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We spent more than 80 hours evaluating 50 different TV mounts and narrowed that list to eight that are not only secure, but also enhance your viewing experience. This is especially true if your living room isn't square.
A good wall mount makes your TV as flexible as it needs to be for you to view it from the optimal angle. But what are the best TV wall mounts on the market today? Which ones are best for the type of wall you have? We've done the research, and this is what we've found.
This tilting wall mount allows you to move your TV with just a light touch, and installation is simple. It's sturdy too. It can hold a TV measuring 32 to 70 inches and weighing up to pounds.
This mount is also compatible with all VESA patterns up to x , so this product is likely to fit your TV, though you should still check beforehand. The Sanus mount is built of sturdy, heavy-gauge steel and comes with a year warranty. One downside to the Sanus Systems mount is that it does cost more than many other products, but its quality and warranty justify the price. It supports up to pounds and fits TVs as big as 65 inches. When flat, it sits 1.
The mount is compatible with VESA patterns up to x , which works with most TVs, though you should check your TV before purchasing a mount just in case. The OmniMount PLAY40 is our pick for the best interactive TV wall mount because it provides full horizontal and lateral movement with a sturdy articulating arm. Though not as affordable as fixed mounts, the OmniMount adds value by giving your TV setup more flexibility.
Because of its flexible nature, it also does not have a low, wall-hugging profile like many fixed mounts. It sticks out from the wall about 5. The mount swivels degrees with tilt capabilities up to 15 degrees to mitigate glare. The VideoSecu full-motion wall mount installs by attaching to a single wall stud, which gives the mount more placement flexibility than other options, many of which require a two-stud installation. The VideoSecu mount comes with everything you need for installation and a cord management system to keep your entertainment setup tidy.
It comes with extra mounting hardware to fit any installation, whether you plan to put it on a double stud, metal, concrete or brick wall. The built-in bubble level helps ensure a straightforward installation. The bracket that you attach to the wall has three height settings, so you can change the height of your TV. It also has an anti-theft locking bar, which adds an extra level of security. We know that your TV is an important centerpiece to your home entertainment system.
We did the research and put in the hours to find wall mounts that combine reliability, security and a reasonable price so you know your TV is safe when you mount it. We spent more than 80 hours evaluating dozens of TV wall mounts to find the ones best suited to fit your TV and your space.
We pored over product description pages, user reviews and star ratings, mobility specifications and installation instructions and compared our findings to determine which products work best for different circumstances, especially tricky installations like corners or brick walls.
At first glance, it may seem like all wall mounts are the same, but they do have some important differences, including tilt range, TV size compatibility and weight capacity. We suggest picking out your TV before purchasing a wall mount to ensure they are a proper match, as some mounts are only compatible with TVs up to a certain size and weight. Cost TV wall mounts can vary wildly by cost. Popularity The best way to gauge whether a product like a TV wall mount lives up to its listed specifications is to read user reviews.
Some only fit TVs between 20 and 32 inches, while others can fit models between 20 and 60 inches. We looked for mounts that fit the widest range of TV sizes. These brackets can fit almost every type of TV on the market and range in size between x millimeters and x millimeters. Still, you should always make sure the brackets on the back of your TV fit within the specifications listed for the mount.
Mobility We only considered the mobility specifications for mounts that were designed to move. We considered the maximum extension, pan, tilt and vertical movement. Having a TV stand that offers mobility allows you to get the viewing angle just right for your setup or adjust it whenever you need to. Some mounts have an arm option, which extends the TV further out from the wall than a traditional mount would. This is a great solution if you need to mount the TV in a corner, or if you want to be able to access cords, devices, ports or anything you plan on keeping behind the TV.
TV wall mounts require either a single stud or a double stud. If this is the case, you need to determine whether your studs are separated by 16 or 24 inches. Many mounts come with a built-in level. Services like Handy let you set up an appointment for a technician to come over and install the mount. Depending on where you buy your mount, such as Best Buy, also offer similar services.
Even though choosing a TV wall mount may seem straightforward, it can actually have a great impact on your TV viewing experience and the feel of your living room. Large flat-screen TVs aren't cheap, and you don't want an inadequate TV mount to fail and drop your entertainment hub to the floor.
Making sure your TV is secure and the mount is reliable is of the utmost importance. Buying a TV wall mount that has been UL certified gives you peace of mind that the product will literally hold up its end of the bargain.
A mount with UL approval means it has gone through additional third-party quality testing. This process is designed to ensure that each mount is capable of holding at least four times the amount of weight it advertises being able to support. So, if your TV weighs 30 pounds, UL approval means that the mount should be able to hold pounds, if not more.
Most mounts on the market today are capable of supporting weight ratings between approximately and pounds. Be sure that you double check the weight of your particular TV model along with the maximum weight capacity of the TV mount, which should be listed right on the device, before making a purchase. Mounts that have undergone the UL certification process will have the UL mark either directly on their chassis or printed on a sticker on the chassis. As a general rule of thumb, most name-brand wall mounts have UL approval.
OmniMount's fully adjustable TV mount is great for those who need fliexibility. This full-motion wall mount has a sturdy, single-stud mounting plate. If you want your TV fixed securely in one position, this Mount-It model is a good choice.
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