How to Choose the Right TV Bracket
Posted on December 13th, 2010
While choosing the right TV brackets, the color and type of the bracket are the main things to be considered. Though some shops offer a TV bracket as a package with the purchase of a new television set, the customer should be cautious to make note of a few important things before choosing one. It should be such that an expensive television set gets adequate protection and support, besides providing a hassle-fee view from convenient angles, without straining the viewer’s eye or muscle.
Firstly, the color of the TV brackets with regard to the interiors should be decided beforehand, such that it enhances the décor. It is basically designed to make the interior clutter-free and unobtrusive, and the purpose is well-achieved, provided the customer chooses the right type of TV brackets. So, the next thing to be considered is the type, as various types are offered in the market, ranging from simple and cost-effective ones to sophisticated and expensive brackets.
It is important to decide, where the television set would be placed, on the wall. If the spot is straight in front of the seating area, so that there is no need to move the television set, then a flat TV bracket would be ideal. It is less expensive and fits very close to the wall, so that it is almost hidden from view, after installation.
Several people find that the tilting TV bracket offers more convenience, particularly when the TV is to be mounted at a level higher than the eye-line. As indicated by the name, it allows the screen to be tilted upwards or downwards, about a central axis. Therefore, the viewer can adjust the screen for an optimal viewing angle. It would be fixed at a few centimeters off the wall, to provide a favorable degree of movement.
If the television set is to be placed in a corner or if it has to be moved farther from the wall, to get a favorable viewing position, then a swivel TV bracket would be ideal. It offers a good amount of flexibility, so that the TV can be pulled to a desired position into the room. In order to allow such a swivel movement, this type of bracket is considerably heavy, and offers a safe support for the latest expensive television sets, including LCDs and plasma TVs.
Another factor that should be verified is the screen specification. The screen specification of the television screen, a measure of the screen’s diagonal, and that of the TV bracket should be the same. The horizontal distance between the fixing holes, behind the television set should be less than that of the bracket.
Thus, having selected the right type of TV bracket, the customer can rest assured of a lasting décor, and convenient viewing.