Three Things to Consider Before Buying a TV Wall Mount

A solid, strong wall mount can get your TV off its stand, open up your room, and save you a lot of floor space.

TV mounted on wall
Before you buy a TV mount, make sure it’s strong enough to support the weight and configured to accommodate the attachment pattern on the back of your TV.Vidal Balielo Jr.

Enter TV wall mounts. These things are a game-changer for your living room, as well as for your TV viewing experience. As much as we wish it was as simple as having one TV wall mount to choose from, it is not. There are a wide variety of options that come with a variety of different features. Thus, it’s important to know what you need in your TV wall mount before buying the first one you see. You first need your mount to be the right size for your TV. Second, determine how much swivel you need, and third, decide how much you are willing to pay. Here is some other thoughts on all three considerations.

Size

VideoSecu Mounts Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket
This may seem obvious, but if you haven’t shopped for a TV wall mount, it may be easy to choose the wrong size.VideoSecu

Just like your TV came in a specific size, your TV wall mount will be a specific size built to fit your television. This fit includes not only the size of your TV, but also its weight, which is very important. We are thinking you wouldn’t be a fan of watching your TV crash and burn right after setting it up, right? Don’t try to get a smaller mount for a bigger TV—the chances of it ending in disaster are far too high.

Swivel

Full Motion TV Mount with Height Setting FOZIMOA TV Wall Mount
Watching your television from different angles of the room sounds fun, doesn’t it?FOZIMOA

There is a major factor in purchasing a TV wall mount that often goes unnoticed. This is the amount of swivel in the arm. How big of a range of space do you need your TV to cover? If you only have one main spot for viewing, then a smaller swivel ability is great. But if you’ve got seating all over your living you want to watch your TV from, you’re going to need something with a bigger swivel range.

Price

EVERVIEW TV Wall Mount Bracket
There are some products where cheaper isn’t always better, and a TV mount is one of them.EVERVIEW

You don’t always need to spend more money to get a better product. When it comes to a TV wall mount, however, you don’t want to get something super cheap, or else you’re going to super regret it. A cheap TV wall mount may not be strong enough to hold up your TV, and that is not a lesson you want to learn the hard way. There is no need to pay an exorbitant amount for your mount. But do your homework and read reviews before you buy a TV wall mount simply because it’s cheap.

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