Modern flat screen TV’s are built to be displayed, not hidden in a cabinet. Simpler HDMI cables and the universal VESA mounting standard are found in most modern TVs, making them easy to use, and very popular.
If you are one of those people who are not convinced that you should have a wall mounted tv, this article will help you understand why it’s a great idea.
Reasons to Have a Wall Mounted TV
- Saves on Space. Especially if you live in a small home and you’re short on space, mounting your television on the wall is the most practical thing to do. A wall-mounted TV offers you an opportunity to create a valuable space on top of your entertainment unit or on any furniture. Mounting your TV on the wall is also a great way to accentuate its slim, sleek design. With all the cables and wires out of sight, it gives your room a cleaner, modern look. It adds to your room’s décor. You can also explore your creativity by creating photo slideshows and play it when nobody’s watching TV. This makes your unit a great wall photo album and a superb way to entertain guests.
- Safety. Mounting your TV on the wall is the safest. It prevents accidents, such as tipping or bumping. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that emergency rooms in the U.S. reported that approximately 20,000 injuries in 2010 were caused by the instability of TV sets. Thousands of injuries and deaths from fallen TV involving children are recorded every year.
- The Best Viewing Angle. Mounting your TV on the wall is not done haphazardly. You need to choose the height that will provide you the best viewing angle when watching TV. Getting the ideal viewing angle maximizes your viewing experience. This helps prevent eye or neck strain from watching at an inconvenient height. It also allows you to enjoy the full capability of your high-definition TV.
- Enhanced Performance. Mounting your TV on the wall enhances its performance. A study showed that picture quality is reduced significantly when watching a flat-panel TV off-course or off-center.
The market offers various styles and designs of wall mounts. A big number of wall mounts feature a tilt and swivel, so you can easily find the optimal viewing angle and minimize the brightness from lights coming from outside.
To wall-mount your television, you need to put four bolts in the wall that will hold a bracket, where you hang your TV. Although the process seems simple, putting the four bolts into a wall is no joke! Also, you should not attempt to wall-mount your TV if you are not sure of your walls. Attempting to do so can damage not only your TV but also your walls and home.
If you are not confident doing the job yourself, call American Air. Our qualified electricians can hide the TV’s cords and cables behind the wall, giving your living room that sleek/clutter-free look.