TV Mounts: Making the Best of your Viewing Experience
We see them almost anywhere -- at our office hallways, schools, shopping malls, and public transportation stations. TV mounts allow flat-screen TVs to be positioned for the best possible views, making them handy additions to your home theatre or commercial setup. Tilt, swivel, or fold out your TV to achieve the maximum range of viewing angles. This way you can set up your display to sit flush to the wall, move in any direction, hang from the ceiling, or stand on a desk. Best Buy offers a huge assortment of TV mounts from brands like Dynex, Rocketfish, Sanus, CorLiving, Secura, Prime Mounts, and AVF.
Types of TV Mounts
Mounts come in a variety of styles to accommodate a range of setups, whether fully adjustable, fixed, or somewhere in between. Most TVs and mounts follow the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) protocols for screen size, weight, and hole pattern, while the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification ensures your mount meets safety standards . Look for the VESA mounting compliant verification to determine compatibility. Check out this handy tool, MountFinder, to help you find the right fit.
If you want the full range of motion for optimum picture and sound quality from any seat, then a full-motion mount is what you need. An articulating arm extends the TV out from the wall so you can get it to face you no matter where you're sitting in the room. This setup is ideal for viewing from multiple spots, or for mounting the TV in the corner of a room to save space.
Tilting or swivelling adjusts the angle of your TV, horizontally or vertically, respectively. With tilting mounts, you can be sitting on your couch, on the floor, or exercising in front of your TV, and still get good picture quality while eliminating glare or reflections. A tilting mount will also let you set up the screen higher than eye level.
A fixed or low-profile mount is great if you already know your best viewing angle, and just need a setup to showcase your TV and surrounding décor. With your flat-screen display placed close to the wall, you can achieve a minimalist effect and open up your main viewing area.
Commercial-Grade TV Mounts
Commercial-grade TV mounts can be oriented and configured in different ways for specific uses, such as extra tall, dual- or multi-mount, or portable. They offer convenience features like easy installation, holders, stands, and carts, as well as brackets for ceiling, wall, or counter setup. These heavy duty mounts support landscape or portrait orientation, multiple displays installed in-line, back-to-back or in a circular pattern, and all sorts of indoor and outdoor uses, such as for digital signage, kiosk, hospitality and education.
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