How to Mount a TV to a Wall

Sitting up straight for two hours of watching TV can be a real neck strain. TV Mounting¬†ideally at eye level, can help. To do it right, though, you’ll need to know a few key terms and standards. Familiarizing yourself with these can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration at the time of installation. If you’re moving from a TV stand to a wall mount, the first thing you’ll need to do is pick a mount that will work for your space. There are many different types, ranging from basic fixed mounts that only take up 2 inches of space to articulating mounts that can move the TV around the room and extend up to 3 feet. The type of mount you choose will depend on your room layout, viewing angle preferences, and who the TV is meant for. Most TV wall mounts are rated by the screen size and weight they can hold. Look for this information in the product description when shopping online. The more specific the information, the easier it will be to narrow your choices. Another factor to consider when choosing a TV mount is whether you want the mount to be able to tilt or move left to right. If you’re planning on watching TV from a bed or couch, a tilting mount is the best choice because it will let you adjust the angle of the screen to improve line of sight and reduce glare. However, if you plan to use your TV in the kitchen or dining room, a full-motion mount would give you more flexibility for watching from multiple locations in the room. Lastly, keep in mind that all flat-screen TVs require cords to power the unit, which will need to be routed from the TV to an outlet somewhere

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