The disadvantages of stand mounts

Stand-mounting does have some disadvantages, the biggest of which is that the TV occupies surface space. You need a table-top or other flat surface to place the TV on, and it would need to be wide enough for the TV’s base stand. Often, the base stand or legs may be too wide, and won’t fit […]

Stand-mounting does have some disadvantages, the biggest of which is that the TV occupies surface space. You need a table-top or other flat surface to place the TV on, and it would need to be wide enough for the TV’s base stand. Often, the base stand or legs may be too wide, and won’t fit easily on the existing table. Furthermore, the viewing height is dependent on the height of the stand, and a lack of height there may have the TV too low for many peoples’ liking.

Another big disadvantage is the safety of your TV, as well as that of children and pets in your home. The TV is not attached to anything and simply rests steadily atop a flat surface. It can therefore easily tip over and fall with even a small accidental push, which could damage the TV itself, or hurt someone.

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TV wall mounting explained

As the name suggests, wall mounting is attaching your TV directly to a wall. Wether in your living room or bedroom, you can place the TV on a wall across from your seating, allowing you to watch from a convenient position.

Wall mounting isn’t quite as easy as stand mounting, and requires a bit of effort on the part of the user to attach the mount to the wall and the TV to the mount. If you aren’t comfortable with the use of tools or drilling holes to attach screws yourself, you may have to depend on professionals to install the wall mount and TV for you.

Most TVs today come with the option to wall mount, with a basic low-profile mount usually included in the box. Additionally, many TV makers will offer free wall-mounted installation with your purchase, so you only need to be patient and wait for the technicians to come over and do it for you.

Alternatively, you could purchase an aftermarket wall-mount separately and have it installed yourself — more on this in the next section.

Why you may want to wall mount your TV

The biggest advantage of wall mounting your TV is the space it saves. You don’t need a table or any surface space to place the TV on, which can come in handy in a small room or house. This can also be aesthetically pleasing, since it allows for a more minimalistic look and a bit more flexibility for where you can have your TV. You can also choose exactly how high on the wall you want your TV.

Wall mounting also negates the problem of size; you no longer need to worry about the TV fitting in the space you have, as long as your wall is large enough for the TV. You can therefore have a larger screen size, without worrying about how you’ll have to place it in your viewing room.

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