Best Wall Mount Buying Guideline and Tips

Buy The Best Wall Mount Guideline and Tips

Today I will help you to buy the best wall mount guideline and tips

Buy the best Wall Mount Guideline and Tips

What is the best TV wall mount?

You have probably decided which new snazzy 4K HDR TV you want to buy and are already getting giddy about having it hung on the wall so you can straightaway enjoy your fave Netflix series. However, you thought the task of deciding which TV was difficult… and now you are scratching your head at the vast range of TV wall brackets and mounts. How on earth do you know which one to get? Well, rest assured, we will not only recommend to you the best TV wall bracket for your home situation, but we will also make sure you know how to install it. Now Take a look at the Youtube video below to learn about Buy the best Wall Mount Guideline and Tips.

How to find the best TV wall brackets?

For guaranteeing the best TV experience, finding the right TV bracket is extremely important. With a correctly positioned TV, you can enjoy optimal TV viewing. With the wrong TV bracket, you could be squinting at a screen with a stiff neck or not have the flexibility to watch TV from another part of your house.

Before buying a TV bracket, you need to consider: Do you want your TV to look smart and be flush against the wall in a central location? Do you want to be able to rotate it so you can watch the big match from an adjacent room? Is it in the corner of the lounge next to the window and you might need to tilt it away from glare? If you know how you want your TV positioned, then you are already halfway there

Buy the best Wall Mount Guideline and Tip

One Guide to Rule Them All

Our guide to selecting the correct television wall mount uses the specification standards unique to Cable Chick, but the same steps can be used when shopping at any retailer who carries quality TV brackets – just ensure they disclose all the critical specs and be sure to ask if any information is missing. It only takes one wrong measurement to turn a simple DIY job into a customer service headache!

Step 1 – Getting to Know Your TV

If you’ve already purchased your television, you can take measurements directly from the user guide or with a measuring tape. If you haven’t made a purchase yet and intend to buy from a retail store, you can take your measurements from the demo models on display.  purchasing online, you may need to look up the manufacturer website for the full details. Big brands like Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and LG regularly make user guides available for download, too.

The main specifications you need to know about your TV ahead of time are:

  • Weight of the TV (without stand)
  • Dimensions of the TV (width and height)
  • Bolt-hole spacing for attaching a bracket (measured between centers)

That last one can be difficult to ascertain via information online. Many manufacturers don’t list the bolt-hole spacing or only link to their own brand of wall mount. If you can’t find out the exact measurements for the mounting points on your intended TV, we have universal brackets that are flexible enough to remain compatible and cost-effective. Commonly, screens compatible with the VESA Mounting Interface Standard will have that specification shown in shorthand, eg: VESA100, VESA400, etc. These are easily expanded back into actual dimensions (in millimetres) ie: VESA100 = 100mm x 100mm. This figure is helpful when checking to see if a universal bracket can be arranged to suit a VESA configuration

Step 2 – Choose Your Wall

With very few exceptions, you can’t hang all brackets on just any wall. Large TVs need large brackets, and these, in turn, need very good load-bearing structural support. For most timber-frame homes, this means a spot on the wall where two studs are available and no electrical wiring is in the way. Standard stud spacing on interior walls is 600mm, but 450mm is also common. Be sure to check that your intended wall has adequate support behind it to suit the width of the bracket.

If this is shaping up to be a problem, there are some workarounds. One is to choose a different television or bracket which is compatible with your available stud(s). The other is to install a load-bearing panel or ‘false wall’ between studs to provide a secure anchor point at just the right place. Done professionally, this can add a lot of class to a room, too. It may even give you better options for mounting speakers alongside.

Solid timber, concrete and masonry walls don’t suffer from the same placement limitations…

Once you have a bracket in mind, it’s a good idea to revisit this step to double-check it will definitely fit. It’s a real let-down when you go to mount your TV only to find the wall isn’t going to accept it safely

Step 3 – Select a Bracket Type

The next step is to make a decision regarding major wall bracket features. Some features can exclude others, and occasionally a compromise must be made. The three main styles are:

  • Flush or Low-Profile – minimum space between the wall and the TV
  • Tilting – angle the TV down towards the couch for the best view
  • Extending or Dual-Pivot – great for in corners and free movement control

Each design has its own pros and cons, so if you’re undecided about which bracket type suits all your needs, keep reading to learn about their strengths and weaknesses.

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Flush and Low Profile TV Wall Mounts

Slim brackets keep the television close to the wall, which increases the strength of the assembly and keeps the panel out of the way as much as possible. For smaller TVs, some very low profile mounting systems can work directly on plasterboard without backing studs.

The downfall of this space-saving is limited cabling access. Ensure your intended TV has downwards- or sideways-facing power and AV sockets so that nothing will poke into the wall. Also, consider the need for cable management accessories like right-angle HDMI adapters and wall plates to keep everything tidy.

Best for: Safety, picture-frame style hanging, small rooms, retail displays

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Tilting TV Wall Mounts

Brackets that boast an adjustable up/down tilt are the most popular, offering a flexible middle ground between low-profile and extending mounts. Generally, you only need about 5 to 10 degrees of downwards pitch to prevent glare and offer maximum visual clarity. Tilting brackets allow you to mount your TV a little higher to keep it away from pets and children.

Tilting brackets need more rear clearance to account for the movable arms. If adjusted incorrectly, there is potential for damaging walls should the mounting arms strike the plaster. Tilting brackets can work well for very large and heavy TVs, so timber, stud or masonry mounting is essential.

Best for: Most home theatre rooms, avoiding sunlight or glare, elevated installations

Extending TV Wall Mounts

Extending TV Wall Mounts

Regularly described on Cable Chick as a ‘Dual Pivot’ mount, these large brackets offer total flexibility. With an extending wall mount, you can pull the TV out away from the wall, swivel it left and right, plus tilt it up and down. To save on cost, none of our brackets have gas-assisted armatures, so they rely on gravity and the weight of the panel to hold them steady. This makes them versatile and cost-effective, but not all of them are suitable for the elderly or infirm.

Extending brackets need enough cable slack and management to ensure that all power and AV connections will reach when at full stretch, and still be tidy when retracted. Due to cantilever flex, extending brackets can sag a little when extended, and require a very secure mounting point. DIY is not recommended for inexperienced installers.

Best for: Recesses, corners, exact placement flexibility

Step 4 – Process of Elimination

Now that you have your TV measurements at hand, and you know what style of bracket you’re after, you can go through the specification checklist below to narrow down the right bracket for you. To start with, you can use our Product Search box to get the relevant bracket types together in one list with these keywords:

  • Flush
  • Tilting or
  • Dual Pivot

Step 5 – Installation

Cable Chick strongly recommends that all Mounts & Brackets be installed by a qualified professional. Our brackets are made tough, so in most cases, the weakest point will be the fastening to the wall. If you are in any doubt about installing a wall, ceiling or desk mount, please consult a professional tradesperson.

TVs can also be difficult to manage due to their size, with many modern panels over 40″ requiring at least two people to move them safely. As a retailer, Cable Chick is only responsible for the product and the parts provided with it; so it’s best to avoid taking risks which might lead to damage to your wall, TV or bracket which aren’t covered by warranty.

Process Complete!

Once you’ve run through the steps above, you should have narrowed your choices down to one or two options. Purchasing a TV mounting bracket on CableChick.com.au is easy, and you don’t want to have to pay postage to exchange a big heavy bracket that isn’t suitable! Double-check everything before you hit the buy button!

If you’re planning to do the installation yourself, check to ensure that you have a spirit level if you need one. You can also make your own drilling templates using cardboard cut to the size of your TV – this can help you decide on placement before you make holes, too.

VESA Adapter Plates

During the process above, you may have found a VESA wall mount that’s perfect in every way except that it doesn’t match the same VESA standard as your TV. In many cases, you can use one of our VESA Adapter plates to upgrade a smaller bracket to suit a larger Television.

Care must be taken to ensure that the weight rating; in particular, is not exceeded, as a larger screen at the end of a small extension arm puts a lot of cantilever force on the mounting point at the wall. You can use an adapter plate with extra spacers to make a large bracket suit a smaller screen, but a reduction like this can look very untidy.

Safety Precautions

There are several safety precautions that parents can take when it comes to setting up family television in order to keep the little ones safe.

    • Always ensure that you don’t modify the TV’s electrical plug in any way, and make sure the cord is securely plugged into the electrical outlet in order to prevent electrical shock or potential fires.
    • Always be sure to check the stability of your television. If it tips or rocks with little effort, you’ll want to secure it in some manner, or perhaps move it to a more secure location. Be mindful that furniture can also be rock (or climb – drawers pull out make excellent steps for little ones), which may result in your TV tipping over – so assess that risk factor as well. For CRT-style televisions, ensure they’re set up low and stable or consider recycling them for a newer flat-screen model, and for flat-screen TVs, you should seriously consider wall-mounting them in order to decrease the chance of tipping and toppling.
    • If using a TV wall-mounting kit, ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions to have the best and safest fit possible. If your TV or mounting kit came with a warranty or registration card, be sure to complete the form and mail it into the manufacturer. This way, you’ll be notified of any recalls or other safety information in the event of a problem with your model. Surveys done by the Consumer Reports National Research Center; show that most people seldom or never take this essential safety step.
    • The best solution to keep the TV out of harm’s way is to mount; it on the wall so there’s no chance of it toppling off stands. Manufacturer approved brackets, braces and wall straps should be used to ensure TVs are fastened securely. Install the TV where it cannot be push, pullover or knockdown. In that same vein, route cords and cables connect to the television; so that they’re out of reach and cannot be tripped over; pulled or grabbed by young children.

 

  • If your only option is to place your TV on furniture; you can purchase products that allow you to “lock” your flat screen securely to the wall behind it.

Similarly to wall straps, you can use anti-top straps to secure your TV to the top of the furniture; it’s resting on – but the stand needs to be heavy enough to support the weight of your television.

 

    • Also, never place the television on furniture that can potentially be use as steps, like a chest of drawers.


Always use a mount, attachments and accessories that have been recommend by the TV; a manufacturer and have a safety certification by an independent laboratory (such as UL, CSA and ETL).
It’s crucial that the wall or ceiling that you are mounting your television on is appropriate; some mounts are not manufacture to be mount onto walls or ceilings with steel studs or cinder block construction.
When wall mounting; make sure you have at least one other person to help you to prevent potential accidents; from the TV’s heavyweight.Lastly, always use service personnel if you’re not completely confident in your abilities to correctly mount your TV.Select a place with no direct sunlight to prevent reflections and good ventilation so it doesn’t overheat.

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