If you’ve bought a new TV lately, you know how many kinds of TV mounts there are. Which one is right for your TV and the room it will be in? How will you view it? Will you watch it when lying down, or sitting up, or both? How your TV is mounted makes a difference in how much you enjoy it, but getting it right can be confusing for anyone.
If your viewing angle will change, you want a mount that’s adjustable in various ways. You may need one that allows the TV to swing out or pivot for the best viewing. Flat screen TV mounts are sometimes not adjustable at all, which is fine in a den or room where you will be watching at the same angle all the time. Some of them hug the wall very closely, leaving more floor space for other things. Some are mounted from the ceiling while others are mounted on the wall, so if you have a wall that’s difficult to anchor to, a ceiling mount may best.
Which is best for you? Think about where you will watch it, how large the room is and what other activities might be occurring at the same time. Other things to think about is the weight of the TV and the price you want to pay. If in doubt, ask the salesman about specifics of the mounts. Don’t buy one unless and until you are completely satisfied that it will meet your needs.