Daily Archives: April 11, 2011

The Ins and Outs of Mounting Types

At OmniMount, we realize that choosing a mount for your flat panel TV can be overwhelming. With so many options available, you may find yourself asking, “Which type of mount is right for me?” While choosing the right mount is not difficult, it does require that you consider how and where your flat panel TV will be used. In general, there are four criteria for you to consider: viewing area, viewing height, viewing flexibility/convenience and room lighting.

For example, if you will be placing your flat panel TV up high over a fireplace, a fixed mount doesn’t offer a good viewing angle. If you have a window behind your sofa, you should consider a tilt mount to reduce glare. Or, if you have a great room or game room with a wide viewing area, you’re probably going to want a full motion mount – either manual or motorized. In an effort to help you choose which type of mount is best for you, here are some tips.

Full Motion: A full motion mount – whether manual or motorized – offers a wide range of viewing options and is best for the following situations:

  • When you’d like your TV to be viewable from multiple angles
  • When you have a large viewing area and want to avoid screen washout or image distortion
  • When you want to be able to pull your TV away from the wall for ideal viewing and return it against the wall when not in use
  • When you want to reduce glare on the screen

Tilt: A tilt mount is designed to allow you change the position of your TV to help reduce certain issues you may have in your room:

  • When you have a limited and narrow viewing area
  • When your flat panel needs to be mounted higher on the wall, like above fireplaces
  • When you want to reduce glare on the screen

Fixed: A fixed mount gives you the slimmest profile possible and is perfect for ultrathin TVs in the following situations:

  • When you have a designated viewing area
  • When you are eye-level with the middle or bottom of your TV when seated on a chair or sofa
  • When there is minimal bright light so screen glare is not an issue
 There you have it – a complete guide to picking out the perfect mount for your flat panel!