One of the advantages offered by modern flat TVs is that they are easy to hang on the wall. This is something that helps you see the screen comfortably lying on the bed or simply have more space at home by not needing a table or other furniture to support the TV. It is also a good idea to mount the TV to the wall so that children can not reach it or knock it over and hurt themselves.
However, it is essential that the TV wall mount is resistant and of high quality, to avoid possible accidents. You should consider using models which are compatible with TVs from 26 to 42 inches (or even larger) and allow full rotation and tilt adjustment to adapt it to the position you need.
There are even models with a double bar design suitable for TVs up to 65 inches, being able to adjust both the rotation and tilt easily.
What to look out for
In spite of how simple some mounting products may seem, there are always good points and bad points; here are some things to look out for:
- Can the mounting be tilted up and down?
- Can it be rotated 180 degrees so that you have the precise angle of vision according to your needs?
- As with many of these products, you may have to change the studs for some of greater resistance, especially if you want to support a large TV.
All major brands sell their own mountings, but of course, many times they are much more expensive than third-party mountings. Compare various options before making a final purchase decision.
Connections and cables
You also need to see what kind of connections you have on your back and where they are placed. This is important, since not all televisions have the connectors in the same place, and you must also take into account if the connection is perpendicular to the back of the screen or if it is done in parallel to it.
Depending on the wall mount, it can be a bit of a headache to connect new cables to it.
What devices do you want to connect? Consoles? Home cinema? Antenna cable? A receiver for television by cable or satellite? Digital sound connection? It is worth making a list and also include the characteristics of the cables before making any purchases.
Another thing to bear in mind: buy one or several USB extension cables, so that you can connect pen drives, hard drives, keyboards, or other devices to your television. Leaving these extensions connected to your TV will save you headaches later.
The internet connection, fundamental
How are you going to connect your Smart TV to the internet? The best option is evidently by network cable, the second-best option is with a PLC with good bandwidth and the third with Wi-Fi.
In summary, hanging a TV on the wall requires some planning on your part, but once in position and connected it is a unique experience.