TV Mounts & Brackets
Finding the right wall mount for your TV
If you already have your TV, check the owner's manual for mounting guidelines. Some TVs require that you use a specific bracket, but most models have standard-spaced mounting holes in back that are compatible with a number of brackets. When you find a bracket that appears to be a good fit for your TV, be sure to check that your TV falls within the bracket's recommended range for screen size and weight. It's very important to choose a bracket that is designed to support your TV's weight
Tilt mount — By providing vertical angle adjustment, this wall mount type makes it easy to compensate for a TV positioned above the optimum viewing level. The tilt mechanism causes the TV to be spaced a bit further out from the wall — typically at least 2-1/2". Common applications include TVs mounted above a fireplace or high on a bedroom wall. The angle adjustment can also help to counteract screen reflections from windows or room lights — an issue for many plasma TVs and some LCDs. If you are one that frequently needs to connect a video source to your TV, a tilt mounts provides easier access to the back of the TV than a flat mount.
Articulating mount — The most sophisticated, versatile type of mount. It provides the greatest tilt/swivel flexibility. The arm folds back so the TV can be close to the wall when not in use. Because this type can move the TV several inches out from the wall, it allows a wider range of side-to-side swivel. Articulating mounts work very well if you have a custom cabinet that was designed to house a rear-projection TV. We are able to mount the TV to the wall and bring the arm forward so that the TV is flush with the cabinet.
Flat mount — This is the simplest, lowest-cost type of mount. It places the TV closer to the wall than other mount types— as little as .82" away. A flat wall mount has no angle adjustments — the TV screen's position is parallel to the wall. This type of mount is a good choice for plasma, LCD and LED TVs, which have the widest horizontal and vertical viewing angles.
Tilt/swivel mount — By adding side-to-side swivel adjustment, this wall mount is a smart solution when a TV needs to be angled to provide the best viewing. It's also great for rooms with more than one usual viewing spot.
Wall-mount component racks — A space-saving way to place components near a wall-mounted TV. This setup can also reduce visible dangling wires.
TV floor stands — A convenient way to place your TV and components. A smart option if you'd rather avoid the hassle of wall-mounting.
Ceiling mounts — These mounts are used more for commercial installations than in homes. They're a popular choice for restaurants and bars. It's best for situations where a TV can work well when mounted high, like near the ceiling, or for applications where wall space is limited. Some mounts are automated to drop out of the ceiling. They can accommodate either DLP projectors or flat panel TVs-
Automated Lifts — Lifts are automated and fit perfectly inside your favorite piece of furniture to create an aesthetically pleasing TV installation. It includes a unique cable management system allowing cables to move freely within the lift. There are also available lifts that can recess back into your ceiling that will allow a DLP Projector or a Flat Panel Television screen to come down with a touch of a button.