TV wall mounts to maximise your viewing experience
Swivel, angle, and extend your TV with a bracket.
Investing in a large, flatscreen television, and hi-spec surround-sound system is all very well, but what if the angles don’t work with your furniture? If watching from your sofa or bed gives you a crick in your neck? Mounting your TV on a wall bracket also means you can angle it perfectly for home workouts too. Here’s what to look for when shopping for one.
The first thing to make sure of is that any wall bracket will actually fit the size of TV you own or are buying. Most brackets are compatible with a range of screen sizes up to 40 inches. Also ensure that it can handle the weight of the screen—some brackets are double-reinforced.
While all brackets are designed specifically to swivel, some have a greater motion left to right, and vertically. If your room is wide, with multiple viewing areas, you may need more horizontal swivel; if you’re positioning the bracket high on the wall, or you plan to use it for a lot of floor-based home workouts, you may need one with a greater vertical tilt.
Think about how flush to the wall you will want your screen to sit. A slimmer bracket will allow your television to be closer to the wall, but a bracket that sits a little further from the wall will allow more depth for connecting wires.