight. While this is one aspect of choosing the right TV mount, what most people overlook is the location. The issue with this, fixed means it cannot move. So, if you have various areas within a room where you will be watching TV, like the dining room, you can forget about it.
Fixed means just that, fixed! This means no tilt or swivel and no extra viewing areas. This is the end result of making the mistake of buying a mount before you consider the location. Keep in mind, it’s not just the location of your TV you need to consider, but also the components and wires. To avoid mistakes like this, here is what you need to consider.
- Consider how the TV will be viewed
- Find a place with easy access to power outlets
- Determine where you will put your wires will you have in-wall concealment or will you hide them if not in wall (cable raceways, etc.)
- Where you will place components such as cable/satellite boxes, gaming consoles etc.
- Seating & TV positions (viewing & angle) if there multiple viewing areas (you need a swivel mount or full motion mount)
- Stud locations