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How to accessorize your TV today

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Want to polish your entertainment system so it looks sharp, messy cables are untangled or hidden, and components are close at hand? Omnimount has always underscored the importance of safely – and stylishly – integrating technology into the home. Take a look at our colorful e-book, How to Accessorize Your New TV, for ideas. Explore a variety of rooms with mounted TV solutions and see how the right accessories make any space more functional and fashion-forward.

Mounting your TV on the wall is a great way to prevent a potentially dangerous situation, especially if your TV will be used in a high-traffic area or in a household with kids and pets. Choose between fixed, tilt, full motion, or interactive mounts. To get the most out of your media room, be sure to pick a spot to mount your TV that’s near electrical outlets.

After your TV is mounted, here are four steps to adding style to your space:

  1. Make sure you’re not putting stress on cables – stretching, sharply bending, or setting heavy objects on them can damage the wires, causing signal failures that affect sound and picture quality. If insulation is frayed or worn, replace the cable.
  2. Add an AV wall shelf to hold components: A sleek wall shelf is a great solution to hold a soundbar, satellite/cable box or gaming console near the TV.
  3. Manage loose cables: Cable management is an important final step. Not only will it create a pro-quality finished look, but it’ll also secure cables that could otherwise be pulled out or tripped on.
  4. Speaking of cables, label them so it’s easy to identify what goes to the TV, speakers, and components. (A bread bag ring and indelible marker is fine, but so is a fancy label maker.)

Have questions? OmniMount has you covered! Call our 24/7 customer care team at 1.800.MOUNT.IT.

Curved TV’s: why they’re a viewer favorite

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Thinking of embracing the newest “concept entry” in the world of home theater electronics? Sales of curved TV’s are exploding among mainstream consumers, not just tech aficionados eager to buy the latest and greatest. While some still call curved TV’s a gimmick, it does look like they’re here to stay.

The top reasons many viewers have fallen for the curve:

  1. The rounded nature of the TV contours draws you in for an immersive viewing experience.
  2. Depth is deeper, so perception is enhanced, similar to watching a 3D movie.
  3. Width is wider, so the image seems to stretch even further, and is accurate from side views.
  4. Better contrast and sharpness, especially at the edges, makes for a richer picture.
  5. From an interior design perspective, curved TV’s look cool!

Some viewers think the experience rivals that of going to the movies, in fact, many commercial cinemas use curved screens. One consumer electronics reporter sums up his experiment, a month after adding a curved 65-inch TV to his home theater:

“For my efforts, I’ve gained almost 6 pounds, thanks to roughly 32 bags of microwave popcorn washed down with several gallons of Mr. Pibb – and developed a suspicious numbness in my left leg. It was totally worth it…” We’ve got tips for you on staying fit and burning calories while enjoying your TV at home.

The one drawback that we hear often from people considering a curved TV purchase? They’re afraid the shape will make a wall-mount difficult or awkward. Who wants to be limited to a desktop or floor stand display? That defeats the whole home theater look and feel that has made flat screens so popular. No fear. OmniMount’s open architecture product design ensures our wall mounts are compatible with most of the new curved TV’s. They’re also future-proof, so as technology advances, you can keep up — without having to replace your mount.

More questions about choosing a mount for your curved TV? Ask your retailer for assistance or give us a call at 1-800-MOUNT-IT (800-668-6848). Phone support is available 24 hours a day, a 7 days per week.

 

New curved TV? We’ve got you covered!

CurvedYou just got a curved TV — now what? Don’t be fooled into thinking that you’re limited to a mount for only that TV type. OmniMount’s full motion and interactive wall mounts will still work on a majority of the curved TV’s now hitting the market. You have a range of choices for setting up and enjoying the immersive, wraparound effect of your curved TV.

A wall mount is the safest mount. After purchasing this popular new technology, the last thing you need is to have your curved TV come crashing down because someone knocked it over. Property damage is bad enough, but worse yet is the risk that someone may get hurt.

You need a strong and reliable mount, one that will not fail you when you need it most. Rest easy, durable OmniMount products undergo performance tests that exceed the industry’s most rigid standards.

Curved TV’s are the newest wave of technology, but are they here to stay? That depends on who you ask. Some experts say so, and others say no. Either way, open-architecture design means our mounts will continue to be useful so you won’t have to replace them anytime soon.

OmniMount mounts can be found online and at certain local retailers such as Lowes and Sam’s Club.

More questions about choosing a mount for your curved TV? Ask your retailer for assistance or call us at 1-800-MOUNT-IT (800-668-6848). Phone support is available 24 hours a day, a 7 days per week!

 

 

 

 

Super Bowl Safety Check

Game Time - PLAY25XIf you’re anywhere near as excited for the Super Bowl as we are in Phoenix, chances are you’re planning something fun. Whether the day calls for watching the game with family, out at a bar or over at the neighbor’s, now is a great time to assess the needs of your own home theater, and in particular, your TV mount (or lack thereof). TVs in crowded rooms, especially those with kids and pets, can pose a potential tip hazard. Mounting a large TV to the wall with a UL certified TV mount is the best way to prevent accidental tip-overs, plus, a mount can actually improve the viewing location and angle of the TV, making for an all-around better viewing experience!

So if you haven’t done so, assess the safety of your home theater setup and make sure you’re ready for game day. Have questions? Call 800.668.6848 to chat with a knowledgeable customer care team member 24/7. Or visit SafeKids.Org to learn more about protecting your family from this and other preventable injuries.

More power to you!

It’s time to put an end to the fear that some women still face when installing things in their home. As  Pinterest ideas run rampant and DIY crafts and projects become ever more popular, it’s a good time to remember that improving your TV setup can easily be added to the list of at-home projects, all you need is a quality product and a power drill.

As the Pretty Handy Girl perfectly puts it, “If a human can do it, then there’s a 95% chance that you can too.” It’s a good mantra to remember as you start listing out the necessary home theater improvements, like giving your shifty bookshelf a break and finally wall mounting your TV.

First, pick a mount that complements your space and TV activities. Have a big window in a small room that’s causing afternoon glare? Try a tilt mount. Need to pan between the kitchen and living room? Full motion does it with ease. Is your TV the central hub for hanging out with friends, playing games and watching 3D movies? Go with the most flexible option – interactive.

Assemble your tools. As part of the OmniMount package you’ll have a complete hardware kit (Grade 5 hardware, to be exact, which means it’s hardened to increase strength) and an install template.* Get out your pencil and power drill and follow the step-by-step instructions, or watch one of the many install videos that are available on YouTube.

Grab a gal-pal or do it alone. Larger TVs can be awkward for one person to maneuver, so invite a girlfriend over to help. If nothing else, she can act as an advisor and tweet pics of your progress.

In no time you’ll have a fancy wall mounted TV, poised and ready for a chick flick marathon. So forget the myth that mounting is a man’s job and prove to yourself that ladies have what it takes to get the job done. And don’t forget to “pin” it!

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*Not every product comes with an install template. If you have questions about choosing the right mount, let an expert customer care specialist guide you by calling 1.800.MOUNT IT.