Monthly Archives: November 2012

Deck the Walls on Black Friday

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and to join the throngs of people seeking Black Friday deals! This year, like many others, is sure to behold an impressive selection of TVs and electronics.

If you plan on snatching up a deal – and Robert Silva has compiled quite a list in his Home Theater and TV Black Friday Sales Round-Up 2012 – don’t forget to ask yourself the oh-so-important question, “How are you going to mount that?”

In the thrill of the moment it’s easy to forget about TV accessories. But mounting a TV offers safety, style and added functionality. So whether you or someone you know is braving the crowds this Friday for a doorbuster deal, be sure to keep in mind the finishing touches.

If you need help finding the perfect solution, read about our newest mount category, Interactive, or enter the TV model into our MountFinder to see all of the compatible products.

Share with us how you plan to deck your walls this holiday season!

Why a new TV mount category? You oughta know!

For years there have been four TV wall mount categories: fixed, tilt, full motion and motorized. There’s a case to be made for the viability of each, but it’s time to get familiar with a new player.

Think about your TV for a second. How often do you find yourself watching the TV from another room or vantage point other than the couch? For instance, cleaning out the kitchen cupboards while watching Hoarders or catching up on the news while ironing your work clothes.

What constitutes a home theater room is evolving. It’s still a place to watch your favorite shows and movies, but it’s also a place to play, socialize and work. This means, in many cases, it’s no longer enough to mount your TV on the wall solely for perfect couch viewing.

So OmniMount is evolving, too, and INTERACTIVE TV mounting with height adjustability is the result. What’s the key benefit? You get the best picture and sound whether laying, sitting or standing. Plus, and this is a big plus, it’s the best solution available for TVs mounted higher on the wall.

There will be a lot of cool TV technology on display at CES 2013, as TVs get larger, lighter and higher definition, and OmniMount will be there too, with the solutions inspired by you. You are exploring where TVs are mounted and how they’re being used. We’re bringing you the categories to make your vision the very best reality.

Come visit us at booth #26121 or check back here in January for show updates.

Say YES to commercial breaks!

The time we spend sitting during the day can really add up. The New York Times posted a blog, Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit. by Gretchen Reynolds, exploring the link between time spent watching TV and greater health risks. But Sitting Disease, as it’s referred, isn’t defined by TV usage. Sitting in front of the TV is a factor, though, along with time spent sitting in the car, at a desk or at the dinner table.

If you’re worried we’re going to suggest you unplug your TiVo, relax. As with so many things in life, it’s all about creating a healthy balance. Instead of banishing your TV to the closet, try adopting a few simple solutions to break up the time you spend sitting in front of it. And if you’ve ever wondered just how many hours you spend sitting during the day, give Ergotron’s Sitting Time Calculator a try.

  1. Get up and stretch during commercial breaks (see, they CAN be beneficial!!).
  2. Simultaneously do your laundry. The buzzer to move your clothes is a great reminder to move your body.
  3. Turn it into a game. Pick a code word or two and assign each a form of movement. Every time you hear the code word it’s a reminder to stand and stretch or take a bio break.
  4. Use your TV for activities that promote movement. Have a dance or sports competition with family or friends.
  5. Mount your TV with a product that encourages standing. OmniMount’s PLAY40DS can alternate between sit-stand positions for the best picture and most comfort.

The options are endless. The important thing is to find something that works for you.

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