TV Mounting

A Planning Guide

San Diego, ever wondered what TV mounting entails? When it comes to upgrading up your TV watching experience, finding the right size is a simple first step. But there are a lot of challenges that can lead to big mistakes down the line that a lot of people never consider. It’s not as straightforward as hanging a picture, especially outside. In fact, it can be complicated. For this reason, you should always have a plan when you get a new TV. Otherwise, that investment could end up on the ground or placed in a spot that is not ideal from where you are watching.

After all, what you don’t want to do is make the mistake of finding something out the hard way. Like, hanging your TV on the wall only to realize the plug won’t make it to the power outlet. Or worse, you make the mistake of buying the wrong TV mount but only realize that after you try to hang your TV. Mounting a TV on the wall requires a little bit of planning. So, before you start drilling holes in the wall, start by thinking where you want to put your TV.

TV Mounting: Location

Start Here

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. 

Location Considerations:

  • 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

TV Mount Selection (Fixed, Tilt, Swivel or Full Motion Mount)

Next Step

Whether you choose a fixed, tilted, or full 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 short description of each type of TV wall mount below:

  • Fixed: 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
  • Swivel: pivots to the left and to the right to accommodate viewing from within a room
  • Tilting: tilts up or down recommended when reflections from windows or lighting interfere with TV or for better viewing when installed higher on a wall
  • Full Motion: 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

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.

TV Mounting Service

Last Step

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.

As a provider of TV Installation and mounting services in San Diego, we bring high value to each of our clients by providing the highest level of service and fair prices. At Shultz Audio Video, our values drive who we are and what we do. We pride ourselves on building one-to-one relationships with each of our clients. We are passionate about providing the very best whole home audio, home theater, and smart home solutions on the market. Contact us at (760) 505-7461 to book your appointment or simply click on the button below and fill out the form.

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