A mounted TV provides a better viewing experience and eliminates the need for furniture, creating more floor space. A mounted TV is also much safer. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that TV tip-overs account for 18,900 emergency room visits each year, 66% of which are children nine or younger (see report). A mounted TV eliminates this danger.
There are 4 things to consider:
- Preferences: Consider the room into which you are mounting your TV. If you are mounting the TV higher on a wall or near the side of the room, you’ll want to consider tilt or full motion mounts.
- Weight: Your TV should weigh less than the mount capacity.
- Screen Size: Your TV’s screen size should be within the recommended screen size for the mount.
- Mounting Hole Pattern: The mounting hole pattern on the back of your TV needs to match the mounting hole pattern capabilities.