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.
Suitable for Medium to Large Sets
Single-touch operation, with 180° of horizontal motion, allowing movement left to right, and a vertical adjustment ranging from -5° to +8°. The rotation feature allows for finer level adjustments. Invision
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.
Extra-strength fabrication offers added security, with 160° horizontal full motion swivelling feature left to right, and vertical tilt angle from -5° to +8°. Slim design allows close positioning. Invision
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.
Robot Welded for Safety
Heavy-duty fabrication, can swivel 90° smoothly and tilt +5°/-12° to reduce glare. It supports ±3° post-installation adjustment for perfect leveling. Simple, quick, three-step installation process. Perlesmith
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.