Choosing the right TV mounting bracket is a very important part of designing your entertainment area. With a little knowledge and consideration of your situation, it can become a fairly simple choice.

To make the right choice, you need to think about the room the TV is being placed in, how high up on the wall it will be mounted, and how you want to design the space.

Fixed TV Brackets

Fixed mounts are what they sound like. They allow you to have your television sit flush against the wall as if it were a framed painting. They look great and are an ideal option for a space where there is only one viewing position.

Fixed mounts can make the viewing area feel larger because the television is sitting flat against the wall, making the surrounding space feel more spacious. If you want the low profile look, you may be interested in getting one of the super slim brackets that sit as little as 10mm away from the wall.

If you are thinking about getting a fixed mount, you need to be very sure about the location of your TV. You want the TV to sit at perfect eye level to ensure a comfortable viewing experience. If the TV is mounted anywhere higher or lower than the eye-level of the people viewing it, the angle and colour will be slightly off.

You also need to make sure it is in a position where it will not be affected by glare or light. The easiest way of combating this is to have the TV in a room with dark curtains and away from west-facing windows.

Tilt TV Brackets

A tilt mount allows your TV to be tilted so that it can be viewed at an angle, depending where the viewers are sitting. This type of TV bracket is becoming increasingly popular as people seek to mount their TV’s above fireplaces and other high areas on their walls. Using a tilt mount is paramount if you plan on mounting your television above eye level.

The downward tilt allows you to position the screen to get rid of glare as well as facing it directly at viewers. This prevents neck strain as well as improving the picture by reducing brightness lost from off-angle viewing.

The tilting function is also handy if you want to watch TV from different height levels, for example sitting at the dining room table instead of the sofa. The upwards tilt gives you easy access to your cable connections if you needed, too. This allows you to change something in the back as required.

Keep in mind that unlike a fixed mount, a tilt mount will add more to your TV’s profile. If you’re aiming to achieve a sleek look, make sure you get a low profile bracket.

Both fixed and tilt mounts have their benefits and serve a specific purpose. The deciding factor should come down to personal taste and where you want to locate the TV. Suremount offers free, professional advice about mounting televisions and provides a wide range of TV brackets in Auckland at a friendly price. Check out our range or contact us for more information.